** Students of the MBA Programmes are required to pay HK$450 caution money as a deposit against any debts incurred to the University. This sum, less any deductions made for outstanding debts, is refunded upon discontinuation of studies at the University. For graduating students, subject to no claim being outstanding, the caution money is converted into a graduation fee, which is payable by all students on completion of their study programmes.
Tuition Fee Payment Schedule
|August:||1/3 of tuition fee – deposit|
|October:||1/3 of tuition fee|
|April:||1/3 of tuition fee|
|Items||Cost per month|
|Accommodation on campus (single room)||HK$4,900|
|Accommodation outside campus||HK$6,000 – 15,000|
|Meals||HK$3,000 – 6,000|
|General Living Cost||HK$2,000 – 5,000|
|Transport||HK$500 – 1,000|
Scholarships and Financial Aids
CUHK MBA offers a wide range of merit-based scholarships to outstanding candidates. Assessment criteria include solid academic and professional achievements, interview performance and potential contributions to cohorts. High-calibre candidates are advised to apply early for scholarships.
In order to qualify for scholarships, awardees have to fulfil general criteria (specific criteria are stated under individual scholarships and grants). They should be:
- applying for the CUHK MBA full-time intake in 2023. Applicants must complete and submit their applications by the designated deadline(s).
- commencing their full-time MBA studies at CUHK during the academic year 2023-24.
How to apply: Applicants shall indicate the scholarship preference in their Online Application Form.
List of Scholarships
- CUHK MBA Excellence Scholarship
The CUHK MBA Excellence Scholarship is awarded to candidates with decent academic performance and professional achievements, personal accomplishments and interview performance in expectation of their likely contributions to the MBA programmes.
The largest amount of scholarship funding is equivalent to the full tuition fee of the programme. The scholarship is subject to the changes and University’s approval. No separate application is required. All applicants are considered for this scholarship holistically, based on their profiles and academic merits.
For getting a full tuition scholarship, our admission panel will nominate qualifying candidates to attend a scholarship interview after each of the first three application rounds. The interviewing committee will then select the best-performing candidate to receive the merit, and inform the selected student of the scholarship award in due course. Shortlisted applicants who have been interviewed by the full scholarship panel but are unsuccessful in being awarded a full scholarship in an early round will be considered again in later rounds without the need for another interview.
- Finance Professional Scholarship
The Finance Professional Scholarship is awarded to applicants who have held full-time positions for at least two years at global financial services companies, or in leading financial services organizations in their home countries. CUHK MBA is seeking applicants who understand how global financial markets work and interconnect.
- Entrepreneurial Leader Scholarship
The Entrepreneurial Leader Scholarship is designed for professionals with at least two years of professional experience who have played key roles in the leadership and development of entrepreneurial projects or for candidates who have successful track records in launching their own businesses. CUHK MBA is seeking candidates who think and act in an entrepreneurial manner and have a strong sense of how to put a project or idea into action.
- Women in Global Business Scholarship
The Women in Global Business Scholarship is for female applicants with at least two years of professional experience in large multinational corporations. CUHK MBA is seeking female leaders with experience in international companies who understand the global business environment and demonstrate passion to succeed in management or leadership positions.
- Young Global Professional Scholarship
The Young Global Professional Scholarship is awarded to aspiring young professionals with outstanding work experience, interview performance, good GMAT scores and solid academic records. Applicants must also fulfil one of the following criteria
- Have extensive international exposure
- Be from an African, Australian, European, Middle Eastern, Latin American, or under-represented nationality that can enrich our students’ learning experience
- CUHK MBA Belt and Road Scholarship
The One Belt One Road Initiative, or the ‘new Silk Road’, aims to create the world’s largest platform for economic cooperation across Asia, Europe, and Africa, is a reflection on China’s latest political and strategic ambitions on the global stage. CUHK MBA, as the first MBA programme in the region is proud to offer the One Belt One Road Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to high-potential full-time MBA candidates who have worked or studied in one for the countries under the OBOR action plan.
To be eligible in the selection, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:
- Comprehensive work exposure
- Strong academic credentials, outstanding professional experience and achievements
- Studied or worked in one of the countries under the OBOR action plan
- Diversity Excellence Scholarship for Professionals in Asia
Diversity Excellence Scholarship for Professionals in Asia is awarded to outstanding professionals from Asian countries. Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:
- Extensive international exposure
- Strong academic credentials and outstanding professional experience and achievements
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of Japan, Republic of Korea, India, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
List of Grants
- Corporate Scholars Programme
The Corporate Scholars Programme aims to work with invited companies and institutional partners to nurture more talents. A grant covering 10% of tuition fee will be offered to each admitted student nominated by participating companies and institutional partners.
How to apply:
Indicate in your application if you are a current employee of our corporate partners or a member of our institutional partners and you are nominated to apply through the Corporate Scholars Programme. Once you are admitted, apply for a recommendation letter from your Human Resources department and send it to our admissions staff for a grant arrangement.
Contact us to see if your company is on the list.
List of participating companies and institutional partners:
- CPA Australia
- CFA Society Hong Kong
- Guangzhou Private Equity Council
- Hong Kong Computer Society
- Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
(including Cyberport’s Staff and Tenants)
- Hong Kong Television Network Limited
- Institution of Mechanical Engineers Hong Kong Branch
- Society of Registered Financial Planners
- The Energy Institute Hong Kong (Branch) Limited
- The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
- CUHK Alumni Grant
To support lifelong learning of CUHK alumni, a grant covering 10% of CUHK MBA tuition fee will be awarded to alumni of CUHK degree programmes after acceptance to CUHK MBA. Please indicate CUHK Alumni Grant in the scholarship section in your application.
- General Notes
Applicants’ eligibility and the amount of scholarships they may receive will be assessed and determined by CUHK MBA Admissions Committee based on each candidate’s prior academic performance, work experience, GMAT scores and interview performances.
Any scholarship awarded will subsequently be deducted from the successful applicant’s programme tuition fees.
- Terms and Conditions
Please note the below conditions will apply:
- Candidates will be entitled to only one scholarship as listed above.
CUHK’s MBA programme reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions applied to these scholarships at any time and without prior notice. All amended terms and conditions will be published in a timely manner on our website. All decisions related to admissions and scholarships will be subject to the approval and confirmation of the CUHK MBA Programmes Office and are final.
List of Financial Aids
- OFID Scholarship Award for International Students
OFID’s Scholarship Programme sponsors outstanding young students from developing countries who wish to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development, from any recognized university/college in the world.
The Award will cover the full cost of tuition fees, including any supplementary fees, required by your academic institution. The grant will also cover one round-trip flight between your home country and the university, health insurance, a relocation grant to help you cover additional costs of moving, and a monthly allowance for one year. For details, please refer to the following link: https://opecfund.org/what-we-offer/beyond-the-scope/scholarship
- TeeTRND Scholarship
TeeTRND.com offers the opportunity for all who want to apply for the scholarship by researching and covering the following topic “Future of the E-Commerce: Small Business vs. E-Commerce Giants”.
TeeTRND.com will award one (1) $3000 scholarship for the best submitted entry determined by our judges. The scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending for a school term. For details, please visit: https://teetrnd.com/scholarship/
- Trendhim Scholarship
Trendhim Scholarship support one or more students in the field of marketing, fashion, sales, IT, trade, or management.
The company offers a scholarship of $2300 to encourage students in the field e-commerce. For details, please visit their website: https://www.trendhim.com/csr/trendhim-scholarship
- K.C. Mahindra Trusts Scholarship for Indian Students
K.C. Mahindra Trusts offers interest free loan scholarships to Indian students who want to pursue post graduate courses , including MBAs, in a recognized overseas University. For details, please visit their website: https://www.kcmet.org/what-we-do-Scholarship-Grants.aspx
- Dr Ambedkar Central Sector Scheme for Indian Students
The scheme of Interest Subsidy on educational loans for overseas studies will promote educational advancement of students from Other Backward Classes and Economically Backward Classes.
The is a Central Sector Scheme to provide interest subsidy to the student belonging to the Other Backward Communities and Economically Backward Communities on the interest payable for the period of moratorium for the Education Loans for overseas studies to pursue approved courses of studies abroad at Masters, M.Phil. and Ph.D. level. For details, please visit their website:
- Central Scheme of Interest Subsidy for Education Loans for Indian Students
Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Higher Education has formulated this Interest Subsidy for Education Loans for the students of economically weaker section (EWS) for pursuing technical/professional courses in India and abroad.
Interest subsidy is granted for the period of moratorium, i.e. 12 months after completing the course or 6 months after getting the job (whichever is earlier). For details, please visit their website: https://www.mhrd.gov.in/scholarships-education-loan-4
- Continuing Education Fund for Hong Kong Residents
Hong Kong residents who have the right of abode or the right to land or to remain in Hong Kong without restriction are eligible to apply for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF). For details regarding eligibility and application procedures, please visit CEF website: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/index.htm
CUHK MBA Programmes are listed as a reimbursement course under the Continuing Education Fund, providing reimbursement of up to HK$10,000 to those who fulfill the criteria.
- Extended Non-means Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) for Hong Kong Residents
The Extended Non-means Tested Loan Scheme (NLS) provides financial assistance in the form of loan to eligible students. For details regarding eligibility and application procedures, please visit ENLS’s website: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/nlss.htm
- Prodigy Finance Loan for International Students
Prodigy Finance Ltd. offers loans to international postgraduate students attending business schools. For details regarding eligibility and application procedures, please visit Prodigy Finance website: https://prodigyfinance.com/