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

Assessment Guidelines

New Students

All local 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 (HK$16,050 for Degree students; HK$10,788 for Higher Diploma students). They should be either:

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


Application form can be obtained from the Centre STARS at Room QT308, 3/F (Entrance at Core T).


For application, applicants must submit the completed application form together with required documents in person to Centre STARS at least 2 working days prior to tuition fee payment deadline for an assessment interview. Application will be considered on individual merits and application result will be announced immediately after the interview (Submission time : Mon - Fri from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; except Public Holidays).

For details, you may refer to the "Notes to Applicant".

Current Students


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.


On 12 Feb 2020, the due date for tuition fee payment for Semester 2 of 2019/20 is extended from 11 Feb 2020 (Tue) to 16 Mar 2020 (Mon) for students who have not settled the payment. If you need to apply for further deferment, please submit online application or by email (temporary arrangment).


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


Online application

Applicants can submit online application and upload the requested supporting documents via Scholarship and Financial Assistance System (SFAS) at https://www40.polyu.edu.hk/sfas-student/ at least 2 working days before the payment deadline. Late online application will not be entertained.


By email (temporary arrangement)

Applicants can submit the completed application form together with the required documents to us by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before your study place being terminated due to overdue payment of tuition fee. For details, please refer to the "Notes to Applicants" attached with the application form.