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21 SEP 2020

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors for 2021/22 cohort announced

The Government announced today that the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) will subsidise a total of 3 306 places in 45 undergraduate programmes of eight post-secondary institutions for the cohort to be admitted in the 2021/22 academic year.  Details of the participating institutions, the undergraduate programmes and the number of subsidised places under each programme have been uploaded to the webpage of SSSDP. The tuition fee and more information of the programmes under SSSDP for the 2021/22 academic year will be available via this webpage later.

The subsidy amounts of SSSDP in the 2021/22 academic year will be adjusted upward according to the movement of the Composite Consumer Price Index. The annual subsidy amounts for laboratory-based programmes and non-laboratory based programmes will be increased to $76,800 and $44,100 respectively.

For further details, please refer to the press release and the webpage of SSSDP.

08 JUN 2020

Virtual Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2020 to go live on June 12 and 13

The Education Bureau will hold a Virtual Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2020 (Virtual Info Expo) online on June 12 and 13 (Friday and Saturday) in light of the latest situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A spokesman for the EDB said today (June 8) that the Virtual Info Expo will, through a one-stop online platform, provide the latest information and studies and career guidance on various articulation opportunities for secondary school graduates to make good preparation regarding planning further studies and career paths. This is the first time the annual Expo will be delivered online, and other students, parents and teachers are welcome to join.  

The Virtual Info Expo supports a live chat function for institutions/organisations to answer enquiries directly online. There will also be live talks on multiple pathways, preparation and strategies for articulation to post-secondary education and sharing sessions by post-secondary students. Industry and institution representatives will also provide first-hand information about relevant programmes and career development in the industries concerned.

For further details, please refer to the press release and the designated website.

12 DEC 2019

Subsidy amount for Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong in 2020/21 academic year announced

The Government announced today (December 12) that the subsidy amount of the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS) in the 2020/21 academic year will be adjusted upwards in accordance with the movement of the Composite Consumer Price Index. The annual subsidy amount of the NMTSS will be increased from $31,300 in the current academic year to $32,100. 

For further details, please refer to the press release and the designated website.

04 DEC 2019

EDB to launch new round of E-APP applications tomorrow

The Education Bureau (EDB) will launch a new round of applications under the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) (www.eapp.gov.hk) tomorrow (December 5) to enable current Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination candidates to make advance applications for full-time locally accredited sub-degree and undergraduate programmes that are not covered under the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) for the 2020/21 academic year (including sub-degree programmes under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors and most of the eligible programmes under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong). More than 30 post-secondary institutions and their subsidiaries will take part in the new round of the E-APP.

The main round of E-APP applications will run from tomorrow until May 15, 2020, and the second round of applications will last from May 22 to June 30, 2020. (See Note 1) 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.

Note1: As a result of the deferral of commencement of the 2020 HKDSE Examination and the announcement of the result, E-APP application period has been revised from 6 December 2019 to 11:59 pm on 13 July 2020 (Monday).  

31 OCT 2019

New Round of Applications under Quality Enhancement Support Scheme opens

The 2019/20 round of applications under the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) of the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund (SPEF) commenced today (31 October 2019).  The deadline for application is 28 February 2020 (See Note 1).  The QESS is a major support measure to promote the healthy and sustainable development of the self-financing post-secondary education sector.  Launched in November 2012, the QESS aims to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the sector. It accepts applications under three project categories, namely theme-based projects, open-ended projects, and industrial attachment (IA) projects.  Theme-based projects should be conducted in a collaborative manner, i.e. planned and undertaken by more than one eligible institution, to foster closer collaboration and synergy among institutions and benefit the sector as widely as possible.

To encourage institutions to explore more initiatives to support students on industrial attachment, the category of IA projects is expanded on a pilot basis for 2019/20. Under the expanded category, institutions may also submit applications on IA projects to be undertaken outside Hong Kong.  For details, please refer to the press release and website.

In the 2018/19 round of application, nine out of 26 applications were approved.  The approved projects aim to improve students’ learning experience, strengthen support for students with special educational needs, enhance internship support, etc.  For details, please refer to the attachment.

Note 1: In view of the latest development of the novel coronavirus infection, the deadline for application will be extended.  Details will be announced by email to all registered users of the QESS Management System (https://feddcs.edb.gov.hk/).

22 OCT 2019

Revamp of Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education announced

The Government today (October 22) announced the new composition and functions of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CSPE) with effect from November 1, 2019.

The revamp is to implement the recommendation in the review report of the Task Force on Review of Self-financing Post-secondary Education (dated December 2018) that the CSPE should provide strategic and policy advice on the development of the self-financing sector, including advice on measures to promote, facilitate and coordinate such development in terms of scope of operation, quality and governance.  After the revamp, the new members of CSPE include not only members of the local post-secondary and other sectors, but also, for the first time, two non-local experts.

For further details, please refer to the press release.

09 OCT 2019

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors in the 2020/21 academic year - Sub-degree Programmes

The Government announced today that the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) will subsidise a total of 2 416 places in 31 sub-degree programmes of six post-secondary institutions for the cohort to be admitted in the 2020/21 academic year.  Details of the participating institutions, the sub-degree programmes and the number of subsidised places under each programme have been uploaded to the webpage of SSSDP. The tuition fee and more information of the programmes under SSSDP for the 2020/21 academic year will be available via this webpage later.

The subsidy amounts of SSSDP in the 2020/21 academic year will be adjusted upward according to the movement of the Composite Consumer Price Index. The annual subsidy amounts for laboratory-based programmes and non-laboratory-based programmes will be increased to $37,300 and $21,400 respectively.

For further details, please refer to the press release and the website of SSSDP.

18 SEP 2019

Results of the Seventh Matching Grant Scheme announced

The Education Bureau announced today (September 18) the overall results of the Seventh Matching Grant Scheme. The Scheme ran for two years from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2019. A total of 12 local self-financing degree-awarding institutions participated in the scheme and have obtained about $1 billion in private donations and around $492 million in government matching grants.

The Seventh Matching Grant Scheme was a dedicated measure targeting self-financing degree-awarding institutions.  Participating institutions included The Open University of Hong Kong, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong under the Vocational Training Council, and 10 approved post-secondary colleges registered under the Post-Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320), namely, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Centennial College, Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Gratia Christian College, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, HKCT Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education, Tung Wah College, and Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education.

For further details, please refer to the press release and website.

04 SEP 2019

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors in the 2020/21 academic year - Undergraduate Programmes

The Government announced today that the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) will subsidise a total of 3 056 places in 37 undergraduate programmes of six post-secondary institutions for the cohort to be admitted in the 2020/21 academic year.  Details of the participating institutions, the undergraduate programmes and the number of subsidised places under each programme have been uploaded to the webpage of SSSDP. The tuition fee and more information of the programmes under SSSDP for the 2020/21 academic year will be available via this webpage later.

The subsidy amounts of SSSDP in the 2020/21 academic year will be adjusted upward according to the movement of the Composite Consumer Price Index. The annual subsidy amounts for laboratory-based programmes and non-laboratory-based programmes will be increased to $74,600 and $42,800 respectively.

The scope of SSSDP was expanded with effect from the 2019/20 academic year to benefit students enrolling in designated sub-degree programmes. Details of the participating institutions, the sub-degree programmes, the number of subsidised places, the subsidy amounts, etc., for the 2020/21 cohort will be announced in due course.

For further details, please refer to the press release and the webpage of SSSDP.

11 JUL 2019

Employers Satisfied with Work Performance of Local Graduates

Most employers are satisfied with the work performance of local first degree and sub-degree graduates, according to the findings of a survey conducted from the first to the fourth quarter of 2018 on students who graduated from locally-accredited first degree and sub-degree programmes in 2016. The survey was commissioned by the Education Bureau. For details, please refer to the press release and executive summary of the survey.

03 MAY 2019

Flexible and Multiple Pathways Available for Secondary School Graduates

The Chairman of Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, officiated at the opening ceremony of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2019 today (May 3).  Secondary school graduates are encouraged to consider different pathways in accordance with their interests and abilities.

The Government strives to provide flexible and diversified pathways with multiple entry and exit points to secondary school graduates.  Apart from undergraduate programmes, there are other options such as sub-degree programmes (including Higher Diploma and Associate Degree programmes) and Diploma Yi Jin programmes.

For details of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2019, please refer to the press release and website.

30 APR 2019

Around 6 700 Outstanding Students Awarded Scholarships by Government

The Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung presented certificates to awardees under the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund (GSF) and the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund (SPEF) for the 2018/19 academic year.

The total value of scholarships and awards, distributed to around 6 700 students in total, amounted to about $146 million. In addition, the GSF has reserved about $32 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.

26 APR 2019

Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2019 to be held on May 3 and 4

The Education Bureau will organise the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2019 from 10am to 6pm on May 3 and 4 (Friday and Saturday) at Rotunda 2 of the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre. Information on various articulation opportunities will be provided for secondary school graduates to better prepare them to plan for further studies and career paths.

More than 30 institutions and organisations will set up exhibition booths at the Info Expo to provide information on locally-accredited post-secondary programmes (including programmes eligible for Government subsidy schemes, as well as vocational and professional education and training (VPET) programmes); the Diploma Yi Jin programme; relevant online platforms such as the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes (iPASS), the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP), the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education, and the Qualifications Framework.

Hok Yau Club, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association will offer career guidance service to students. There will also be talks and student sharing sessions on multiple pathways and preparation for articulation to post-secondary education. Industry and institution representatives will provide first-hand information about relevant programmes and career in the industries concerned. Admission is free.

For details of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2019, please refer to the press release and website.

27 MAR 2019

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors expanded to sub-degree programmes from 2019/20 cohort

The Government announced today that the scope of the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) will be expanded to include sub-degree programmes. A total of 2 050 places in 28 sub-degree programmes in six post-secondary institutions will be subsidised for the cohort to be admitted in the 2019/20 academic year.

These 28 designated sub-degree programmes fall under six disciplines that have been identified as having keen manpower demand, namely architecture and engineering, computer science, creative industries, health care, sports and recreation, and tourism and hospitality.

For further details, please refer to the press release and the website of SSSDP.

11 JAN 2019

Subsidy amount for Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong in 2019/20 academic year announced

The Government announced today (January 11) that the subsidy amount of the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS) in the 2019/20 academic year will be adjusted upward according to the movement of the Composite Consumer Price Index. The annual subsidy amount of NMTSS will be increased from $30,800 in the current academic year to $31,300.  

 

For further details, please refer to the press release and the designated website.

27 DEC 2018

Task Force on Review of Self-financing Post-secondary Education submits Review Report to Education Bureau

The Task Force on Review of Self-financing Post-secondary Education submitted its review report to the Education Bureau today (December 27).

The Task Force has made a total of 13 recommendations in its report in areas including the need to set a clear policy on the development of self-financing post-secondary education; more sharply differentiating the positioning of the Associate Degree and Higher Diploma qualifications; strengthening the support for the self-financing post-secondary institutions and students; and forging a reformed and unified regulatory framework etc.

For details of the review report, please refer to the press release and website.

05 DEC 2018

EDB to launch new round of E-APP applications tomorrow

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 6) to enable current Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination candidates to make advance applications for full-time locally-accredited sub-degree and undergraduate programmes that are not covered under the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) for the 2019/20 academic year (including most of the eligible programmes under the “Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong”). More than 30 post-secondary institutions and their subsidiaries will take part in the new round of the E-APP.

The main round of E-APP applications will run from tomorrow until May 14, 2019, and the second round of applications will last from May 21 to June 30, 2019. 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.

02 NOV 2018

New Round of Application under Quality Enhancement Support Scheme opens

The 2018/19 round of application for the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) under the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund commenced today (2 November 2018).  The deadline for application is 28 February 2019.  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 be joint initiatives developed by more than one institution 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.

 

In the 2017/18 round of application, 11 out of 31 applications were approved by the independent QESS Sub-committee.  The approved projects aimed to enhance internship support, improve students’ learning experience, enhance students’ language proficiency, etc.  For details, please refer to the attachment.

10 OCT 2018

Expanding the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors Designated self-financing sub-degree programmes

 

It has been announced in the 2018 Policy Address that starting from the 2019/20 academic year, about 2 000 students per cohort will be subsidised to pursue designated self-financing sub-degree programmes through the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP).  Details of the programmes will be announced later.

22 AUG 2018

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors in the 2019/20 academic year

The Government announced today that under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP), a total of 3 236 subsidised places in 38 programmes will be provided by six post-secondary institutions for the cohort to be admitted in the 2019/20 academic year.  Details of the participating institutions, the programmes and the number of places to be subsidised under each programme have been uploaded to the webpage of SSSDP. The tuition fee and more information of the programmes to be supported under SSSDP for the 2019/20 academic year will be available via this webpage in September this year.

 

The Government also announced today that the subsidy amounts of SSSDP in the 2019/20 academic year will be adjusted upward according to the movement of the Composite Consumer Price Index. The annual subsidy amounts for laboratory-based programmes and non-laboratory-based programmes will be increased to $72,800 and $41,700 respectively.

 

For further details, please refer to the press release and the website of SSSDP.

30 JUN 2018

The E-APP Application has been Closed

The E-APP application has been closed. However, programmes can be applied direct from individual institution, until its deadline for application.

25 JUN 2018

Consultation Exercise on Review of Self-financing Post-secondary Education

The Task Force on Review of Self-financing Post-secondary Education released a consultation document today (June 25) to solicit views from members of the public on its preliminary recommendations.

The consultation exercise will close on August 31. The Task Force will duly consider the views received. It plans to publish its final review report and make recommendations to the Government by the end of 2018.

For details, please refer to the press release and website of the consultation document.

23 MAY 2018

E-APP Second Round Application has been Commenced

E-APP second round application will run from 23 May to 30 June 2018. Plan your further studies and apply through E-APP. For details, please visit http://www.eapp.gov.hk.

17 MAY 2018

The E-APP Main Round Application has been Closed

The E-APP main round application has been closed. E-APP second round application will run from 23 May 2018 to 30 June 2018. You may login the system again after 10:00 a.m. on 23 May 2018. For any enquiry, please contact E-APP hotline at 3104 2560.

04 MAY 2018

Flexible and Multiple Pathways Available for Secondary School Graduates

Organised by the Education Bureau (EDB), the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2018 (Info Expo) is being held from 10am to 6pm today and tomorrow (May 4 and 5) at Rotunda 2 of the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre to provide secondary school graduates with information on various articulation opportunities so as to better prepare them to plan for further studies and career paths.

A spokesperson for the EDB said that the Government strives to provide flexible and diversified pathways with multiple entry and exit points to secondary school graduates. Apart from undergraduate programmes, there are other options such as sub-degree programmes (including Higher Diploma and Associate Degree programmes) which are independent and valuable qualifications preparing students for employment in associate professional and management positions at entry level, or for articulation to top-up degree programmes.

For further details of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2018, please refer to the press release and website.

03 MAY 2018

Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2018 to be held tomorrow and on Saturday

The Education Bureau will organise the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2018 from 10am to 6pm tomorrow (May 4) and on May 5 (Saturday) at Rotunda 2 of the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre. Information on various articulation opportunities will be provided for secondary school graduates to better prepare them to plan for further studies and career paths.
 
More than 30 institutions and organisations will set up exhibition booths at the Info Expo to provide information on locally accredited post-secondary programmes (including programmes eligible for Government subsidy schemes, as well as vocational and professional education and training (VPET) programmes); the Diploma Yi Jin programme; and various online platforms such as the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes (iPASS), the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP), the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education, and Qualifications Framework.

For details of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2018, please refer to the press release and website.

26 APR 2018

Subsidy Amounts for Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong and Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors in the 2018/19 Academic Year Announced

The Government announced today that the subsidy amounts of the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS) and the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) in the 2018/19 academic year will be adjusted upward according to the movement of the Composite Consumer Price Index. The annual subsidy amount of NMTSS will be increased to $30,800. For the SSSDP, the annual subsidy amounts for laboratory-based programmes and non-laboratory based programmes will be increased to $71,700 and $41,000 respectively.
 
For further details, please refer to the press release and the websites of NMTSS and SSSDP.

24 APR 2018

Around 6 600 Outstanding Students Awarded Scholarships by Government

The Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, presented certificates to around 1 400 and 5 200 awardees under the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund (GSF) and the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund (SPEF) respectively for the 2017/18 academic year.

The total value of scholarships and awards distributed to around 6 600 students in total amounted to about $142 million. In addition, the GSF has reserved about $32 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.

06 APR 2018

Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2018 to be held Next Month

Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2018 to be held next month The Education Bureau will hold the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2018 (Info Expo) from 10am to 6pm on May 4 and 5 (Friday and Saturday) at the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre. Information on various articulation opportunities will be provided for secondary school graduates to better prepare them to plan for further studies and career paths.

More than 30 institutions and organisations will set up exhibition booths at the Info Expo to provide information on locally accredited post-secondary programmes (including programmes eligible for government subsidy schemes, as well as vocational and professional education and training (VPET) programmes); the Diploma Yi Jin programme; various online platforms such as the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes (iPASS), the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) and the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education; and the Qualifications Framework. There will also be talks on multiple pathways and VPET, and sharing sessions by post-secondary students. Admission is free.

For details of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2018, please refer to the press release and website.

 

06 DEC 2017

EDB to Launch New Round of E-APP Applications Tomorrow

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 7) to enable current Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination candidates to make advance applications for full-time locally accredited post-secondary programmes that are not covered under the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) for the 2018/19 academic year (including most of the eligible programmes under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong). A total of 32 post-secondary institutions and their subsidiaries will take part in the new round of the E-APP.

The E-APP's main round of applications will run from tomorrow until May 16, 2018, and the second round of applications will last from May 23 to June 30, 2018. 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.

27 OCT 2017

New Round of Application Launched under the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS)

The new round of application for the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) under the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund commenced on 27 October 2017. 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 be joint initiatives developed by more than one institution 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 2016/17 round of application, 10 out of the 32 applications have been selected by the independent Sub-committee on QESS. The selected projects mainly cover the areas of enhancement of internship support for students, improvement in students’ learning experience, and/or enhancement of student guidance service etc. For details, please refer to the attachment.

04 OCT 2017

Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education releases study results on compliance with Code of Good Practices

The Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education released today (4 October) the study results on the level of compliance by the self-financing post-secondary education sector with the Code of Good Practices on Governance and Quality Assurance for Self-financing Post-secondary Education Sector. For more details, please refer to the press release and website.

04 AUG 2017

Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong

The Government announced today (August 4) that the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (Subsidy Scheme) will include about 300 eligible full-time self-financing locally-accredited local and non-local undergraduate and top-up degree programmes from 15 eligible institutions for the cohort to be admitted in the 2017/18 academic year. For more details of the Subsidy Scheme, please refer to the press release and website.

01 AUG 2017

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors for 2018/19 Cohort

The Government announced today that under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP), a total of 2 776 subsidised places in 37 programmes will be provided by six post-secondary institutions for the cohort to be admitted in the 2018/19 academic year. Details of the participating institutions, the programmes and the number of places to be subsidised under each programme have been uploaded to this webpage. The tuition fee and more information of the programmes to be supported under SSSDP for the 2018/19 academic year will be available via this webpage in late August this year. For details of the participating institutions, the programmes and the number of places to be subsidised under each programme, please refer to the press release and website.

10 JUL 2017

2016 Sub-degree Graduate Statistics is now Available

The statistics on self-financing sub-degree graduates of 2016 is now available. Please visit institution page for details.

30 JUN 2017

The E-APP Application has been Closed

The E-APP application has been closed. However, programmes can be applied direct from individual institution, until its deadline for application.

23 MAY 2017

E-APP Second Round Application has been Commenced

E-APP second round application will run from 23 May to 30 June 2017. Plan your further studies and apply through E-APP. For details, please visit http://www.eapp.gov.hk.

17 MAY 2017

The E-APP Main Round Application has been Closed

The E-APP main round application has been closed. E-APP second round application will run from 23 May 2017 to 30 June 2017. You may login the system again after 10:00 a.m. on 23 May 2017. For any enquiry, please contact E-APP hotline at 3104 2560.

06 MAY 2017

Flexible and Multiple Pathways Available for Secondary School Graduates

The Under Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, officiated at the opening ceremony of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2017. He encouraged secondary school graduates to consider different pathways in accordance with their interests and abilities. 

Mr Yeung said the Government strives to provide flexible and diversified pathways with multiple entry and exit points to secondary school graduates. Apart from undergraduate programmes, there are other options such as sub-degree programmes (including Higher Diploma and Associate Degree programmes) which are independent and valuable qualifications for students to prepare themselves for employment in associate professionals and management positions at entry level or for articulation to top-up degree programmes. 

He also encouraged students to consider different levels of programmes under vocational and professional education and training (VPET), which are not confined to programmes of the lower levels but also cover relevant programmes up to degree level. VPET has been playing a pivotal role in broadening learning opportunities for secondary school leavers and in-service personnel as well as nurturing the requisite human capital to support Hong Kong's development. 

For details of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2017, please refer to the press release and website.

05 MAY 2017

Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2017 to be held this Weekend

The Education Bureau (EDB) will hold the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2017 from 10am to 6pm on May 6 and May 7 at Rotunda 2 of the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre to provide information on various articulation opportunities for secondary school graduates to better prepare them to plan for further studies and career paths. Admission is free. 

For details of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2017, please refer to the press release and website.

18 APR 2017

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.

05 APR 2017

Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2016 to be held Next Month

The Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2017 (Info Expo) will be held on May 6 and 7 at the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre to provide information on various articulation opportunities for secondary school graduates to better prepare them to plan for further studies and career paths. 

More than 30 exhibition booths will be set up at the Info Expo to provide information on various institutions’ locally accredited post-secondary programmes (including programmes under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors as well as vocational and professional education and training (VPET) programmes); the Diploma Yi Jin programme; the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes (iPASS); the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP); the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education; the Qualifications Framework and others. Various talks will be held on topics such as multiple pathways and VPET. 

For details of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2017, please refer to the press release and website.

01 DEC 2016

EDB to launch new round of E-APP applications tomorrow

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.

19 OCT 2016

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.

22 SEP 2016

Government Premises Allocated for Reprovisioning Campuses of Self-financing Post-secondary Institutions

The Education Bureau announced today allocation results of the latest round of the Land Grant Scheme. Two post-secondary self-financing institutions will be allocated two government premises for the reprovisioning of their existing campuses with a view to enhancing the teaching and learning environment of the institutions. For details, please refer to the press release.

07 SEP 2016

Employers Satisfied with Work Performance of Local Graduates

Most employers are satisfied with the work performance of local first degree and sub-degree graduates, according to the findings of a survey commissioned by the Education Bureau on students who graduated from locally-accredited first degree and sub-degree programmes in 2013. For details, please refer to the press release and executive summary of the survey.

17 AUG 2016

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors for 2017/18 Cohort

The Government announced today that under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors, a total of 1 062 subsidised places in 17 programmes will be provided by six post-secondary institutions for the cohort to be admitted in the 2017/18 academic year. For details of the participating institutions, the programmes and the number of places to be subsidised under each programme, please refer to the press release and website.

07 JUL 2016

TV Episodes 《職業專才創前路》

The vocational and professional education and training (VPET) covers programmes up to degree level with a high percentage of curriculum consisting of specialised contents in vocational skills or professional knowledge. VPET is a valued choice of articulation and further studies as it equips youngsters with professional knowledge, practical skills and appropriate attitude. To promote VPET, the Education Bureau produced a series of five one-minute TV episodes《職業專才創前路》. The TV episodes were broadcast at 10:30pm on 20 – 24th June 2016, please click here to review the TV episodes.

01 JUL 2016

The E-APP Application has been Closed

The E-APP application has been closed. However, programmes can be applied direct from individual institution, until its deadline for application.

30 MAY 2016

E-APP Second Round Application has been Commenced

E-APP second round application will run from 30 May to 30 June 2016. Plan your further studies and apply through E-APP. For details, please visit http://www.eapp.gov.hk.

24 MAY 2016

The E-APP Main Round Application has been Closed

The E-APP main round application has been closed. You are unable to login the system temporarily. E-APP second round application will run from 30 May 2016 to 30 June 2016. You may login the system again after 10:00 a.m. on 30 May 2016. For any enquiry, please contact E-APP hotline at 3104 2560.

14 MAY 2016

Flexible and Multiple Pathways Available for Secondary School Graduates

The Under Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, officiated at the opening ceremony of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2016. He encouraged secondary school graduates to consider different pathways in accordance with their interest and ability.

Mr Yeung said that the Government strives to provide flexible and diversified pathways with multiple entry and exit points to secondary school graduates. Apart from undergraduate programmes, they may consider other options such as sub-degree programmes (including Higher Diploma and Associate Degree programmes) which are independent and valuable qualifications, preparing students for employment in associate professional and management positions at entry level or proceeding to study top-up degree programmes.

For details of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2016, please refer to the press release and website.

12 MAY 2016

Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2016 to be held This Weekend

The Education Bureau will hold the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2016 from 10am to 6pm on May 14 and 15 (Saturday and Sunday) at Rotunda 2 of the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre to provide information on further studies and career pathways to secondary school graduates. Admission is free.

More than 30 exhibition booths will provide information on locally accredited post-secondary programmes (including vocational and professional education and training (VPET) programmes), the Diploma Yi Jin programme, non-local programmes and articulation pathways outside Hong Kong. The Expo will also provide information on the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes (iPASS), the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP), e-Navigator, the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education and the Qualifications Framework, which are useful tools and platforms to assist students in planning their further studies.

For details of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2016, please refer to the press release and website.

19 APR 2016

Over 6 100 Outstanding Students Awarded Scholarships by Government

The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim presented certificates to 1 556 students who were offered scholarships and awards under the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund and 4 563 scholarship and award recipients under the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund (SPEF) in the 2015/16 academic year. The total value of scholarships and awards distributed to these 6 119 students amounted to about $140 million.

Details of the scholarships and awards under the SPEF, please refer to the press release and website.

17 APR 2016

Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2016 to be held Next Month

The Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2016 (Info Expo) will be held on May 14 and 15 at the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre to provide information on various articulation opportunities for secondary school graduates.

More than 30 exhibition booths will be set up at the Info Expo to provide information on locally accredited post-secondary programmes (including vocational and professional education and training programmes (VPET)); the Diploma Yi Jin programme; the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes; the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes; the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education; the Qualifications Framework; and more. Various talks will be held on topics such as multiple pathways and VPET.

For details of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2016, please refer to the press release and website.

18 MAR 2016

Pilot Scheme on Articulation of Hong Kong Sub-degree Graduates to Top-up Degree Programmes by Huaqiao University Launched

A pilot scheme on the articulation of Hong Kong sub-degree graduates to top-up degree programmes offered by Huaqiao University in Fujian Province was officially launched for applications for the 2016/17 academic year.

Detailed information about the scheme, please refer to the press release and Huaqiao University's website .

18 JAN 2016

Launch of Industrial Attachment Projects under the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme

The Education Bureau announced the launch of a new category under the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme of the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund for a pilot period of two years to support Industrial Attachment projects that aim to increase students’ employability by sourcing more internship opportunities for post-secondary students or enhancing relevant institutional support for students. For details, please refer to the press release and website.

03 DEC 2015

E-APP to Launch New Round of Applications

The Education Bureau has launched a new round of applications under the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) to assist current Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination candidates in making advance applications for full-time locally-accredited post-secondary programmes not covered by the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS).
In order to allow time for students to apply for programmes, E-APP's main round of applications will run from Dec 3 until May 23, 2016, while the second-round of applications will be from May 30 to June 30, 2016.

For details of applications under E-APP, please refer to the press release and website.

15 OCT 2015

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 15 October 2015. 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 two project categories, namely theme-based and open-ended 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.

30 SEP 2015

2014/15 round of application for the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS)

Out of the 28 applications received under the 2014/15 round of application for the QESS, 9 applications have been selected by the independent Sub-committee on QESS. The selected projects mainly cover the areas of enhancement of vocational education and employment support, improvement in students’ learning experience, and development in students’ language proficiency, etc. For details, please refer to the attachment

08 AUG 2015

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors for 2016/17 Cohort

The Government announced today that under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors, a total of 1 030 subsidised places in 15 programmes will be provided by six post-secondary institutions for the cohort to be admitted in the 2016/17 academic year. For details of the participating institutions, the programmes and the number of places to be subsidised under each programme, please refer to the press release and website.

04 AUG 2015

Search Function for the Admission Scores

To further enhance the user-friendliness of this website of the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education, a new search function has been launched to facilitate public access to admission scores for full-time locally-accredited self-financing post-secondary programmes. For details of the search function, please click here.

31 JUL 2015

Roadmap for Becoming a Private University

The Education Bureau issued a Legislative Council Brief on Roadmap for Becoming a Private University for self-financing post-secondary education institutions registered under the Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320) to acquire university title.

06 JUL 2015

The Task Force on Promotion of Vocational Education Submits Report

The Task Force on Promotion of Vocational Education has submitted its report to the Secretary for Education on a strategy and concrete recommendations to promote vocational education.

For details of the Task Force's report, please refer to the website.

02 JUL 2015

2014 Sub-degree Graduate Statistics is now Available

The statistics on self-financing sub-degree graduates of 2014 is now available. Please visit institution page for details.

01 JUL 2015

The E-APP Application Has Been Closed

The E-APP application has been closed. However, programmes can be applied direct from individual institution, until its deadline for application.

30 JUN 2015

CSPE promulgates Code of Good Practices on Governance and Quality Assurance for Self-financing Post-secondary Education Sector

The Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CSPE) promulgated the Code of Good Practices on Governance and Quality Assurance for Self-financing Post-secondary Education Sector (the Code) for all self-financing post-secondary institutions to adopt on a voluntary basis.

For details of the Code and relevant documents, please refer to the press release and website.

25 MAY 2015

E-APP Second Round Application has been Commenced

E-APP second round application will run from 25 May to 30 June 2015. Plan your further studies and apply through E-APP. For details, please visit http://www.eapp.gov.hk.

18 MAY 2015

The E-APP Main Round Application has been Closed

The E-APP main round application has been closed. You are unable to login the system temporarily. E-APP second round application will run from 25 May 2015 to 30 June 2015. You may login the system again after 10:00 a.m. on 25 May 2015. For any enquiry, please contact E-APP hotline at 3104 2560.

09 MAY 2015

Flexible and Multiple Pathways Available for Secondary School Leavers

It is of paramount importance that secondary school leavers should get hold of comprehensive and up-to-date information on study pathways and programmes when planning for their future, the Under Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, said at the opening ceremony of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2015 today (May 9).

He encouraged secondary school leavers to make use of the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education (www.cspe.edu.hk) and the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes (iPASS) (www.ipass.gov.hk) to learn more about the self-financing post-secondary sector. Information is available on topics including institutions providing full-time locally accredited sub-degree and undergraduate courses not covered by the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS), programme details, application arrangements, enrolment deposits and the expected number of places. Applications for non-JUPAS post-secondary programmes, he added, can be made via the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) (www.eapp.gov.hk).

For details, please refer to the press release.

07 MAY 2015

Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2015 to be held this Weekend

The Education Bureau will hold the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2015 on May 9 and 10 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre to provide information on further studies and career pathways to secondary school leavers. Admission is free.

More than 30 exhibition booths will provide information on locally accredited post-secondary programmes (including vocational education programmes), the Yi Jin Diploma, non-local programmes and articulation pathways outside Hong Kong. The Expo will also provide information on the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes (iPASS), the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP), e-Navigator, the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education and the Qualifications Framework, which are useful tools and platforms to assist students in planning their further studies.

For details of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2015, please refer to the press release.

15 APR 2015

Over 5 600 Outstanding Students Awarded Scholarships by Government

The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, today presented certificates to 1 521 students who were offered scholarships and awards under the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund and 4 139 scholarship and award recipients under the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fun) in the 2014/15 academic year. The total value of scholarships and awards distributed to these 5 660 students amounted to about $136 million.

For details of the scholarships and awards under the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund, please refer to the press release and website.

11 FEB 2015

The Joint Prospectus for Yi Jin Diploma Programme 2015-16 is Now Available

The Joint Prospectus for Yi Jin Diploma Programme 2015-16 can be found here. Please go to the webite of the Yi Jin Diploma for details.

05 FEB 2015

Consultation on Code of Good Practices on Governance and Quality Assurance

In order to further promote the enhancement of governance and quality assurance (QA) for the sector, the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CSPE) has engaged an external consultant to conduct a Consultancy Study on “Local and International Good Practices in the Governance and Quality Assurance of the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Sector” . Based on the findings of the Report, CSPE has compiled a draft Code of Good Practices on Governance and QA for the self-financing post-secondary sector for public consultation. The consultation document can be found here.

Any views/comments on the draft Code can be sent to the Education Bureau by mail, electronic mail or facsimile:

Address: Further Education Division, Education Bureau, 7/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, Tamar, Hong Kong
E-mail address: cspe@edb.gov.hk
Fax No.: (852) 3579 5097

The closing date of consultation is 16 March 2015 (Monday).

03 DEC 2014

E-APP to Launch New Round of Applications

The Education Bureau has launched a new round of applications under the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) to assist current Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination candidates in making advance applications for full-time locally-accredited post-secondary programmes not covered by the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS).
In order to allow time for students to apply for programmes, E-APP's main round of applications will run from Dec 3 until May 18, 2015, while the second-round of applications will be from May 25 to June 30, 2015.

For details of applications under E-APP, please refer to the press release and website.

01 DEC 2014

Appointments to the Committees

Professor Reggie KWAN Ching-ping has been appointed as a Member of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CSPE).

Mr Wilfred WONG Kam-Pui has been appointed as a Member of the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund Steering Committee (SPEF SC) and an ex-officio Member of CSPE.

Ms Helen ZEE has been appointed as a Member of SPEF SC, an ex-officio Member of CSPE, a Member of the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund Investment Committee and a Member of the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund Investment Committee.

24 NOV 2014

CSPE Holds Sharing Session on Alignment of Post-Secondary Institutions and Industries and Consultancy Study on Governance and Quality Assurance

A sharing session with post-secondary institutions and other stakeholders of the self-financing post-secondary education sector organised by the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CSPE) was held today (November 24). The Chairman of the CSPE, Mr Tim Lui, said, "Closer alignment between the self-financing post-secondary institutions and the industries as well as enhancement of governance and quality assurance of the self-financing post-secondary sector are the two priority areas of work of the Committee." The sharing session aimed to engage stakeholders in the sector in an open and constructive dialogue on the development of the above issues. For details of the sharing session, please refer to the press release.

20 OCT 2014

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 20 October 2014. The QESS was first launched in November 2012 with the aim of enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in the self-financing post-secondary sector. The scheme supports two categories of projects, namely "theme-based" and "open-ended" projects. For details, please visit QESS Website.

25 AUG 2014

Consultancy Report on Good Practices on Governance and Quality Assurance of Self-financing Post-secondary Education Sector Released

The Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CSPE) has completed a consultancy study on the topic of "Local and International Good Practices in the Governance and Quality Assurance (QA) of the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Sector" and released its report today.

The study aimed to identify major developments and models of good practices on governance and QA for the self-financing post-secondary education sector, including the possibility of developing a voluntary code of good practices, and drew on local, regional and international perspectives.

For details of the report, please refer to the press release and download the full report and the executive summary from the website of the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education.

24 JUL 2014

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors Launched

The Government announced today the launch of a new subsidy scheme to subsidise up to 1 000 students per cohort starting from the 2015/16 academic year to pursue designated full-time locally-accredited self-financing undergraduate programmes in selected disciplines to nurture talents to meet Hong Kong’s social and economic needs. A dedicated webpage will also be launched.

To facilitate the access of students, parents and the public in general to the detailed information of Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors, a dedicated webpage (SSSDP) is established starting from today under the Concourse website of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education, with links to the websites of the participating institutions and Joint University Programmes Admissions System (“JUPAS”).

For details of the SSSDP, please refer to the press release and website.

08 JUL 2014

2013 Sub-degree Graduate Statistics is now Available

The statistics on self-financing sub-degree graduates of 2013 is now available. Please visit institution page for details.

07 JUL 2014

2013/14 round of application for the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS)

Out of the 26 applications received under the 2013/14 round of application for the QESS, 11 applications have been selected by the independent Sub-committee on QESS. The selected projects mainly cover the areas of improvement in quality assurance measures, development in students’ language proficiency and enhancement in career support services, etc. For details, please refer to the attachment.

01 JUL 2014

The E-APP Application has been Closed

The E-APP application has been closed. However, you may still apply programmes direct from individual institution, until its deadline for application.

01 JUN 2014

E-APP Second Round Application Commences

E-APP second round application will run from 1 June to 30 June 2014. Plan your further studies and apply through E-APP. For details, please visit http://www.eapp.gov.hk

26 MAY 2014

The E-APP Main Round Application has been Closed

The E-APP main round application has been closed. You are unable to login the system temporarily. E-APP second round application will run from 1 June 2014 to 30 June 2014. You may login the system again after 10:00 a.m. on 1 June 2014. For any enquiry, please contact E-APP hotline at 3104 2560.

17 MAY 2014

Multiple Pathways Available for Secondary School Leavers

Secondary school leavers can consider taking sub-degree programmes or vocational education and training courses whilst mapping out their study pathways, said the Under Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, at the opening ceremony of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2014. He also said post-secondary institutions will offer sufficient places for qualified students.

He remarked that a sub-degree is a valuable standalone qualification to help students take up junior management and assistant posts in the relevant professions. Outstanding sub-degree graduates may apply for publicly funded senior year undergraduate places or articulate to self-financing top-up degree programmes. Vocational education and training courses, he added, can provide young people with a solid foundation to join the industry sectors that best suit their interests.

For details, please refer to the press release.

29 APR 2014

Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2014 to be held in May

The Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2014, which showcases various pathways available to secondary school leavers, will be held from 10am to 6pm on May 17 and 18 at Rotunda 3 of the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive. It is organised by the Education Bureau, with the Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education, the Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters and Hong Kong Education City as supporting organisations. Admission is free.

To help candidates of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination and other students better plan for their further studies and career pathways, the information expo will feature enquiry services and course information from post-secondary and vocational education institutions and guidance and advisory organisations. More than 30 exhibition booths will provide information on locally accredited post-secondary programmes, the Yi Jin Diploma programme and vocational education programmes, as well as the Qualifications Framework, the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes, the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education, the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes and the e-Navigator. There will also be talks on multiple study pathways and career planning for secondary school leavers.

For details of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2014, please refer to the press release.

23 APR 2014

Over 5 000 outstanding students awarded scholarships by the Government

The Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, today presented certificates to 1 458 students who were offered scholarships and awards under the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund and 3 545 scholarships and awards recipients under the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund (SPEF) in the 2013/14 academic year.

For details of the scholarships and awards under the SPEF, please refer to the press release and website.

24 JAN 2014

Hong Kong Adventist College has announced not to accept any new intake for it's Associate in Business programme for the 2014/15 academic year

Hong Kong Adventist College has announced not to accept any new intake for it’s Associate in Business programme for the 2014/15 academic year. Current student admitted to year 1 of the programme will complete the programme as normal. For details, please make enquiries to the institution at 2719 1668.

15 JAN 2014

New initiatives related to self-financing post-secondary education announced in the 2014 Policy Address

The Chairman of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CSPE), Mr Tim Lui, welcomed the new initiatives related to the self-financing post-secondary education as announced in the 2014 Policy Address. He believed that the new initiatives demonstrate the Government's strong commitment to education and "will support the healthy and quality development of the self-financing post-secondary education sector and broaden students' opportunities in and exposure to further education and learning."

New initiatives that will benefit the self-financing post-secondary education sector include increasing subsidised undergraduate senior year intake places, providing subsidies to students in pursuing selected self-financing undergraduate programmes, subsidising students to participate in exchange programmes and establishing a $1 billion fund to support the sustainable development and implementation of the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (QF). For details, please refer to the press release of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education and the new initiatives related to post-secondary education in the 2014 Policy Address.

30 DEC 2013

First round of Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector launched

The Research Grants Council (RGC) today (December 30) announced the launch of the first round of three Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector (SF Funding Schemes), namely the Faculty Development Scheme (FDS), the Institutional Development Scheme (IDS) and the Inter-Institutional Development Scheme (IIDS).

The RGC endorsed a two-stage approach in implementing the SF Funding Schemes to help the self-financing degree-awarding institutions to set up the infrastructure at the first stage, and to provide research support to the academics in the self-financing arms of publicly funded institutions at the second stage. In this first call for proposals, applications are invited from seven self-financing degree-awarding institutions offering local degree-level or above programmes in Hong Kong for which Phase 1 consultation was conducted, namely Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Centennial College, Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, the Open University of Hong Kong and Tung Wah College.

Please refer to the press release for the launch of the schemes and the RGC website for detailed information on the first call for proposals, the application forms and guidance notes, and the workshop.

23 DEC 2013

The Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education is launched

The Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CSPE) has launched the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education. The website provides stakeholders and members of the public with comprehensive and latest information on the sector, including relevant polices, regulatory framework, support measures, quality assurance, institutional and student information. The objective is to enhance transparency and promote the healthy and sustainable development of the sector.

For more information, please refer to the press release.

04 DEC 2013

The Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) main round application commences today

The Education Bureau has started the new round of online application service of the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) from 4 December 2013 to facilitate the current year HKDSE Examination candidates in making advance applications for full-time locally-accredited post-secondary programmes not covered by the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS). For details, please visit http://www.eapp.gov.hk.

04 DEC 2013

Update on Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes (iPASS)

To assist students in programme selection and application, the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes (iPASS) is updated. The iPASS provides details of some 490 full-time locally-accredited non-JUPAS higher diploma, associate degree and undergraduate programmes for the 2014/15 academic year, including tuition fees, entry requirements, accreditation and recognition by relevant professional bodies.

28 NOV 2013

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 28 November 2013. The QESS was first launched in November 2012 with the aim of enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in the self-financing post-secondary sector. The scheme supports two categories of projects, namely "theme-based" and "open-ended" projects. For details, please visit QESS Website.

Last Review Date: 21/09/2020