GE Outstanding Students Award


Sponsored by HKBU Century Club, the “General Education (GE) Outstanding Students Award Scheme” is designed to award the students who have excellent academic results in GE courses, active participation in GE activities and enthusiastic community services.

 A maximum of 5 students will be awarded in AY2018/19. Each of them will be granted a scholarship of a fixed amount of HK$5,000 with a certificate. 


Applicants must:

  • be Year 2 or 3 full-time undergraduate students of any UGC-funded programmes;
  • have completed at least six GE courses with good academic performance;

They should be able to:

  • demonstrate how they have benefitted from taking GE courses and participating in GE activities, and how the GE Programme has helped them to develop into a whole person;
  • showcase how they have applied the knowledge or skills learnt from GE courses to enrich their university life and serve the community;
  • provide creative ideas on how to promote the value and importance of GE to their schoolmates at HKBU.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must have outstanding academic records in GE courses as well as active participation in GE activities and community services. They should be able to show their potential and qualities to serve as role models to other youths.

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • actively participated in the activities organized by the GE Office;
  • actively participated in voluntary and community services;
  • attended Service Leadership Education courses under the GE Programme;
  • gained international exposure from exchange programmes, overseas internship or competitions;
  • submitted e-portfolios showcasing their strengths/achievements and reflections on GE academic and non-academic experiences (Please click here for the guidelines);
  • submitted letters of recommendation.

Scholarship and Obligation

  • A maximum of 5 students will be awarded every academic year.
  • Each award recipient will be presented a scholarship of HK$5,000 with a certificate.
  • The awarded recipients have the obligation to serve as the ambassadors of GE until Sep 2019.
  • The awarded recipients are required to be committed to sharing their learning experience in GE with other students and faculty members in sharing sessions, serving as the GE Ambassadors to promote the new structure of the GE Programme, prepare GE publicity materials, and attend or organize GE-related activities.

Application Procedures

Applicants are required to submit:

  1. An application form with a personal statement;
  2. Copies of academic transcripts from HKBU showing at least the six GE courses taken; and
  3. Other relevant information which supports their personal statement (if applicable).
  4. An e-portfolio and letters of recommendation (optional).

Applications must be submitted in person to GE Office (AAB805) or emailed to on or before October 8, 2018 (Monday). Late or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

After the screening process, eligible candidates will be invited to a selection interview. Original documentation proof of activities/experiences/awards MUST be provided for verification in the selection interview.

Timeframe for AY2018/19

Time Procedures
From now until 8 Oct 2018 (Mon) Application submission
Oct 2018 Selection interviews
Oct / Nov 2018 Announcement of results
Nov 2018 – Sep 2019 Award ceremony; Award recipients to serve as the ambassadors of GE

Awardees of Previous Years

Awardees of AY2018/19
CHAN Hong KeiCHAN Hong Kei
Chinese Medicine and Biomedical Science, Year 3
HAN JiatongHAN Jiatong
Finance, Year 3
LEUNG Cheuk LamLEUNG Cheuk Lam
Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, Year 3
SUN YutongSUN Yutong
Government and International Studies, Year 2
WONG Tsz TungWONG Tsz Tung
Chemistry, Year 3
Highlights of the Award Ceremony
Awardees of AY2017/18
Cheung Kam SarCheung Kam Sar
Public Relations and Advertising, Year 3
Li Hiu TungLi Hiu Tung
Geography, Year 2
Man Hin Ki EmilyMan Hin Ki Emily
Analytical and Testing Sciences, Year 3
Wu Cho WingWu Cho Wing
Sociology, Year 3
Wu Ming LinWu Ming Lin
Translation, Year 3
Highlights of the Award Ceremony
Awardees of AY2016/17
DaisyChan Hoi Man
Chemistry(Environmental Concentration), Year 4
RicoMan Chi Hang
Chemistry, Year 4
WingTse Wing Lam
Translation, Year 5
MeilingWong Mei Ling
Geography, Year 4
JackYip Wing Hang
English Language and Literature & English Language Teaching, Year 4
Highlights of the Award Ceremony
Awardees of AY2015/16
Ceremony_007Hung Chi Wai
Humanities, Year 4
Ceremony_008Kao Shan Shan
International Journalism, Year 4
Ceremony_009Lam Yuen Ting
Social Work, Year 3
Ceremony_010Wong Chi Ming
Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 3
Ceremony_011Wong Ka Wang
Chemistry, Year 4
Highlights of the Award Ceremony
Awardees of AY2014/15
Fung Ting KwanFung Ting Kwan
Sociology and Liberal Studies Teaching, Year 3
Lam Pui TanLam Pui Tan
Sociology and Liberal Studies Teaching, Year 3
Woo Wing Chin, JolieWoo Wing Chin, Jolie
Accounting, Year 3
Yeung Tsz KiuYeung Tsz KiuHuman Resources Management, Year 3
Yeung Yip Hung
Applied Biology, Year 3
Highlights of the Award Ceremony


1. What are the differences between 'Referee's Information' and 'letter of recommendation'?
You may submit letters of recommendation that you have accumulated from previous experiences. A reference letter from the referee is welcome but not necessary. After the screening process, we may contact the Referee of the applicants for certifying submitted information and/or comments on the applicants’ performance/personality.
2. What can I do with my e-portfolio?
Your e-portfolio is a useful platform which showcases your strengths/achievements and reflections on academic and non-academic experiences in your university life. Therefore, you are strongly recommended to keep your e-portfolio updated for applying for exchange or jobs in the future.


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