Scholarships & Financial Assistance

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 in March 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. 

You will be invited to attend Information Session on Exchange Scholarships and Need-based Financial Aid Schemes to be held annually in February/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 2024-25

Chiang Chen Overseas Exchange Scholarship 蔣震海外交流獎學金
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
Kingrich Charitable Fund Student Exchange Scholarships for Global Development and Sustainability Programme 意得慈善基金環球可持續發展學生交流獎學金
Lee Hysan Foundation Exchange Scholarships 利希慎基金獎學金
Lingnan University Scholarships for Student Exchange Programmes 嶺南大學學生交流計劃獎學金
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
Young Talent Football Team Student Enrichment Exchange Scholarship 崔穎欣博雅教育交流獎學金

Financial Aid
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
Anonymous First Generation University Education Fund 無名氏第一代大學生教育基金
Cheung Ching Lan Diana First Generation University Education Fund 張靜蘭女士第一代大學生教育基金
Mr Lam Man Tsan Memorial Fund 林文贊紀念基金
Mrs Lee Fung Lai Fong First Generation University Education Fund 李馮麗芳女士第一代大學生教育基金
New World Group Charity Foundation First Generation University Education Fund 新世界集團慈善基金第一代大學生教育基金
The Incorporated Trustees of Ryoden Development Charitable Trust First Generation University Education Fund 菱電發展慈善基金受託人法團第一代大學生教育基金


Schemes of EDB Subsidy

Education Bureau (EDB) has introduced the following subsidy schemes to support post-secondary students with financial needs to participate in exchange activities outside Hong Kong:


Scheme on Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students (SSE) and Scheme for Means-tested Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” Regions for Post-secondary Students (Means-tested SSEBR)
Students participating in eligible SEP, summer and winter programmes and 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 welcome to apply.


Non-means-tested Mainland Experience Scheme for Post-secondary Students (Non-means-tested MES)
Local and/or non-local students participating in eligible SEP, summer and winter programmes in the Mainland are welcome to apply.


Scheme for Non-means-tested Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” Regions for Post-Secondary Students (Non-means-tested SSEBR)
Local students participating in eligible SEP, summer and winter programmes in Belt and Road (B&R) regions listed at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council website (excluding the Mainland, Taiwan and Macao) are welcome to apply.


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), if applicable.


HSBC Overseas Scholarship


Research Postgraduate Scholarships for Overseas Research Visits