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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 2024 – 2025 academic year include the following:

  1. Hong Kong Chu Hai College (HKCHC);

  2. Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU);

  3. Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU);

  4. Saint Francis University (SFU)ø;

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

  6. The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK);

  7. Tung Wah College (TWC); and

  8. UOW College Hong Kong (UOWCHK).

ø Formerly known as Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE)