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Subsidy Scheme for Student Learning Activities in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

About the Scheme

To encourage local undergraduate students to gain more learning experience in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and promote a culturally and geographically diverse and inclusive learning environment, the University Grants Committee has provided subsidies to support students' outbound learning activities in the GBA. 

Amount of Subsidy



  • Local students enrolled in full-time undergraduate programmes (for final-year students, please contact your home Faculty to confirm that your student status will be valid throughout the internship period). 

  • Applicants participating in paid/ unpaid internships, including practicum, organized/ coordinated by HKU Faculty/Department/Unit taking place between May 1, 2024 and June 30, 2026, for a minimum duration of 4 weeks on full-time basis, in the GBA* except Hong Kong. 

*The Greater Bay Area consists of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Huizhou, Zhaoqing, Hong Kong and Macao.

Application Procedures

  • Students should complete applications online with the following documents at least 2 weeks before commencement of the internships for pre-approval: 

    • Confirmation of internship showing your full name, internship period and company name (e.g. internship offer email, letter of acceptance, etc.) 

    • Confirmation from your home Faculty regarding the validity of student status throughout the internship period (for final-year students only)  

    • Internship itinerary 

  • Results will be released within 2 weeks upon receipt of the completed application. 

  • Upon completion of the internship, students are required to submit an internship report, including the following documents, within 1 month: 

    • Proof of your participation in the internships showing your full name, internship period and company name (e.g. certificate from the company, confirmation from faculty etc.) 

    • Sharing in English (at least 300 words) 

    • 5 photos showing your learning and living experience during the internship 




  • Late submissions or incomplete applications will NOT be entertained.


​​For further information, please contact Mainland Affairs Office at

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