Student Experiential Learning Grant (SELG)

To encourage Social Sciences students to seek learning experience across the variety of diverse activities, the Faculty of Social Sciences has set up the Student Experiential Learning Grant (SELG). This Grant will provide financial support for students engaging in non-local experiential learning opportunities.


Who is eligible?

  • Students who are studying the UGC-funded undergraduate programmes offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences, HKBU, with a cumulative GPA of 2.33 or above.
  • Students who will graduate prior to the experience taking place are NOT eligible.
  • Students may submit only one application at a time.
  • Priority will be given to the first application of Individual/Group and without other funding support.

What activities are eligible?

       Non-local activities (non-credit bearing) in which the individual applicant / small group is actively participating. This might include:

  • Internship / Placement
  • Short-Term Exchange
  • Field Trip
  • Service Learning Trip
  • Study Tour
  • International Festival
  • Conference / Seminar
  • Competition
  • Training Course / Workshop
  • Foreign Language Enrichment 
  • Research Project
  • Community Project

Diversity of the above activities is highly recommended.

What activities are ineligible?

  • Activity from a Major / graduation required / credit-bearing course (e.g. Honours Project)
  • Activity for which the student receives remuneration to cover all the expenses incurred from transportation, accommodation or registration
  • Activity for which the student receives funding from other sources to cover all the expenses incurred from transportation, accommodation or registration
  • Retroactive funding for experiences commencing or project expenses incurred prior to the deadline of application
  • Activity for which the student has received previous Student Experiential Learning Grant (SELG)
  • Activity for which students cannot provide individual itemized receipts for grant expenses incurred

Applicant should invite a teaching staff (normally from the major Department) to be the Mentor/Advisor of the proposed activity. Application should be reviewed by the Mentor/Advisor and recommended by the Department before submitting to the Faculty. The Mentor/Advisor will evaluate the Reflection Report and Video of the student(s) after the completion of activity.


What is the level of funding?

Type Approved Grant Maximum Amount (HK$)
Individual 50 – 70 % of the estimated cost HK$ 4,000
Group (2 students) 50 – 70 % of the estimated cost HK$ 8,000
Group (3-5 students) 50 – 70 % of the estimated cost HK$ 12,000

What items would be granted?

Please refer to the Guidelines for more details.

  • Travelling expenses
  • Accommodation expenses
  • Registration fees

What budget items are ineligible?

Normally the following items are NOT considered for funding:

  • Food or beverages and souvenir
  • Equipment (e.g. computer, software, furniture, books, audio-visual equipment, etc.)
  • Payment for the guest speakers, volunteer or research participants
  • Medical or legal costs for the experience (e.g. vaccinations, passports, travel insurance, etc.)



Each application will be evaluated by the Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee (FLTC) based on the following items as well as overall quality.

(a) Provide a complete description of the planned activity

(b) Describe the benefit of the activity on your global outlook, and/or academic development, and/or personal development, and/or professional development, and/or other areas

(c) Describe your action plans to achieve your learning objectives (feasibility and ability to undertake the activity will be considered)

(d) Provide a detailed budget proposal (actual breakdown with official receipts after completion)


1. Applicants may be invited for interview.
2. The grant approval criteria are subject to review every year.
3. The Faculty of Social Sciences reserves the final rights for applications approval and the final decisions of the amount of support to be allocated according to the availability of funds.



Applicants should submit the followings to the Faculty Office by email to on or before the application deadline:

  1. A completed Application Form

  2. Proposed expenses with quotations clearly tabulated

  3. Supporting documents with details about the activity or any other relevant supporting documents

Round Eligible Activity Dates Application Deadline Download Guidelines Download Application Form
(3rd Round)

Between 1 September 2020 – 31 January 2021

(Activity out of this period will NOT be considered)

25 May 2020 Guidelines Application Form

Tips (for reference only)


  • Retrospective/ incomplete / late application will NOT be considered.
  • Applicants should provide English translation of the content of the supporting documents if the language used is not English.
  • Individual / group applications submitted with the same activity proposal stated in Section B (1-9) of the Application Form will NOT be approved.
  • The applicant / group leader must state clearly whether the proposed activity has received or is in the process of soliciting other source(s) of funding in Section B (10-11) of the Application Form.




  • With the further suspension of on-campus classes, all students should NOT come back to the campus. 
  • For the application for SELG AY2019-20 (3rd round), digital signature and recommendation/comments from the Mentor / Advisor and Head of Department / Programme Director (for Section C and D of the application form) are accepted. 
  • Applicants can also use the reply emails as the supporting documents for the recommendation/comments in Section C and D of the application form.

Due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, all non-local activities during 1 June to 31 August 2020 will not be supported due to the possible health risks.



Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Miss Gloria CHAK
  • Tel : (852) 3411 5949
  • E-mail :
  • Office : AAB 1325, Academic and Administration Building, Baptist University Road Campus, HKBU



  1. SELG is sponsored by the UGC Funding Scheme for Enhancing Internationalisation and Student Learning Experience in the 2019-22 Triennium.


(Last Update: 23 March 2020)