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Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP)

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP) for Academic Year 2024/25

SSSDP was launched as a new initiative under the 2014 Policy Address to subsidise about 1,000 students per cohort starting from the 2015/16 academic year to pursue designated full-time locally-accredited self-financing undergraduate programmes in selected disciplines.


It has been announced in the 2017 Policy Address that SSSDP would be regularised in the 2018/19 academic year with an increase in the number of subsidised places to about 3,000 per cohort.



Subsidised Programmes  


THEi offers the following 9 subsidised programmes under the scheme in 2024/25 academic year.  These are: 



JUPAS Catalogue No.

Subsidy Amount in AY2024/251 (HK$)

Creative Industries



Creative Industries



Architecture and Engineering



Tourism and Hospitality



Architecture and Engineering


Architecture and Engineering JSSV07 45,810
Architecture and Engineering JSSV08 45,810
Sports and Recreation JSSV09 45,810
Architecture and Engineering JSSV10 79,770


Application: Via the JUPAS website. Please click Here for the Important Dates for the JUPAS Admissions Exercise



1 Students under the SSSDP will receive subsidies per annum. The subsidy is tenable for the normal duration of the programme (i.e. for a period of 4 years).

2 Only local students are eligible to be subsidised under SSSDP.

3 With effect from AY2024/25, the Programme will offer two specialisations, namely "Sports Therapy" and "Sports Management".  The "Sports Coaching" specialisation will be developed into a new Sports Coaching degree programme, which is not under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) in AY 2024/25.

4 The programme has been included in the second round of “Pilot Project on the Development of Applied Degree Programmes” of the Education Bureau. The programme will undergo re-accreditation by the HKCAAVQ and the programme title is subject to change.