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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid






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Enquiry No.

Postgraduate Programme

Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) (part-time)

3411 4305

Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education

 3411 4309

Undergraduate Programmes

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education

3411 4300

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

3411 5426

CIE Self-funded Undergraduate programmes

3411 3044

Non-local Undergraduate programmes

3411 1914

Associate Degree Programme

Associate Degree programme

3411 3266

Higher Diploma Programmes

Higher Diploma in Commercial Design

3411 5452

Higher Diploma in Data Science

Higher Diploma in Management

Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education

3411 4333

Certificate and Diploma Programmes

Diploma Yi Jin

3411 4391

Certificate and Diploma programmes (part-time)

3411 5433


Fee Reduction

The School offers discount on Short Courses / Certificate and Diploma programmes* to the following categories of applicants:

  • Senior Citizen Card holders: 50% off
  • HKBU Foundation members: 20% off
  • HKBU full-time staff: 20% off
  • HKBU alumni at Higher Diploma / Associate Degree level or above who are HKBU Hang Seng Credit Card holders: 20% off
  • HKBU Hang Seng Credit Card holders: 20% off (Applicable to Short Courses for which only Certificate of Attendance will be issued)
  • SCE Friends members : 20% off short courses (Not applicable to Certificate/Diploma Programme coursesCertificate & Diploma Programmeor Specified courses)

*The discount is not applicable to all Continuing Education Fund (CEF) reimbursable courses Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programmeand may not apply to some programmes. Please check with the Programme Teams concerned.

For details of the eligibilities and application procedures, please refer to the "Application Form for Fee Reduction (Short Courses)" or "Application Form for Fee Reduction (Programme)".


Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme

The new enhancement measures of CEF have been implemented on 1 August 2022

  • increase of the CEF subsidy ceiling from HK$20,000 to HK$25,000 per person;
  • the co-payment ratio by learners (i.e. the percentage of course fee to be borne by learners) for the first HK$10,000 subsidy remains to be 20% of the course fee, and that for the remaining HK$15,000 subsidy is 40% of the course fee; and
  • removal of the upper age limit for CEF applicants.


Points to note

  1. The new enhancement measures are applicable only for courses commencing on or after 1 August 2022.
  2. A “Subsidy Calculator” is available on the CEF website to facilitate applicants’ estimation of the amount of subsidy they are eligible for and the course fee to be borne by them.


For any enquiries, please call the CEF 24-hour hotline 3142 2277 (operated by 1823 staff).


Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)

The ENLS is administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO) of the Government and the maximum financial assistance is equivalent to the total tuition fees payable to institutions in an academic year. Interested applicants may refer to or call the SFO's 24-hour enquiry line at 2802 2345 for details of eligibility and application procedures.


Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)

The FASP (means-tested) and NLSPS administered by Student Finance Office (SFO) under the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA) provide grant and/or loan to eligible full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. For details of the schemes, please visit the SFO website: The applications for the schemes should be submitted online through "SFO E-link - My Applications":



Student Emergency Fund

Student Emergency Fund (“the Fund”) aims to provide one-time emergency financial assistance to full-time students pursuing full-time programmes offered by the School of Continuing Education (SCE) with proven financial hardship. Students who have exhausted all other resources to meet the immediate and essential expenses arising from an unforeseen emergency circumstance, such as sudden death, unemployment, work injuries, serious illness or bankruptcy of family member(s) who is/are the major support of students’ education expenses may apply for the Fund at any time in the academic year.


The Fund is NOT a substitute for financial aids and does NOT cover routine expenses and education expenses including but not limited to tuition, student fees, study abroad costs and other expenses alike, as these expenses are typically addressed by other financial aids. Students should seek financial assistance from the Student Finance Office of the HKSAR Government for such expenses as appropriate.


For details of the eligibility, level of assistance and application procedure, please refer to the “Student Emergency Fund Important Notes for Applicants (pages 1 to 2)”. For applying to the Fund, please complete the “Application for Student Emergency Fund (pages 3 to 5)”.