For Students

Programme Subsidy Scheme for Student Members

The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) operates on an inclusive basis to provide programmes and services for all student members, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds, learning difficulties or disabilities. To encourage our student members to widen and deepen their learning experiences to meet their diverse needs, the HKAGE has implemented a Programme Subsidy Scheme (the Scheme) from 2015 summer onwards to provide subsidy to student members enrolled in HKAGE’s selected gifted programmes offered by other educational institutions. The Scheme is recently reviewed and is applicable to all selected gifted programmes which begins on or after 1 September 2019. Student members would need to secure a subsidy quota first before enrolling in any programme. They have to meet the requirements of this Scheme to complete the enrolled programme in order to receive the subsidy. The quota of the Scheme operates on a first-come-first-served basis.                            

The Scheme

Under the Scheme, the HKAGE may subsidize half of the total cost of a designated gifted programme or HK$2,500, whichever is lower. In case student members receive subsidies or financial assistance from their schools / programme organisers / other organisations, the HKAGE will provide subsidy to students after deducting this received subsidy amount .  A student member can only receive subsidy for one subsidized programme within one school year. 
In order to receive the subsidy, student members should: 

a)have completed at least one HKAGE-held face-to-face workshop / course with at least 10 contact hours (the last session  date of that HKAGE programme must be prior to the last session date of the subsidized programme);           

b) select gifted programme(s) from the HKAGE’s Subsidised Programme List with programme commencement date on or after 1 September 2019;

c) submit application form to HKAGE before the first day of the subsidized programme for quota reservation purpose;

d) complete the programme assessment and meet the passing requirements set by the programme organizer(s)*; and

e) submit required documents to the HKAGE after programme completion by 15 September in the following school year.

As full student members must complete at least 1 programme/activity each review period to sustain full membership, students who have successfully completed any programme under the Scheme AND successfully receive subsidy from HKAGE will fulfil the requirement to sustain their full membership.    

*For Dual Programme, student members should obtain grade C or above in the assessment.



For enquiries about the Academic Programme Subsidy Application, please contact Academic Programme Development Division at 3940 0101 or email to

For enquiries about the Personal Growth and Social Development Programme Subsidy Application, please contact Affective Education Division at 3940 0104 or email to

*In order to receive the subsidy, student members should obtain grade C or above in the assessment of Dual Programme.