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Applicable to CEF reimbursable courses commenced on or after 1 April 2019

Introduction

Eligible applicants may submit claims for reimbursement of fees up to a maximum sum of HK$20,000. The co-payment ratios by learners for the first HK$10,000 subsidy is 20% of the course fee and that for the second HK$10,000 subsidy is 40% of the course fee.

For applicants who have opened a CEF account before 1 April 2019, they are also eligible for claiming the additional HK$10,000 subsidy and the unused balance (if any) of the original subsidy of HK$10,000 regardless of whether their accounts were closed in the past. The co-payment ratios are same as above.

Eligibility

Applicants should be:

  • Hong Kong residents who have the right of abode or the right to land or to remain in Hong Kong without restriction, or holders of one-way permit from the Mainland China. (Application form must be submitted with copies of one-way permit and Hong Kong Identity Card.)
  • Have been admitted into a fee-refundable course and have paid the fees before term starts; and
  • Aged between 18 and 70 (i.e. before reaching the age of 71) both at the time when the CEF reimbursable course under application commences and at the time when an application for fee reimbursement is submitted, which should be within one year upon the successful completion of the CEF reimbursable course.

Our CEF Recognized Courses

Among the courses offered in the M.A. Programme in Comparative and Public History, the following courses are CEF recognized*:

  • Antiquities and Monuments in Hong Kong (HIST5559)
  • Commerce and Society in China, 1368-2000 (HIST5556)
  • Festivals and Popular Religions in Modern China (HIST5566)
  • Traditional Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong: Perspectives of History and Anthropology (HIST5571)

* The courses have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Master of Arts) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level[6]).

When submitting the CEF application form, applicants must provide the following information:

  • Institution Code: 002
  • CEF Course Code and Title:

Course code

Course title

37Z114350

Antiquities and Monuments in Hong Kong (Module from Master of Arts)

37Z11430A

Commerce and Society in China, 1368-2000 (Module from Master of Arts)

37Z114318

Festivals and Popular Religions in Modern China (Module from Master of Arts)

26Z079232

Traditional Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong: Perspectives of History and Anthropology (Module from Master of Arts in Comparative and Public History)

  • “Fees actually paid” on the application form – The fee for every CEF course is HK$13,750 (admitted in 2019-20)

How to Claim Reimbursement

  • Interested applicants should download the appropriate CEF application form [SFO 302 (2019)] from the CEF website, fill out the details and submit to Office of the History Division with tuition receipt for verification and sealing after the completion of the course concerned. Our office will issue a Letter of Certification to students who have successfully completed the claimed course and fulfilled the attendance requirement.
  • “Successful completion” of the course means that the claimants must pass the course as well as have at least 80% attendance.
  • Students should then submit the completed application form, the Letter of Certification, together with copies of supporting documents to the CEF Office. A successful applicant may submit unlimited numbers of reimbursement claims for a total subsidy up to $20,000 and, in any event, within one year upon the successful completion of the course concerned. Each claim may include more than one reimbursable course.

Enquiries

  • The above information is for reference only. Students should contact the CEF Office for updated information and an application form.

Homepage:

http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/

Address:

Units 07-11, 25/F., CDW Building, 388 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

Telephone:

3142-2277

Email:

cef_sfo@wfsfaa.gov.hk

Procedures for Dealing with Student Complaints

Applicable to CEF reimbursable courses commenced before 1 April 2019

Introduction

Eligible applicants will be reimbursed 80% of their fees, subject to a maximum sum of HK$10,000, on successful completion of a reimbursable course or module forming part of the course.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be a Hong Kong resident and have the right of abode in Hong Kong, the right of entry into Hong Kong or the right to stay in Hong Kong without restrictions. People with one-way permits who come to settle in Hong Kong from China can also apply. (Application form must be submitted with copies of one-way permit and Hong Kong Identity Card.)
  • have been admitted into a fee-refundable course and have paid the fees before term starts; and
  • be 18 to 65 years old when submitting the application and applying for a refund.

Our CEF Recognized Courses

Among the courses offered in the M.A. programme in Comparative and Public History, four courses are CEF recognized. They are:

  • Antiquities and Monuments in Hong Kong (HIST5559)
  • Commerce and Society in China, 1368-2000 (HIST5556)
  • Festivals and Popular Religions in Modern China (HIST5566)
  • Traditional Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong: Perspectives of History and Anthropology (HIST5571)

When applying for CEF, applicants must provide the following information:

  • Institution Code: 002
  • CEF Course Code and Title:

Course code

Course title

Reimbursable courses under the section

26Z02228-1

Antiquities and Monuments in Hong Kong (Module from Master of Arts in Comparative and Public History)

Tourism

21Z02141-9

Commerce and Society in China, 1368-2000 (Module from Master of Arts in Comparative and Public History)

Business Services

26Z06003-5

Festivals and Popular Religions in Modern China (Module from Master of Arts in Comparative and Public History)

Tourism

26Z07923-2

Traditional Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong: Perspectives of History and Anthropology (Module from Master of Arts in Comparative and Public History)

Tourism

  • “Fees actually paid” on the application form – The fee for every CEF course is

HK$11,250 (admitted in 2015-16); HK$12,500 (admitted in 2016-17); HK$12,500 (admitted in 2017-18); HK$12,500 (admitted in 2018-19)

How to Claim Reimbursement

  • Applicants should bring the Reimbursement Claim Form (RCF) and the tuition receipt to the Office of the History Division for verification and sealing. Our office will issue a Letter for Certification to students who have successfully completed the claimed course and fulfilled the attendance requirement.
  • “Successful completion” of the course means that the claimants must pass the course as well as have at least 80% attendance.
  • Students should then submit to the CEF Office the completed and certified RCF, the Letter for Certification, together with copies of supporting documents. A successful applicant may submit a maximum of four claims for reimbursement and, in any event, within four years from the date that the application was approved. Each claim may include more than one reimbursable course.

Enquiries

  • The above information is for reference only. Students should contact the CEF Office for updated information and an application form.

Homepage:

http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/

Address:

Units 07-11, 25/F., CDW Building, 388 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

Telephone:

3142-2277

Email:

cef_sfo@wfsfaa.gov.hk

Procedures for Dealing with Student Complaints

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