Potential applicants are advised to note that the following tuition fees are provisional and subject to adjustment.
|Government-funded Programmes||Local Students (2021/22)||Non-local Students* (2021/22)|
|Undergraduate||HK$42,100 per annum||HK$140,000 per annum|
|Higher diploma||HK$15,040 per annum||N/A|
|Self-financed Programme||Local Students and Non-local Students* (2021/22)|
|Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Greater China Studies||HK$196,000 (for Year 3 entry)|
|(HK$9,800 per 3 credits)|
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Education (Chinese Language / English Language) programme and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language Studies and Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language) Double Degree Programme (“Double Degree”) are required to attend a compulsory Immersion Programme. While Immersion Programmes are heavily subsidized, students are still required to contribute no less than 18% of the best estimated cost of the Immersion Programmes ("student contribution"). The estimated cost of the Immersion Programmes for students admitted to the 2021/22 cohort is not available yet as it is subject to a variety of factors such as changes to the immersion programme cost as a result of inflation and programme duration, the prevailing airfare, fuel surcharge and taxes, and the exchange rate. The student contribution is thus not available. For reference purpose, student contribution for students admitted to the 2018/19 cohort are HK$7,150 for attending Chinese Language Immersion Programme; and student contribution for students admitted to the 2018/19 cohort are HK$10,150 and HK$10,000 for attending English Language Immersion Programme in Bachelor of Education programme and Double Degree programme respectively. Students are strongly reminded that the student contribution for the 2021/22 cohort may vary and the aforementioned student contribution amounts should be taken as reference only.
Students with financial needs may apply for grants and/or loans under the following schemes.
Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS) (For full-time students only)
The TSFS is administered by the Government's Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency, and is a means-tested scheme that provides assistance in the form of a grant and/or a loan to full-time students engaged in University Grants Committee-funded programmes. The grant is to cover tuition fees, academic expenses and compulsory Students’ Union fees, whilst the loan is for living expenses and is interest-bearing. Interest is charged upon graduation or termination of full-time study. Successful applicants of TSFS may also apply for a travel subsidy, and those attending compulsory overseas field trips/immersion programmes may receive an additional grant.
Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) (For full-time students only)
The FASP is administered by the Government's Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency. It provides a grant and/or a loan to full-time students, aged 30 or below, engaged in locally accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of higher diploma or degree. The grant is to cover tuition fees and academic expenses, whilst the loan is for living expenses and is interest-bearing. Interest is charged upon graduation or termination of full-time study. Successful applicants of FASP may also apply for a travel subsidy.
Non-means-tested Loan Schemes (NLSFT, NLSPS and ENLS)
The NLS is administered by the Government's Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency, the NLSFT and NLSPS provide financial assistance in the form of a loan to complement the TSFS and FASP, respectively. Loans from NLSFT and NLSPS are solely used to settle tuition fees. The ENLS is the extended version of the NLSFT/NLSPS and provides loans to eligible students who are not covered under the TSFS or FASP to settle tuition fees.
All three schemes operate on a full-cost recovery basis. Interest is charged once the loan is drawn down and throughout the repayment period until the loan is fully repaid. An administration fee to cover the full costs of processing and administering the NLS loan(s) is/are chargeable for each application, and annually thereafter until the NLS loan(s) and the interests are fully repaid.
Those undergraduates who have passed the means test of TSFS or FASP (i.e. with grant offered) and confirmed to have resided in student hostels provided by their institutions for at least 75% of the time during the semesters are eligible for the hostel subsidy. The subsidy is to be disbursed on semester basis. Eligible students need not file separate applications for the hostel subsidy. The amount of subsidy will be equal to the hostel fee payable or $9,690 per year/ $4,845 per semester, whichever is lower. The actual amount of subsidy receivable by each eligible undergraduate is to be determined with respect to the student’s level of assistance assessed in the means test. The amount will be credited to the designated bank accounts of the eligible students by autopay. Please visit WFSFAA’s website for the details of the Hostel Subsidy
Academic Expenses Grant for Students with Special Education Needs and Financial Needs
Each eligible student will be offered an additional academic expenses grant of up to $9,150 in 2021/22 academic year and the actual amount of subsidy receivable is to be determined with respect to the student's level of assistance assessed in the means test of the WFSFAA. Please visit WFSFAA's website for the details
Students attending a full-time day course up to the first degree level who are successful applicants of the TSFS or FASP and reside beyond 10 minutes walking distance from the campus during term time and travelling to the campus by public transport may be eligible for a travel subsidy. Additional financial assistance in the form of grant may be awarded to the TSFS or FASP applicants if they are required to participate in overseas compulsory field trips which constitute an essential part of the programme. Discretionary loans may also be offered to students who cannot afford to pay the expenses incurred from block teaching practice.
Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange
Established in 2015 and 2016, the Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students (SSE) and Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” Regions for Post-secondary Students (SSEBR) are offered by Education Bureau (EDB) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to support financially needy students to participate in outbound exchange activities. Means-tested grant up to $60,000 (for SSE) and $53,000 (for SSEBR) will be provided for financially needy local students (both publicly-funded and self-financing) of full-time locally-accredited undergraduate including top-up programmes. The amount of subsidy is calculated by applying the approved level of means test (in terms of percentage of full grant) to the maximum level of subsidy for the Subsidy Scheme based on the latest available result from WFSFAA.
Starting from academic year 2019/20, EDB furtherly offers two non-means-tested subsidy schemes for exchange activities, namely, Non-means-tested Mainland Experience Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (Non-means-tested MES) and Scheme for Non-means-tested Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” Regions for Post-Secondary Students (Non-means-tested SSEBR) to encourage more post-secondary students in Hong Kong to pursue exchange activities in the Mainland and other B&R regions. Under Non-means-tested MES, non-means-tested subsidy up to $14,400 will be provided for local and non-local students enrolled in full-time locally accredited undergraduate (including top-up) programmes. Under Non-means-tested SSEBR, non-means-tested subsidy up to $18,000 will be provided for local students enrolled in full-time locally accredited undergraduate (including top-up) programmes.
The maximum amount of subsidy will make reference to the destination and duration components.
Bursaries and Interest-free Loans (For full-time students only)
Students with financial needs can apply for bursaries and interest-free loans. These include general bursaries, hall bursaries, language immersion bursaries, bursaries for students with disabilities, special support bursary for students with difficult family situations and general interest-free loans (subject to the donation amount and selection criteria set by donors).
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Relief Bursary was established aiming to alleviate the financial pressure on students in need during this difficult time.
Emergency Funds and Emergency Loans
Students facing unexpected or exceptional financial hardship can apply for emergency funds and loans.
For details of the financial assistance provided by the HKSAR government, please visit the Student Finance Office’s homepage at www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/index.htm