Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarship, The
香港賽馬會獎學金 - 本科獎學金

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Established in 1998, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships are dedicated to nurturing local talent. Some HK$500 million in scholarships has so far been awarded to more than 750 young talents to pursue their studies. 

The Scholarships reward outstanding students, known as JC Scholars, for their intellect, character, leadership qualities and commitment to service. A Scholarship Secretariat has been set up by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to provide scholars with opportunities for learning, personal development and social service. It endeavours to help them become future community leaders.

Under the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarship scheme, up to five scholarships are awarded to students from HKU each year as follows:

  • four local Hong Kong students*; and
  • one student from the Chinese Mainland.

*One of the four scholarships for local Hong Kong students is dedicated to a student with special educational needs (SEN).  Please refer to the Hong Kong Rehabilitation Programme Plan released by the Labour and Welfare Bureau of the HKSAR Government for SEN definition. 

Purpose and Scope

The Scholarship usually opens for applications around late-August / early-September each year.  It is open to full-time local and Chinese Mainland Year 1 or Year 2 students who are studying their first undergraduate degree. Scholars are selected according to their merits and attributes in the following aspects: (i) intellect, (ii) leadership, (iiii) character, and (iv) commitment to service.

The Scholarship covers tuition fee, academic and living expenses.  It is renewable for the normative period of study of the enrolled undergraduate programme, subject to satisfactory academic performance and participation in community services.

(Note: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship cannot be concurrently held with any other scholarships or awards that subsidise the awardee's local tuition fees, academic expenses and living expenses.)

Please study the scholarship regulations for details on eligibility, GPA requirements, renewal conditions, concurrent awards, etc. 

Application Timeline

Applications for the 2021-22 scholarships will open in late August 2021.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend interviews between October and November 2021.  The results are expected to be available around March/April 2022.


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Awarded by External Body
Value of Award For 2021-22: HK$113,000 (local students) or Tuition Fee+HK$70,900 (Mainland students) // For 2020-21: HK$112,300 (local students) or Tuition Fee+HK$70,200 (Mainland students)
Renewal Conditions Continued outstanding academic performance and commitment to service
Selection by Open application and interviews
Type of Scholarships Merit-based Scholarships for Current Students
Place of Origin of Students Local, Chinese Mainland
Level of Study Undergraduate
Faculty Not specified
Year of Study 1, 2