Potential applicants are advised to note that the following tuition fees are provisional and subject to adjustment.
|Government-funded Programmes||Local Students (2019/20)||Non-local Students* (2018/19)|
|Undergraduate||HK$42,100 per annum||HK$120,000 per annum ^|
|Higher diploma||HK$15,040 per annum||N/A|
|Details will be available in October 2018|
* Please refer to https://www.eduhk.hk/acadprog/nonlocal.html for the definition of non-local students.
^ The charges for 2019/20 is subject to revision. Details will be confirmed later in 2018.
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Education (Chinese Language / English Language) programme 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 2019/20 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 2016/17 cohort are HK$5,850 for attending Chinese Language Immersion Programme; and student contribution for students admitted to the 2017/18 cohort are HK$11,300 for attending English Language Immersion Programme. Students are strongly reminded that the student contribution for the 2019/20 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.
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.
Similar to the TSFS, the FASP is also 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.
Also 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.
Hostel subsidy is offered under the Government’s Community Care Fund (CCF) Assistance Programme. 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
$9180 per year/ $4,590 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 at
The Commission on Poverty approved on 12 June 2014 the allocation of funds from the Community Care Fund (CCF)
for providing an additional academic expenses grant for needy students pursing locally - accredited self-financing
post-secondary programmes. Each eligible student will be offered an additional academic expenses grant up to
$2,250 in the 2018/19 academic year. The actual amount receivable by each eligible student is
to be determined with respect to the student’s level of assistance assessed in the means test. Please visit
WFSFAA's website for the details at
The Commission on Poverty approved on 27 March 2015 the allocation of funds from the Community Care Fund (CCF)
for enhancing the academic expenses grant for post-secondary students with special education needs and financial
needs in order to strengthen the support for these students. Each eligible student will be offered an additional
academic expenses grant of up to $8,680 in
2018/19 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 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 applicants if they are required to participate in overseas compulsory field trips which constitute an essential part of the programme. Additional loans may also be granted to students who cannot afford to pay the expenses incurred from block teaching practice.
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.
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 and general interest-free loans (subject to the donation amount and selection criteria set by donors).
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 http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/index.htm.