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Post-secondary Education

213. In order to nurture talent to meet our social and economic needs, the Government has decided to regularise the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors from the 2018/19 academic year to subsidise students to undertake designated self-financing undergraduate programmes. The number of subsidised places will be increased from about 1 000 per cohort to 3 000. Current students of the designated programmes will also receive the subsidy from the 2018/19 academic year. It is expected that about 13 000 students will benefit from the scheme each academic year.

214. To help self-financing post-secondary institutions tap more funding sources, the Government will launch the seventh Matching Grant Scheme, providing a maximum grant of $500 million for application by qualified local self-financing degreeawarding institutions.

215. The Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme will continue to support up to 100 outstanding local students in their pursuit of studies in world renowned universities outside Hong Kong in the 2017/18 academic year. While there is no restriction on the disciplines of study, priority will be given to programmes conducive to boosting Hong Kong’s long-term competitiveness, in particular disciplines related to innovation and technology.



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