Government Student Financial Assistance Schemes

(For local students only)

The Student Finance Office (SFO) of the HKSAR Government provides two financial assistance schemes, namely the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS), to local full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes in the academic year 2021/22.

HSUHK registered full-time local students can apply for FASP and/or NLSPS through the “SFO E-link – My Applications” .

For details of FASP, please visit:

For details of NLSPS, please visit:

Importance note:
Simplified application procedures for post-secondary students from families in receipt of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) (Chinese Version)

FAQ: (For local students only)​

Application deadline for new students is normally in September.

Deadline for FASP / NLSPS application for the academic year 2021/22 is 30 September 2021.

All applications should be made via “SFO E-link” of the SFO. Please visit the Student Finance Office website for details.

Yes, but the disbursement schedule of your FASP / NLSPS grant or loan, if any, would be delayed.

In general, you will be notified by the SFO of the FASP / NLSPS result after two months upon receipt of an acknowledgement from the SFO.  The payment will be disbursed to your personal bank account and will normally be paid in two equal instalments.

However, subject to the completion of application and provision of appropriate supporting documents, releasing time of application result/ payment may vary.