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 2023/24. 

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

FAQ: (For local students only)​

Application deadline for new students is normally in September. 
Deadline for FASP / NLSPS application for the academic year 2023/24 is 29 September 2023 

All applications should be made via “SFO E-link” of the SFO.  Please visit the SFO websites for the online demonstration of FASP and NLSPS 

Yes, but the disbursement schedule of your FASP / NLSPS grant or loan, if any, would be delayed.  In any case, late applications together with all necessary supporting documents should reach the SFO by 29 March 2024. 

In general, you will be notified by the SFO of the FASP / NLSPS results 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 installments. 

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