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    OUHK Student Financial Assistance Scheme

    Upholding the belief in 'Education for All' , the OUHK established the 'Student Assistance Fund' in 1992 under the auspices of philanthropists, charities, businesses and professional bodies to ensure no aspiring learner will be deprived of the opportunity for higher education due to financial limitations.

    The OUHK Student Financial Assistance Scheme was then established to provide bursaries and loans for students who encounter financial difficulties to pay the tuition fees. Since the establishment of the scheme, over 31,900 students have benefited and received more than $410 million of grants.


    Application Period

    Round of Application Assistance Type Note(1) Application Period Note(2)
    2020 Autumn Term 2021 Spring Term 2021 Summer Term Note(3)
    1st Round Bursaries 15 Jun – 29 Jun 2020 16 Nov – 30 Nov 2020 22 Mar – 09 Apr 2020
    Loans 15 Jun – 06 Jul 2020 16 Nov – 07 Dec 2020 22 Mar – 15 Apr 2021
    2nd Round Note(4) PAOY Loan only 07 Jul – 07 Sept 2020 08 Dec 2020 – 25 Jan 2021 16 Apr – 15 Jun 2021

    Note (1) Continuing students are eligible for both bursary and loan, and new students are eligible for loan only.
    Note (2) The university reserves the right to update the application dates from time to time.
    Note (3) For students taking designated programmes/courses only.
    Note (4) Students are required to pay tuition fees first, regardless of whether or not their applications for loans are approved.




    Maintained by: Student Affairs Office( sao@ouhk.edu.hk )
    Modified Date: Oct 23, 2020

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