Services for Migrants

Subsidy for Ethnic Minorities to Enrol Language Programmes

  • Objectives

    The Home Affairs Department provides subsidy for non-school-attending ethnic minorities participating in specified language courses (Cantonese and English) of the Employees Retraining Board (ERB) to encourage ethnic minorities from different backgrounds to engage in life-long learning and to enhance personal abilities.

  • Whom We Serve

    Beneficiaries shall meet all of the following criteria:

    • Non-Chinese speaking residents with Hong Kong Identity Card
    • From low-income families
    • Non-school attending participants
    • Participating in specified language courses or special target groups of the ERB with 80% attendance or above. (Please refer to the “Notes to Applicants” attached to the application form for the list of the specified language courses for special target groups of the ERB)
    • Can only apply for the subsidy twice per year and no more than four times in three years.
  • Service Contents

    To handle enquiries, process applications and make disbursement of subsidies

  • Service Entry

    Application forms and guidance notes are available to download from here or visit Home Affairs Department.

    • Details such as income limit may subject to changes. Please refer to the website of Home Affairs Department for updates.
    • Completed application forms with copies of relevant documentary proof should be sent by mail to HOPE Centre for Ethnic Minorities.
    • Successful applicants should collect reimbursement in person or authorize other persons to collect the subsidy at the HOPE Centre (please refer to Contact Information for address).
  • Service Hours

    Mon: 9am-6pm
    Tue-Sun: 9am-9pm
    Public Holiday: Closed

  • Contact Information

    Address: HOPE Centre for Ethnic Minorities, 3/F, Tak Lee Commercial building, 113-117 Wanchai Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong (view on map)
    Tel: 2836 3598/ 5188 8044
    Fax: 2508 0207