In order to further encourage continuing education, the HKSAR Government has approved the implementation of a pilot scheme to provide tuition fee subsidy for three cohorts of students admitted from the 2016/17 academic year to designated professional part-time programmes offered by Vocational Training Council (VTC), covering programmes in the disciplines of construction and engineering. The scheme targets to encourage working adult learners to pursue higher qualifications which help enhance their upward mobility.

Under the scheme, eligible applicants for the subsidy should meet all the following criteria –

  • (a) a resident of Hong Kong who is lawfully employable in Hong Kong; and
  • (b) has newly and successfully enrolled for the first time into the relevant self-financing part-time programme offered by VTC. The programme enrolled should be –
    • (i) accredited at Qualifications Framework (QF) Level 3 to 5 by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, excluding Associate Degree and bachelor’s degree programmes; and
    • (ii) under the area of study/training in “Architecture and Town Planning” or “Engineering and Technology” under the classification of the Hong Kong Qualifications Register (QR).

Successful applicants will be refunded 60% of the tuition fees of eligible programmes, subject to a maximum of $45,000 per person. Applicants may apply for fee refund for not more than two programmes under the scheme. The tuition fee will be reimbursed by instalments at the end of each term of the programme upon successful completion. Refunds will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis with no pre-set quota for individual programme.

Programmes to be commenced in 2018/19

Engineering Discipline In-service Training Office

Telephone : 2435 9423 | E-mail : | Address : B322, 20 Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi Island, N.T.

Faculty of Science & Technology, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

Telephone : 2176 1505 | E-mail :

Faculty of Design and Environment, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

Telephone : 3959 7323 | E-mail :

Professional Education and Engagement Centre

Telephone : 3928 2777 | E-mail :