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Primary / Secondary Schools

With the support of the Language Fund, the Education Bureau (EDB) launched the "Professional Enhancement Grant Scheme for Chinese Language Teachers (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language)" ("the Scheme") in the 2014/15 school year.  While the pilot run of the Scheme will be terminated with effect from the 2023/24 school year, in-service primary and secondary school Chinese Language teachers can apply for the grant in the 2022/23 school year upon admission to the relevant programmes of studies commencing in September 2022.

The Scheme aims at encouraging serving Chinese Language teachers at primary and secondary levels, through the provision of grant, to pursue structured part-time Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma and/or Master's Degree programme on teaching Chinese to non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students so as to equip them with the necessary pedagogical knowledge and skills as well as inter-cultural understanding in teaching Chinese to NCS students.

Applicants who commence the recognised programmes of studies from the 2019/20 school year may receive 50% of the tuition fee of an entire programme of study, up to a maximum of $64,000, upon successful completion of the relevant programmes under the Scheme.  In addition, applicants who continue to teach NCS students Chinese in schools offering formal local curriculum for a total of three years within the five years upon their graduation will be able to receive an extra 30% of the tuition fee of an entire programme of study per applicant, up to an additional maximum of $30,000.  To apply for this extra 30% of the tuition fee, applicants are required to submit their applications with the principals' certification.

Applications for earmarking or release of grant are processed on a first-come-first-served basis.  The time taken for processing an application depends on individual case and the number of applications received at a particular time.  Under normal circumstances, EDB will notify the applicant of the result/progress within 30 working days after the receipt of the application.  During the peak season (September to December), the processing time taken will be about two months.


Document(s) for Download
Recognised Programme List:
Application form for Earmarking of grant (in Chinese only):
Application form for Extra Subsidy (in Chinese only):


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