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11 Jul 2018
VTC Central Admission Scheme welcomes applications by
HKDSE candidates at various campuses

The results of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) were released today (11 July). From now until 16 July, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) is mounting the VTC Central Admission Scheme at various member institutions to offer HKDSE candidates a wide and diverse choice of more than 140 full-time programmes that range from Degree to Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education and Diploma. Prospective applicants can go to all campuses of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), and the Chai Wan campus of the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), to apply for VTC programmes. On-site interviews will be arranged and successful applicants will be notified of the offer results on the same day. (General entrance requirements are set out in Annex 1.)

Meanwhile the “conditional offer” applicants received earlier will be converted to a confirmed offer if their HKDSE results meet stipulated requirements. They are required to confirm acceptance of their offers in person at the offering campus between 10:00am and 4:00pm today.

Students who have not yet submitted their applications, are without offers or have not accepted offers, can bring along their HKDSE result slips and visit the IVE, HKDI and THEi (Chai Wan) campuses between today and 16 July to join the Central Admission Scheme for VTC programmes. Details are as follows:

 Date:  11 July (HKDSE results release day) to 16 July     
 Time:  10:00am to 6:00pm (11 to 13 July)
 10:00am to 1:00pm (14 to 15 July)
 10:00am to 12:00 noon (16 July)
 Application Venues:  All campuses of Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
 Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
 Chai Wan campus of Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)  
 (Enquiry numbers and addresses are set out in Annexes 2 and 3)
 Eligible Programmes:  Degree programmes of THEi
 Higher Diploma programmes of IVE/HKDI/ICI
 Diploma of Foundation Studies programmes of IVE
 Diploma of Vocational Education programmes of Youth College
 Diploma programmes of HTI/ICI/CCI

All applicants who are offered places are required to complete registration in person at the offering campus before 12:00 noon on 16 July, or else the offer will become null and void.

In the 2018/19 academic year, VTC will provide about 17,000 places in its full-time Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education and Diploma programmes, leading to flexible progression pathways for HKDSE candidates.

At THEi, 20 vocationally-oriented Degree programmes will be provided by its Faculties of Design and Environment, Management and Hospitality, and Science and Technology, among which 12 are eligible for the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) launched by the Government. Interested students can apply for the SSSDP degree programmes through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS). Eligible students will be entitled to an annual subsidy amounting to HK$41,000 or HK$71,700.

Students can also apply for the other eight THEi full-time locally-accredited self-financing undergraduate programmes through the VTC Central Admission Scheme, including Advertising, Professional Accounting, Hotel Operations Management, Public Relations and Management, Retail Management, Health Care, Food Science and Safety, and Testing and Certification. Eligible students who apply for the Government Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies are entitled to receive an annual subsidy of HK$30,800.

IVE, HKDI and the International Culinary Institute (ICI) will provide some 100 Higher Diploma programmes. Four new interdisciplinary Higher Diploma (HD) programmes will be available in the new academic year in response to the workplace demand for interdisciplinary talent, namely HD in Financial Technology, HD in Public Relations and Digital Communication, HD in Music and Digital Entertainment Business Management, and HD in Arts and Cultural Events Management. More new Higher Diploma programmes are also being made available, including HD in Baking and Pastry Arts, related to international cuisine; HD in Community Service Planning and Navigation, targeting elderly care services; and HD in International Business Management with Languages.

In addition, VTC will offer eight Diploma of Foundation Studies programmes in the new academic year. The Government has accepted the VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies as equivalent to five HKDSE subjects at Level 2, including English Language and Chinese Language. Moreover, the Youth College will offer 16 Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) programmes under three major study areas: Business and Services, Engineering, and Design and Information Technology. Upon completion of a DVE programme, graduates can pursue higher qualifications or enter the job market. Meanwhile, the Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and ICI will provide eight employment-focused diploma programmes for entry into their respective professions.

Established in 1982, the Vocational Training Council(VTC)is the largest vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong. The mission of VTC is to provide a valued choice to school leavers and working people to acquire the values, knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and enhanced employability, and also to provide support to industries for their manpower development. VTC has 13 member institutions, namely the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEithe Institute of Professional Education And Knowledge (PEAK) the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE)the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVEthe Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) , Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) , Chinese Cuisine Institute (CCI) , International Culinary Institute (ICI) , Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) Youth College , Pro-Act by VTC Integrated Vocational Development Centre (IVDC) and Shine Skills Centre.

VTC website:

Media enquiries: 2836 1869 / 2836 1046 / 2836 1047

Annex 1: General Entrance Requirements for Secondary 6 Students
VTC programmes General entrance requirements
Degree  HKDSE
 Level 3 or above in the following subjects:
- Chinese Language
- English Language


 Level 2 or above in the following subjects:
- Mathematics
- Liberal Studies
- 1 Elective Subject
Higher Diploma  HKDSE
- 5 subjects at Level 2 or above, including English       Language and Chinese Language
Diploma of Foundation Studies - Completion of Secondary 6
Diploma of Vocational Education - Completion of Secondary 6
Diploma - Completion of Secondary 6 and passing of an interview

Annex 2: Enquiries about VTC Programmes
 Admissions Hotline:  2897 6111
 Parents’ Information Centre:  Room 032, 6 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai
 Admissions Homepage:
 Programmes Homepage

Annex 3: Locations for VTC Central Admission Scheme
 Hong Kong Island:
 THEi (Chai Wan)  133 Shing Tai Road, Chai Wan
 IVE (Chai Wan)  30 Shing Tai Road, Chai Wan
 IVE (Morrison Hill)  6 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai
 Kowloon & New Territories
 IVE (Haking Wong)  702 Lai Chi Kok Road, Cheung Sha Wan
 IVE (Kwai Chung)  20 Hing Shing Road, Kwai Chung
 IVE (Kwun Tong)  25 Hiu Ming Street, Kwun Tong
 IVE (Sha Tin)  21 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin
 IVE (Tuen Mun)  18 Tsing Wun Road, Tuen Mun
 IVE (Tsing Yi)  20 Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi Island
 HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)  3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O

VTC’s Central Admission Scheme will be in operation from today’s HKDSE results announcement until 16 July. Applicants who confirm to accept the offer should complete registration in person at the offering campus before 16 July at 12:00 noon.