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SSSDP will continue to be administered by a two-tier arrangement in which a subsidy of up to HK$72,800 per academic year will be provided to each applicant admitted to a laboratory-based programme while a subsidy of up to HK$41,700 per academic year will be provided to each applicant admitted to a programme that is not laboratory-based Note in the 2019 – 2020 academic year. 

Note The HKSAR Government announced on 4 September 2019 that the subsidy amounts of SSSDP in the 2020 – 2021 academic year will be adjusted upward according to the movement of the Composite Consumer Price Index.  The annual subsidy amounts for laboratory-based programmes and non-laboratory-based programmes will be increased to HK$74,600 and HK$42,800 respectively.

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