Scholarships & Financial Aid and Subsidies

Government Grants and Loans

For local students, your eligibility to apply for Government Grants and Loans would remain unchanged during the term on exchange as long as you pay tuition at Lingnan (as required by SEP).

For details about the eligibility, please visit the website of Student Finance Office (SFO) and the relevant section in Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes: Guidance Notes available at SFO Forms & Download.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

With generous support of our donors, there are a number of scholarships and financial aid available to eligible SEP participants. Application for scholarships and financial aid opens at a specific period from March to April every academic year.

Scholarships are awarded to selected students with outstanding academic performance, high language proficiency, active participation in extra-curricular activities and community services. Need-based financial aid is established to provide financial assistance to needy students. Presence of solid proof of having financial needs like the result of Application for Financial Assistance under TSFS is required. 

You will be invited to attend Information Session on Exchange Scholarships and Need-based Financial Aid Schemes to be held annually in March. For specific dates of information session and application deadline, please refer to our Latest News. To apply for both scholarships and financial aid, submission of one application will serve the purpose. OGE will assign applicants with appropriate scholarships and/or financial aid according to their financial needs and academic standing.

List of Scholarships and Financial Aid in 2019-20

CITIC Pacific Overseas Exchange Scholarships 中信泰富海外交流計劃獎學金
Fung Scholarships 馮氏獎學金
Hong Kong Thailand Exchange Scholarships under the patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
iOne Financial Press Exchange Scholarships 卓智財經印刷學生交流獎學金
Lee Hysan Foundation Exchange Scholarships 利希慎基金獎學金
Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Exchange Scholarships 信興教育及慈善基金學生交流獎學金
Sohmen Exchange Scholarships 蘇海文學生交流獎學金

Financial Aid
Dr Patrick Lee Wan Keung Student Exchange Financial Aid Scheme 李運強博士學生交流助學金計劃
Jonathan Choi Student Exchange Scheme 蔡冠深博士學生交流計劃
Lingnan Education Organization Ambassadors Programme - Student Exchange Travel Grants Scheme 嶺南教育機構大使計劃 - 交換生獎學金
Lingnan Foundation Outgoing Exchange Students Need-based Financial Aid Scheme 嶺南基金會海外交流經濟援助計劃


First Generation University Education Fund
Mr Lam Man Tsan Memorial Fund 林文贊紀念基金
Lam Woo First Generation University Education Fund 林護第一代大學生教育基金


Schemes of EDB Subsidy

Education Bureau (EDB) has introduced subsidy schemes to support local students with means-tested grant to participate in exchange activities outside Hong Kong, namely the Scheme on Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students (SSE) and Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” Regions for Post-secondary Students (SSEBR). Outgoing students receiving means-tested student financial assistance from Student Finance Office (SFO) of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency or whose families are in receipt of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) are eligible to apply for the subsidy.

The amount of subsidy depends on the approved level of student finance (i.e. percentage of full grant), destination of your exchange, duration of your exchange and availability of the fund.

Eligible students will receive emails regarding application procedures. Applicants should submit application forms together with their copy of approval letter from Student Finance Office (SFO).

Pilot Mainland Experience Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (PMES)

Pilot Mainland Experience Scheme (PMES) provides subsidy to post-secondary students participating in short-term internship or learning programmes in the Mainland. The maximum amount of the PMES subsidy is HK$3,000 or 50% of the direct costs arising from your participating programme, whichever is lower.

Each student will be able to receive subsidy under the PMES ONCE only throughout your undergraduate study (irrespective of the amount of subsidy received by the student). Upon completion of learning programme organized by OGE, OGE will send application form to eligible students via email. The duly completed application form with original receipts and supporting documents should be submitted to OGE by the designated application deadline.


HSBC Overseas Scholarship


President’s Scholar


Research Postgraduate Scholarships for Overseas Research Visits