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General Entrance Requirements

Programmes Required Academic Qualifications1
Higher Diploma
  • Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above2, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR
  • One HKALE A-Level subject or two AS-Level subjects at Grade E or above; AND
    Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above, including English Language3 and Chinese Language; OR
  • VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR
  • VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education4; OR
  • Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin4; OR
  • Equivalent
Diploma of Foundation Studies
  • Completion of Secondary 6 (under the New Senior Secondary Academic Structure); OR
  • Equivalent
Vocational Certificate
  • Completion of Secondary 5; OR
  • VTC Certificate in Vocational Studies; OR
  • Equivalent
Diploma of Vocational Education
  • Completion of Secondary 3 to Secondary 6; OR
  • Relevant Craft Certificate / Certificate of Vocational Education5 ; OR
  • Equivalent
Certificate of Vocational Education
  • Completion of Secondary 3; OR
  • Relevant Basic Craft Certificate / Certificate of Basic Craft Studies (BCC) 6 ; OR
  • Equivalent
Craft Certificate
  • Completion of Secondary 3; OR
  • Equivalent


Notes :

  1. Public examination results under old and new academic structures will NOT normally be considered in combination in the assessment for admission. Offering of study place is subject to the applicants’ academic qualifications, interview / test performance (if applicable), and availability of study places. Individual programmes may have specific entrance requirements. Please refer to the individual programme details in this homepage.
  2. 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, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
    A "Grade D or E” and a “Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2” and “Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Applicants who took HKCEE English Language in 2006 or before should have attained Grade E or above (Syllabus B) / Grade C or above (Syllabus A).
  4. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules) and holders of Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin are considered having met the general requirements of Higher Diploma programmes (not applicable to programmes with specific entrance requirement).
  5. Some Diploma of Vocational Education programmes require applicants to have a relevant Craft Certificate / Certificate of Vocational Education. Please refer to the individual programme details in this homepage.
  6. Holders of BCC in relevant stream may apply for exemption from study of some modules of the Certificate of Vocational Education curriculum.