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AIA Scholarships

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The AIA Scholarships are a major investment in Hong Kong and reflect AIA’s great confidence in the future of the city and its young people. The Scholarships, designed to support awardees' tuition fees, recognise students who have demonstrated a track record of academic excellence and community service. Applicants are free to choose any academic discipline offered by universities and successful applicants will receive an award of HK$50,000 each year throughout their undergraduate studies.

The announcement of the AIA Scholarships coincides with the 10th anniversary of AIA’s successful listing on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in October 2010, and follows the Company’s centenary celebrated in 2019. AIA has operated in Hong Kong for 89 years.


Purpose and Scope

The Scholarships shall be awarded to local full-time Year 1 undergraduate students, primarily on academic merit and participation in community services or charitable work. Where candidates are of equal merit, priority will be given to students from families experiencing financial difficulty and who would not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue a university education.

Eligibility Criteria

  • the local full-time year 1 undergraduate students with right of abode or the right to land, or have entered the Hong Kong on One-way Permits; and
  • have resided in the Hong Kong continuously for at least 3 complete years immediately prior to the commencement of their undergraduate programme; and
  • have received their senior secondary education in Hong Kong, including those who have studied local (e.g. HKDSE) and non-local (e.g. IB) curricula; and
  • demonstrate excellent academic performance with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.3 scale in the first semester of the first year of their undergraduate programmes; and
  • demonstrate a record of community service or charitable work, undertaken prior to their application for the AIA Scholarships; and
  • must not be held concurrently with other scholarships that subsidise the students’ local tuition fees.

Application Timeline and Procedure

Applications for the scholarships normally open in October / November each year. Students are required to complete and upload the application form with supporting documents to HKU portal by the application deadline. The application form and deadline could be found here during the application period. The results are expected to be available around May. 


【Swire Scholar】Hong Kong-Born Female Scientist – Professor Vivian Yam

Visit the following links to learn more about the Scheme and the recipients of the AIA Scholarships:

Value of Award HK$50,000 each
Renewal Conditions Achievement of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 each year and participation in community services each year
Type of Scholarships Merit-based Scholarships for Current Students
*for students who are in financial need
Place of Origin of Students Local
Level of Study Undergraduate
Faculty Not specified


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