Centre for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

CEF Information

Continuing Education Fund reimbursable courses



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 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.


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.
.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. Late applications will not be accepted.

Information of Reimbursed Course

When submitting the CEF application form, applicants must provide the following information:
.Institution Name and Code: The Chinese University of Hong Kong (002)
.CEF Course Name and Code: Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies (37M129733)
.“Fees actually paid” on the application form – The tuition fee of 2021-22 is HKD$113,000

How to Claim Reimbursement

.Interested applicants should complete the CEF application form. It can be obtained from OCEF, District Offices or downloaded from the CEF website. Fill out the details of the application form and submit to the Department Office (Graduate Division of Religious Studies, Ms. Ivy Wong) 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 and passed the claimed course and fulfilled the attendance requirement.
.“Successful completion” of the course means that the claimants must fulfill the graduation requirement, pass all the courses as well as have at least 70% attendance.
.Students should then submit the completed application form, the Letter of Certification, together with copies of supporting documents (such as copy of HKID card, tuition receipt, transcript, bank passport/statement) to the CEF Office. A successful applicant may submit reimbursement claims for a total subsidy up to $20,000 upon one year after the successful completion of the course concerned.


.The above information is for reference only. Students should contact the CEF Office for updated information and relevant 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

Procedures for dealing with Student Complaints