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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.

Self-Financing Post-secondary Institutions:

Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
Saint Francis University
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
UOW College Hong Kong
Gratia Christian College
HKCT Institute of Higher Education
HKU SPACE Community College
HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC)
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
Hong Kong Metropolitan University
Hong Kong Metropolitan University – Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education
Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Lingnan University - Lingnan Institute of Further Education
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) (a member institution of Vocational Training Council)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - School of Continuing and Professional Studies
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong Community College
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Professional Education and Executive Development
Tung Wah College
Vocational Training Council (VTC) - Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), International Culinary Institute (ICI) & Hong Kong Institute of Information Technology (HKIIT)
Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education
YMCA College of Careers

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