Aim and Background

With the support of EDB and other stakeholders including but not limited to Provider Institutions, FSTE launched the DAE Programme starting from academic year 2023/2024.  To recognise outstanding achievements of students on their DAE study, extra-curricular activities and voluntary services, in 2024, FSTE introduces an annual DAE Student Achievement Award.

Eligibility and Deadline

A DAE Institution Head may nominate a maximum of three full-time students for each award stream by submitting nomination form and supporting documents.  The nominees are required to graduate before the nomination deadline, i.e. 28 June 2024.


  1. Two Streams: Academic Award and Other Learning Experiences Award
  2. Academic Award
    • Primarily based upon academic achievements of a student on his/her DAE study
    • Recommendation of a DAE Institution Head
  1. Other Learning Experiences Award
    • Primarily based upon non-academic achievements made by a student during his/her DAE study
    • Such achievements could take place on and/or off campus
    • Examples:
      • Extra-curricular achievements on sports, music, arts and culture, etc.
      • Student leadership
      • Campus voluntary and/or community services
      • Any other outstanding achievements

Submission Guidelines

  • As protection of personal data is of the utmost importance, please upload completed nomination form and supporting documents via Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive with password protection.
    1. Academic Award: Academic results achieved by nominees on various Core, Complementary and Elective Courses, plus recommendation of a DAE Institution Head.
    2. Other Learning Experiences Award: A portfolio that could demonstrate, but not limited to, the aforesaid examples of non-academic achievements.
  • Please email (stating DAE Student Achievement Award, Institution Name and name of Cloud Drive) your password to


  1. Three awards would be granted for each award stream, thus totalling up to six awardees for each year.
  2. Each awardee will receive a certificate and a cash prize of $1,000.
  3. The nominees from each Institution would receive a Certificate of Merit, subject to the Selection Panel’s confirmation.
  4. The wording on the certificate will show
    • DAE Student Achievemnet Award(Academic)2023/24
    • DAE Student Achievemnet Award(Other Learning Experiences)2023/24


Nomination Deadline: 28 June 2024 (Friday)
Selection Panel Meeting: July 2024 (Finalists may be invited to a brief interview)
Announcement of Results: September 2024
Prize Presentation: to be announced

Selection Panel

Chairman: Chairperson of DAE Advisory Committee
Members: Course Advisors(max. 2 pax)
Experienced practitioners in student development(max. 2 pax)
DAE Programme Director
Secretary: DAE Officer