Subsidy on Exchange for Post-Secondary Students

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Government Subsidy for Student Exchanges

 

Introduction

 

Sub-degree and bachelor degree students (including UOW Top-up degree) studying in this College are eligible for Government financial support to participate in student exchanges. Subsidies are provided through four schemes maintained by the Education Bureau (EDB): 

 

  1. Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students (SSE)
  2. Scheme for Means-tested Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” (B&R) Regions for Post-secondary Students (Means-tested SSEBR)
  3. Non-means-tested Mainland Experience Scheme for Post-secondary Students (Non-means tested MES)
  4. Scheme for Non-means-tested Subsidy on Exchange to “Belt and Road” (B&R) Regions for Post-Secondary Students (Non-means-tested SSEBR) 

 

Eligible Students

 

Applicants should meet the following criteria :

 


SSE

Means-tested SSEBR

Non-means-tested MES

Non-Means tested SSEBR

(a) Local students enrolled in full-time sub-degree / bachelor degree programmes of the College; and

(a) Either local/non-local students enrolled in fulltime sub-degree / bachelor degree programmes of the College.

(a) Local students enrolled in full-time sub-degree / bachelor degree programmes of the College.

(b) Receiving means-tested student financial
assistance from Student Financial Office (SFO) of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA) or receiving the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA).

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Eligible Outbound Exchange Programme

 

Only exchange activities should meet the following criteria :

 


SSE

Means-tested SSEBR

Non-means-tested MES

Non-Means tested SSEBR

(a) Held anywhere outside Hong Kong

(a) Held in any Belt and Road Regions (listed at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council website:
http://beltandroad. hktdc.com/en/country-profiles/country-profiles.aspx)

(a) Held in Mainland
China

(a) Held in any Belt and
Road Regions (listed at the
Hong Kong Trade Development Council website: http://beltandroad. hktdc.com/en/country-profiles/country-profiles.aspx)

(b) At least 2 weeks for bachelor degree
programme
applicants;  and must also be related to the discipline of study or language immersion for sub-degree applicants.

(b) At least 5 days for bachelor degree programme applicants; and must also be related to the discipline of study or language immersion for sub-degree applicants.

(c) Organized and/or endorsed by the College.

(d) Other things being equal, priority would be given to credit-bearing or award-bearing exchange programme.

 

Subsidy for students

 

 

SSE

Means-
tested SSEBR  

Non-meanstested MES  

Non-Means
tested SSEBR  

(i) Destination 

 

 

 

 

Mainland

-

-

$900 

-

Asia (including Middle East, excluding the Mainland, Taiwan and Macao) 

-

$3,000

-

$900 

Asia (including Middle East) 

$3,000 

-

-

Africa

$7,000 

$7,000 

-

$2,100 

Oceania and Europe

$8,000 

$8,000 

-

$2,400 

North America

$9,000 

-

-

-

Central and South America and Caribbean

$15,000 

$15,000 

-

$4,500 

(ii) Duration

 

 

 

 

5-13 days

-

$3,500 

$1,050 

$1,050 

14-28 days

$6,000 

$6,000 

$1,800 

$1,800 

29-90 days

$10,000 

$10,000 

$3,000 

$3,000 

91-180 days

$25,000 

$25,000 

$7,500 

$7,500 

Over 180 days

$45,000 

$45,000 

$13,500 

$13,500 

Remarks :  The duration of an exchange programme should only cover the period from the commencement date to the completion date of the official programme.  Travelling time back and forth between Hong Kong and the exchange destination should not be counted.

 

Amount of Subsidy

 


SSE

Means-tested SSEBR

Non-means-tested MES

Non-Means tested SSEBR

(a) The maximum amount of subsidy to be granted to the applicant is calculated by adding up the subsidy under (i) and (ii) above, then discounted by his/her level of applicant finance (in terms  of percentage of full grant) approved by the SFO.

(a) The maximum amount of subsidy to be granted to the applicant is calculated by adding up the subsidy under (i) and (ii) above.

(b) In individual cases where the level of student finance approved by the SFO is lower than 50%, the financial assistance level to be adopted in the calculation of the maximum amount of subsidy for the student under the SSE / Means-tested SSEBR should be adjusted upward to 50%.

 

(b) The applicant will be eligible to receive subsidy under once throughout
their study in programme(s) at the same level of study.  

(b1) The applicant will be eligible to receive subsidy under once throughout
their study in programme(s) at the same level of study.  
(b2) If the applicant has been subsidised to take part in an exchange activity in one of the B&R regions  under this scheme, he/she will have to participate in another exchange activity in another B&R in order to be eligible to receive further subsidy under  Means-tested SSEBR, and vice versa.

(c) The applicant will not be eligible to receive subsidy under SSE / Means-tested SSEBR / Non-means-tested SSEBR if he/she has been subsidised under any of these schemes for the same destination.   Such restriction does not apply to the Non-means-tested MES.  

(d) The amount of subsidy granted to an eligible applicant should not exceed the direct costs arising from his/her participation in the concerned exchange activity.

(e) Applicants who have received previously assistance from other scholarships or support schemes wholly or partly funded by the Government / UOWCHK are also eligible to apply. But priority will be given to applicants who have not received such previous assistance.

(f) Except under very special circumstances, the subsidy will only be disbursed to applicant upon completion of the exchange programme.

Application Procedures

 

Applicants are required to complete an application form. The completed application form, together with all supporting documents, should be submitted to the following UOWCHK General Offices at least 4 weeks before the commencement of the exchange programme:
Main Campus:
General Office, FW 402, 4/F, Festival Walk Tower, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Telford Annex:
General Office, Telford Campus, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay