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Scholarship and Financial Aid

In the academic year 2021-2022, the total amount of scholarships, awards and financial aid offered by the College is around HK$10 million, which is one of the largest amounts among the 9 Colleges in CUHK.

The College offers a wide variety of scholarships to our students, with over 1750 awards to encourage our students to develop their potentials in different areas as well as to help them in financial matters.

United College offers admission scholarships to new students through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, CUHK.

New Students Admitted through JUPAS

HKDSE Results Scholarships Free Hostel Other Incentives
5** in 7 Subjects

Full-tuition
+HK$40,000#
(GPA ≥ 3.0,

renewable during normative study period)

Normative study period

Participate in two UC GOAL Programmes

(scholarship up to HK$30,000)

5** in 6 Subjects

Full-tuition
+HK$30,000#
(GPA ≥ 3.0,
renewable for 3 years)

4 years

Participate in two UC GOAL Programmes

(scholarship up to HK$30,000)

5** in 5 Subjects

Half-tuition
+HK$20,000#
(GPA ≥ 3.0,
renewable for 3 years)

4 years

Participate in one UC GOAL Programme

(scholarship up to HK$15,000)

5** in 4 subjects

Half-tuition

1 year

Participate in one UC GOAL Programme

(scholarship up to HK$15,000)

5** in 3 subjects

HK$10,000

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New Students Admitted through Non-JUPAS (Local)

Academic Results Scholarships Free Hostel Other Incentives
Fulfill CUHK admission scholarship requirements

Full-tuition
(GPA ≥ 3.0,
renewable for 3 years)

1 year

Participate in one UC GOAL Programme

(scholarship up to HK$15,000)

 # Only for students who have put United College as their 1st College preference
The offer of admission scholarships is subject to quota.  Free hostel place only applicable to students who have successfully applied for regular-term residence.

(a) United College Whole-person Education Admission Scholarships Scheme

In order to encourage students with different talents and expertise to pursue studies in United College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, United College has established the “United College Whole-person Education Admission Scholarships Scheme”, awards which include the following: 

  • Tien Chang Lin Sports Scholarships
    Tien Chang Lin Sports Scholarships are to give recognition to year-one students who have achieved high standards in the performance of sports activities as well as to encourage them to further develop these potentials at the United College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  There are five awards, in the amount of HK$20,000 each.
  • Dr Thomas Chen Si Yuan Social Service Admission Scholarships
    Dr Thomas Chen Si Yuan Social Service Admission Scholarships are to give recognition to year-one students who have made outstanding contributions in social services whilst in high school and to encourage them to join the United College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. There are three awards, in the amount of HK$10,000 each. The Scholarships are renewable in the normative period of study for a maximum tenure of 4 years if the awardees meet the renewal requirements.
  • Innovation and Culture Admission Scholarships
    The Innovation and Culture Admission Scholarships are to recognize year-one students who have shown talents and capacity for creativity in the arts and culture as well as to encourage them to further develop these potentials at the United College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. There are two awards, in the amount of HK$10,000 each.

(b) First-in-the-Family Tertiary Education Admission Scholarships

The First-in-the-Family Tertiary Education Admission Scholarships are to encourage students who are the first generation in the family to pursue tertiary education at United College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. There are 100 awards, in the amount of HK$2,500 each.

(a) Student Financial Aid

A number of College bursary and interest-free loan schemes are available to students who are in sudden financial difficulties. The amount of each grant/loan is determined by individual needs.

(b) Student Residence Grant Scheme

The College student residence grant scheme provides financial support to needy students, enabling them to have hostel life for advancement in academic performance and for better participation in various activities on campus.

  • Hostel Residence Grant: HK$1,360 for each semester
    (applicants must have successfully applied for regular-term residence on campus)
  • Off-campus Residence Grant: up to HK$5,440 for one academic year
    (for students who have failed to apply for a hostel place on campus and need to rent an off-campus unit for accommodation)