Alumni Endowment Fund

You Give  Students Thrive

The creation of Alumni Endowment Fund (AEF) is a very exciting development in the history of HKUST, as it is our first-ever endowment fund to receive donations mainly from alumni.

Funding for the Future

The principle is maintained in perpetuity and only the income from investments is used. AEF thus provides a reliable and continuous source of funding to support a variety of initiatives of the highest priority so as to enrich students’ university life. Thanks to the keen support of our alumni, the fund has grown impressively and has been helping numerous students since its establishment in 2012.

The finance committee of the HKUST Council, the supreme governing body of the University, oversees the investment activities of the AEF. The HKUST President and the Vice-Presidents make decisions regarding its usage according to the strategic needs of the University.

Every dollar counts

Participation in giving at any level is gratefully appreciated by everyone at HKUST, so that more students can benefit from AEF. We encourage more alumni to support this initiative. As our alumni population grows, we firmly believe it will become an even more significant resource for our students.


For direct donation, please use the online form. Your generous support will be eligible for tax deductions. For donors who would like to support HKUST with their United States-based assets, they can enjoy tax-deductions by contributing to our non-profit partner Give2Asia. Please download and complete the Give2Asia form.

Since its launch in 2012, thanks to the keen support of our alumni, the fund has grown impressively. Year to date, over 2,700 alumni have participated as donors. Giving at any level is gratefully appreciated by everyone at HKUST. We therefore encourage more alumni to support this initiative, as more students can then be benefitted from AEF.  A number of naming opportunities are available in appreciation of alumni’s generous donations.


Allocations to different initiatives during 2019-2020