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 studyRead More
For students attending full-year placement / industrial training, academic expenses is not normally offered unless the institutions advise that expense related to academic study is required. Such cases will be considered on individual merits.
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
Eligible undergraduate students for granting hostel subsidy must be:-
- an undergraduate who has passed the means test of TSFS; and
- confirmed to have resided in student hostels provided by the student’s institution* in the relevant semester.
(*The student should be confirmed by his/her institution as a registered resident of the hostel place concerned for at least 75% of the time during a semester. The hostel subsidy does not cover students who reside in premises other than those student hostels provided by institutions, such as residing solely in or sharing a private flat as tenants.)
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
Eligible students must be:-
- eligible for and have passed the means test of TSFS ; and
- confirmed by a relevant professional to have at least one kind of special educational needs including specific learning difficulties, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit / hyperactivity disorders, physical disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment, speech and language impairment and mental illness;
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.