[Subsidy] Any Subsidy for Studying in the Mainland?
Definitely! There is a subsidy scheme for Hong Kong students who are pursuing studies in the Mainland.
To ensure that no students will be deprived of post-secondary education for financial reasons, the Education Bureau of Hong Kong and the Student Finance Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency introduce the Mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme (MUSSS) to Hong Kong students.
Mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme
The MUSSS is available for eligible Hong Kong students pursuing undergraduate studies in 186 designated Mainland institutions. Hong Kong students who receive and complete a senior secondary education in Hong Kong, including those studying the local or non-local curriculum as well as non-Chinese speaking students, may apply for the subsidy if other criteria are fulfilled.
For the 2020/21 academic year, the full-rate subsidy and half-rate subsidy provided through the means-tested subsidy under the MUSSS are HK$16,800 and HK$8,400 respectively. A non-means-tested subsidy of HK$5,600 is also provided.
Higher education institutions in the Mainland also offer their own scholarships, grants, fee remission, etc. For details and requirements, please refer to the information from individual institutions.