Student Travel Subsidy for Tertiary or Post-secondary Students



Eligibility

To be eligible for the Student Travel Subsidy (STS), a tertiary or post-secondary student must

  • be successful in his application for assistance under the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS) or Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) ;
  • attend a full-time day course up to first degree level;
  • reside beyond 10 minutes' walking distance from student's normal place of study and travel to school by public transport.

Please note that STS Scheme is not applicable to distance-learning programme, online programme or programmes outside Hong Kong.

Application Procedures

Applicant must indicate the wish for STS in the application form for financial assistance under the TSFS or FASP and apply through their respective institutions.

For full-time post-secondary students pursuing accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programme covered by FASP who are aged over 30 in 2013 / 14 academic year (i.e. born on or before 31.8.1982), they are not eligible for assistance under the FASP. These students who intend to apply for STS should follow the application procedures for STS under the Financial Assistance for Primary and Secondary students.

Amount of Subsidy

The subsidy is calculated on the basis of the average unit fare between the district, in which a student resides during term time, and the district in which the normal place of study is located.

Payment Procedures, Payment Date and Application Result

STS is paid in one lump sum for an academic year. Payment is made by autopay into the bank account specified on the application form.

Payment of STS is released by batches to students who are successful in their applications under TSFS or FASP. Travel subsidy normally will be released in November or within 2 months from the payment of the financial assistance under TSFS and FASP.

Applicants whose payments have been rejected by the Autopay System due to incorrect information on the application form will be individually notified to approach the Student Travel Subsidy Section for rectification of incorrect data. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified separately.

The payment date and institution lists with travel subsidy released are listed at below:
First Batch on 17 October 2013
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through TSFSDownload PDF file format
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through FASPDownload PDF file format
Second Batch on 12 November 2013
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through TSFSDownload PDF file format
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through FASPDownload PDF file format
Third Batch on 17 December 2013
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through TSFSDownload PDF file format
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through FASPDownload PDF file format
Fourth Batch on 23 January 2014
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through TSFSDownload PDF file format
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through FASPDownload PDF file format
Fifth Batch on 25 February 2014
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through TSFSDownload PDF file format
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through FASPDownload PDF file format
Sixth Batch on 25 March 2014
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through TSFSDownload PDF file format
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through FASPDownload PDF file format
Seventh Batch on 30 April 2014
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through TSFSDownload PDF file format
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through FASPDownload PDF file format
Eighth Batch on 30 May 2014
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through TSFSDownload PDF file format
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through FASPDownload PDF file format
Ninth Batch on 4 July 2014
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through TSFSDownload PDF file format
Institution list with travel subsidy released to their student who applied STS through FASPDownload PDF file format
Telephone number for enquires on payment of travel subsidy :
Student applied STS through TSFS : 3616 6540 (Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
and Hong Kong Design Institute)
3616 6563 (City University of Hong Kong)
3616 6562 (Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Lingnan University)
3616 6536 (Other Institutions)
Student applied STS through FASP : 3616 6540 (Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education)
3616 6549 / 3616 6538 (Other Institutions)