Eligibility and Criteria

Eligibility and Selection Criteria


The Scholarship is open to full-time non-final year undergraduates who meet the following criteria:

1. Being a Hong Kong Permanent Resident with the right of abode in Hong Kong;

2. Undertaking a full-time science-related bachelor’s degree, which is laid down by the University Grants Committee (UGC) – including (i) Sciences, (ii) Engineering & Technology, and (iii) Medicine & Health professions, but currently not in the final year;

3. Preferably having a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (or equivalent) or above;

4. Having achieved a satisfactory result from any one of the English tests below:

  • A minimum overall TOEFL# score of 90 (Internet-based test) with scores for individual sections not lower than 21 on reading, 22 on listening, 21 on speaking, and 17 on writing;
  • A minimum IELTS# overall band score of 6.5 (Academic Module), with no component below 6.0;
  • HKDSE English Language Exam Level 4 or above;
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Exam English A Language and Literature Standard Level or High Level Grade 5 or above;
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Exam English B Standard Level Grade 6 or above; or English B High Level Grade 5 or above;
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Exam English as a Second Language 0511 Grade C or above; or First Language English 0522 Grade D or above
  •  #The test must have been taken on or since 7 February 2020
  • These are irrespective of overseas universities’ requirements;

5. Having a passion for innovation and technology, and an intention of pursuing this as a career;

6. Being well-rounded, having participated in extra-curricular and/ or community service activities;

7. Being able to display tremendous upside potential and benefit the most from the Scholarship;

8. Being willing to serve the community and having a strong commitment to Hong Kong;

9. Possesses good communication skills; and

10. Having not previously received this Scholarship.


The Scholarship Secretariat reserves the final right to accept or decline any application.