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Government Subsidy Scheme

The following are the available financial subsidy schemes for those who would like to study the self-financed programmes.  Each scheme has different requirement.  Please check the details carefully.
Download Full Program List with All Subsidy Schemes.

Subsidy
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Remarks

Vplus
Creative Industries
(as CITSS)






 
Eligible applicants can claim 60% of the course fee paid up to max of HK$36,000. The subsidy will be available starting from 1 Sep 2019 with duration of 3 years. Details to be announced.

 



 
- Individual applicants to apply
- Applicants settle the course fee
before the application
- Application after commencement
- No any other subsidies (either from
the government or employer) can be
obtained for the same course
 
 

Vplus Engineering
(as ETSS)



 
 
 
 
 
 





 
ETSS (Engineering Training Subsidy Scheme) is still valid till 2019 Aug 31. New name "Vplus Engineering" will be adopted starting from 2019 Sep 1.
Eligible applicants can claim 60% of the course fee paid up to a max of $45,000. Applicants may apply for fee refund for not more than two programmes under the scheme.
 
 

 
 
 
More details: 
ETSS website
> Apply here
 


 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
- Individual applicants to apply
- Applicants settle the course fee 
before the application
- Application after commencement
- No any other subsidies (either from
the government or employer) can be
obtained for the same course
 




 
 
 
 
Continuing
Education Fund
(CEF)
 



 
Eligible applicants can claim the course fee paid up to max of HK$20,000.




 

- Individual applicants to apply
- Applicants settle the course fee 
before the application
- Application before commencement
- Applicants can apply for
ENLS for the same course

 

Construction
Innovation and
Technology Fund (CITF)

 
 





 
 
 
 
Eligibility:
1) Levy-paying Contractors
2) Registered Subcontractors
3) Consultants 

Subsidy:
- $3,000 per module per person
- Funding Ceiling: HK$200,000 per applicant (Company)

Application:
Via company

 


 
 
 
- Company (applicant) to apply
for staff
- Applicants settle the course fee 
before application
- Application before commencement
- Reimbursement to be applied
by the Company (applicant)
 
 
 
 
 

 
Reindustrialisation
and Technology Training
Programme
(RTTP)

 


 
 
 
 












 

Eligibility:
1)  Companies registered in HK under the Business Registration Ordinance (Cap. 310)
2)   A non-government and non-subvented organisation
3)  The nominated employee should be a Hong Kong permanent resident with the necessary background / experience relevant to the advanced technology.

Subsidy:
- 2:1 matching (i.e. Two-third of the course fee paid)
- Each company is subject to a funding ceiling of HK$500,000 in each financial year at the course commencement date

Application:
Via company
Eligible applicant (company) can be subsidized on a 2:1 matching basis of course fee paid. (for local companies)
 

 
More details: 
RTTP website.
Application Procedures




 

 
 
 
 










 

- Company (applicant) to apply
for staff
- Applicants settle the course fee 
before the application
- Application before commencement
- Reimbursement to be applied
by the Company (applicant)
 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





 

Extended
Non-means-tested Loan Scheme
(ENLS) 

 
Providing loan(s) to eligible applicants to study in a part-time mode.
 
 
More details: 
ENLS website

 

- Individual applicants to apply
- Application before commencement

 
 
 


Application Procedures

CEF (Continuing Education Fund)

Eligibility:
1) Hong Kong residents who have the right of abode or the right to land or to remain in Hong Kong without restriction
2) Aged between 18 and 70

Subsidy:
Max. Amount up to $20,000
- Applicant can claim 80% of the course fee, up to max of the first $10,000 subsidy
- Applicant can claim 60% of the course fee, up to max of the second $10,000 subsidy

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant successfully be admitted to a CEF Reimbursable Course

  2. Upon successful completion of the course (fulfill the attendance requirement of min. 70% and marks of min. 50% in EACH module), applicant submits the CEF Application Form to the course provider for verification

  3. Applicant submits the verified CEF Application Form, Letter of Certification by the course provider, and other documentary proof as required, to Office of CEF for BOTH account opening and fee reimbursement

  4. Reimbursement application must be submitted within one year upon the successful completion of the course (i.e. date of certificate issuance). Late applications will not be accepted.

CEF Website for Reference

 


CITF (Construction Innovation and Technology Fund)

Eligibility:
- Levy-paying Contractors
- Registered Subcontractors
- Consultants

Subsidy: $3,000 per module

Application: Via company

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant (the Company) to create an account at CITF Application Portal via CITF website www.citf.cic.hk

  2. Read the User Guide and prepare all required documents

  3. Complete and Submit Online Application Form in CITF Application Portal

  4. Vet Application by the CIC

  5. Notify application result within 30 calendar days for Pre-approved List items; within 60 calendar days for non Pre-approved List items, both upon receiving complete information

  6. Report submission and fund disbursement according to CITF requirements (normally upon successful completion of the training concerned)
     


RTTP (Reindustrialization and Technology Training Programme)

Eligibility:
1) Companies registered in HK under the Business Registration Ordinance (Cap. 310)
2) A non-government and non-subvented organisation
3) The nominated employee should be a Hong Kong permanent resident with the necessary background/ experience relevant to the advanced technology.

Subsidy: 2:1 matching (i.e. Two-third of the course fee paid)

Application: Via company

Application Procedures
Companies interested in applying for training grant for their employee(s) to attend registered public courses should submit the application via online system at least two weeks before course commencement. Alternatively, application form could be submitted to the Secretariat in person, by post, by fax or by email together with supporting documents. A list of registered public courses is available for reference. For tailor-made courses, companies should apply for course approval and training grants in one go. Late applications may not be processed and may be returned to the applicant.

  1. Applicant (the Company) to identify relevant training courses for employees

  2. Submit application form with supporting documents to the Secretariat at least two weeks before the commencement of training

  3. Vetting by Secretariat

  4. Receive confirmation letter from the Secretariat

The training grant is payable upon the satisfactory completion of the training courses. Companies should submit claim form and relevant documents to the Secretariat within two months after course completion.
 


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