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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 English Language and Chinese Language#);

OR

Other Qualifications

  •  Diploma in Foundation Studies;

OR

  • Diploma Yi Jin;

OR

  • Equivalent qualifications (e.g. HKALE, GCE A-level, International A-level, IB Diploma, SAT) will be considered by the College.

 

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 English Language and Literature Level 3 or above in HKDSE English Language, or equivalent.
Associate of Arts in Legal Studies Level 3 or above in HKDSE English Language, 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 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 equivalent.
Associate of Chinese Medicine Some courses are delivered in Putonghua.
Associate of Nursing Studies Level 2 or above in HKDSE Biology/Chemistry, or Level 3 or above in Combined Science (Biology/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 equivalent.
Higher Diploma in Architectural Studies Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics (Core), or equivalent.
Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene Level 2 or above in HKDSE Biology or Level 3 or above in Combined Science (Biology), 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 equivalent.
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, or Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics (Core).
Higher Diploma in Translation and Interpretation Level 3 or above in HKDSE English Language, 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.

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 with Distinction (II)” is deemed equivalent to Level 4 or above in the HKDSE Examination;
•  “Attained with Distinction (I)” is deemed equivalent to Level 3 in the HKDSE Examination; and
•  “Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 in the HKDSE Examination.
# ApL Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) would be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification.
^ 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.