Support to Students

Student Experiential Learning Grant

 

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 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 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.
Type A

Type B:

Non-local 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 non-local experiential learning activities of the course.
  • Students may submit only one application at a time.
Type B

 

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$)
Individual 50 – 70 % of the actual expenses HK$ 1,000

 

What items would be granted?

 

Please refer to the Guidelines (Type A / Type B) 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.)

APPLICATION

APPLICATION – For Type A

 

Round Eligible Activity Dates Application Deadline Guidelines Application Form
AY2021/22 
(1st Round)

Between 1 December 2021 – 31 May 2022

(Activity out of this period will NOT be considered)

21 October 2021

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Applicants should 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, applicants acknowledge 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 authorized 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.

  • 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.

 

 

 

APPLICATION – For Type B

 

 

Round Eligible period of activities for SOSC3006/GCAP3146 Global Outreach Application Deadline Guidelines Application Form
AY2021/22 
(1st Round)

Activity completed between 1 May 2021 – 30 September 2021

(Activity out of this period will NOT be considered)

21 October 2021

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Applicants should submit the followings to the Faculty Office IN PERSON 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 boarding passes/train tickets (for travel expenses AND activity participated face-to-face only)

 

Remarks:

  • By submitting the application, applicants acknowledge 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 authorized 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.

  • 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.
  • Incomplete / late application for the Grant will NOT be considered.
  • Students can only apply and are eligible for the Grant (Type B) once.
  • Applicants should provide English translation of the content of the supporting documents if the language used is not English.
  • If applicant participated in the non-local experiential learning activity for SOSC3006/GCAP3146 Global Outreach in group, student should 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.

 

UPCOMING ROUND OF APPLICATIONS (FOR REFERENCE ONLY)

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

AY2021/22

2nd round

For Type A:

Between 1 April 2022 - 31 August 2022

 

For Type B:

Activity for SOSC3006/GCAP3146 Global Outreach completed between 1 August 2021 - 31 January 2022

Semester 2, 2021/22
(Around January to February 2022)
17 February 2022

AY2021/22

3rd round

For Type A:

Between 1 June 2022 - 31 January 2023

(Final year applicants: 1 June 2022 - 31 August 2022) 

 

For Type B:

Activity for SOSC3006/GCAP3146 Global Outreach completed between 1 December 2021 - 30 April 2022

Semester 2, 2021/22
(Around March to April 2022)
21 April 2022

 

Notes:

  1. The above dates are for reference only. Please stay-tuned for the latest announcement and update.
  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) in future.

ENQUIRY

Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University

 

Tel : (852) 3411 7127

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 2019-22 Triennium.

 

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(Last updated: 9 September 2021)

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