Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS)

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The Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS) provides means-tested financial assistance in the form of grant and/or loan to eligible full-time students taking up an exclusively University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded or publicly-funded student place of a recognised course at tertiary level.

Level of Financial Assistance

  • Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria for TSFS may refer to the Calculator on the webpage to obtain a rough estimate of the amount of eligible financial assistance.

  • The maximum level of assistance under TSFS for the 2023/24 academic year is tabulated below:

Item Maximum level of assistance (HK$)
Tuition fees (TF) grant Applicants may check with the Student Affairs Office of their institution the maximum level of assistance applicable to the course of study.
Academic expenses (AE) grant*
Compulsory union fees
Living expenses (LE) loan $57,340 (interest at a rate of 1% per annum shall be charged on the loan borrowed from the commencement date of the loan Repayment Period)
Hostel subsidy the actual hostel fee payable (after deducting any other hostel subsidies or waivers) or $10,190 per year / $5,095 per semester, whichever is lower.
Additional academic expenses grant for students with special educational needs $9,630
  • Applicants may have a rough estimation on the repayment amount by using the Calculator on the webpage.


For applicants attending full-year placement / industrial training, academic expenses grant is not normally offered unless the institutions advise that expenses related to academic study is required. Such cases will be considered on individual merits.