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:
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)