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Northbound car travel scheme refined

The Transport Department today announced a refinement to the vehicle inspection arrangement for applications concerning Northbound Travel for Hong Kong Vehicles.   As agreed by Guangdong and Hong Kong authorities, from March 1, vehicle inspections will be exempted if the applicant and the vehicle remain unchanged when resubmitting applications for Northbound Travel for Hong Kong Vehicles within two years of passing the vehicle inspection and within the validity of the applicant’s electronic vehicle licence from Mainland authorities.   Currently, applicants for the travel scheme are required to conduct vehicle inspections at designated locations in Hong Kong.

Undergraduate subsidy to rise

The annual subsidy amount of the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong will increase from $33,740 to $34,390, the Education Bureau announced today.


It said the subsidy amount was adjusted in accordance with the movement of the Composite Consumer Price Index.


In the 2024-25 academic year, the scheme will cover eligible full-time locally accredited local and non-local self-financing undergraduate and top-up degree programmes offered by 15 institutions.


Applications for the subsidy need to be made through the institutions concerned.


The adjusted subsidy level will apply to both new and continuing eligible students and is tenable for the normal duration of the programmes concerned.


Eligible students enrolling in the relevant programmes will pay a tuition fee with the subsidy applied.


Students in need may still apply for financial assistance from the Student Finance Office in respect of the actual tuition fee amount payable.


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