Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors – Sub-degree programmes
The Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) will subsidise a total of 2 238 places under 29 sub-degree programmes offered by eight post-secondary institutions (including Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, HKCT Institute of Higher Education, HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College, Hong Kong College of Technology, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (including Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education), Tung Wah College and YMCA College of Careers) for the cohort to be admitted in the 2023/24 academic year.. The programmes and number of subsidised places, which fall under six disciplines with keen manpower demand, namely Architecture and Engineering, Computer Science, Creative Industries, Health Care, Sports and Recreation, and Tourism and Hospitality, are determined by the Education Bureau in consultation with relevant policy bureaux and departments.
In the 2023/24 academic year, the annual subsidy amounts for non-laboratory-based programmes and laboratory-based programmes are up to $22,480 and $39,140 respectively. The subsidy amounts are applicable to both new and continuing eligible students. The subsidy is tenable for the normal duration of the programmes concerned. Subsidised students will pay a tuition fee with the subsidy applied. Students in need may still apply for student financial assistance from the Student Finance Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency in respect of the actual amount of tuition fee payable.
The subsidised places are allocated according to existing admission arrangement of the self-financing sub-degree programmes, i.e. through direct admission by institutions. Students can apply for admission to the designated sub-degree programmes directly through the institutions concerned. Local students who have attained (a) Level 2 or above in five subjects including English Language and Chinese Language in the HKDSE Examination; (b) Diploma Yi Jin; or (c) Diploma of Foundation Studies awarded by the Vocational Training Council are eligible for the subsidy for sub-degree programmes under SSSDP. The participating institutions are allowed to admit local students with other relevant qualifications subject to a ceiling of 50% of the subsidised places of the designated programmes.
For details of the SSSDP, please visit www.cspe.edu.hk/sssdp.