Support to Students

Student Experiential Learning Grant

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To encourage Social Sciences students to enrich their intercultural learning experiences and develop global perspectives and competencies, 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.

ELIGIBILITY

Who is eligible?

 

Type of Activities Eligibility Guidelines

Type A:

Non-credit bearing non-local physical experiential learning activities

  • 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 before to the experience taking place are NOT eligible.
  • Students can submit only one application at a time.
  • Priority will be given to the first application of Individual/Group and without other funding support.
Type A (p.2 - 6)

Type B:

Non-local physical experiential learning activities for the course SOSC3006/GCAP3146 Global Outreach

  • 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 enrolled in SOSC3006/GCAP3146 Global Outreach and completed the physical non-local experiential learning activities of the course.
  • Students can submit only one application at a time.
Type B (p. 7 - 9)

Type C:

Non-local virtual experiential learning activities for the course SOSC3006/GCAP3146 Global Outreach

  • 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 enrolled in SOSC3006/GCAP3146 Global Outreach and completed the virtual non-local experiential learning activities of the course.
  • Students can submit only one application at a time.
Type C (p. 10 - 13)

 

Students should read the relevant parts of the Guidelines based on their application type and complete the respective application form with required supporting documents.

 

 

FUNDING AMOUNT

What is the level of funding?

 

For Type A Applications:

 

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

 

For Type B Applications:

 

Type Approved Grant Maximum Amount (HK$)
Individual 50 – 70 % of the actual expenses HK$ 2,000

 

For Type C Applications:

Type Approved Grant Maximum Amount (HK$)
Individual 50 – 70 % of the actual expenses HK$ 1,000

 

What items would be granted?

 

Please refer to the Guidelines (Type A / Type B / Type C) 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 souvenirs
  • Equipment (e.g. computers, software, furniture, books, audio-visual equipment, etc.)
  • Payment for the guest speakers, volunteers or research participants
  • Medical or legal costs for the experience (e.g. vaccinations, passports, travel insurance, etc.)

APPLICATION

APPLICATION – For Type A

 

Round Eligible Activity Dates Application Deadline Guidelines Application Form
AY2023/24 
(3rd Round)

Between 1 June 2024 – 31 January 2025

(Final year applicants: 1 June – 31 August 2024)

(Activities out of eligible period will NOT be considered)

19 April 2024 (Friday)

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Applicants should read the tips and submit the followings to the Faculty Office by email to soscinfo@hkbu.edu.hk on or before the application deadline:

 

  1. A completed Application Form Type A (Section A, B, C & D)

  2. Proposed expenses with quotations clearly tabulated (For Section B9 of the application form, proposed expenses without supporting documents / quotations will NOT be counted)

  3. Supporting documents with details about the activity or any other relevant supporting documents (Information given via a link will NOT be accepted)

 

*Interested applicants CAN also apply for the SELG in advance if their activities (which will be held within the eligible period of that round) have not been confirmed by the application deadline (e.g. application result of the proposed activity will be released after the deadline of the SELG application). Students ought to report any changes of the proposed activities if their applications for the Grant are approved. Also, students should keep all the original invoice/receipts and/or any e-statements of online payments of their expenses for reimbursement of the Grant. Otherwise it may affect the final amount of the Grant given.

 

Remarks:

  • By submitting the application, the applicant acknowledges that he/she has read and understood the “Privacy Policy Statement" and "Personal Information Collection Statement” (PPS/PICS) from the University (Accessible here: https://bupdpo.hkbu.edu.hk/policies-and-procedures/pps-pics/). And applicants have authorised the Faculty Office to use those information/data collected hereunder for the purpose of SELG and any other related purposes for the exercise. They will be presented to the Faculty and other appropriate parties in the University for consideration and processing.

  • Students have the responsibility to keep the required original boarding passes / train tickets, invoices / receipts / payment proof in advance for the Grant application. Expenses without supporting documents will NOT be counted. Hardcopies may be required upon request.
  • Retrospective / incomplete / late application will NOT be considered.
  • Applicants should provide an 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.

 

 

 

APPLICATION – For Type B

 

 

Round Eligible Period of Activities for SOSC3006/GCAP3146 Global Outreach Application Deadline Guidelines Application Form
AY2023/24 
(3rd Round)

Activity completed between 1 December 2023 – 30 April 2024

(Activities out of eligible period will NOT be considered)

19 April 2024 (Friday)

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Applicants should read the tips and submit the followings to the Faculty Office by email to soscinfo@hkbu.edu.hk on or before the application deadline:

  1. A completed Application Form – Type B (Section A, B & C)
  2. Actual expenses supported by original invoices / receipts / payment proof clearly tabulated (For Section B8 of the application form. Expenses written without supporting documents / proof will NOT be counted)
  3. Proof of activity attendance /completion
  4. Original invoices / receipts / payment proof / boarding passes / train tickets

 

Remarks:

    • The eligible period is counted based on the end date of the activity(ies) stated in the verified certificate/ letter.
    • Students have the responsibility to keep the required original boarding passes / train tickets, invoices / receipts / payment proof in advance for the Grant application. Expenses without supporting documents will NOT be counted. Hardcopies may be required upon request.
    • By submitting the application, the applicant acknowledge that he/she has read and understood the “Privacy Policy Statement” and “Personal Information Collection Statement” (PPS/PICS) from the University (Accessible: https://bupdpo.hkbu.edu.hk/policies-and-procedures/pps-pics/ ). And applicants have authorised the Faculty Office to use those information/data collected hereunder for the purpose of SELG and any other related purposes for the exercise. They will be presented to the Faculty and other appropriate parties in the University for consideration and processing.
    • Incomplete/ late application for the Grant will NOT be considered.
    • Students can only apply and are eligible for the Grant (Type B) once.
    • The information is for reference only. The actual arrangement will be based on the official announcement during the relevant period. The provision of the Student Experiential Learning Grant (Type B) is subject to the availability of funding. The Faculty reserves the right to cancel the provision of the Grant (Type B) in future.
    • Applicants should provide an English translation of the content of the supporting documents if the language used is not English.
    • If applicants participated in the non-local experiential learning activity for SOSC3006/GCAP3146 Global Outreach in a group, students should still submit the application for the Grant (Type B) individually.
    • The applicant must state clearly whether the proposed activity has received or is in the process of soliciting other source(s) of funding in Section B9 of the Application Form.

 

 

 

APPLICATION – For Type C

 

Round Eligible period of activities for SOSC3006/GCAP3146 Global Outreach Application Deadline Guidelines Application Form
AY2023/24 
(3rd Round)

Activity completed between 1 December 2023 – 30 April 2024

(Activities out of eligible period will NOT be considered)

19 April 2024 (Friday)

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Applicants should read the tips and submit the followings to the Faculty Office by email to soscinfo@hkbu.edu.hk on or before the application deadline:

  1. A completed Application Form – Type C (Section A, B & C)
  2. Actual expenses supported by original invoices / receipts / payment proof clearly tabulated (For Section B8 of the application form. Expenses written without supporting documents / proof will NOT be counted)
  3. Proof of activity attendance /completion

 

Remarks:

    • The eligible period is counted based on the end date of the activity(ies) stated in the verified certificate/ letter.
    • Students have the responsibility to keep the required original invoices / receipts / payment proof in advance for the Grant application. Expenses without supporting documents will NOT be counted. Hardcopies may be required upon request.
    • By submitting the application, the applicant acknowledge that he/she has read and understood the “Privacy Policy Statement” and “Personal Information Collection Statement” (PPS/PICS) from the University (Accessible: https://bupdpo.hkbu.edu.hk/policies-and-procedures/pps-pics/ ). And applicants have authorised the Faculty Office to use those information/data collected hereunder for the purpose of SELG and any other related purposes for the exercise. They will be presented to the Faculty and other appropriate parties in the University for consideration and processing.
    • Incomplete/ late application for the Grant will NOT be considered.
    • Students can only apply and are eligible for the Grant (Type C) once.
    • The information is for reference only. The actual arrangement will be based on the official announcement during the relevant period. The provision of the Student Experiential Learning Grant (Type C) is subject to the availability of funding. The Faculty reserves the right to cancel the provision of the Grant (Type C) in future.
    • Applicants should provide an English translation of the content of the supporting documents if the language used is not English.
    • If applicants participated in the non-local experiential learning activity for SOSC3006/GCAP3146 Global Outreach in a group, students should still submit the application for the Grant (Type C) individually.
    • The applicant must state clearly whether the proposed activity has received or is in the process of soliciting other source(s) of funding in Section B9 of the Application Form.

 

UPCOMING ROUND OF APPLICATIONS (FOR REFERENCE ONLY)

Round Eligible Activity Dates
(Activities out of eligible period will NOT be considered) 
Application Period Application Deadline

AY2024/25

1st round

For Type A:

Between 1 December 2024 – 31 May 2025

 

For Type B & Type C:

Activity for SOSC3006/GCAP3146 Global Outreach completed between 1 May 2024 – 30 September 2024

Around September to October 2024 18 October 2024 (Friday)

 

Notes:

  1. The above dates are for reference only. Please stay-tuned for the latest announcements and updates.
  2. The provision of the Student Experiential Learning Grant (Type B) is subject to the availability of funding. The Faculty reserves the right to cancel the provision of the Grant (Type B & Type C) in future.

ENQUIRY

Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University

 

Tel : (852) 3411 5943

E-mail: soscinfo@hkbu.edu.hk

Office: AAB 1325, Academic and Administration Building, Baptist University Road Campus, HKBU

Opening Hours: 09:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:30, Monday to Friday (Except Public Holidays)

REMARKS

SELG is sponsored by the UGC Funding Scheme for Enhancing Internationalisation and Student Learning Experience in the 2022-25 Triennium.

 

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(Last updated: 5 October 2023)

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