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You must meet the minimum requirements specified in this section, as well as specific entrance requirements set out for individual programmes.

Associate Degree Programmes / Higher Diploma Programmes

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

  • Level 2 or above in five subjects# (including Chinese Language and English Language);

OR

Other Qualifications

  • Pass in one AL subject or two AS subjects in HKALE; AND three passes in HKCEE* PLUS Level 2  / Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language;
OR
 
  • A recognized Diploma in Foundation Studies/Certificate in General Studies/Pre-Associate Degree/Foundation Programme qualification. (Not applicable to Higher Diploma in General Nursing (Enrolled Nurses) programme)
 

Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

  • Level 1 or above in English Language and Chinese Language;  AND at least 6 points^ in the best five subjects # **;

​​OR

  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

 
Specific entrance requirements for individual programmes:
 
Associate of Arts in Legal Studies Level 3 or above in HKDSE English Language, or Level 3 / Grade D or above in HKCEE English Language or Grade E or above in AS Use of English in HKALE, or equivalent.
Associate of Arts in Media, Cultural and Creative Studies (Music Theme) Certificate of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) music theory with Grade 5 or above, or equivalent.
Associate of Chinese Medicine Some courses are delivered in Putonghua.
Associate of Health Science -
Nursing Studies
Level 2 or above in HKDSE Biology/Chemistry, or Level 3 or above in Combined Science (Biology/Chemistry); or have taken HKAL Biology or HKAL/HKAS Chemistry; or equivalent.
Associate of Health Science - Biomedical Sciences Level 2 or above in HKDSE Biology and Chemistry, or Level 3 or above in Combined Science (Biology and Chemistry), or Level 2 or above in HKDSE Biology/Chemistry plus Level 3 or above in Combined Science (Biology/Chemistry); or have taken HKAL Biology and HKAL/HKAS Chemistry; or equivalent.
Associate of Science Level 2 or above in one of the following HKDSE subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (Extended Module I / II), or Level 3 or above in HKDSE Combined Science; or have taken one of the following HKAL/HKAS subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pure Mathematics, Mathematics & Statistics or Applied Mathematics; or equivalent.
Higher Diploma in Architectural Studies Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics (Core) or a pass in HKCEE Mathematics, or equivalent.
Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene Level 2 or above in HKDSE Biology or Level 3 or above in Combined Science (Biology), or have a pass in Biology / Human Biology in HKCEE, or equivalent.

Special consideration may be given to applicants who have experience of working in a dental clinic and / or are holders of a Diploma in Dental Surgery Assisting or an equivalent qualification. 
Higher Diploma in Engineering Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics (Core) or a science subject, or a pass in HKCEE Mathematics, or equivalent.
Higher Diploma in General Nursing (Enrolled Nurses) Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics (Core) and one science subject; or a pass in HKCEE Mathematics and one science subject, or equivalent. Applicants should have reached the age of 18 years on 1 September 2017+.
Higher Diploma in Healthcare and Health Plan Administration Preference will be given to applicants who have taken Biology or Combined Science (Biology) in HKDSE Examination, and /or Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics (Core).
Higher Diploma in Translation and Interpretation Level 3 or above in HKDSE English Language; or Grade D or above in AS Use of English and Grade E or above in AS Chinese Language and Culture in HKALE, and have three years of study in Putonghua in secondary school, or equivalent.

Applicants whose public examination results do not meet the entrance requirements of the Associate Degree or Higher Diploma programmes should apply for admission to the Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme.

Mature Students

Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications but are aged 21 or above with relevant working experience will be considered on individual merit. (Not applicable to Higher Diploma in General Nursing (Enrolled Nurses) programme)

Applicants with a Disability or Special Needs

Applicants with a disability or special needs should describe their condition on the application form. This information will help the College better understand the applicant's requirements so that every effort can be made to meet his or her needs.

 
Remarks:
# Applicants are allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows:
" Attained" is deemed equivalent to Level 2 in the HKDSE Examination." Attained with
distinction" is deemed equivalent to Level 3 in the HKDSE Examination; and
* Applicants are allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. Successful completion of an ApL subject will be recognized as comparable to a HKCEE subject pass.
^ Level 5** = 7 points;Level 5* = 6 points;Level 5 = 5 points;Level 4 = 4 points;Level 3 = 3 points;Level 2 = 2 points; Level 1 = 1 point.
** If you have attempted less than five subjects but obtained 6 points or above, your application will still be considered.
+ As stipulated in the Nurses Registration Ordinance (NRO), no person shall be qualified to be enrolled under the NRO unless she or he has satisfied the Council that she or he attained the age of 20 years.