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VTC Online Central Admission
Welcomes applications from HKDSE candidates

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    (From left)Dr Daniel Yan, Academic Director of Engineering Discipline, together with Gladys YAM, VTC Senior Assistant Executive Director and Dr Joseph LEUNG, Academic Director of IVE Information Technology Discipline, introduce VTC’s vocational and professional education and training (VPET) programmes at different levels tailored for HKDSE candidates and the arrangements of the online VTC Central Admission Scheme

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    Located at IVE (Morrison Hill), the newly-established Innovation & Technology Co-creation Centre networks with industry practitioners and partners to provide a platform for students to take part in industry-led projects, learn emerging technologies and master workplace skills. The Centre is equipped with various software and development platforms like Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) based facilities

Results of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) will be released next Wednesday (22 July). In academic year 2020/21, 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, about 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 light of the latest development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VTC Central Admission Scheme will be run online this year. 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 online through the online system 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 22 to 27 July through the online system. Applicants will be notified of the offer result via email (Remark: Fresh applicants should create an account through the VTC Admissions Homepage and pay the application fee to join the online Central Admission).

All applicants who have been offered places are required to complete the online registration before 12:00 noon on 27 July, or else the offer will become null and void.

Details of the Online Central Admission Scheme:

Date: 22 July (HKDSE results release day) to 27 July
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm (22 to 24 July)
9:00am to 12:00 noon (25 to 27 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
Online Central Admission Enquiry Hotline: 2352 0056(only available during the Online Central Admission Scheme period )


In academic year 2020/2021, 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. In response to the latest developments of innovative technologies and smart cities, IVE will provide an array of programmes in the new academic year to equip students with professional applied skills and new digital skills. These include: IVE Higher Diploma in Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Robotics programme, which nurtures engineering talents conversant with skills of robotics; AI programming, automation, system integration and application to tie in with the growing industry trends of leveraging technologies like automation and AI to drive productivity; and the Higher Diploma programmes in Cybersecurity and in Multimedia, VR and Interactive Technology offered by IVE Information Technology Discipline for grooming professionals in the fields of information security as well as multimedia design and development.

To cater to the different aspirations and progression needs of Secondary 6 students, the VTC will also offer over 30 subvented diploma programmes. IVE/HKDI will provide eight Diploma of Foundation Studies. As the Government has accepted the VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies as equivalent 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) and self-financing degree programmes. Students who are eligible to apply for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS) will be entitled to an annual non-means-tested subsidy amounting to HK$32,100. The degree programmes cover various areas such as Environmental Engineering and Management, Building Services Engineering, Aircraft Engineering, Health Care, Food Science and Safety, and Advertising. Application for THEi’s degree programmes can be made online through the VTC Admissions Homepage.

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.

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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
- 1 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: