OVER 7,000 student tickets were sold in this year's Hongkong Arts Festival as a result of the generosity of corporations and individuals in Hongkong. At a recent cheque presentation ceremony, Mr Robert Savage, fund-raising chairman of the Arts Festival Society, thanked major sponsors to the Student Tickets Scheme for making festival performances affordable to students. The scheme enables full-time students to buy tickets at 40 per cent of their actual value, with the difference financed by donations from corporations and individuals. ''We are delighted that Duty Free Shopper Charitable Trust and the Hongkong Bank Foundation continued their support of this worthwhile scheme. Both of them are Diamond Award Donors and contributed $100,000 each,'' said Mr Savage. ''We also welcome the Hongkong and China Gas making their first major contribution of $50,000 to become a Gold Award Donor. The society and, no doubt, the students are grateful to these corporations for opening up new artistic horizons to young people.'' The Arts Festival Society received more than $300,000 in support of the Student Tickets Scheme in the 1993 Arts Festival. The 31/2-week festival closed on February 21 and attracted more than 100,000 people to 146 performances and four exhibitions.