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VTC Online Central Admission offers over 140 programmes
Welcomes applications from HKDSE candidates

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    Gladys YAM, VTC Senior Assistant Executive Director (second from left), Jimmy TANG, Vice-Principal of IVE (Tsing Yi) and Deputy Academic Director of Engineering Discipline (first from left), Kelly CHAN, Project Manager of IVE Information Technology Discipline (first from right) and virtual IT Sarah (second from right) developed by IT Discipline using Mixed Reality technology, introduce the VTC Online Central Admission Scheme

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    (From left) Katherine MAN, IVE graduate of HD in Cloud and Data Centre Administration, Pearly LAW, IVE student of HD in Cloud and Data Centre Administration, Gladys YAM, VTC Senior Assistant Executive Director and LEUNG Hoi-tun, IVE student of HD in Mechanical Engineering, introduce the VTC Online Central Admission Scheme and learning experience in IVE

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    The IoT Innovation and Technology Centre is furnished with professional IoT software and equipment, as well as a multi-functional space and a co-creation space to offer students a well-equipped and ambient learning environment

Results of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) will be released next Wednesday (21 July). In academic year 2021/22, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) will offer over 140 full-time programmes, leading to the awards of Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education and Diploma, providing diversified progression pathways for Secondary 6 students. Among these programmes, over 120 are subvented programmes. Secondary 6 students who have not yet enrolled are invited to submit their online applications through the VTC Admissions Homepage ( In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VTC Central Admission Scheme will run online. Applicants are not required to apply at campuses on site.

On the HKDSE results release day, “conditional offers” that applicants have received earlier will be converted to “confirmed offers” if the applicants’ HKDSE results meet the stipulated requirements. These applicants are required to confirm acceptance of their offers through the VTC S6 Admission Portal (Portal) between 9:00am and 4:00pm on the HKDSE results release day.

For new applicants and applicants without offers, they can apply for their preferred programmes online during the stipulated hours of the VTC Central Admission Scheme from 21 to 26 July through the Portal. Applicants will be notified of the offer result via email and the Portal (Note: Fresh applicants should create an account through the Portal and pay the application fee to join the online Central Admission).

All applicants who have been offered places are required to complete the registration online before 12:00 noon on 26 July, or else the offer will become null and void.

Details of the Online Central Admission Scheme: 

Date: 21 July (HKDSE results release day) to 26 July
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm (21 to 23 July)
9:00am to 12:00 noon (24 to 26 July)
Eligible Programmes: Degree programmes of THEi
Higher Diploma programmes of IVE/HKDI/ICI
Diploma of Foundation Studies of IVE
Diploma of Vocational Education of Youth College
Diploma programmes of HTI/CCI/ICI
Hotline: 2897 6111


In academic year 2021/2022, the VTC will provide a wide range of full-time Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education and Diploma programmes tailored for Secondary 6 students, leading to diversified and flexible progression pathways for HKDSE candidates.

For Higher Diploma programmes, some 90 of about 100 programmes offered by the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and International Culinary Institute (ICI) are subvented. The pandemic has accelerated the digitalisation of industries, leading to a strong demand for capability acquired in professional knowledge and digital skills. To address the needs of industries, all VTC Higher Diploma students will take the Information Technology Essentials module to learn about industry automation and intelligence, as well as cybersecurity and smart connectivity. VTC will also provide a variety of programmes for cultivating new talent. These include IVE Higher Diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Higher Diploma in Architectural Technology and Design, Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity, Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics, as well as Higher Diploma in Sports Studies with Smart Technology, which combines sports with smart technologies, to improve sports training performance and facilities management efficiency.

To cater to the different aspirations and progression needs of Secondary 6 students, the VTC will also offer over 30 subvented diploma programmes. IVE will provide eight Diploma of Foundation Studies as equivalents to five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 (including Chinese Language and English Language). Graduates are eligible to apply for related positions in the civil service. Meanwhile, the Youth College will offer 17 Diploma of Vocational Education programmes, covering study areas of Business and Services, Engineering as well as Design and Information Technology, to provide seamless and flexible progression pathways for students and equip them with the requisite knowledge and skills to pave the way for future success in their studies and career. The Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and ICI will also provide seven employment-focused diploma programmes to help students join the respective professions.

Furthermore, the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) will offer vocationally-oriented degree programmes, including those covered by the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). Interested students can apply for the SSSDP degree programmes through the Joint University Programme Admissions System. Eligible students will be entitled to an annual subsidy of HK$44,100 or HK$76,800. Students can also apply for THEi self-financing degree programmes including a variety of choices from Building Services Engineering, Nutrition and Healthcare Management, Chinese Medicinal Pharmacy, Advertising and more via the VTC Admissions Homepage. Eligible students who apply for the Government’s Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong will be entitled to an annual subsidy amounting to HK$33,100.

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 (THEi) , the Institute of Professional Education And Knowledge (PEAK) , the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) , the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) , the Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) , the Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) , the International Culinary Institute (ICI) , the Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) , Youth College , Pro-Act by VTC , the Integrated Vocational Development Centre (IVDC) and the Shine Skills Centre.

Media Enquiries: 2836 1971 / 2836 1869

Annex 1: General Entrance Requirements for Secondary 6 Entry

VTC Programmes General Entrance Requirements
Degree programmes HKDSE
Level 3 or above in the following subjects:
  • Chinese Language
  • English Language
Level 2 or above in the following subjects:
  • Mathematics
  • Liberal Studies
  • One Elective Subject
Higher Diploma programmes HKDSE
5 subjects at Level 2 or above, including Chinese Language and English Language
Diploma of Foundation Studies programmes Completion of Secondary 6
Diploma of Vocational Education programmes Completion of Secondary 6
Diploma programmes Completion of Secondary 6


Annex 2: Enquiries about VTC Programmes

Admissions Hotline: 2897 6111
Admissions Homepage: