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 :
- Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme (ProTERS)
Eligible applicants are refunded with 80% of the fees after completing approved courses or passing examinations, subject to a cap of $18,000.
- Maritime and Aviation Internship Network (Summer 2016) (NEW)
The programme contributes up to 75% or $6,000 (whichever is lower) towards each student’s monthly honorarium for a summer 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.
- Local Vessel Trade Training Incentive Scheme (LVTTIS)
Provides a monthly allowance up to $30,000 for eligible deck or engine room ratings newly employed by the local vessel trade.
- Sea-going Training Incentive Scheme (SGTIS)
Provides a monthly subsidy of $6,000 to deck or engine room cadets on ocean-going vessels for a maximum period of 18 months.
- 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.
- Hong Kong Maritime and Logistics Scholarship Scheme
Scholarship for selected students of the Master of Science in International Shipping and Transport Logistics of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
- Hong Kong Maritime Law Scholarship Scheme
Scholarship for selected students of the Master of Laws (Maritime and Transportation Law) programme of the City University of Hong Kong.
- 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 (New) (In operation from 1 April 2015)
Scholarship for selected students of aviation-related degree or higher degree programmes of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
- 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.
For enquiries, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the MATF hotline 3509 7261.