ACADEMIC PROGRAMMESFinancial Aid and Scholarship

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMESFinancial Aid and Scholarship

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme (2022-23)

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme (the Fellowships Scheme) is offered by the University Grants Committee (UGC), which provides fellowships for meritorious local students for designated taught postgraduate programmes to pursue further studies so as to benefit the Hong Kong society. More details are available at UGC's website and PolyU’s website.

• Amount of Fellowship
The fellowship students are required to pay a minimum tuition fee of HK$42,100, which is the prevailing rate of the UGC-funded programmes, and the differences will be subsidised by the fellowships subject to a cap of HK$120,000 (for the whole taught postgraduate programme, regardless of the actual study period) for the settlement of the tuition fee. Eligibility In addition to meeting PolyU’s admission requirements and the programme’s entrance requirements (if any), applicants should also fulfil the following criteria:

i. LOCAL applicants only; and
ii. Not receiving other forms of government scholarship including the Continuing Education Fund (except student financial assistance).

• Application Procedures

Applicants should complete the fellowship application form, and submit it together with your application for admission via PolyU eAdmission by uploading the form in the additional document section.


SHTM Academic Excellence Scholarship

This entry scholarship is targeted at candidates with outstanding academic performance in their undergraduate studies and/or success in internationally recognised standardised tests (e.g., TOEFL and GMAT/GRE). Applicants should complete the application form and return it to the School before the stipulated deadline.

SHTM Executive Development Scholarship

This entry scholarship is primarily targeted to applicants who have accumulated substantial (at least 5 years) industry experience. Applicants should complete the application form and return it to the School before the stipulated deadline.

Drore Scholarship

This entry scholarship is primarily targeted to applicants who excel in both academic and non-academic pursuits. 

Service Scholarship

The MSc Service Scholarship is offered to the SHTM's enrolled MSc students. The value of the scholarship is up to HKD20,000, and awardees are expected to carry out up to 200 hours of service to the School in the areas of school activities, administration, research, or designated office duties. Students will be informed of the application procedure when they are successfully admitted to the programme concerned.

Other forms of financial support and assistance are also available, including:

Financial Support for Conference Attendance

The School will provide financial support for MSc students to attend international conferences and present their research findings. The maximum financial support will not exceed the tuition fee for one three-credit MSc subject.

Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (NLS)

The NLS offers interest-bearing loans to local full-time and part-time students to cover tuition fees. These loans are not means-tested, which means that there is no assessment of family income and assets. Both government-funded and self-financed students can apply before the deadline set by the government. For more information on loans, please visit the Student Finance Office of the Hong Kong SAR government.

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Three courses (HTM534, HTM535 and HTM539) appear on the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses. For these courses, eligible applicants will be reimbursed 80% of their fees, subject to a maximum sum of HKD20,000 (whichever is less), on successful completion of the course. Please visit the Hong Kong SAR government's Student Finance Office for more information.


All information provided here is for reference only. The SHTM reserves the ultimate right on the use of the informational content listed herein and any changes/revisions made thereof. The SHTM reserves the right to change or withdraw the Financial Support for Conference Attendance at any time. In the case of any dispute or disagreement, the SHTM's decision is final.

The information presented on this page is subject to change without prior notice and does not form part of any contract between the University and any person. Applicants should visit this site frequently to obtain the latest information on scholarship opportunities.