Non-means-tested Mainland Experience Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (Non-means-tested MES)
Starting from the 2019/20 academic year, the Education Bureau (EDB) introduces a new scheme, namely the Scheme for Non-means-tested Mainland Experience Scheme for Post-secondary Students (Non-means-tested MES), which provides a non-means-tested subsidy funding for both local and non-local students who enrolled in eligible programmes to participate in outbound exchange activities comprising substantive teaching and learning elements to be held in the Mainland.
Both local and non-local, who are enrolled in full-time self-financing locally-accredited post-secondary programmes, are eligible to apply Non-means-tested MES during their studies. Participation of students is voluntary and priority should be given to those who have not received any subsidy under scholarship/sponsorship/subsidy schemes wholly or partly funded by the Government.
Each participating student can be subsidised up to HK$14,400 for participating in programmes. Each student will be able to receive subsidy under the Non-means-tested MES once only.