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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 use their smartphones / desktop computer to 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 S6 Admission Portal”. Applicants are able to submit / update their programme choices, fill in their academic qualifications, upload supporting documents, check application status, arrangement of interview and offer announcement via the Portal. The application for full-time programmes in AY 2024/25 starts on 9 Nov 2023. Applicants may refer to this Admissions Homepage for details of relevant application procedure.

 

First time applicant is required to create a user account at “VTC S6 Admission Portal”. Upon successful creation of the user account, the system will send a confirmation email to applicant’s registered email address.

 

Applicant can login to the “VTC S6 Admission Portal” with their registered email address and password, please click on “Submit / View Application Form” to submit programme choice, fill in qualification and pay the application fee. Applicants may refer to the user guide of “VTC S6 Admission Portal” for procedures of creating new user account and submission of application.

   

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

Applicants may update their programme choice and academic qualifications via “Submit / View Application Form” in the "VTC S6 Admission Portal" before application deadline. Applicants can also change their personal particulars via "Change Personal Particulars" button on the top-right corner (for desktop) or the menu on the top-right corner (for mobile).

 

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. 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, G/F, IVE (Morrison Hill), 6 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)

How to pay application fee?

After submission of application, you are required to pay the application fee according to payment method and detailed instructions listed on “Submit/View Application Fee” -> "Pay Application Fee" of the "VTC S6 Admission Portal". Applicants may pay the application fee by one of the following methods:

 

  • Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard)
  • 7-Eleven Stores
  • Faster Payment System (FPS)
  • Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
  • e-Banking
  • PPS by Internet

 

Please upload the payment receipt / screen capture at “Upload Application Fee Receipt” button of “VTC S6 Admission Portal” for verification. The VTC Admissions Office will normally take two working days to verify the application fee payment 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 click on "Submit/View Application Form" of the “VTC S6 Admission Portal” to check their application and payment status. Upon confirmation of the settlement of applicants’ application fee, the system will show “You have successfully submitted your application form and paid the application fee” status in "Application Status" 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”, "FPS 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.


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 VTC's 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 Chinese Language and English Language; AND
    Level 2 or above in Mathematics and one Elective Subject; AND
    an "Attained" in Citizenship and Social Development; OR
  • Equivalent
Higher Diploma
  • Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including Chinese Language and English Language; OR
  • VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR
  • VTC Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; OR
  • Diploma Yi Jin / Diploma of Applied Education; OR
  • Relevant and substantial work experience and/or prior qualification(s) obtained in or outside Hong Kong (e.g. assessed through recognition of prior learning and credit accumulation and transfer), with demonstrated ability to undertake sub-degree education; 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 :

  1. Some programmes may have other programme-specific or additional entrance requirements. Please refer to the programme details and specific requirements of individual programmes.
  2. Upon Completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) programmes, students can progress to Degree or Higher Diploma programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.  Students shall pay attention to the specific entrance requirements of some Degree / Higher Diploma programmes (if applicable).
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 Language Qualifications For Degree Programmes For Higher Diploma Programmes
HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese Attained Attained
GCSE / IGCSE / GCE O-level
Chinese Language
Grade C / 4 Grade D / 3
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 non-Chinese speaking applicants, please indicate in the application form if you meet the above specific circumstances. You are also required to fill in the alternative language qualification in respective section. 

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 a 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 D or E” and a “Grade C or above" in a Category C subject 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.
How to apply for aritculation if I will attain the VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies / Diploma of Vocational Education / SBI Diploma Yi Jin / Diploma of Applied Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate in 2024?

Applicants who will attain the Diploma of Foundation Studies / Diploma of Vocational Education /  SBI Diploma Yi Jin / SBI Diploma of Applied Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate awarded by VTC in 2024 can login to the “VTC Articulation Portal” via student CNA email to submit the programme choice. You do not need to provide information of qualification as your internal results will be extracted from respective member institutes. For details, please refer to the system user guide.

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 (NMTSS) which receiving annual subsidy of $33,740 (for AY2023/24) 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 AY2017/18 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 is 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 contact 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 specific 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-local students holding the following documents issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR, please contact the VTC Mainland and International Affairs Office (MIAO) or visit MIAO’s Homepage (https://miao.vtc.edu.hk/nls-admission) for details of programmes offered to international or Mainland applicants in the AY2024/25 and admission-related matters.

  • Student Visa / Entry Permit; OR
  • Visa / Entry Permit under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates; OR
  • Dependent Visa / Entry Permit (for students who were 18 years old or above)Note
    Note: Students holding dependant visa / entry permit who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa / entry permit by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR.

 

Study Subsidy Scheme for Degree Programmes
 

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

From the AY2017/18, the Government provides a non-means-tested annual subsidy for eligible students pursuing full-time self-financing locally-accredited local and non-local first-year-first-degree and 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 AY2015/16 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 in the AY2018/19 with an increased number of subsidised places in undergraduate programmes to about 3,000 per cohort.

 

In AY2024/25, THEi offers the following 9 subsidised programmes under the scheme. 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 Arts (Honours) in Horticulture, Arboriculture 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)

 

Students can receive subsidies up to HK$45,810 or HK$79,770 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 (https://www.jupas.edu.hk).