TSFS (Grant/Loan) and NLSFT (Non-means-tested Loan) 2023/24



- All full-time Local UGs1 and RPGs2 taking up UGC/public-funded places (i.e. not enrolling in self-financing programs/courses) in 2023/24 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)



Full-time local UGs taking up full-time locally-accredited self-financing post-secondary education programmes at degree level in 2023/24 academic year (e.g. Dual degree students who are in their final year in 2023/24‚Äč) should apply FASP/ NLSPS.

RPGs who are receiving HKSAR RPG Tuition Waiver can only apply TSFS.

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:   12 May 2023 (Fri)

Application Deadline for New Students:   22 Sep 2023 (Fri)


[Remarks: Students who missed the recommended submission deadline should submit their applications as soon as possible.]


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.  Through Scholarships & Financial Aid Office (SFAO), HKUST (available from 14 Sep 2023 till 9 Oct 2023  (Office address: Rm 5022B, 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 2023