What's on offer as you plan to make your next continuing education move
Institutions offering pre-associate degree and diploma programmes:
Caritas Bianchi College of Careers,
Tel: 2710 2628 (Yaumatei); 3427 9797 (Hung Hom); 2359 3672 (Evening College)
Day and evening courses at a wide range of levels. It also offers higher diploma and certificate programmes of the British Business and Technical Education Council.
Caritas Francis Hsu College
Tel: 2521 4693 (Caine Rd); 2508 9122 (King's Rd); 2794 1323 (Oxford Rd)
Offers foundation diploma, vocational diploma, higher diploma, advanced diploma, higher certificate, pre-associate degree, associate degree, and Project Yi Jin programmes. For admission to the foundation diploma, vocational diploma or Project Yi Jin programmes, applicants must have completed Form Five. For the pre-associate degree programmes, applicants must have five passes in the HKCEE, including Chinese and English Syllabus B. Subjects include accountancy, business administration, computer science, language studies and social science.
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Tel: 2408 9928 / 2408 9958
Chu Hai has three faculties: arts, commerce, and science and engineering. It offers programmes at degree, associate degree and professional diploma levels. For admission to the three-year associate degree programmes, students need five passes in the HKCEE including Chinese and English, while applicants for the two-year professional diploma programmes need to have completed Form Five.
CCC Kung Lee College
Tel: 2577 5778
Offers courses at certificate and diploma levels and Project Yi Jin programmes. Applicants for the one-year certificate programmes must have completed Form Five. Applicants for the one-year diploma programmes need five passes at HKCEE including Chinese and English, with not less than eight points. Subject areas include commerce, tourism and information technology.
Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Tel: 2209 0299
Offers about 2,000 programmes and courses at sub-degree and top-up degree levels. Subject areas include art and design, business and management, IT, languages and translation, social sciences and Chinese medicine. Applicants for the three-year higher diploma, two-year diploma or foundation programmes should have a minimum of five passes in the HKCEE including Chinese and English languages, or equivalent.
Chinese University of Hong Kong-Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Community College
Tel: 3190 6600
The college has four schools of specialised studies (business administrative and tourism management, Chinese medicine and health care, humanities and general education, and IT and digital design) and an office of foundation studies, offering a range of pre-associate and associate degree programmes. Five passes at HKCEE including English and Chinese required for pre-associate programmes. Deadline for application is mid-August.
Community College at Lingnan University
Tel: 2616 8247 / 2616 8274
Offers one-year pre-associate degree and two-year associate degree programmes on a full-time basis. Subject areas include arts, business and social science. Applicants for the pre-associate degree programmes must have five passes in the HKCEE including Chinese and English Syllabus B (or grade C for Syllabus A), or satisfactory completion of Project Yi Jin. Application deadline is August 16.
Community College of City University
Tel: 2788 8524 / 2707 4720
Offers a range of pre-associate and associate degree programmes, top-up degrees and other courses. The one-year pre-associate degree focuses on all-around development of generic skills. Students can move on to two or three-year associate degree courses in business, language and communication, science and technology, and social science.
Hang Seng School of Commerce
Tel: 2647 5151
Offers one-year pre-associate, two-year associate and one-year top-up degree programmes in business administration. Admission requirements of the pre-associate degree programmes, which provides liberal studies and foundation studies in business, accounting and economics, are five passes at HKCEE, including Chinese, English and maths.
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tel: 2584 8500
Offers two-year diploma programmes in performing arts specialising in drama, dance or music, and theatre technical arts. Graduates can move on to the advanced diploma and degree courses. Five passes at HKCEE, including Chinese and English, are required.
Hong Kong Baptist University, School of Continuing Education
Tel: 3411 5000
Offers a range of short courses, associate and pre-associate degree, certificate and diploma programmes in arts and science. The one-year pre-associate degree programme provides a broad-based curriculum. Five passes at HKCEE, including Chinese and English Syllabus B, required. Deadline for application by mail is August 18 or Friday if lodged in person.
Hong Kong College of Technology
Tel: 2711 9202
Offers Project Yi Jin, one-year accredited diploma, one-year diploma, one-year pre-associate degree, two-year associate degree, two and three-year higher diploma and overseas bachelor's degree programmes. Admission to accredited diploma programmes requires completion of Form Five while that to the diploma programmes requires two passes at HKCEE. Pre-associate degree and three-year higher diploma programmes require five passes at HKCEE. Wide range of subjects offered.
Hong Kong Institute of Education, Division of Continuing Professional Education
Tel: 2948 7678 / 2948 7680
Offers one-year full-time or two-year part-time pre-associate degree foundation certificate programmes. Subject areas include compulsory general studies, IT, art and design, music, tourism, environmental studies, business studies, physical education and modern languages. Applicants must have at least five passes in the HKCEE, including Chinese and English. Pre-associate degree students may move on to HKIEd associate degree bachelor programmes.
Hong Kong Institute of Technology
Tel: 2782 2433
Full and part-time courses. It offers local associate degree programmes and bachelor, master and doctoral degree programmes of oveseas universities. Admission requirements for the foundation year of the associate degree programmes are five passes in the HKCEE including Chinese, English Syllabus B and maths or satisfactory completion of Project Yi Jin.
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
Tel: 2897 6111
Foundation diploma, diploma and higher diploma programmes in science, business, education, IT, construction, hotel and tourism, engineering, and design. Students applying for the foundation diploma programmes must have completed Form Five, while admission requirements for the two-year diploma and three-year higher diploma programmes are five passes in the HKCEE including Chinese and English. Application deadline is Friday.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Professional Education and Executive Development
Tel: 3400 2828
Subjects include business, language, health, and science and technology, as well as design, textiles and clothing. Admission requirements vary. Some courses might require work experience. Has links with PolyU's Hong Kong Community College, which offers associate degrees.
Hong Kong University, School of Professional and Continuing Education Community College
Tel: 2520 4600
Offers more than 20 sub-degree programmes at pre-associate and associate degree and higher diploma levels. The admission requirements of the three-year higher diploma and one-year pre-associate degree programmes are five passes in the HKCEE (including English Syllabus B and Chinese) or completion of Project Yi Jin with satisfactory results. Application deadline is mid-August.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, College of Lifelong Learning
Tel: 2358 6123
Offers a range of degrees, advanced diplomas, diplomas, certificate and foundation courses. Study areas include business and financial services, creative industries, design, logistics, tourism and languages. Most foundation and diploma courses require five passes (including English Syllabus B and Chinese) at HKCEE.
Open University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education
Tel: 2711 2100
Offers foundation, certificate, diploma, bachelor, master and short courses. Most programmes do not have formal academic entry requirements.
Po Leung Kuk Community College of Hong Kong
Tel: 2390 5010/2392 4162 (Tai Kok Tsui) 2535 4613 (Shau Kei Wan)
Offers one-year pre-associate degree certificate programmes and two-year associate degree programmes of social science. Admission requirements of the pre-associate programme are six passes in the HKCEE including Chinese, English Syllabus B and maths, or five passes with a minimum of eight points.
VTC School of Business and Information Systems
Tel: 2176 1800
Offers one to four-year higher diploma and Project Yi Jin programmes. Admission to the first year of the higher diploma requires completion of Form Five or, for the second year, five passes at HKCEE, including English Syllabus B. Subject areas include accountancy, business administration, IT, tourism and design. Deadline for application is Friday.
YMCA College of Continuing Education
Tel: 2268 7733
Offers full-time diploma programmes in tourism, hotel management, business, accounting, and fitness and wellness. Applicants are required to have at least five passes at HKCEE including Chinese and English Syllabus B, or have completed Project Yi Jin.
Other Useful Links:
Project Yi Jin: www.emb.org.hk/emb/chi/contedu/yijin
List of registered courses under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance: www.emb.gov.hk/index.aspx?
List of exempted courses under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance: www.emb.gov.hk/index.aspx?
Youth Pre-employment Training Programme: www.yptp.com.hk
Youth Work Experience and Training Scheme:
Details of fee-paying schools are online in the Good Schools Guide at www.scmp.com