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Apply for Subsidy

About the "LEI Subsidy for Trans-border Start-up Internship"

LEI and OSL are offering a subsidy to encourage and support students to take trans-border start-up internships. The subsidy will be provided on a reimbursement base that can be used to cover the transportation, accommodation, working visa fee and/or insurance expense. Students can apply to the intern positions/ programme(s) provided on the LEI platform or through other different channels. 

*Application for this subsidy is accepted all year round.


Amount of Subsidy

The amount of subsidies will be depended on the work regions and internship duration. Below is the table for reference.

Maximum amount of Subsidies


HKD $5,000

Mainland China, Taiwan, South East Asia

HKD $10,000

Australia, Japan, Korea, Middle East, Middle Asia, Russia

HKD $15,000

North America, South America, Europe, Africa

*Students who have received subsidies from other units for the internship may not be considered for receiving this subsidy. 


Application Procedure

  1. Students who wish to apply for the subsidy should make an application to OSL with the following documents:

2. Submit the above documents to with an email title as “(your name)_ Apply subsidy for startup internship” .

3. An interview will be arranged for selection.



  • Full-time UGC funded undergraduate students
  • With successful placement and visa application results
  • Complete the specific internship period in full
  • Work at startup which is established not more than 5 years


Payment Process

  • The amount of subsidy will be provided on an reimbursement base after students have completed the internship.
  • Students should provide the original copy of receipts and relevant document(s) for reimbursement.


Commitment of Students

  • Students who receive the subsidy should commit to complete the whole agreed internship period at a satisfactory manner
  • After the internship, students should submit a reflective journal with at least 8 photos taken during the internship


Jessica Wong 

Tel: 2616 8063