You are considered a non-local student if you hold
- A student visa or entry permit to study in Hong Kong, or
- A dependent visa or entry permit and were aged 18 years or above when the HKSAR Immigration Department first issued the document, or
- A visa or entry permit under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG) issued by the Director of Immigration of the HKSAR Immigration Department.
HKU offers generous scholarships based on academic merit that cover tuition fees, and living expenses in some cases, to both local and non-local students. We seek to maintain a diverse campus that welcomes deserving students from all walks of life. Our grants help the brightest students earn an education at a world-class university, regardless of their financial circumstances.