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Deferred Payment of Tuition Fee

(for local students enrolled on full-time government-funded degree and sub-degree programmes only)
Assessment Guidelines

All local full-time government-funded new students on degree and sub-degree programmes are required to pay a non-refundable initial fee of HK$5,000 at the time of taking up offers. As the purpose of such payment is to confirm your acceptance of the offer and reserve you the study place, deferment is normally not allowed. If you have genuine hardship, you may contact us for possible assistance.



Local full-time government-funded new students on degree/sub-degree programmes paying a flat annual tuition fee (HK$42,100 or HK$31,575) are eligible to apply for deferred payment of the remaining balance of semester 1 tuition fee (If initial fee of HK$5,000 is settled, the balance is HK$16,050). They should be either:

i. with genuine financial difficulties; or
ii. coming from families living on the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA).

Application procedure

If you want to apply for deferred payment of tuition fee balance, please contact us via email:

For application, applicant must submit the completed application form together with the required documents by email at least two working days prior to tuition fee payment deadline. Interview will be arranged for need assessment and application will be considered on individual merits.  Application result will be announced immediately after the interview.


Local full-time government-funded current students on degree and sub-degree programmes are eligible to apply for deferred payment of tuition fee if they:

  • have received the government Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly–funded Programmes (TSFS)'s notification letter/Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Full-time Tertiary Students (NLSFT)'s remittance advice with enough amount of approved assistance to cover the tuition fee, but the money have not been received; or
  • are not meeting the above criterion but with genuine difficulties in settling the tuition fee on or before the payment deadline. Application will be considered on individual merits.


The due date for tuition fee payment for Semester 2 of 2023/24 is 19 January 2024 (Friday).  For application details, please refer to the "Notes to Applicants".

Current students can submit online application and upload the requested supporting documents via Scholarship and Financial Assistance System (SFAS) at online application will not be entertained.

If you have been approved to defer payment by SAO to a specified date and wish to apply for further deferment, you can submit application again 2 working days before the deadline.

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