Pilot Mainland Experience Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (MES)
Pilot Mainland Experience Scheme for Post-secondary Students (MES) was launched in the 2011/12 academic year to subsidise post-secondary students participating in short-term internship or learning programmes in the Mainland on a matching basis. Participating students will be able to see for themselves and learn more about the prevailing social, economic and cultural landscape of our country through these programmes. The experience will also facilitate the long-term career development of the post-secondary students, especially those who wish to explore their career opportunities in the Mainland China. Providing the subsidy on a matching basis will help draw in more resources from the society.
Both local and non-local, who are enrolled in full-time self-financing locally-accredited post-secondary programmes, are eligible to apply MES during their studies. Participation of students is voluntary and priority should be given to those who have no or minimal Mainland experience.
Each participating student can be subsidised up to HK$3,000 or 50% of the cost per capita (whichever is lower) for participating in programmes. Each student will be able to receive subsidy under the MES once only.