Outstanding Service Awards for Tertiary Students


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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)–funded sub-degrees, undergraduate or postgraduate programmes from the following institutions may apply:

  • City University of Hong Kong (CityU);
  • Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU);
  • Lingnan University (LU);
  • Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK);
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUH
  • 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 Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) and Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU) are also eligible for the Award.  However, previous awardees and incoming exchange students will not be considered.

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;
  • Satisfactory results in public examinations and current academic studies.


Around 20 students are selected each year.


Application Form [Word Format] 

Guidance Notes for Applicants [PDF Format]