General Expenses


Apart from the prescribed fees, it is very difficult to estimate the education expenses for a full-time research student as they are mainly related to the research area and individual needs. Students may draw reference that the maximum academic grant offered under the HKSAR Government’s Tertiary Student Finance Scheme – Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS) in 2017/18 is around HK$10,380 to HK$16,190 for most disciplines, and around HK$47,140 for the design discipline.


Non-local students should be aware of the high living costs in Hong Kong, and that the estimated total cost of accommodation, meals, local transport, laundry and personal expenses will be around HK$72,000 to HK$100,000 per academic year. However, students should note that this is only a rough estimate because the cost of living varies from person to person depending on the type of accommodation selected and other factors.