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Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors

Programme Information

Eligible SSSDP programmes must meet the following requirements:

  1. the programmes must be full-time locally-accredited self-financing undergraduate programmes;

  2. the programmes are included in a list of designated programmes nominated by relevant bureaux for the purpose of nurturing necessary talent in support of specific industries with urgent or keen demand for human resources; and

  3. the actual annual tuition fees payable by applicants should include downward adjustment to reflect the subsidy under SSSDP.


Institutions in SSSDP for the 2018 – 2019 academic year include the following:

  1. Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE);

  2. Chu Hai College of Higher Education (CHC);

  3. Hang Seng Management College (HSMC);

  4. Tung Wah College (TWC);

  5. The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK); and

  6. Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Vocational Training Council (VTC - THEi).