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Universities and Higher Education

Education in Hong Kong has entered a new era. With the introduction of the new academic structure, our undergraduate programmes last for four years rather than three from 2012 onwards. The new system is more aligned with the academic systems worldwide, and allows more opportunities for student exchanges with other parts of the world. Taking the opportunity of an additional year, our higher education institutions have revamped their curriculum with a view to nurturing global citizens with academic excellence and international outlook through inter-disciplinary studies, service learning in local and global settings, exchange programmes and enriched learning experiences.

There are 20 higher education institutions in Hong Kong with local degree-awarding power. These institutions offer a wide array of high quality programmes from sub-degree to doctoral levels. Apart from these, there are about 20 post-secondary institutions offering a variety of locally-accredited sub-degree programmes.

Hong Kong has many world-class institutions. Of the 20 local degree-awarding institutions in Hong Kong, two were ranked within the top 50 by the Quacquarelli Symonds and another three within the top 200. Hong Kong universities also host the world’s best executive business management programmes. They also offer a wide array of joint programmes in collaboration with prestigious universities around the world.

Other than local academic qualifications, there are about 1 200 courses in Hong Kong offered by non-local institutions outside Hong Kong, leading to non-local higher academic or professional qualifications (i.e. non-local programmes). Distribution of countries of origin and examples of the non-local providers offering non-local programmes in Hong Kong are shown below.



Non-local courses in Hong Kong are either registered or exempted from registration under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (Cap. 493), and are monitored by the Non-local Courses Registry of the HKSAR Government. Among the 1 200 or so non-local programmes, about 160 of them have also obtained local accreditation status and entered onto the Qualifications Register.

You may now have a quick view of our institutions below. Of course, you can obtain more in-depth information at the institutions’ websites.

Publicly-funded Local Degree-awarding Institutions :

City University of Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Baptist University

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Lingnan University
Lingnan University
Lingnan University
Lingnan University

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

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The Education University of Hong Kong
The Education University of Hong Kong
The Education University of Hong Kong
The Education University of Hong Kong

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 Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
 Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong

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Self-financing Local Degree-awarding Institutions :

Caritas Institute of Higher Education
Caritas Institute of Higher Education
Caritas Institute of Higher Education
Caritas Institute of Higher Education

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Centennial College
Centennial College
Centennial College
Centennial College

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Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Chu Hai College of Higher Education

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Hang Seng Management College
Hang Seng Management College
Hang Seng Management College
Hang Seng Management College

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Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Hong Kong Shue Yan University

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Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong - Vocational Training Council
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong - Vocational Training Council
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong - Vocational Training Council
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong - Vocational Training Council

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The Open University of Hong Kong
The Open University of Hong Kong
The Open University of Hong Kong
The Open University of Hong Kong

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Tung Wah College
Tung Wah College
Tung Wah College
Tung Wah College

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Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education
Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education
Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education
Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education

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HKCT Institute of Higher Education
HKCT Institute of Higher Education
HKCT Institute of Higher Education
HKCT Institute of Higher Education

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Gratia Christian College
Gratia Christian College
Gratia Christian College
Gratia Christian College

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Institution Providing Locally-accredited Non-local Degree Programmes :

Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah College of Art and Design

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

Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
Caritas Bianchi College of Careers

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City University of Hong Kong - Community College of City University
City University of Hong Kong - Community College of City University
City University of Hong Kong - Community College of City University
City University of Hong Kong - Community College of City University

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HKU SPACE
HKU SPACE *
HKU SPACE
HKU SPACE *

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HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC)
HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC)
HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC)
HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC)

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Hong Kong Art School
Hong Kong Art School *
Hong Kong Art School
Hong Kong Art School *

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Hong Kong Baptist University – College of International Education
Hong Kong Baptist University – College of International Education
Hong Kong Baptist University – College of International Education
Hong Kong Baptist University – College of International Education

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Hong Kong Baptist University – School of Continuing Education
Hong Kong Baptist University – School of Continuing Education
Hong Kong Baptist University – School of Continuing Education
Hong Kong Baptist University – School of Continuing Education

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Hong Kong College of Technology
Hong Kong College of Technology
Hong Kong College of Technology
Hong Kong College of Technology

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Hong Kong Institute of Technology
Hong Kong Institute of Technology *
Hong Kong Institute of Technology
Hong Kong Institute of Technology *

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Lingnan University - Lingnan Institute of Further Education
Lingnan University - Lingnan Institute of Further Education
Lingnan University - Lingnan Institute of Further Education
Lingnan University - Lingnan Institute of Further Education

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong - School of Continuing and Professional Studies
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - School of Continuing and Professional Studies *
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - School of Continuing and Professional Studies
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - School of Continuing and Professional Studies *

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Lingnan University - The Community College at Lingnan University
The Community College at Lingnan University
Lingnan University - The Community College at Lingnan University
The Community College at Lingnan University

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong Community College
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong Community College
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong Community College
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong Community College

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The Open University of Hong Kong - Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education
The Open University of Hong Kong - Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education *
The Open University of Hong Kong - Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education
The Open University of Hong Kong - Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education *

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The University of Hong Kong - HKU SPACE Community College
The University of Hong Kong - HKU SPACE Community College
The University of Hong Kong - HKU SPACE Community College
The University of Hong Kong - HKU SPACE Community College

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - The School of Professional Education and Executive Development
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - The School of Professional Education and Executive Development
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - The School of Professional Education and Executive Development
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - The School of Professional Education and Executive Development

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Vocational Training Council
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) & Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI). Vocational Training Council * *
Vocational Training Council
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) & Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI). Vocational Training Council *

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Yew Chung Community College
Yew Chung Community College
Yew Chung Community College
Yew Chung Community College

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YMCA College of Careers
YMCA College of Careers *
YMCA College of Careers
YMCA College of Careers *

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

Find a University Grants Committee-funded post-secondary course