Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” Regions for Post-secondary Students (SSEBR)

Scheme for Means-tested Subsidy on Exchange to "Belt and Road" Regions for Post-secondary Students (Means-tested SSEBR)

Starting from the 2015-16 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 held in the Belt and Road Regions. Means-tested subsidy will be provided for financially needy students to participate in the eligible exchange activities.

For more details of the Belt and Road Regions, please visit the website of Hong Kong Trade Development Council:


  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 held in the Belt and Road Regions, which is comprising substantive teaching and learning elements, lasting for at least five days, and organised and/or endorsed by HSUHK.

Subsidy Amount

Successful applicant can be subsidised from HK$6,500 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 SSEBR twice at most, subject to the maximum amount of subsidy to received by him/her under the Means-tested SSEBR, i.e. $60,000 discounted by his/her level of student finance approved by SFO throughout his/her study in programme(s) at the same level of study (i.e. sub-degree or undergraduate) in Hong Kong.

Fact Sheet for Means-tested SSEBR Overview (Updated on 1 September 2020)


Student Finance and Resources Team

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Phone: +852 3963 5560

Office: M603, 6/F, Block M

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