Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
No - there are 4 trimesters or 2 semesters in a year. You can't have 3 semesters in a year. A trimester is a period of 3 months, a semester is a period of 6 months.

Anyway, as (I suspect) a non-Chinese HK person I suspect your chances of getting any money locally are very slim indeed. You could try talking to Unison to see if they know of any funding available.
Just came by this post while researching something different.
Actually, PDLM, you might be correct, however, when speaking of academic years, one indeed has three trimesters.

Original post was four years ago..but just saying