The Mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme opened for applications on Monday, according to an announcement issued by the Hong Kong government. The Education Bureau said the scheme will benefit Hong Kong students with different financial needs pursuing undergraduate studies at 181 designated mainland institutions.
According to the press release, students who pass a means test will receive either a full-rate subsidy of HK$16,800, or a half-rate subsidy of HK$8,400 a year. Under the non-means-tested program, eligible students will receive an annual subsidy of HK$5,600. The application deadline is Sept 2.