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Gifted Education Fund and The Advisory Committee on Gifted Education

Gifted Education Fund

The Gifted Education Fund was set up in November 2016 under the Education Bureau as an endowment of $800 million for generating investment income to support the operation of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) with a view to enabling more students to unleash their potential, enriching the talent pool and enhancing the competitiveness of Hong Kong. The Finance Committee of the Legislative Council approved in October 2018 to make an injection of $800 million into the Gifted Education Fund to enhance the HKAGE’s services and to engage more stakeholders for providing diversified off-school advanced learning programmes for gifted students in Hong Kong.


Gifted Education Fund - Application for Funding Support to Provide Off-school Advanced Learning Programmes for Gifted Students



To encourage post-secondary institutions, non-government organisations with relevant experience in gifted education/ talent development, professional bodies and technology enterprises to provide diversified off-school advanced learning programmes, the Gifted Education Fund is going to provide funding support for different organisations to provide off-school advanced learning programmes to expose gifted students to high quality and challenging learning experiences in their talented areas or, where suitable, in a wider range of disciplines or even across disciplines.


Guide to Applicants and Application Form

Guide to Applicants word
Application Form pdf


Frequently Asked Questions and Answers



Application Period

From 24 May 2019 to 6:00 p.m. on 14 August 2019



Please call 3698 3486 or email to


Briefing Session

Date: 17 June 2019 (Monday)
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Room E304, 3/F, East Block, Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong

Please submit the completed Enrolment Form word to the Gifted Education Fund Secretariat by fax (2490 6858) on or before 6 June 2019.


The Advisory Committee on Gifted Education

The Advisory Committee on Gifted Education was set up in April 2017 to advise the Secretary for Education on, apart from the use and management of the Gifted Education Fund, strategic development of gifted education in Hong Kong as well as new measures and initiatives for promoting gifted education.


Terms of Reference

To make recommendations to the Secretary for Education on gifted education policy and matters related to the Gifted Education Fund on:


  • the overall policy, strategic direction, development, implementation and evaluation on gifted education and talent development;

  • the enhancements on closer alignment of schools, the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education and tertiary education sector in promoting gifted education;

  • the use of the Gifted Education Fund to facilitate the development of gifted education; and

  • the monitoring measures of the Gifted Education Fund and its use, as well as the operation policies, administration and other arrangements.


Dr Pang Yiu-kai


Non-official members
Professor Cheng Shuk-han
Dr John Tan Kang
Sister Anita Kwok Ming-ying
Ms Sonia Cheng Chi-man
Dr Allen Fung Yuk-lun
Ms Carrie Leung Ka-lai
Ms Cecilia Lee Sau-wai

Ms Ada Li Yuen-yung

Mr Cheng Ho-wai


Ex-officio members
Permanent Secretary for Education
Deputy Secretary for Education (5)

Chairman, Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education

Chairperson, Committee on Gifted Education of the Curriculum Development Council


Principal Assistant Secretary (Curriculum Development), Education Bureau


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Last revision date: 02 December 2019
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