Global Learning Award Scheme

Student Affairs Office Scholarships and Awards Global Learning Award Scheme

The Global Learning Award Scheme (GLAS) aims to provide financial support to eligible students who participate in self-sourced global learning summer activities.

Who is Eligible?

  • Applicants should be a full-time degree student, irrespective of year-1 entry or senior-year entry student at the time of application and throughout the duration of the supported global learning activity;
  • Applicant should have applied for an eligible activity during the current academic year;
  • Applicant should achieve a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 or above in the Autumn Term of the current Academic Year or should have satisfactory academic results during secondary/ post-secondary education (including public examinations) if CGPA is not available; and
  • Applicants should be committed to representing the University to promote the positive image of the University to others.

What Types of Activities are Eligible?

  • All global learning activities which are NOT organized or arranged by the HKMU, i.e. self-sourced by the applicants.
  • An outbound activity comprising substantive teaching and learning elements to be held anywhere outside Hong Kong, service programmes as well as national/ regional/ international events and competitions are also accepted. However, internship will not be considered as eligible activity of the award.
  • All global learning activities with host organizations. The host organizations must be an established educational, professional or specialized institutions/ bodies either in Hong Kong or in the activity destinations.
  • The duration should last for at least 3 days. In general, the duration of the activity should cover the period from the commencement date to the completion date of the official activity. Travelling time back and forth between Hong Kong and the activity destination should not be counted towards the duration of the activity.
  • The activity should be held in the summer break of the current academic year (i.e. activity completion date on or before 31 August).
  • Some eligible global learning summer activities are listed below for reference:
InstituteProgramme NameDestinationProgramme Webpage
Istanbul Aydın UniversityDelightful Istanbul Summer SchoolIstanbul, TurkeyLINK
King's College LondonKing's Summer ProgrammeLondon, UKLINK
University of British ColumbiaVancouver Summer ProgramVancouver, CanadaLINK
University of OxfordLMH Summer Programmes Oxford, UKLINK
University of ViennaUnivie: Summer School – International and European StudiesVienna, AustriaLINK
University of Wisconsin-MadisonUW-Madison Summer TermMadison, USALINK
Yonsei UniversityYonsei International Summer SchoolSeoul, KoreaLINK
York UniversitySummer English Immersion ProgramYork, CanadaLINK

Form and Level of Support

  • The value of award is set according to the duration of the activity:
    • HK$3,000 for activity last for 3 to 5 days
    • HK$5,000 for activity last for 6 to 9 days
    • HK$7,000 for activity last for 10 to 13 days
    • HK$10,000 for activity last for 14 days or above
  • The award is not on reimbursement basis but may cover whole/ part of the expenses incurred during the global learning activities, such as programme fees, airfare, accommodation and other necessary expenses.
  • The disbursement of award will only be made after the completion of the activity and submission of the proof of completion of the activity and self-reflection report.

How to Apply?

  • Applicants should submit the online application normally in March to April, together with the supporting proof.
  • Supporting document includes details of the activity and proof of acceptance/ payment of the activity, e.g. activity leaflet/ brochure, offer letter and payment receipt etc.
  • Please read the “Guidance Notes” [GLAS Guide-e] before completing the online application.
  • Incomplete and late application will not be considered.
  • Application Deadline: 30 April 2024 (Tuesday).

Notification of Result

  • The result will be announced (via e-mail) by 31 May.
  • Upon completion of the approved activity, awardees should submit the supporting document via the student portal “MyHKMU” between 1 July to 30 September.
  • Disbursement arrangement will be made via autopay on or before 30 November.