SCOLAR’s Vocational Chinese Language Programme for Non-Chinese Speaking School Leavers 語常會已離校非華語人士職業中文課程

This project was first run by CLC in August 2017 under the scheme “SCOLAR’s Vocational Chinese Language Programme for Non-Chinese Speaking School Leavers”. It is funded by the Language Fund and supported by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) for the purpose of promoting Chinese language learning. The programme aims to enhance non-Chinese speaking school leavers' capabilities and confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Chinese, helping them obtain qualifications recognised by the Government and different sectors and enhancing their employability.


In the 2019-21 cycle, CLC’s Foundation Certificate in Cantonese Programme with Elementary I and Elementary II course components will be funded. Students can receive a subsidy cap of 85% of the course fee upon satisfactory completion of the whole programme or with satisfactory attendance.

  • For elementary learners to learn Chinese (Cantonese)                  

  • Listening and speaking oriented

  • 80-hour programme                                                                         

  • Course fee at HK$2000 with a reimbursement of HK$1700 upon satisfactory completion

  • Convenient classroom locations near the University MTR Station



An applicant should:


  1. Be a non-Chinese speaking Hong Kong resident;

  2. Have completed grade 11 to 12 (or equivalent);

  3. Currently not be studying in any full-time programmes.


Reimbursement Eligibility

  1. Complete the application procedure and receive the SCOLAR programme’s acceptance confirmation prior to the commencement of study;

  2. Complete the designated CP2101 AND CP2102 modules;

  3. Attain a "pass" grade in both study modules OR attain at least 80% attendance in both study modules.


How to apply?

  1.  Applicants should read carefully and sign the Application Notes;

  2.  Fill in an online application form exclusively for the SCOLAR funded Foundation Certificate Programme. The programme application will be processed only upon full submission of the documents, including Hong Kong visa/ permanent HKID information and education proof.

  3.  Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, the subsidy will be reimbursed to students. For 2019-21, the programme fee is HK$2000. SCOLAR subsidy reimbursed after programme completion: HK$1700. Net amount paid by students: HK$300.


Schedule will be available soon

Terms & Conditions

The Study Programme

This project is supported by SCOLAR and funded by the Language Fund