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Diploma of Foundation Studies

Overview of Diploma of Foundation Studies

The Diploma of Foundation Studies programme prepares HKDSE graduates for employment or further studies by equipping them with trade-related knowledge and skills. Its curricula cover strong generic elements and skills to help students realise their potential and build a strong foundation for further studies.


VTC's Diploma of Foundation Studies graduates are eligible to apply for VTC's Higher Diploma programmes, and are also accepted by the Civil Service Bureau as meeting the academic entry requirements of grades in the civil service which requires Level 2 in five subjects (including Chinese Language and English Lanugauge) in the HKDSE Examination. Students may also consider taking the optional module "Foundation Mathematics III" for the eligibility to apply for VTC's Higher Diploma programmes or related civil service jobs, which require Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics as one of their general entry requirements.