Maritime and Aviation Training Fund

The $100 million Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF) approved by the Legislative Council in January 2014 came into operation on 1 April 2014. The Fund would be used over a period of five years from 2014-15 to 2018-19 to sustain and enhance existing training schemes and scholarships, as well for launching new initiatives for the maritime and aviation sectors. The aim is to build up in due course a vibrant, diversified and competitive pool of professionals and technical personnel to support Hong Kong’s future development in the two sectors.

The following Schemes operate under the MATF :

  • Maritime and Aviation Internship Scheme (NEW)
    The programme contributes up to 75% or $6,000 (whichever is lower) towards each student’s monthly honorarium for an internship period up to three months.
  • Partial Tuition Refund Scheme for the Specialised Aircraft Maintenance Programme
    Eligible applicants undertaking the Higher Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering or Diploma in Vocational Education (Aircraft Maintenance) offered by the Vocational Training Council, and joining the aircraft maintenance industry after graduation are refunded 50% of the total tuition fee, subject to a cap of $30,000.
  • Ship Repair Training Incentive Scheme (SRTIS)
    Provides a monthly subsidy of $1,500 to eligible graduates of the Vocational Training Council who have enrolled for apprenticeship in the ship repair industry for a maximum period of 36 months.
  • The University of Hong Kong (HKU) – Dalian Maritime University (DMU) Academic Collaboration Scheme
    Scholarships for selected DMU students to undertake the Master of Common Law course at HKU and supports students and in-service practitioners to undertake summer courses and professional seminars. For details, please contact the Faculty of Law, HKU at 3917 2951.
  • Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme
    Scholarship for selected students of aviation-related degree or higher degree programmes of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • Overseas Exchange Sponsorship Scheme –
    Provides financial support ($30,000–$50,000) to undergraduates or postgraduates of selected maritime-related disciplines in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the City University of Hong Kong to attend overseas exchange maritime-related courses. For detailed information, please contact the university concerned.
  • Hong Kong Nautical and Maritime Scholarship Scheme
    Scholarships for selected students of the Bachelor of Business Administration in International Shipping and Transport Logistics Programme of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Scheme consists of two prongs-
    (i) “Seafaring Scholarship”
    (ii) “Maritime Scholarship”
  • The University of Hong Kong (HKU) – Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) Academic Collaboration Scheme
    Scholarships for selected SMU students to undertake the Master of Common Law course at HKU. For details, please contact the Faculty of Law, HKU at 3917 2951.

For enquiries, please email to matf@thb.gov.hk or call the MATF hotline 3509 7261.