Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)


The Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) is to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loans to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree.


(For distance-learning students of the Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU), please refer to the "Supplementary Guidance Notes for the FASP and the NLSPS" for the eligibility criteria and application procedures under the NLSPS. Students can also obtain the supplementary guidance notes from the HKMU.)

  • Applicants applying for an NLSPS loan to cover their tuition fees payable in the 2023/24 academic year must -

    • have been registered as a full-time student engaged in a locally-accredited self-financing post-secondary education programme at sub-degree (i.e. associate degree or higher diploma) or degree level in the 2023/24 academic year. For details, please refer to "Eligible Courses" ; and

    • have the right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong); or alternatively, applicants or their families must have resided in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years prior to the commencement of the programme.

      (Remarks: This does not cover non-local students holding –
      • student visas/entry permits;
      • visas/entry permits under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates; or
      • dependant visas/entry permits which were issued by the Director of Immigration when the relevant students were 18 years old or above.)

Remarks: Applicants’ eligibility are restricted to only one eligible full-time course in any particular academic year. If applicants have applied for financial assistance under the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Full-time Tertiary Students (NLSFT), they cannot apply for the NLSPS simultaneously in the same academic year.