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SSSDP will continue to be administered by a two-tier arrangement in which a subsidy of up to HK$71,700 per academic year will be provided to each applicant admitted to a laboratory-based programme while a subsidy of up to HK$41,000 per academic year will be provided to each applicant admitted to a programme that is not laboratory-based Note

Note The Government announced on 22 August 2018 that the subsidy amount of SSSDP in the 2019 – 2020 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$72,800 and HK$41,700 respectively.

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