The Junior Secondary and Upper Primary School Students Exchange Programme Subsidy Scheme: “Understanding Our Motherland” 2016 aims to subsidise schools to organise school-based exchange activities for junior secondary or upper primary students to enhance their understanding of the history, culture and development of our country and broaden their horizon.



The Education Bureau is now inviting the second round of application for the programme.  Schools can apply for subsidy to organise exchange activities for students in Hong Kong or Mainland between 1 December 2016 and 31 August 2017.  Please refer to Annex 1 (Chinese version only) for details.  All schools can submit applications, whether or not they have been granted subsidy in the first round of application vide the EDBCM Circular No. 85/2016.


Successful schools are required to plan and organise the activities with reference to the “Guidelines on Outdoor Activities” (for Hong Kong activities) or “Guidelines on Study Tours Outside the HKSAR” and “Points to Note for Schools’ Planning Mainland Exchange Activities for their Students” (for Mainland activities) accordingly.  Schools are required to follow the standard quotation and procurement procedures relevant to their respective school type when commissioning service providers to organise the activities.  They should supervise and monitor the organisation of the activities.  In addition, schools should introduce the learning objectives and contents of the activities to the parents of student participants.  Participation of students is on a voluntary basis.



Interested schools should submit the completed Application Form (Annex 2, Chinese version only) by post to the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section, Quality Assurance and School-based Support Division, Education Bureau at Room 934, 9/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong on or before 12 October (Wednesday). 



For enquiries, please contact the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section at 2892 6405 or 2892 5730.


For details, please refer to the Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No. 134/2016. (download)




 Activity Report  (Chinese version only) (download)

Funding Guidelines  (Chinese version only) (download)