Main content start

Applications & Admissions

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements specified on this page, as well as the specific entry requirements set out for individual programmes.

2-year Associate Degree / Higher Diploma Programmes

  • Obtain Level 2 or above in 5 subjects* including English Language and Chinese Language# in the HKDSE Examination; OR
  • Hold a recognised Diploma in Foundation Studies programme; OR
  • Hold a Diploma Yi Jin; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

Applicants whose HKDSE results do not meet the entry requirements of the 2-year Associate Degree / Higher Diploma programme should apply for admission to the Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS) programme.​


Specific entry requirements for individual programmes:

  • For the Associate of Applied Social Sciences in Communication, Public Relations and Journalism programme, applicants are also required to demonstrate competency in Cantonese conversation and Chinese writing.
  • For the Higher Diploma in Medical and Health Products Management programme, applicants are also required to HKDSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science, Combined Science, or equivalent.
  • For the Higher Diploma in Nutrition and Food Management programme, applicants are also required to have obtained Level 2 or above in one of the following HKDSE subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Combined Science, Integrated Science or Technology and Living (Food Science and Technology), or equivalent.
  • For the Higher Diploma for Legal Executives programme, applicants are also required to obtain Level 3 or above in English Language in the HKDSE; or overall score of 6 or above in IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

*Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows: 

“Attained with Distinction (II)” is deemed equivalent to Level 4 or above;
“Attained with Distinction (I)” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and 
“Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 in the HKDSE Examination.

#ApL Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) would be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification.

Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme

  • Obtain Level 1 or above in English Language and Chinese Language# in the HKDSE Examination, AND at least 6 points+ in the best 5 subjects*^; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.


Specific entry requirements for individual programmes: 

  • For the Associate of Applied Social Sciences in Communication, Public Relations and Journalism programme, applicants are also required to demonstrate competency in Cantonese conversation and Chinese writing.
  • For the Higher Diploma in Medical and Health Products Management programme, applicants are also required to HKDSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science, Combined Science, or equivalent.
  • For the Higher Diploma in Nutrition and Food Management programme, applicants are also required to have taken one of the following HKDSE subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Combined Science, Integrated Science, Technology and Living (Food Science and Technology), or equivalent.

*Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows: 

“Attained with Distinction (II)” is deemed equivalent to Level 4 or above;
“Attained with Distinction (I)” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and 
“Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 in the HKDSE Examination.

#ApL Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) would be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification.

^ If the candidate has attempted less than 5 subjects but obtained 6 points or above, the application will still be considered.

+ Level 5** = 7 points; Level 5* = 6 points; Level 5 = 5 points; Level 4 = 4 points; Level 3 = 3 points; Level 2 = 2 points; Level 1 = 1 point.

Mature Students

Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above with relevant work experience will be considered by the College.

Applicants with a Disability or Special Needs

Applicants with a disability or special needs should describe their condition on the application form. This information will help the College better understand the applicant's requirements so that every effort can be made to meet his or her needs.