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 –
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.