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Financial Aids

Eligible students are encouraged to apply for different special educational needs funds, grants, scholarships and awards. List of the awards names are listed in alphabetical order:
(please refer to the relevant websites for updates and details) ​


Name Descriptions/Eligibility No. of Recipients Amount per Recipent Application Start
1 Adult Education Service & Scholarship for the Hearing Impaired 
People with hearing impairment aged 15 or above, not studying in daytime & full time primary and secondary school N/A
(based on first-come-first-serve basis)
diversified courses are provided to successful applicants course information will be uploaded to the organizer's website two months before the course begins.


Children’s Thalassaemia Foundation
All patients with Thalassaemia Major who are permanent residents of Hong Kong are eligible to apply. Special cases, such as Thalassaemia Intermediate or previous Thalassaemia Major patients who have recovered after Bone Marrow or Cord Blood Transplant within 5 years, may also apply.  no fixed quota HK$8,000 for selected training course within 3 months after announcement of the examination results of the current year

Community Care Fund- Enhancing the academic expenses grant for students with special educational needs pursuing post-secondary programmes 
關愛基金 — 增加就讀專上課程有特殊教育需要及經濟需要學生的學習開支助學金

Full-time undergraduate or postgraduate student with disabilities and passed the means test of TSFS or FASP no fixed quota up to HK$8,320 and the actual amount of subsidy receivable is to be determined with respect to the student's level of assistance assessed n the means test of SFO


31 Mar 2017


31 Dec 2017

(In any case, the request form should reach the SFO on 31 March 2018 the latest.)

4 Eden & Ling Kwok Scholarship 
Full-time undergraduate or postgraduate student with disabilities, good academic standing and financial needs. 1 HK$4,000 N/A
5 HKBU Students with Special Educational Needs Development Grant Current full-time HKBU students on UGC funded programmes registered with SEN No fixed quota 70% of the cost, up to a maximum of $10,000 per application 6 weeks prior to the start of the project
6 HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund – Endeavour Merit Award 
Full-time UGC funded undergraduate or postgraduate students with Special Education Needs (SEN) in pursuit of excellence in academic and other areas 8 HK$10,000 N/A
7 HSBC Scholarship for Students with Disabilities  Scholarships for local students with disabilities in Business, Communication, Education, Science (applied and basic), Social Science, and Arts (Linguistics & Language, Translation, History, Geography, Fine Arts & Applied Arts), with GPA > 3.70.  Priority will be given to students from disadvantaged background. 1 HK$50,000 N/A
8 Paul CK Wong Memorial Fund
Geography undergraduate student(s) who is/are: (1) Physically challenged and have a good academic record; (2) In the absence of (1), other students with an outstanding academic record or with excellent extra-curricular services to the community. 2 HK$5,000 N/A
9 Li Kwan Hung Education Fund administered by the Hong Kong PHAB Association 
HK permanent residents; full time students with disabilities; in need of financial assistance for educational purposes no fixed quota no fixed amount approx. Aug every year
10 Ng Kwok Scholarship for Ethnic Minority & Immigrant Students Financially disadvantaged students with right of abode in Hong Kong who are currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in a university in Hong Kong, with priorities given to ethnic minority and immigrant students. 10 HK$5,000-10,000 approx Jul every year
11  Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme – Endeavour Scholarship BCom (Hons) in Accountancy and Higher Diploma in Film students with Special Education Needs (SEN) in pursuit of excellence in academic and other areas no fixed quota HK$10,000 N/A
12 Simon K.Y. Lee & Lee Chi Hung Fund
Students with hearing impairment (hearing loss in the better ear is in the region of 50db or higher) no fixed quota no fixed amount approx. Aug every year
13 Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship/Fellowships for Disabled Students 
Full-time undergraduate (Year 2 or above) and postgraduate students with profound disabilities (permanenet HK resident, 7 years of study in Hong Kong for fellowship/5 years of study in Hong Kong for sholarship). Competition with students from other tertiary institutions is required. no fixed quota from HK$40,000-50,000 approx. Sep every year
14 Supportive Service For Tertiary Visually Impaired Students by Hong Kong Blind Union Provide support such as study and career guidance to:
1. tertiary students with visual impairment;
2. teachers, staff and social workers of tertiary institutes;
3. other tertiary students
no fixed quota production of accessible e-learning materials; offering consultation and case management services including career counselling programmes etc. throughout the year
15 T.M. Gregory Memorial Scholarships for Deaf Individuals
Students with hearing impairment (hearing loss in the better ear is in the region of 75db or higher) no fixed quota no fixed amount approx. Mar every year
16 The Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment
Individual PVI who demostrate a need for the supported items for studies but their schools do not provide such aids and themselves cannot afford such aids due to genuine financial difficulty. Applicants have to be nominated by the designated organizations and satisfy other conidtions set out by the Social Welfare Department no fixed quota depends on the computer aids required

(Around April-May 2018)

will be announced on half-year interval on SWD's homepage

17 Unison Scholarships for Ethnic Minority Students
Ethnic minority (non-Chinese) residents in Hong Kong with right of abode and holding valid HK Identity Card varies depending on donors at least HK$7,000 for one academic year approx. Jul every year
18  The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship Scheme (local students) 
香港賽馬會獎學金 (本地生)
Outstanding local  Year 1 or 2 student in any discipline with excellent academic performance & active participation in community service. Renewable for 4 years subject to the student’s achievement in subsequent years. One scholarship is dedicated for a student with special educational needs. 1 HK$96,500 approx. Aug every year
19 Zonta Club of Victoria Bursary Disabled students and new immigrants students with financial needs N/A N/A N/A

Adaptive Equipments' Sponsorship Scheme For Secondary School And Tertiary Students With Visual Impairment

Permanent resident of the HKSAR aged between 16-25 with visual impairment, and part time/full time students of Bachelor, Associate Degree, Higher Diploma, Yi Jin Diploma or certificate courses/programmes recognized by the EDB. For purchase of assistive aids and equipment.  no fixed quota up to HK$10,000, depends on the equipmments required approx. July every year

For details about scholarships and financial aids, please click here.