The application for the 2020/21 intake has closed. Pleaes check our website and social media for updates next year.


How to apply

Every summer, applications will be opened to F.4 and F.5 students in Hong Kong. Interested students may apply online, or download and submit the below form to us by fax, mail, or email.

If you have any enquiries, please e-mail or contact Ms. Candy Tsang, Mr. Josiah Huen or Mr. Niklas Lam from YMCA of Hong Kong at 2708 8995.

Selection criteria

In the selection process, we would look at both student’s academic and non-academic achievements, as well as their short personal statements outlining their aspirations and how they could benefit from the programme that Boundless offers.

Applicants will be assessed on a holistic basis whereby a number of areas will be taken into account: academic performance, non-academic achievements, interview performance, commitment and enthusiasm exhibited, and the financial background of the applicant (see remarks below). Teachers’ recommendation is a plus but not necessary.

Owing to the limited intake of our programme, each school is suggested to recommend a maximum of 5 students. Other students are encouraged to apply through self-nomination. We hope that schools will recommend students with the highest potential, as we are looking for students with a high potential yet constrained by their limited resources and financial background.

Screening based on financial background

As a programme that targets students from under-resourced backgrounds, we screen all applications based on the finanical background of the applicant’s household. While exceptions are allowed for those who provide reasonable justifications in their applications, all other applicants must meet ONE of the following five conditions in order to be considered:

  1. Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) (綜援)
  2. Low-income Working Family Allowance (低收入在職家庭津貼)
  3. Half Grant/ Full Grant Textbook Assistance (書簿津貼)
  4. Travel Subsidy (車船津貼)
  5. Family income at or below 75% of the Median Family Income*

*The cut-off line will be set at 75% of the median monthly family income adjusted quarterly by the Social Welfare Department. As of the second quarter of 2019, the cut-off line will be as follows:

Household MembersMedian Monthly Family Income75% of Median Monthly Family Income
6 or above61,00045,750

What happens after you have submitted an application

Applicants who fulfil our selection criteria will be informed individually, and interviews will take place in mid November. We aim at interviewing at least 80% of applicants to ensure that students with potential are given adequate consideration.

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