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Application for VTC Full-time Degree (Year 1 Entry of Self-financed programmes), Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education (S6) and Diploma Programmes

Submission of Application
 

How can I submit the application?

Applicants may submit their application for VTC Full-time Degree (Year 1 Entry of Self-financed programmes), Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education (S6), Diploma programmes via the “VTC Web-based Admissions System”. Applicants are able to submit / update their programme choices, fill in their academic qualification, upload qualification / supporting documents, check the application status, arrangement of interview / test and conditional offer announcement via the system. The application for full-time programmes in AY 2019/20 starts on 23 Nov 2018. Applicants may refer to this Admissions Homepage for details of relevant application procedure.

                       

Applicant should create a user account before the first login to the “VTC Web-based Admissions System”. Upon successful creation of the user account, the system will send a confirmation email to applicant’s registered email address. Applicant may start filling in application form by login to the “VTC Web-based Admissions System” with their registered email address and password. Applicants may refer to the user guide of “VTC Web-based Admissions System” for procedures of create new user account and submission of application.

 

Applicants may also use their smartphones / tablet PCs to submit their applications for VTC Full-time Degree (Year 1 Entry of Self-financed programmes), Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education (S6), Diploma programmes via the “VTC Mobile Application System”. Applicants may refer to the user guide of “VTC Mobile Application System” for procedures of create new user account and submission of application.

 

[Please note: “VTC Mobile Application System” only supports smartphone / tablet PC. If you are using desktop computer, you will be redirected to the “VTC Web-based Admissions System”.]

How to choose an application form?

NSS Secondary 6 students, applicants with HKDSE results, graduates of VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies / Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma Yi Jin / Yi Jin Diploma, HK A-level holders may login “VTC Web-based Admissions System” and fill in the form of “Full-time Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education, Diploma Programmes” under the section of Application Form.

 

Applicants may also use their smartphones / tablet PCs to submit the form of “Full-time Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education, Diploma Programmes” via the “VTC Mobile Application System””.

How to update programme choices, personal particulars and academic qualifications after submitted the application form?

Applicants applying for Full-time Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education, Diploma programmes, may update their programme choices, personal particulars and academic qualifications by logging in to the “VTC Web-based Admissions System” / “VTC Mobile Application System” before the application deadline. If applicants need to amend the English name, HKID No. and Date of Birth, they are required to download and submit the completed Change of Particulars Notification Form together with copy of relevant supporting documents to the VTC Admissions Office IN PERSON or via email / fax. Applicant may also authorise a representative to act on his / her behalf.

(Email: admission@vtc.edu.hk; Fax: 2365 4172; VTC Admissions Office Address: Room 032, IVE (Morrison Hill), 6 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai)

 

Note:

Applicants applying for Degree programmes (Year-3 Entry) offered by THEi should submit their requests to THEi directly.
(Email: thei-reg@vtc.edu.hk; Fax: 3890 8123 / 2176 1520)

Applicants applying for Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate programmes (S3) offered by YC should submit their requests to YC directly.
(Email: yckf-cs@vtc.edu.hk; Fax: 2748 8499)

Applicants applying for Certificate programmes offered by HTI / CCI / ICI should submit their requests to relevant institutes directly.
(Email: hti@vtc.edu.hk / cci@vtc.edu.hk / ici@vtc.edu.hk; Fax: 2538 2765)

How to pay application fee?

The amount of application fee will be listed on the page ‘Application Fee Payment’ / ‘Application Record’. Applicants may pay the application fee by one of the following methods (Cheque and Cash are NOT accepted) :

  • 7-Eleven
  • ATM (Hang Seng Bank / HSBC / JETCO ATM with JET Payment Logo)
  • PPS (via Telephone / Internet)
  • e-Banking Services Online Payment Services (VISA / MasterCard / PPS)

 

Please refer to the relevant application procedures in the Admissions Homepage or “VTC Web-based Admissions System” / “VTC Mobile Application System” for the detailed payment instructions.

 

Please keep the payment receipt / write down the payment reference number / print out the payment result for record. Application will be processed only after the application form is submitted and the application fee is settled; the application fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

How to confirm the application fee is paid?

Applicants can login to the Main Page of the “VTC Web-based Admissions System” / My Account of the “VTC Mobile Application System” to check their application and payment status. Upon confirmation of the settlement of applicants’ application fee, the system will show “Paid” status in application fee payment and applicants will receive an acknowledgment email in their registered email with their “Application Number”.

 

Please make sure the payment is made correctly with the “7-Eleven QR Code” or “14-digit Payment Number” generated by the system on or before the application deadline (each application has a unique QR code & payment number which is only applicable to that application). It normally takes 2 working days for the Admissions Office to verify application fee payment record. Applicants are advised to pay the application fee as early as possible. Application will be processed only after the application form is submitted and the application fee is settled.

I have paid the application fee. Why is the payment status still showing “Not Paid”?

Please retain the receipt or payment record after settling the application fee. Normally, it takes 2 working days for the Admissions Office to verify application fee payment record. Applicants should confirm that an adequate amount of application fee is paid with the correct “14-digit Payment Number” and verify with the bank / credit card centre that the payment is successfully completed. If the payment status is still showing “Not Paid”, please contact VTC Admissions Office at 2897 6111 or email: admission@vtc.edu.hk.

What happen after I’ve submitted a VTC application through E-APP? How can I verify my application is completed?

After the E-APP application reached VTC, applicants will be notified by email to login the “VTC Web-based Admissions System” / “VTC Mobile Application System” to provide supplementary information and pay the application fee before the specified deadline. The application is completed when the application form status is “submitted” and the payment status “Paid” is shown in the system.

What applicants should do if they would like to opt out for receiving promotion materials of VTC and its member institutions?

Applicants may unsubscribe from receiving promotion materials of VTC and its member institutions by sending the request with their registered name, phone number, mobile number, email address, correspondence address and education level by email admission@vtc.edu.hk or by fax 2365 4172.

                                      

Applicants may also login to “VTC Web-based Admissions System” / “VTC Mobile Application System” and go to the “Change of Personal Particulars” page to update the check box of unsubscribing direct marketing information.

 

Note:

Applicants applying for Degree programmes (Year-3 Entry) offered by THEi should submit their requests to THEi directly.
(Email: thei-reg@vtc.edu.hk; Fax: 3890 8123 / 2176 1520).

Applicants applying for Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate programmes (S3) programmes offered by YC should submit their requests to YC directly.
(Email: yckf-cs@vtc.edu.hk; Fax: 2748 8499).

Applicants applying for Certificate programmes offered by HTI / CCI / ICI should submit their requests to relevant institutes directly.
(Email: hti@vtc.edu.hk / cci@vtc.edu.hk / ici@vtc.edu.hk; Fax: 2538 2765).


Academic Qualifications and Programme Information
 

For applicants holding HKDSE examination results or Completion of Secondary 6 under the New Senior Secondary Academic Structure, which VTC programmes can they apply for? What are the general entrance requirements of VTC’s Post-secondary 6 programmes?

Applicants may apply for other VTC Post-secondary 6 programmes according to their academic qualifications hold. The General Entrance Requirements are :

 

Programmes Required Academic Qualifications
Degree
  • Level 3 or above in the HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language; AND Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective Subject; OR
  • Equivalent
Higher Diploma
  • Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR
  • VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies ; OR
  • VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education ; OR
  • Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR
  • Equivalent

Diploma of Foundation Studies

  • Completion of Secondary 6 (under the New Senior Secondary Academic Structure) ; OR
  • Equivalent
Diploma of Vocational Education
  • Completion of Secondary 6 (under the New Senior Secondary Academic Structure) ; OR
  • Equivalent
Diploma
  • Completion of Secondary 6 (under the New Senior Secondary Academic Structure) ; OR
  • Equivalent


Notes :

Some programmes may have other programme-specific or additional entrance requirements. Please refer to the programme details and specific requirements of individual programmes.

Would alternative Chinese Language qualifications be considered for non-Chinese speaking applicants to apply for Higher Diploma programmes?

Non-Chinese speaking applicants who meet the specific circumstances#, the alternative language qualification below will be considered individually in the application :

Alternative Lanugage Qualifications For Degree Programmes For Higher Diploma Programmes
HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese Attained Attained
GCSE / IGCSE / GCE O-level
Chinese Language
Grade C Grade D
GCE AS-level Chinese Language Grade C Grade E
GCE A-level Chinese Language Grade E Grade E


* The specific circumstances are :

  1. The applicant has learnt Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education. This caters specifically to applicants who have a late start in the learning of Chinese Language (e.g. due to their settlement in Hong Kong well past the entry level) or who have been educated in Hong Kong sporadically; OR
  2. The applicant has learnt Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but has been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in the local schools.
For applicants holding HKDSE examination results, would Category B (Applied Learning Subjects) and Category C (Other Languages Subjects) be considered as having met the general entrance requirement on elective subject?

Category B – Applied Learning Subjects :

  • An “Attained”, "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at “Level 2”, “Level 3” and “Level 4” respectively (Only the results of relevant ApL subjects will be considered in the application for Degree programmes.); and
  • A maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.

Category C – Other Languages Subjects :

  • A Grade C or above in a Category C subject would be regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE Elective Subject at Level 3;
  • A Grade D or E in Category C subject would be regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE Elective Subject at Level 2; and
  • One Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
How to fill in the form if I have attained OR will attain the VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies / Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education / SBI Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin awarded by VTC in 2019?

If applicants have attained OR will attain the “Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies” and / or “Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education” and / or “SBI Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin” awarded by VTC in 2019, their results will be extracted from respective member institutes. Please tick the box “Attained / will attain the qualification awarded by VTC in 2019” and select the relevant award under the “VTC Qualifications” section of the “Local Academic Qualifications” page. Applicants do NOT need to upload any relevant documents.

What are the progression pathways for VTC Higher Diploma graduates?

Higher Diploma graduates may progress to degree programmes in a diversified range of pathways, including tailor-made top-up degree programmes offered by THEi and SHAPE which covering different areas of study. For local students meeting the criteria and enrolled in eligible self-financing top-up degree programmes, they are eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies which receiving annual subsidy of $30,800 from the Hong Kong Government. In addition, graduates may choose to pursue further studies in local universities through the non-JUPAS Admission Scheme or to pursue studies at overseas universities.

What are the progression pathways for graduates of VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies and Diploma of Vocational Education?

Diploma of Foundation Studies graduates and holders of the Diploma of Vocational Education (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/2018 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules) are considered having met the general entrance requirements of Higher Diploma programmes (not applicable to programmes with specific entrance requirements).

 

Students of Diploma of Foundation Studies / Diploma of Vocational Education who have not obtained Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics may consider taking the optional mathematics module for acquiring the eligibility to apply for VTC's Higher Diploma programmes which require Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics as one of their general entry requirements.

 

Students of Diploma of Foundation Studies programmes may choose to take the optional module “Foundation Mathematics III” with a separate tuition fee.

 

Students of Diploma of Vocational Education programmes may choose to take the elective module “Mathematics 3E: Mathematics for Further Studies”, for which a separate tuition fee may be charged.

 

Some programmes may have specific entrance requirements. Please refer to the entrance requirements of individual programmes for details.

What are the prospect for graduates of VTC Diploma? 

Diploma programmes offered by Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI), and International Culinary Institute (ICI) are geared to prepare students for employment after graduation. Graduates may articulate to Professional Certificate / Diploma programmes after having accumulated work experiences in the industry. For enquiries, please call the Offering Institutes.

What is the medium of instruction for Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education (S6) and Diploma programmes? 

Except for programmes or modules of specific content, the medium of instruction for Degree, Higher Diploma and Diploma of Foundation Studies programmes is English and may be supplemented with Chinese, as when and where required. For some modules of Diploma of Vocational Education programmes (S6), the medium of instruction and assessments is Chinese. The medium of instruction for Diploma programmes is Chinese supplemented with English Terminology.

Can Non-local Applicants apply for admission to VTC’s full-time Post-secondary 6 programmes?

Non-Hong Kong residents who require the following documents for the purpose of education are classified as non-local applicants. For details of programmes offered to international or Mainland applicants in the 2019/20 academic year and admission-related matters, please contact the VTC International Development Office or visit the International Development Office’s Homepage (http://ido.vtc.edu.hk).

  • Student Visa / Entry Permit; OR
  • Visa / Entry Permit under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates; OR
  • Dependent Visa / Entry Permit (who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such Visa / Entry Permit by the Immigration Department)

 

Study Subsidy Scheme for Degree Programmes
 

Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong

From the 2017/18 academic year, the Government provides a non-means-tested annual subsidy for eligible students pursuing full-time locally-accredited local and non-local self-financing undergraduate (including top-up degree) programmes in Hong Kong (save for those enrolled in places already supported under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors) offered by eligible institutions. For details and eligibility of the subsidy scheme, please visit the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education website.

 

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP)

SSSDP was launched as a new initiative under the 2014 Policy Address to subsidise about 1,000 students per cohort starting from the 2015/16 academic year to pursue designated full-time locally-accredited self-financing undergraduate programmes in selected disciplines.

 

It has been announced in the 2017 Policy Address that SSSDP would be regularised in the 2018/19 academic year with an increase in the number of subsidised places to about 3,000 per cohort. Current students of the eligible places of designated programmes will also receive the subsidy from the 2018/19 academic year onwards.

 

In 2019/20 academic year, there are twelve THEi programmes under the SSSDP with a total of 691 subsidised places. The following programmes are included. Please visit THEi Homepage for details.

 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design (JSSV01)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Product Design (JSSV02)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Landscape Architecture (JSSV03)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts and Management (JSSV04)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering (JSSV05)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Environmental Engineering and Management (JSSV06)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Horticulture and Landscape Management (JSSV07)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying (JSSV08)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports and Recreation Management (JSSV09)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Building Services Engineering (JSSV10)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Multimedia Technology and Innovation (JSSV11)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information and Communications Technology (JSSV12)

 

Students can receive subsidies up to HK$41,700 or HK$72,800 per academic year under the SSSDP.  Local applicants can apply for the subsidised places under the SSSDP through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS). For details of the application procedure via JUPAS, please visit the JUPAS website (http://www.jupas.edu.hk).

 

Application for Refund of Registration Fee / Tuition Fee for New Intakes
 

Any refund policy for registered student who has also accepted an offer of a full-time UGC-funded Bachelor's Degree programme / full-time Bachelor's Degree programme under SSSDP via JUPAS?

The registered student has confirmed acceptance of offer of a full-time University Grants Committee-funded (UGC-funded) bachelor’s degree programme or full-time bachelor’s degree programme under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP) via JUPAS. Students fall in this category can apply for refund of the registration and tuition fees paid, with the deduction of an administration fee HK$500, during the following respective designated periods. (Refund is not applicable to enrollment to Higher Diploma / Associate Degree via JUPAS and self-financing Bachelor’s Degree programmes offered by the Open University of Hong Kong via JUPAS.) :

 

JUPAS Offer Announcement

Refund Application Period

Student confirmed acceptance of offer in Main Round (5 Aug 2019)

5 Aug 2019 to 12:00 noon of 7 Aug 2019

Student confirmed acceptance of offer after reconsideration of applications based on rechecking and remarking results (15 Aug 2019) 15 Aug 2019 to 12:00 noon of 19 Aug 2019

Student confirmed acceptance of offer in Clearing Round (19 Aug 2019)

19 Aug 2019 to 12:00 noon of 21 Aug 2019

Student confirmed acceptance of offer in Subsequent Round (22 Aug 2019 and onwards)

Within 2 working days
after JUPAS offer announcement

Registered student who has confirmed acceptance of offer to a full-time UGC-funded Bachelor's Degree programme / full-time Bachelor's Degree programme under SSSDP via JUPAS, what documents should they prepare to submit their applications for refund of registration fee / tuition fee for new intakes?

Students should complete and submit an application form in person to the registry / campus secretariat of the offering institute during the designated refund application period. Supporting documents including notification of offer from JUPAS, receipt / payment record of acceptance fee for the UGC-funded or SSSDP's full-time bachelor’s degree programme, and receipt of payment for the VTC programme must be submitted together with the application form. Late applications or applications without the required documents will not be entertained.