TSFS (Grant/Loan) and NLSFT (Non-means-tested Loan) Application 2019/20 (for new students)

For All NEW full-time local students who intend to apply for TSFS (Grant/Loan) and/or NLSFT (Non-means-tested Loan) in the academic year of 2019/20

- All full-time local UGs or PGs taking up UGC/public-funded places (i.e. not enrolling in self-financing programs/courses) AND

- Have the right of abode in HK or have had your home in HK continuously for 3 complete years prior to the start of  your course (student visa holders are NOT eligible)


Application Materials
All applications of the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme – Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS) and Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Full-time Tertiary Students (NLSFT), administrated by the Student Finance Office (SFO), must be submitted online through “SFO E-link – My Applications” platform (http://ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk). Creation/Login of MyGovHK account is required. Applicants are reminded to keep the username and password for future use.

For detailed instruction of online submission, please refer to the Guidance Notes of respective Schemes:
TSFS: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/pdf/common/Form/tsfs/Guidance_Note_Eng.pdf (PDF Pg. 28-82)
NLSFT: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/pdf/common/Form/nls/NLSFT111B.pdf  (PDF Pg. 28-60)

Online demonstration of TSFS/NLSFT application: https://ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk/demo/en/


Application Deadline:   30 September 2019 (Mon)


Submission of the Declaration and Supporting Documents
After you have submitted your online application successfully, you have to submit the signed declaration (or completed the digital signing) and supporting documents to SFO. Otherwise, your application will not be processed. You have to submit the required documents through EITHER ONE the following means within 7 days from the date of submission of your application:


  • Through online upload; OR

  • By hand to Scholarships & Financial Aid Office (SFAO), HKUST (available from 17 Sep till 21 Oct 2019)
    (Office address: Rm 4592, 4/F, via lift 29-30, Annex Building) during student service hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am-12:45pm, 2pm-5:30pm; except public holidays); OR

  •  By mail or by hand to SFO (respective addresses as follows)

TSFS (Grant/Loan)

NLSFT (Non-means-tested Loan)

Student Finance Office

Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency
12/F., One Mong Kok Road Commercial Centre,
1 Mong Kok Road, Kowloon
Attn: Application Team (TSFS)

Student Finance Office

Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency

Room 1204, 12/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices,

303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon

(Attn.: NLSFT APU)



Student Finance Office (SFO)


Scholarships and Financial Aid Office (SFAO), HKUST

   - Email:

   - 24-hour Enquiry hotline:


  Tel: 2802 2345 


   - Email: sfao.fa@ust.hk

   - Tel:   2358 8336

   - Tertiary Student Finance Scheme (TSFS):   Tel: 2152 9000    
   - Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (NLSFT):   Tel: 2150 6222