OSA provides support to the students with family financial difficulties, so that they can concentrate on their studies. Those needy students may apply for the government financial assistance schemes which includes “Financial Assistance Schemes for Post-secondary Students” and “Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students”. Shue Yan University Financial Assistance Scheme, including tuition remission, bursaries, hall bursaries, interest-free loans and emergency assistance, is also set up for needy students. Students with excellent performance in academic and non-academic fields may apply scholarships offered by HKSYU or external organizations every year.

Government Financial Assistance

The Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA) of the Hong Kong SAR Government provides the following financial aid schemes to our local needy students:

1. Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

[For eligible undergraduates Only]

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) offered by HKSAR provide means-tested financial assistance including Grant (tuition fee and learning expenses) and / or Loan to needy full-time undergraduates aged 30 or below.

Starting from 2017/18, all students must submit the online e-form to the Student Finance Office (SFO) direct through the E-Submission System in the SFO’s electronic platform (SFO E-link) for FASP respectively. The existing G/S application form of FASP will no longer be used. It is expected that continuing students should submit their eforms by 31 May 2017 respectively.

To assist students in completing and submitting the online e-form, an online demonstration will be available at the SFO’s website to guide the students step by step.

Useful Application Documents (in Chinese only / 只提供中文版本):

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2. Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)

[For eligible undergraduates only]

Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) offered by HKSAR provides non-means tested loan to needy full-time undergraduates. Current NLSPS interest rate is 1.132% per annum by 1st June 2017.

Starting from 2017/18, all students must submit the online e-form to the Student Finance Office (SFO) direct through the E-Submission System in the SFO’s electronic platform (SFO E-link) for NLSPS. The existing PDF form of NLSPS will no longer be used. It is expected that continuing students should submit their eforms by 31 May 2017 respectively.

To assist students in completing and submitting the online e-form, an online demonstration will be available at the SFO’s website to guide the students step by step

Useful Application Documents (in Chinese only / 只提供中文版本):

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3. Student Travel Subsidy for Tertiary or Post-secondary Students (STS)

[For eligible undergraduates only]

If the undergraduates are eligible to apply for assistance under the FASP, reside beyond 10 minutes’ walking distance from your normal place of study and require the use of public transport for travelling to school, they may be eligible for travel subsidy and should do so through the FASP application.

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4. Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)

[For eligible postgraduates or undergraduates aged 31 or above]

The Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) is established by the HKSAR Government. It aims to provide financial assistance in the form of loan to eligible students to settle tuition fees of specific part-time and full-time postgraduate programmes.Current ENLS interest rate is 1.132% per annum by 1st June 2017.

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5. Community Care Fund - Enhancing the academic expenses grant for students with special educational needs and financial needs

[For eligible undergraduates only]

The Community Care Fund (CCF) provides the academic expenses grant for undergraduates with special educational needs and financial needs in order to strengthen the support for these undergraduates. Each eligible undergraduate will be offered an additional academic expenses grant of up to $8,550 in 2017/18 academic year. The actual amount of subsidy receivable is to be determined with respect to the student’s level of assistance assessed in the means test of the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP).

Useful Application Document (in Chinese only / 只提供中文版本):

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6. Community Care Fund — Providing hostel subsidy for needy undergraduate students

[For eligible undergraduates only]

The Community Care Fund (CCF) provides a subsidy for needy undergraduates to meet student hostel expenses. Each eligible undergraduates will be offered a hostel subsidy up to $9,040 a year in the 2017/18 academic year. The actual amount of subsidy receivable by each eligible undergraduate is to be determined with respect to the student’s level of assistance assessed in the means test of the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP).

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7. Community Care Fund — Increasing the academic expenses grant under the Financial Assistance Scheme

[For eligible undergraduates only]

The Community Care Fund (CCF) provides an additional academic expenses grant for needy undergraduates. Each eligible undergradate will be offered an additional academic expenses grant up to $2,250 in a year in the 2017/18 academic year. The actual amount receivable by each eligible undergraduate is to be determined with respect to the student’s level of assistance assessed in the means test of the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP).

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Scholarships

To promote SYU spirits, scholarship is set up to compliment students with excellent conduct, hard-working attitudes, observing school regulations and performing well in academic areas. SYU offers different types of scholarship schemes, as highlighted below:

1. Scholarships

  • For full-time SYU undergraduates with good academic performance

2. Services Scholarship

  • For undergraduates with good conduct and academic performance, make contributions to the community and SYU

3. Fellowships

  • For final year undergraduates who are going to take postgraduates programmes

4. Postgraduate Scholarships

  • For full-time SYU postgraduates with good academic performance

Interested students may read "Tips for Applying Scholarships" before completing their application forms.

 

Bursaries

To promote benevolent education, nurture students to be excellent in conduct and in academic areas, to be helpful and attain full person development. SYU Financial Assistance Scheme is set up to assist needy students in SYU due to the effect of economic situation to release their financial burdens complete their schoolings and become intellects in society. SYU offers a number of bursary schemes including:

1. Bursary

  • For needy local students with good moral character and perform academically well

2. Hall Bursary

  • For needy local students with good moral character and good academic performance with the necessity of accommodation

 

Interest-Free Loans

Students who have financial difficulties may contact Office of Student Affairs for interest-free loans. The amount of interest-free loan is decided on a case-by-case basis. Needy students may apply during the academic year.

Available interest-free loans

  • Sing Tao Charitable Foundation Students' Loan Fund
  • Winsor Education Foundation Students' Interest-Free Loan Programme

Students may complete the request form and return it with the supporting documents to the OSA for further discussion.

Emergency Assistance

Full-time SYU undergraduates experience unexpected events in family causing severe financial difficulties. Cases below are considered to be unexpected events:


1. Sudden decease of applicant’s parent(s) who is/are the breadwinner(s) in family.
2. Sudden decease of applicant’s patron(s) who is/are the breadwinner(s) in family.
3. Applicant or parent(s) have already gone into bankruptcy during the past four years or have bankruptcy petition currently.
4. Person(s) stated in (1) or (2) above lose working ability caused by accidents.
5. Person(s) stated in (1) or (2) above have to bear heavy medical expenses caused by sudden severe illness(es).
6. Decease of immediate family members (parents, child(ren)) caused by natural disasters like typhoon and landslide or accidents like blaze and explosion.

Needy students may contact the Office of Student Affairs for emergency assistance throughout the academic year.

 

MTR Student Travel Scheme 2017/18

Students between the ages of 12 and 25 who is currently enrolled in a full-time day course offered by an acceptable institution in Hong Kong. Students who have not yet reached 26 may apply.?( An applicant’s age is determined by the time at which the application is submitted.)


“Full-time day course” refers to a day-time course, which normally requires the participant to attend an acceptable institution for not less than 20 hours of academic instruction each week for 30 weeks or more in the 2017/18 academic year.

Please click HERE for further information.

 

Open for Application

No. Name Deadline
1. Low-income Working Family Allowance (LIFA)
低收入在職家庭津貼
N/A
2. Dr. Li Dak Sum Outstanding Whole Person Development Award 2016/17-2017/18
2016/17至2017/18年度李達三校董全人發展卓越獎
30 June 2018, 1 p.m.
3. HSBC Hong Kong Scholarships 2017/18
2017/18年度匯豐香港獎學金
22 December, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
4. HSBC Social Work Scholarship 2017/18
2017/18年度匯豐社工獎學金
22 December, 2017,
6 p.m.
5. Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme 2018/19
2018/19年度香港卓越獎學金計劃
29 December 2017,
6 p.m.
7.

The Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) 2017/18
2017/18年度自資專上獎學金計劃

Application Deadline of OPS and BPA: 10 November 2017, 6 p.m.

Application Deadline of TDS, ROA and EDS: 6 December 2017, 6 p.m

8.

The University of Birmingham – Hong Kong Postgraduate Scholarships 2018
英國伯明翰大學研究生香港獎學金

30 March 2018 
9.

The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment
賽馬會視障人士資訊科技計劃

30 November 2017

 

Application Result

No. Name
1.

HKSYU Financial Assistance Scheme 2017/18

 

The Presentation Ceremomy of Scholarships or Bursaries

The Self-financing
Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme 2016/17

 

Hsin Chong — K.N. Godfrey Yeh Education Fund 2016/17

 

HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship
and HSBC Social Work Scholarship Scheme 2016/17

 

HKSYU Annual Scholarship Award Ceremony 2016/17

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