Subsite Background

Graduate Support Fund

The Graduate Support Fund (GSF) was established to encourage students to explore entrepreneurship as a viable career option. The goals of the programme include:

  • sharpen graduates' problem-solving, entrepreneurship and interpersonal skills; 
  • encourage graduates to develop businesses and self-employment opportunities; and
  • provide exposure and network opportunities with industry players. 



  • LU's graduates of UG programmes in the academic years of 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 or 2022/23*
  • Priority will be given to those graduating in 2022-2023. 

Funding Support

Up to HKD30,000 per approve project:

  • the full amount is to be utilised in six months.
  • The funding will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis. 



  • Review of application is on a rolling basis. 
  • Application is by way of submission of a pitch deck and the applicant's CV. The deck should include all 9 elements of the Business Model Canvas
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to pitch the business ideas in an interview. 
  • Successful candidates will be required to submit a startup proposal. Upon approval by LEI, the candidate will be required to sign an agreement with details of the funding terms and conditions. 
  • A mid-term progress review by LEI will be conducted after the first 3-month period, or upon incurring expenses amounting up to HKD15,000. The review will determine the funding approval of the remaining HKD15,000. 
  • Candidates are required to submit all relevant documents (quotations, invoices, receipts, etc) for reimbursements as well as a Final Report. 


For more information, please contact LEI at 2616-8079 (Belinda Lau) or through email at [email protected]