Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students (SSE)

Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students (SSE)

Starting from the 2014-15 financial year, the Government provides annual funding for post-secondary institutions offering full-time locally-accredited undergraduate (including top-up) programmes to subsidise financially needy students of such programmes to participate in exchange activities. Means-tested grant will be provided for financially needy students to participate in the eligible exchange activities.


  1. HSUHK local students who enrolled in full-time locally-accredited undergraduate programmes at the time of application and throughout the duration of the subsidised exchange activity;
  2. HSUHK local students who in receipt of means-tested student financial assistance from Student Finance Office (SFO) of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency or whose families are in receipt of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA); and
  3. HSUHK local students who have ability to complete the outbound exchange activity comprising substantive teaching and learning elements, lasting for at least two weeks, and organised and/or endorsed by HSUHK.

Subsidy Amount

Successful applicant can be subsidised from HK$9,000 to HK$60,000 for participating in programmes (Subject to Destination and Duration of the exchange activity). Each student will only be eligible for assistance under the SSE once throughout their study in programme(s) at the same level of study in Hong Kong.

Fact Sheet for SSE Overview (Updated on 26 March 2020)


Student Finance and Resources Team

Student Affairs Office


Phone: +852 3963 5560

Office: M603, 6/F, Block M

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