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Articulation Pathways

HPSHCC articulation path

The 2-year full-time Associate Degree and Higher Diploma programmes offered by HPSHCC provide students with valuable opportunities to articulate to universities and pursue multiple pathways. The College provides a wide range of programmes across multiple disciplines so that students can gain the professional knowledge and skills they will need for their university studies in the future. For students who do not meet the minimum entry requirement of the Associate Degree and Higher Diploma programmes, they may apply for the Diploma in  Foundation Studies programme (DFS).

The Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS) programme is the one-year full-time programme providing students with the foundation needed to progress to the 2-year Associate Degree or Higher Diploma programme offered by the College. Designed for the HKDSE candidates or students with equivalent qualifications, the programme aims to equip students with a solid academic foundation.

Upon completion of the Higher Diploma or Associate Degree programme at the College, students can progress to various universities and access to diverse pathways. Graduates can apply for senior year entry of local UGC-funded Bachelor Degree programmes and Self-financed Bachelor Degree programmes through the non-Joint University Programmes Admissions System (non-JUPAS). They can also choose to pursue local Top-up Bachelor Degree programmes or Overseas Bachelor Degree Programmes.

The list below shows the local universities that our graduates / students progressed in the past:

  • The University of Hong Kong
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Lingnan University
  • The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Shue Yan University
  • Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Metropolitan University




  1. Most degree programmes in North American and Scottish universities are four-year programmes.
  2. Most degree programmes in the United Kingdom and Australian universities are three-year programmes.
  3. Students who have completed Year 1 of Associate Degree programmes or Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for admission to the first year of studies of the United Kingdom / Australian universities, or the second year of studies of North American and Scottish universities.
  4. Programmes offered by the College are registered on the Qualifications Register (QR) through HKU SPACE or HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College. For details of the QR, please visit
  5. Non-JUPAS applicants (senior year entry) must satisfy the entry requirements and language requirements listed by individual institution. They should also complete an admission interview (if applicable).
  6. This diagram is for reference only.