TSFS (Grant/Loan) and/or NLSFT (Non-means-tested Loan) 2021/22




- All full-time Local UGs or PGs taking up UGC/public-funded places (i.e. not enrolling in self-financing programs/courses) in 2021/22 academic year AND have the right of abode in HK or have had your home in HK continuously for 3 complete years prior to the start of  your course (student visa holders are NOT eligible)


Application Materials


All applications of the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme – Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS) and Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Full-time Tertiary Students (NLSFT), administrated by the Student Finance Office (SFO), must be submitted online through “SFO E-link – My Applications” platform (http://ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk). Creation/Login of MyGovHK account is required. Applicants are reminded to keep the username and password for future use.


For detailed instruction of online submission, please refer to the Guidance Notes of TSFS (Pg.24-44) and NLSFT (Pg. 26-43)

Online demonstration of TSFS/NLSFT application: https://ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk/demo/en/


Application Deadline for New Students:   4 October 2021 (Mon)


Application Deadline for Continuing Students:   7 May 2021 (Fri)


(Students who have missed the application deadline should submit their late applications as soon as possible. Please click here for the arrangement of submitting late applications after 31 Dec 2021.)


Submission of the Declaration and Supporting Documents 


After you have submitted your online application successfully, you have to submit the signed declaration (or completed the digital signing) and supporting documents to SFO. Otherwise, your application will not be processed. You have to submit the required documents through EITHER ONE of the following means within 7 days from the date of submission of your application:


  1.  Through online upload; or
  2.  By hand to Scholarships & Financial Aid Office (SFAO), HKUST (available from 21 Sep 2021 till 10 Nov 2021  (Office address: Rm 5022, 5/F, via lift 3, Academic Building) during student service hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am-12:45pm, 2pm-5:30pm; except public holidays); or
  3.  By mail or By hand deliver to SFO's Drop-in box together with the Reply Slip to the respective addresses as follows,

TSFS (Grant/Loan)

NLSFT (Non-means-tested Loan)

Student Finance Office

Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency

12/F., One Mong Kok Road Commercial Centre,

1 Mong Kok Road, Kowloon


Attn: Application Team (TSFS)

Student Finance Office

Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency

Room 1204, 12/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices,

303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon













Student Finance Office (SFO)



- 24-hour Enquiry hotline:

Tel: 2802 2345

email: wg_sfo@wfsfaa.gov.hk

- Tertiary Student Finance Scheme (TSFS):

Tel: 2152 9000


- Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (NLSFT):

Tel: 2150 6222





Scholarships and Financial Aid Office (SFAO), HKUST:

Tel: 2358 6116

email: sfao.fa@ust.hk



Scholarships & Financial Aid Office
Updated in December 2021