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

Level of Financial Assistance

  • To obtain a rough estimate of the amount of financial assistance that you could receive, please refer to the calculator at the SFO E-link.
  • The maximum amounts for the grant and the loan for the 2021/22 academic year will be provided to the institutions around July 2021. Applicants may check with their institutions the maximum level of assistance applicable to their course of study if they so wish.
  • The maximum level of assistance under TSFS is made up of the following items:

    Tuition fee (not including continuation fee for postgraduate courses) payable to the concerned local institution

    Academic expenses for his / her course of study Read More

    Compulsory union fees

    Living expenses loan
    The maximum loan for living expenses is the same for all students. The maximum loan is $53,890 for 2021/22 application.

    Hostel subsidy for eligible undergraduate students
    In the 2021/22 academic year, the maximum rate of the hostel subsidy for eligible undergraduate students Read More is $9,690 a year.

    Eligible students need not file separate applications for the hostel subsidy.

    The subsidy is to be disbursed on a semester basis. The actual amount of subsidy receivable by each eligible undergraduate is to be determined with respect to the student’s level of assistance assessed under the TSFS. The basis for determining the subsidy payable will be the actual hostel fee payable (after deducting any other hostel subsidies or waivers) or $9,690 per year / $4,845 per semester, whichever is lower.

    For enquiries on eligibility criteria for the subsidy, please call 2152 9000.

    For enquiries on payment arrangement, please call Payment Unit at 3102 3026/3102 3027.

    Additional academic expenses grant for students with special educational needs
    Each eligible student Read More will be offered an additional academic expenses grant of up to $9,150 in 2021/22 academic year. The actual amount of the additional academic expenses grant receivable is to be determined with respect to the student’s level of assistance assessed under the TSFS.

    Eligible students of the grant can complete and return the request form to the SFO of the WFSFAA by 31 December 2021 by one of the following means:

    - by post to the Application Processing Registry of Vetting Section 1A at 11/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon; OR

    - by fax to 2519 8512

    In any case, the request form should reach the SFO on 31 March 2022 the latest.
STEP 2 General Information

Method of Assessment

STEP 2 General Information

Responsibilities of Applicants & Indemnifiers