Continuing Education Fund 持續進修基金


The Continuing Education Fund (CEF) subsidises adults with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training. Eligible applicants may submit unlimited number of claims for reimbursement of fees up to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 within one year upon successful completion of CEF reimbursable courses and before reaching the age of 71. The co-payment ratios by learners (i.e. the percentage of fees to be borne 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.

Reimbursable Courses in SSI

A list of the reimbursable courses can be obtained from the CEF website.


Persons who meet the following criteria can apply for CEF:

  • Hong Kong residents who have the right of abode or the right to land or to remain in Hong Kong without restriction, Detailsi.e. “A” (right of abode), “R” (right to land) or “U” (remain in Hong Kong without restriction) should appear below the date of birth on the HK Smart Identity Card, or holders of one-way permit from Mainland China. For details of the meaning of the symbols, please visit the website of the Immigration Department
  • Aged between 18 and 70 Details(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. Late applications will not be accepted;
  • Have enrolled in and paid the tuition fee for the CEF reimbursable course; and Details[Remarks : All CEF course providers are required to collect the tuition fees of CEF courses on an equal monthly instalments basis except those which have been granted exemption by the Secretary for Labour and Welfare. For the list of the exempted courses, please refer to ” Reimbursable Course List” in the website of the Office of Continuing Education Fund (OCEF)].
  • Have not obtained any other public funds or assistance under any other publicly-funded financial assistance schemes for the same course.

Application Procedures for Opening a CEF Account and Fee Reimbursement

  1. Check your CEF Account Status & calculate your subsidy
  2. View the necessary information for filling the SFO 313 (2020) application form, Or you may download filled details form as below Green Belt | Black Belt
    • Course Name: SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT
      Course code: 21C076325
      Institution Code: 616
      Institution: SIX SIGMA INSTITUTE LTD.
      Course code: 21C03931-4
      Institution Code: 616
      Institution: SIX SIGMA INSTITUTE LTD.
  3. Complete the application form [SFO 302 (2019)] which can be obtained from District Offices. Applicant may also fill in the application form online in the website of GovHK and print the completed form. Or you may download filled details form as below Green Belt | Black Belt
  4. Submitted by post or in person to :


  1. Applications are processed subject to availability of funds. In the event that CEF no longer has funds available when an applicant submits an application, the application will not be approved regardless of whether the applicant fulfils the eligibility requirements for claiming reimbursement from CEF.
  2. Applicants must be aged between 18 and 70 (i.e. before reaching the age of 71) when an application is submitted and the application must be submitted within one year upon the successful completion of the course. Late applications will not be accepted.
  3. The date of receipt of the application by OCEF will be taken as the date of application submitted.

Notification of CEF Account Opening Results

For further information, please check the official website of CEF;
for course related, please contact our office: [email protected]/ +852 25812771.

Last update on 19 June 2019