Subsidies for participation in outgoing exchange and non-local learning programmes


The Education Bureau has allocated a total of HK$14 million as financial assistance to undergraduate students to participate in outgoing exchange and short-term non-local learning programmes. For the period from July 2016 to August 2017, half of the subsidy is designated for any destination outside Hong Kong, and the other half is for destinations in the ‘Belt and Road’ regions.


Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students (SSE)

Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange to ‘Belt and Road’ Regions for Post-secondary Students (SSEBR)

Programme Period

Programme Destination

Minimum Duration of Programme

Maximum Number of Awards per Student

Maximum Amount of Subsidy

Nature of Programme

Any destinations outside Hong Kong

Two weeks

One under SSE

Any destinations in the ‘Belt and Road’ Regions

Five days

Two under SSEBR

Varies according to programme duration and destination. The highest possible amount is HK$60,000.

Programmes consisting of teaching and learning elements, primarily for study purposes.

July 2016 – August 2017

Local undergraduates who are in receipt of means-tested financial assistance from the Student Financial Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (or whose family is in receipt of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance from the Social Welfare Department) undertaking eligible programmes are qualified to apply for the subsidies.


Faculties, departments and colleges are invited to offer programmes that meet the requirements of SSE and SSEBR and encourage their students to participate in the programmes. They are invited to provide a list of eligible programmes to the Office of Academic Links (OAL), and students in eligible programmes will be contacted to apply for the subsidy schemes. For more information of the subsidy schemes, please refer to the webpage or contact Ms. Elaine Poon at





































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