HKU-APEC Undergraduate Scholarship

On the Donor

The United States, with eight other APEC economies, has launched the APEC Scholarship Initiative to benefit students from developing APEC economies.

APEC Scholarships aim to enable balanced and inclusive growth within and across the region, expand people-to-people exchanges, forge stronger regional ties, and enhance APEC’s reputation. These opportunities will also contribute to creating a new generation of leaders.

"HKU-APEC Undergraduate Scholarship" was set up under this Initiative at The University of Hong Kong to attract outstanding non-local students to pursue undergraduate studies at the University, so as to promote international learning and foster cultural exchange.

Purpose and Scope

The scholarships shall be awarded as entrance scholarships to non-local students who are seeking to study for a full Bachelors degree at HKU. He/she should have:

  • an offer of admission from the relevant degree programme admissions committee at HKU;
  • outstanding academic achievement standards in their country of residence(students should be at least within the top 10% of their class in their high school); and
  • nationality* of one of the APEC countries.

*Students from China are not eligible as the University provides other scholarships for such applicants.

The scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Students should be within the top 10% of their class at their home institution.

Preference will be given to those who have contributed to the development of their country through volunteer work or similar, shown significant leadership potential or those who have excelled in a non-academic area such as sports, music, science/mathematics (including Olympiad successes) or debating (including MUN).

Preference will be given to students from countries with lower GDP per cap.

The University will endeavour to find internship and job opportunities in Hong Kong for HKU-APEC Full-time Undergraduate Scholarship holders during their studies and after graduation.

Awarded by External Body
Value of Award Up to one full-time degree full tuition fee scholarship and two full-time degree half tuition fee scholarships; an amount equivalent to the minimum economy airfare for students whose family income is less than US$1000 pm may be added.
Renewal Conditions Meeting minimum GPA requirements
Selection by Open application
Type of Scholarships Entrance Scholarships for New Students
*Financial Needs apply
Place of Origin of Students Other places
Level of Study Undergraduate
Faculty Not specified
Year of Study 1