Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (“Subsidy Scheme”)
From the 2017/18 academic year, the Government provides a non-means-tested annual subsidy for eligible students pursuing full-time locally-accredited local and non-local self-financing undergraduate (including top-up degree) programmes in Hong Kong (save for those enrolled in places already supported under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors) offered by eligible institutions. The Subsidy Scheme was one of the priority measures announced by the Chief Executive on 5 July 2017 to support quality education.
Under the Subsidy Scheme, a non-means-tested annual subsidy of $30,000 will be provided to Hong Kong students –
(a) attaining “3322” in the Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education Examination when they are enrolled in eligible self-financing undergraduate programmes; or
(b) with sub-degree qualifications (i.e. after completing relevant sub-degree programmes) when they are enrolled in eligible self-financing top-up degree programmes.
Both new and continuing students meeting the criteria are eligible for the subsidy, which is tenable for the normal duration of the programmes concerned and will be disbursed to the participating institutions based on the actual enrolment of eligible students. Eligible students enrolling in the relevant programmes will pay a tuition fee after subsidy. Students in need may still apply for student financial assistance in respect of the actual amount of tuition fees payable.
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Last Review Date: 06/12/2017