EDB Subsidy Schemes for Overseas Learning Activity

Eligibility and Subsidy Amount

  • Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students (SSE) [means-tested]
    • Local undergraduate students;
    • In receipt of means-tested student financial assistance (i.e. FASP) from the Student Finance Office (SFO) or whose families are in receipt of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA);
    • Successful applicant can be subsidised from HK$9,000 to HK$60,000 for participating in programmes (Subject to the destination and duration of the overseas activity);
    • Read more (Fact sheet of SSE, Means-tested SSEBR and Non-means-tested SSEBR)

  • Scheme for Means-tested Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” Regions for Post-secondary Students (Means-tested SSEBR) [means-tested]
    • Local undergraduate students;
    • In receipt of means-tested student financial assistance (i.e. FASP) from the Student Finance Office (SFO) or whose families are in receipt of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA);
    • Successful applicant can be subsidised from HK$6,500 to HK$60,000 for participating in programmes (Subject to the destination and duration of the overseas activity);
    • Read more (Fact sheet of SSE, Means-tested SSEBR and Non-means-tested SSEBR)

  • Scheme for Non-means-tested Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” Regions for Post-secondary Students (Non-means-tested SSEBR) [non-means-tested]
  • Non-means-tested Mainland Experience Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (Non-means-tested MES) [non-means-tested]
    • Local/ non-local undergraduate students
    • Successful applicant can be subsidised from HK$1,950 to HK$14,400 for participating in programmes (Subject to the duration of the overseas activity in the Mainland China);
    • Read more (Fact sheet of Non-means-tested MES)

Summary Chart of Subsidy Schemes

Application

The application for SSE, Means-tested SSEBR and Non-means-tested SSEBR would be opened three rounds in the academic year 2023/24:

  • Round 1: 7 Jun –  31 Aug 2023
  • Round 2: 2 Nov – 31 Dec 2023
  • Round 3: 13 May – 16 Jun 2024

Please submit the online application form (SFR-APP) together with the supporting documents during the application period set by the Student Affairs Office (SAO).  (For the activities not organised by HSUHK, application must be submitted one month prior to the commencement of the activity for seeking EDB’s approval.)

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Important Notes

  • During the activity participation, students should keep all expenditure records (both hardcopy and electronic receipts, and bookkeeping records).
  • Disbursement will be made upon completion of the programme, submission of reflection report and other necessary documents. 
  • The subsidy amount should not exceed the direct costs arising from the activity. Any other subsidies/ scholarships to cover expenses in connection with the same activity will be considered in calculation on the entitled subsidy amount.
  • Students need to provide personal bank account information through eCampus for disbursement purpose.  Please click here for the Guideline of uploading personal bank account information. 

Enquiry

Student Finance and Resources Section

Student Affairs Office
Email: sfr@hsu.edu.hk
Phone: 3963 5560
Office: M603, 6/F, M Building, Yuen Campus, HSUHK