[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 Mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme (MUSSS) is available for Hong Kong students.
Mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme
The MUSSS is available for eligible Hong Kong students pursuing undergraduate studies in 189 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.
Starting from the 2021/22 academic year, Hong Kong students who have been admitted to Mainland institutions through the School Principal Nomination Scheme under the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions are also eligible for a non-means-tested subsidy, thereby benefitting more students in need. Moreover, Education Bureau has newly developed an online platform to facilitate eligible Hong Kong students on the submission of their MUSSS applications.
For the 2021/22 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.