Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS)
If you are registered as a full-time University Grants Committee-funded local student at Lingnan University and have the right of abode in Hong Kong or have resided or have had your home in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years prior to the commencement of your Programme, you are eligible to apply for the Scheme. This does not cover students staying in Hong Kong holding student visas.
Financial assistance is provided in a combination of a grant and/or loan. The grant is to cover tuition fees, academic expenses and compulsory students’ union fees. The loan is for living expenses and is interest-bearing at 1% per annum chargeable from the commencement of the repayment period. Applications are means-tested and different amounts are awarded according to students’ financial circumstances.
Enquiries about the scheme should be directed to the Government's Student Finance Office (SFO) - Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA) by the following means:
- SFO homepage about the TSFS : http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/tsfs.htm
- Address : 11/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon
- TSFS enquiry hotline during office hour : 2152 9000
- 24-hour automated enquiry hotline : 2802 2345
- Email address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcement from SFO
(a) TSFS application form
Applicants are required to submit their applications through the online application form at SFO E-link -My Applications account (ESS) : ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk . NO more hard copy of application forms can be submitted.
(c) Online demonstration of E-submission of TSFS applications:
https://ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk/demo/tc (Chinese version)
https://ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk/demo/en (English version)
Submission of Declaration (Paper Signing Selected) and Supporting Documents
Students should submit the signed declaration and supporting documents to the SFO within 7 days from the submission date of online application form through the following means:
(a) Online Upload: ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk
- Through SFO E-link - My Applications
- File formats - PDF and JPEG
- File capacity - 20MB (about 50 pages)
(b) By Mail / By Hand (together with the Reply Slip)
Student Finance Office
Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency
12/F, One Mong Kok Road Commercial Centre
1 Mong Kok Road, Kowloon
(Attn: Applications Team (TSFS))
(c) Through institution (together with the Reply Slip)
A drop-in box will be provided at the Student Services Centre during the following periods:
Current students: from 1 April to 20 May 2019
New students: 2 September to 14 October 2019
Application Period for 2019/20
For New Students
ONLINE Application Deadline: 16 September 2019
Any applications submitted after the deadline will be treated as late applications. SFO E-link - My Applications platform will still accept late applications for TSFS after the official application deadline until 31 December 2019. However, the SFO will accord priority to those applications with complete information submitted on or before the deadline.
For Current Students
ONLINE Application Deadline: 17 April 2019
Any applications submitted after 17 April 2019 will be treated as late applications. SFO E-link - My Applications platform will still accept late applications for TSFS after the official application deadline until 31 December 2019. However, the SFO will accord priority to those applications with complete information submitted on or before the deadline.
For New Postgraduate (by Research) Students
If you attend a UGC-funded research postgraduate programme that commences between March 2019 and February 2020, you should apply for financial assistance for the 2019/20 academic year. The deadline for application is one month following the commencement of the 2019/20 programme and in no case later than 31 March 2020.
Maximum Grant and Loan Offered to Lingnan Students for 2019/20
For Lingnan students, the level of grant and loan is calculated having regard to the financial circumstances of the student’s family, tuition fees payable and the discipline that the student is studying.
(a) Maximum grant :
Tuition fees + academic expenses
(i) Tuition fees payable : HK$42,100
(ii) Academic expenses:
Business Administration: HK$9,550
Social Sciences: HK$9,680
(b) Maximum loan in:
(c) Maximum deductible medical expenses:
A maximum of HK$21,080 per family member with chronic illness or permanent incapacity
Ms. Phyllis Fung / Ms. Collia Law
Student Services Centre
Telephone : 2616 7308 / 2616 7305