TSFS (Grant/Loan) and/or NLSFT (Non-means-tested Loan) 2022/23



- All full-time Local UGs or PGs taking up UGC/public-funded places (i.e. not enrolling in self-financing programs/courses) in 2022/23 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), must be submitted online through "SFO E-link – My Applications” platform. Creation/Login of MyGovHK account is required. Applicants are reminded to keep the username and password for future use.


Online application: http://ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk  (Demonstration)



Guidance Notes

Checklist on Documentary Proofs Required

Illustration of Reporting Income & Assets

Common Mistakes in Completing Application Forms



Guidance Notes

Checklist of Supporting Documents


Application Deadline for Continuing Students:   13 May 2022 (Fri)

(*Students who missed the application deadline should submit their late applications as soon as possible.)


Application Deadline for New Students:   5 Oct 2022 (Wed)


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 2022 till 24 Oct 2022  (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

12/F, One Mong Kok Road Commercial Centre,

1 Mong Kok Road, Kowloon


Attn: Applications 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



*Drop-in boxes are located on 11/F (during office hours)

or G/F (for non-office hours) of the Cheung Sha

Wan Government Offices















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 & Financial Aid Office

updated in July 2022