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About the College



HPSHCC seeks to become one of the finest tertiary colleges in the region. The College provides students with an individualised learning experience, focusing on the realisation of their academic prowess and enhancing their awareness of the difficulties of the needy. Students will not only be equipped with knowledge and skills for further studies and joining the workforce, they will also aspire to serve vulnerable and underprivileged members of society.


Founded by the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) and Po Leung Kuk in 2006, the HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC) aims to provide an excellent learning opportunity to equip young people with the necessary skills and knowledge for their academic and career advancements, as well as to prepare them to become well-rounded individuals capable of meeting the needs of this rapidly changing society. Since its inception, HPSHCC has been playing an important role in providing sub-degree higher education in Hong Kong.

The College has received a donation from businessman and philanthropist Dr. Stanley Ho, to support its teaching and learning activities, and the whole person development of our students. In appreciation of Dr. Ho’s contribution and generosity, the College has been officially renamed as "HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC)" in 2015.



The Associate Degree (AD) and Higher Diploma (HD) programmes offered by HPSHCC are planned and accredited by HKU SPACE in accordance with its stringent quality assurance process. Successful completion of any programme offered by the College leads to an award within The University of Hong Kong (HKU) system through HKU SPACE.

The programmes offered by the College cover a range of areas to cater for the diverse interests of young people. HKDSE candidates, HKALE holders or graduates of the Pre-AD / CGS / Foundation Programmes will enter the 2-year Associate Degree or Higher Diploma programmes, while HKDSE candidates or HKCEE holders can enter the Diploma in Foundation Studies programmes to enhance their language and analytical skills, and to prepare them for studies in tertiary level. 

Associate Degree (AD) programmes are designed to provide broad-based education. The programmes provide students with a solid foundation of general knowledge while allowing an in-depth study of a specialised area. Higher Diploma (HD) programmes aim to provide secondary school graduates with a solid foundation in a specialised area as well as a wide range of compulsory General Skills subjects, which will give students an all-round capability as well as the specialised knowledge and skills that they need for career development and further studies.



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The University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) was established in 1956 as the University's Department of Extra-Mural Studies. It is a major provider of professional and continuing education in Hong Kong, and has assumed a very significant role in this regard throughout the years. In 2000, it extended its services to a wider community and established its own Community College. All academic programmes offered by the HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC) and the HKU SPACE Community College are of comparable standard and the awards issued are of equal standing.

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Po Leung Kuk was established in 1878 by a group of local Chinese to protect women and children, innocent and vulnerable members of the community. Over the century, Po Leung Kuk continues to expand the scope of its services and is now Hong Kong’s leading social service organization and fundraiser.

The Kuk has 120 educational services units which are operating on a non-profit making basis. The Kuk's educational services units include a community college, a quality private independent school, aided secondary schools, Direct Subsidy Scheme secondary schools, aided primary schools, Direct Subsidy Scheme primary schools, private primary school, kindergartens, special schools with boarding facilities, education services centres, English learning centres, Pre-primary Education Services Centre, Central Library cum Resource Centre, Education and Research Testing Centre and Central Campus TV.There are about 45,000 students.