Outstanding Service Awards for Tertiary Students

Application is open now.


The Outstanding Service Awards for Tertiary Students (“Award”) were introduced in 1991 to recognize tertiary students with outstanding leadership and significant contribution to the community. The award selection is co-organized by the Hong Kong Student Services Association (“HKSSA”) and the Hong Kong Outstanding Tertiary Students’ Services Association (“HKOTSSA”). Around 20 students are selected each year.


All students enrolled in full-time University Grants Committee (“UGC”) undergraduate programmes from the following institutions may apply:

  • City University of Hong Kong (“CityU”);
  • Hong Kong Baptist University (“HKBU”);
  • Lingnan University (“LU”);
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (“CUHK”);
  • The Education University of Hong Kong (“EdUHK”);
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“PolyU”);
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (“HKUST”); and
  • The University of Hong Kong (“HKU”).

All students from Hong Kong Shue Yan University (“HKSYU”), The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (“HSUHK”) and Open University of Hong Kong (“OUHK”) are also eligible for the Award.

Selection Criteria

  • Proven record of leadership experiences and organizational skills;
  • Outstanding contribution to fellow students, schools/institutions and/or the community;
  • Active participation in extra-curricular activities; and
  • Satisfactory results in public examinations and current academic studies.


Around 20 students are selected each year.


Application for 2020/2021 Award is now open. Please send your completed application form and any other documentary proof to HKOTSSA’s email at info.hkotssa@gmail.com by 5 March 2021 (Friday).