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Admission Requirement

As institutions in Hong Kong enjoy a high degree of autonomy in admission of students, requirements for student admission may vary from institution to institution, and from programme to programme. Institutions will make admission decisions primarily based on the merits (e.g. academic and other non-academic achievements) of individual applications. Some institutions will invite applicants to attend interviews, whose performance at the interviews will also be taken into consideration. You are advised to read the course information provided by institutions carefully and contact the institution(s) you intend to apply for if you need further advice and clarification.

In general you need to have completed secondary school, have earned satisfactory results in your country's Leaving or Aptitude exams, if offered (for example, A Levels, International Baccalaureate, SATs, etc.). If English is not your mother tongue, you will need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or equivalent exams. Of course, you should contact the admission office of institutions for more detailed information.

The following links provide more details on admission requirements for non-local students for individual institutions.

Publicly-funded Local Degree-awarding Institutions :

City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Education University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The University of Hong Kong


Self-financing Local Degree-awarding Institutions :

Caritas Institute of Higher Education
Centennial College
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Hang Seng Management College
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Vocational Training Council
The Open University of Hong Kong
Tung Wah College
Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education
HKCT Institute of Higher Education
Gratia Christian College


Institution Providing Locally-accredited Non-local Degree Programmes :

Savannah College of Art and Design


Self-financing Institutions Providing Locally-accredited Sub-degree Programmes :

Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
City University of Hong Kong - Community College of City University
HKU SPACE *
HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC)
Hong Kong Art School *
Hong Kong Baptist University – College of International Education
Hong Kong Baptist University – School of Continuing Education
Hong Kong College of Technology
Hong Kong Institute of Technology *
Lingnan University - Lingnan Institute of Further Education
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - School of Continuing and Professional Studies *
The Community College at Lingnan University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong Community College
The Open University of Hong Kong - Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education *
The University of Hong Kong - HKU SPACE Community College
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - The School of Professional Education and Executive Development
Vocational Training Council *
Yew Chung Community College
YMCA College of Careers *

* Institutions running locally-accredited non-local post-secondary programmes in collaboration with non-local institutions

Find a University Grants Committee-funded post-secondary course