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    OUHK Student Financial Assistance Scheme

    The OUHK Student Financial Assistance Scheme aims to provide bursaries or student loans  for OUHK students who encounter financial difficulties in paying tuition fees.  Since the scheme was established, over 31,100 students have been benefitted and more than $400 million have been granted. The average success rate is high.


    Bursaries are donated by philanthropic corporations and individuals. Continuing students who have passed one distance-learning/ face-to-face postgraduate credit-bearing course at OUHK are eligible to apply. OUHK student loans are financed by a Government grant. They are available to any student (new or continuing student) who intends to register for any distance-learning/face-to-face postgraduate credit-bearing course on an application basis. Applicants should also make and complete ONLINE course application/registration separately to the Admissions & Enrolment Office (Part-time & Postgraduate) of the Registry.

    Application Period
    The following is the application period for respective terms: 

    Round of Application
    Assistance Type(Note 1)
    Application Period(Note 2) (see Details)
    Autumn Term
    Spring Term
    Summer Term(Note 3)
    1st Round
    14 – 27 Jun 2019
    1 – 15 Nov 2019
    23 Mar – 9 Apr 2020
    14 Jun – 4 Jul 2019
    1 – 22 Nov 2019
    23 Mar – 16 Apr 2020
    2nd Round(Note 4)
    PAOY(Note 5) Loan only
    5 Jul – 23 Aug 2019
    25 Nov 2019 – 10 Jan 2020
    17 Apr – 29 May 2020
    1.  Continuing students are eligible for both bursary and loan, and new students are eligible for loan only.
    2.  The university reserves the right to update the application dates from time to time.
    3.  For students taking designated programmes/ courses only.
    4.  Students are required to pay tuition fees first, regardless of whether or not their applications for loans are approved.
    5.  PAOY loan refers to Pay After One Year Loan.

    Guidance Notes, Samples and Forms

    -  Application Forms
    -  Samples on how to complete an application form

    Maintained by: Student Affairs Office( sao@ouhk.edu.hk )
    Modified Date: Jun 13, 2019

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