Major Awards

The following are major graduate scholarship awards that HKUST students may be interested in. All of these awards are administered externally; HKUST students interested in any of these awards should follow the application procedures and contact the external organization for enquiries.

HKUST students interested in receiving individual advising or mentoring in preparation for these award applications can contact the Office of the Dean of Students to arrange an advising session. Email: dst@ust.hk

The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government's flagship international education exchange program and is supported by the U.S. Department of State and partner countries around the world.


The program funds selected students for graduate degree studies at Stanford University, USA. Funding is up to three years of graduate education.

McDonnell International Scholars

Funding selected students for graduate degree studies at Washington University in St. Louis, USA. Funding includes tuition, living stpend and travel allowance.


Funding selected students for degree studies at Oxford University, UK. Each year, there is one Scholarship available in Hong Kong.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year master’s at any UK university.

Alexandre Yersin Scholarship

Up to 7 grants are offered by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau for students planning to pursue a master's degree in France


Funding selected students for 1-year Master's degree studies at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, China. The degree program is in the field of public policy, business or international relations.

Bai Xian Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program

The AFLSP provides scholarships for high-caliber students from across Asia to study abroad at a leading university in Asia.

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