HSBC Scholarships

Since we launched our first scholarship scheme in 1965, the Foundation has been nurturing future leaders with different academic or socioeconomic backgrounds: from students who are going overseas, to those who are going to explore opportunities in the Greater Bay Area (GBA).

For over half a century, we have supported nearly 7,000 students to pursue their dreams, empowering them to become global citizens through our scholarship schemes.

As of 2023, HSBC has granted over HKD262 million of scholarships to support high-achieving Hong Kong students.

It’s our goal to continue enriching the young talent pool with opportunities to grow through our six flagship scholarship programmes in the city.

Scholarship Description

HSBC Social Work Scholarship

In 1965, HSBC launched Hong Kong’s first social work scholarship scheme to support the city’s budding social work profession. It’s awarded to local full-time Bachelor of Social Work students to help them dedicate their career to the profession and become leaders in the sector.

HSBC Overseas Scholarship

In the 1990s, the HSBC Overseas Scholarship Scheme was launched to support the internationalisation of Hong Kong universities.

Eligible for non-final year full-time undergraduate students who aspire to study at a renowned overseas university.

HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship

Eligible for full-time undergraduate students who have a strong commitment to Hong Kong and active in community service.

HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship

Eligible for local full-time sub-degree students who have outstanding academic performance, encouraging them to continue their pursuits.

Innovation and Technology Scholarship Scheme

Under a joint sponsorship with the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government, HSBC and The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups launched the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Scheme in 2011 to support Hong Kong’s transition to an innovation hub.

Eligible for non-final year local undergraduates who study science, engineering and health-related subjects.

HSBC Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong) Scholarship

In December 2020, HSBC launched Hong Kong’s first scholarship to encourage local students to undertake a career path in the Greater Bay Area (GBA).

Eligible for full-time undergraduate students who have a career aspiration to work in the GBA.