Link University Scholarship – Application for the Scholarship for Year 2 to 4 University Studies is open between 6 May and 30 June 2021 (before 12 noon). It requires online self-nomination from eligible students.

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Scholarship for Year 2 to 4 University Studies

Application Notes

Applicants must be a full-time university student who will continue their Year 2/3/4 full-time bachelor’s study at one of the Hong Kong’s universities# in September 2021 and is the first undergraduate amongst three generations in the family. Eligible applicants are invited to submit application online.


Student applicants must be:

  1. The first-generation university student from his/her family (i.e. his/her grandparents and parents do not hold any degree from any university) to study at one of the Hong Kong’s universities#, and is able to provide one of the following:
    1. A recommendation letter by the principal or teacher of his/her previous secondary school (click here to download the template), or
    2. A declaration* issued by Home Affairs Department of HKSAR (click here to download the template);
  2. A full-time student who will continue their Year 2/3/4 full-time bachelor’s study at one of the Hong Kong’s universities#;
  3. Having a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.0** on a 4.0 scale and eligible for next year’s admission by a Hong Kong university#;
  4. A local student*** (e.g. holder of HKID Card (Permanent) or Permit for Proceeding to Hong Kong and Macau (One-way Permit));
  5. Aged 25 below (i.e. born on or after 1 September 1996); and
  6. Proactively participating in community services
*Student applicants can make the oath at any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre free-of-charge, declaring they are the first amongst three generations of their families to study at university.
**HKCSS will contact you or your relevant university in July to verify your latest CGPA.
Selection Criteria
  1. Link and The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) will conduct first round screening and assessment based on the information and academic result provided by applicants/universities. The scholarship is non-means-tested.
  2. Shortlisted students will be invited to an interview. They will be assessed by the Link University Scholarship Selection Panel consisting of representatives from various sectors including the government, business, academics, social welfare services and Link.
  3. The panel will assess students’ performance (e.g. leadership, presentation and communication capability, achievement and commitment to social service etc.) at the interview to select the awarded students.
Application Procedures
  1. Eligible applicants should submit application via online system ( before 12 noon on 30 June 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  2. HKCSS will coordinate all successful applications and verify the information submitted.
  3. After first-round assessment, shortlisted students will be invited to the interview. The applications can be considered unsuccessful if applicants do not receive any invitation for interview.
  4. Interview will be held in November 2021, and the results will be announced in December. Awarded students will be notified. 
Programme Schedule


Schedule (in 2021)

Open for online application

6 May – 30 Jun 2021 (before 12 noon)

Scholarship interview day

20 or 27 Nov (tentative)

Scholarship results announcement


Awarded students and their parents/school representatives to attend Scholarship Presentation Ceremony organised by Link

Jan 2022 (tentative)

Scholarship disbursement

On or before late Mar 2022

Disbursement of Scholarship

Each awardee will receive a grant of HK$20,000.

Use of Scholarship

Awarded students can make use of the grant to realise their goals and plans for improving of their learning environment and/or seeking further learning opportunities. Awarded students will be automatically admitted to the Link Scholars Alumni, through which Link will provide career counselling, corporate visits, volunteer activities as well as priority consideration to the company’s internship programme. Awarded students are eligible to apply for the scholarship in the next funding cycle.


For enquiries, please contact HKCSS ( or Link (

Data Privacy and Use of Personal Information

According to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, Link and HKCSS will use the personal data for various contact and verification purposes, and also for direct marketing of the Link Programmes defined in the Personal Information Collection Statement issued by Link (click here) and Guideline for the Use of Personal Data of HKCSS (click here).If there is any inconsistency, Link’s documents shall prevail.

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