Student Emergency Fund 


The Student Emergency Fund reminds us of the importance of lending a helping hand to students in need.


Why do we think this is important?

The student emergency fund is available to both local and non-local students, in the spirit of global citizenship.  


Why pledge?

The Student Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to HKUST students facing unforeseen financial emergencies that may disrupt their studies.


The fund was established by alumni Terry Tsang and Terence Tsang in 2015 with a contribution of HK$2 million. Their dedication to helping students in financial distress dates back to their time as undergraduates at HKUST when they suffered one of the most devastating events in any person's life: the passing of their father. They faced immediate financial hardship and struggled to pay their tuition, as their father was the sole source of family income. Thankfully the Student Affairs Office was able to allocate emergency funds to their family as they navigated personal tragedy. 


Words of gratitude 


How will your money be used?

The cumulative donations received from alumni are treated as the principal balance of the Alumni Endowment Fund (AEF), and is maintained in perpetuity. The principal is the basis of sustained annual income from various investments forming a reliable and viable source of support for many beneficial projects for students.  


Click here to learn more about Alumni Endowment Fund (AEF)


Students may contact the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office (SFAO) at (852) 2358 6663, or email to inquire and apply for assistance.


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.

Terry Tsang
Founder & CEO of Madhead
2004 BEng(CIVL)
2006 MPhil(CIVL)
2018 MBA

Terence Tsang
Founder & CTO of Madhead
2006 BEng(COMP)