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Over 6 400 Outstanding Students Awarded Scholarships by Government
The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim presented certificates to over 1 550 and 4 850 awardees, respectively, under the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund (GSF) and the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund (SPEF) for the 2016/17 academic year. The total value of scholarships and awards distributed to over 6 400 students in total amounted to about $146 million. In addition, the GSF has reserved about $37.5 million for the Talent Development Scholarship and the Reaching Out Award.
Details of the scholarships and awards under the SPEF, please refer to the press release and website.
EDB to Launch New Round of E-APP Applications
The Education Bureau (EDB) will launch a new round of applications under the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) tomorrow (December 2) to assist current Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination candidates in making advance applications for full-time locally accredited post-secondary programmes not covered under the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS). A total of 32 post-secondary institutions/extension arms will take part in this round of the E-APP, including the newly participating Hong Kong Shue Yan University.
In order to allow time for students to apply for programmes, the E-APP's main round of applications will run from tomorrow until May 16, 2017, and the second round of applications will last from May 23 to June 30, 2017. In general, institutions will first process applications received in the main round.
For details of applications under E-APP, please refer to the press release and website.
New Round of Applications Launched under the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS)
The new round of applications for the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) under the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund commenced on 19 October 2016. As one of the major support measures to promote the healthy and sustainable development of the self-financing post-secondary sector, the QESS was launched in November 2012 with the aim of enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in the sector. The Scheme supports three project categories, namely theme-based, open-ended and industrial attachment projects. Theme-based projects should normally be joint initiatives developed by multiple institutions that foster closer collaboration among different institutions and benefit the sector as widely as possible. For details, please refer to the press release and website.

Under the 2015/16 round of applications, 12 out of the 44 applications have been selected by the independent Sub-committee on QESS. The selected projects mainly cover the areas of enhancement of internship and employment support for students, improvement in students’ learning experience, and enhancement of students’ language proficiency, etc. For details, please refer to the attachment.

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