Admission

Academic and Professional Recognition

HKSAR Government

 

The Government accepts Associate Degrees and Higher Diplomas as the qualification requirements for civil service appointments. Sub-degree graduates are considered as having met the entry requirements of civil service grades requiring sub-degree or lower qualifications. On the whole, sub-degree graduates can apply for about 80 civil service grades. Please visit the section of "Job Opportunities" in the Civil Service Bureau's Homepage for further information.

 

Professional Bodies

 

The College has maintained close links with professional bodies shown below. These organizations offer exemptions and/or membership to our graduates with the relevant specialism(s).

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Association of International Accountants
  • Hong Kong Hotels Association
  • Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management
  • Hong Kong Institute of Marketing
  • Hong Kong People Management Association
  • Hong Kong Public Relations Professional’s Association
  • Hong Kong Recreation Management Association
  • Hong Kong Statistical Society
  • Hong Kong Logistics Association
  • Human Resources Management Association of Canada
  • Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong
  • PartnerNet, Hong Kong Tourism Board
  • Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China
  • Social Workers Registration Board
  • The Institute of Purchasing and Supply of Hong Kong

Industrial practitioners are often invited to join validation panels to ensure that academic programmes being offered meet community and industry needs. In addition, they share their expertise through seminars so that students are informed of the latest developments in the industry.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor Degree

 

For admission to UOW College Hong Kong Bachelor Degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements:

 

Year 1 Entry

  • obtain Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language and Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies plus one Elective/Applied Learning Subject at Level 2 (“3322+2”) in HKDSE; OR
  • pass AS Use of English and AS Chinese Language and Culture plus one AL subject/two AS subjects in HKALE and Level 2 for Chinese Language and English Language plus passes in three other subjects in HKCEE; OR
  • obtain equivalent qualifications.

Year 3 Entry*

  • Holders of an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in similar or relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent

 

Associate Degree (AD)

 

For admission to AD programmes, applicants must satisfy ONE of the following (Note 1):

 

1) Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 

  • a) Level 2 or above in five HKDSE subjects including Chinese Language (Note 2) and English Language (Note 3);
  • b) If a subject under “other languages” is used for meeting the requirement in (a), a minimum of grade E is required;
  • c) A maximum of two Applied Learning subjects graded “Attained” or above can be included for meeting the requirement in (a);
  • d) Satisfy programme-specific entrance requirements (Only applicable to Associate of Business in Administration in Accountancy)

2) Other Qualifications

 

Most school-leaving qualifications deemed equivalent to those stipulated below are recognised. These may include any ONE of the following:

  • a) Completion of the UOWCHK/CCCU Diploma in General Studies programme (Note 4) or a one-year full-time Pre-Associate Degree programme;
  • b) Grade E or above in one General Certificate of Education A-level (or A2)/International A-Level subject. Two Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level subjects will be considered equivalent to one GCE A-Level. The same subject may not be counted at both the A Level and AS Level;
  • c) A National Higher Education Entrance Examination (普通高等學校招生全國統一考試) score above the cut-off lines set for entry into non-government universities (本科二批分數綫) (Note 5) and a minimum English score of 100. Please refer to Chinese version for details;
  • d) Other equivalent qualifications, including International Baccalaureate Diploma, are also accepted as satisfying the entrance requirements.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained in a language other than English will need an acceptable result in an approved English language qualification such as TOEFL or IELTS.

 

The minimum requirements for TOEFL or IELTS are given below:

  • a) Score of 500 (paper-based test) or score of 173 (computer-based test) or score of 60 (internet–based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
  • b) Overall band score of 5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), to be considered for admission.

3) Mature Applicant

 

Mature applicants must be over the age of 23 by 1 September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for.

 

Notes

  1. The above represents the minimum requirements for admission. Possession of the above qualifications does not guarantee admission. Admission into any academic programme is also subject to performance at admission interview;
  2. For applicants who have either learned Chinese Language for less than 6 years while receiving primary and secondary education or learned
  3. Chinese Language for 6 years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in local schools, alternative Chinese Language qualifications (GCEAL/AS Chinese grade E or GCSE/IGCSE Chinese grade C) or grade E in HKDSE “other languages” can replace Chinese Language level 2;
  4. GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects, TOEFL or IELTS cannot be used to replace English Language Level 2;
  5. Successful completion of the Diploma will fulfil the entrance requirement to UOWCHK/CCCU Associate Degree programmes (except Associate of Social Science in Social Work);
  6. The College may admit those applicants whose scores are below the cut-off lines but who can demonstrate good aptitude for the programme at admission interview.

Programme-Specific Entrance Requirements

 

Faculty of Science and Technology

 

No Programme-Specific Entrance Requirement

  • Associate of Engineering
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science in Airport Operations and Aviation Logistics
  • Associate of Science in Business Analysis
  • Associate of Science in Creative and Interactive Media Production
  • Associate of Science in Environmental Studies
  • Associate of Science in Information Systems Development
  • Associate of Science in Network and Systems Administration

 

Faculty of Business

 

Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics

  • Associate of Business Administration in Accountancy

 

No Programme-Specific Entrance Requirement

  • Associate of Business Administration in Financial Services
  • Associate of Business Administration in General Management
  • Associate of Business Administration in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Associate of Business Administration in Human Resources Management
  • Associate of Business Administration in International Business Management
  • Associate of Business Administration in Marketing

 

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

 

No Programme-Specific Entrance Requirement

  • Associate of Arts in Applied Chinese Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Bilingual Communication Studies(English and Chinese)/(French and English)/(Japanese and Chinese)/(Japanese and English)/(Korean and Chinese)/(Korean and English)/(Spanish and English)
  • Associate of Arts in Communication and Public Relations
  • Associate of Arts in Cultural Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Digital Visual Design
  • Associate of Arts in Japanese Studies
  • Associate of Arts in English for Professional Communication
  • Associate of Arts in Translation and Interpretation

 

Faculty of Social Sciences

 

No Programme-Specific Entrance Requirement

  • Associate of Social Science
  • Associate of Social Science in Applied Psychology
  • Associate of Social Science in Applied Social Studies (Guidance & Counseling/Health Studies/International Studies/Urban Studies)
  • Associate of Social Science in Event Management
  • Associate of Social Science in Legal Studies
  • Associate of Social Science in Leisure and Tourism Management
  • Associate of Social Science in Public Administration and Management
  • Associate of Social Science in Public Relations and Advertising
  • Associate of Social Science in Social Work

 

Diploma in General Studies

 

To apply for admission to UOWCHK/CCCU Diploma in General Studies programme, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Achieved total score of at least five* in five best subjects of the HKDSE; or
  • Completing other secondary qualifications awarded overseas; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

 

* HKDSE Levels 1 to 5 are converted into scores 1 to 5 respectively.

 

Articulation Opportunities

UOWCHK/CCCU follows the long tradition of the City University of Hong Kong in providing quality education. The College’s Associate Degree Graduate Exit Survey in 2018 showed that about 78% of respondents went on to further studies, while 19% found employment within a short time.

 

  • UGC-funded programmes (Senior Year Places via Special Admissions Scheme)

     

    UGC-funded institutions offer study opportunities for students with Associate Degree (AD)/Higher Diploma (HD) qualifications via the Special Admissions Scheme (SAS). The Scheme is available to an AD/HD final-year graduating student or a graduate of recognized AD/HD programmes.

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  • Self-financing programmes at UGC-funded and other local institutions

     

    Apart from UGC-funded programmes, our AD graduates may also apply for admission into self-financing degree programmes of various UGC-funded or self-financing institutions.

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  • Bachelor degree programmes offered by UOW College Hong Kong
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  • Top-up degree programmes offered by the University of Wollongong (UOW) at UOWCHK/CCCU
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  • Full or Mixed-mode top-up degree programmes offered by extension arms of UGC-funded institutions in collaboration with overseas universities (Please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/scope/ for those programmes offered at CityU's School of Continuing and Professional Education)
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  • Overseas Universities Having Articulation Agreements with UOWCHK/CCCU

     

    The College has also established articulation arrangements, with advanced standing, for our Associate Degree graduates with about 40 overseas universities in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.

 

 

 

Fees, Financial Assistance & Scholarship

Bachelor Degree

 

Fees

  1. Application Fee

    $150

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  3. Tuition Fee

    Year 1 and 2: $69,000 per year ($2,300/credit)

    Year 3 and 4: $74,000 per year ($2,466.666/credit)

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  5. Other Fees

    A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

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# The estimated composite tuition/programme fees listed above are for reference only. Tuition fees are charged according to the number of course credits taken by a student with variation. A student will normally take 30 credits in an academic year.

 

Financial Assistance

 

Successful applicants are eligible to apply for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (“NMTSS”). The annual subsidy amount is HK$31,300 in the 2019/20 academic year.

 

For more details of the Subsidy Scheme, please visit https://www.cspe.edu.hk/en/nmt-annual-subsidy.html.

 

Entrance Scholarship

  1. Year 1 Entry

    Registered students with an aggregate HKDSE score of 17 or above in the 5 best subjects (including Chinese Language and English Language)

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  3. Year 3 Entry

    Registered students holding an Associate Degree or Higher Diploma recognised by the College

 

Associate Degree (AD)

 

Fees

 

  1. Application Fee

    $150 for programme/programmes chosen in EACH Faculty (can apply for a maximum of three programmes within one faculty)

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  3. Tuition Fee

    All Associate Degree students [except the Associate of Social Science in Social Work] are required to take 63 credits in two years full- time mode at $1,600 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years are about $100,800.

     

    For Associate of Social Science in Social Work, students are required to take a total of 74 credits, with 38 credits of social work courses at $2,600 per credit, 21 credits of General Education at $1,600 per credit, and 15 credits of fieldwork placement at $2,500 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years are about $169,900.

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  5. Other Fees

    A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

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Financial Assistance

 

Students enrolled in self-financing AD programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

 

  1. Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

    Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes which will lead to a qualification at or above the levels of associate degree, higher diploma and/or professional diploma. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means. Financial assistance is provided in the form of grant and/or loan.

     

    Enquiries: 2152 9000
    Website: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/fasp.htm

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  3. Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

    Provides financial assistance in the form of loan(s) to eligible students covered under the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to meet their tuition fees, academic expenses and basic living expenses.

     

    Enquiries: 2150 6222
    Website: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/nls3.htm

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  5. Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

    Some of the AD programmes or course(s) in the AD programmes are in the process of registration for inclusion under the list of CEF reimbursable courses.

     

    The CEF subsidizes students over 18 years of age with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants enrolling on courses after 1 April 2019 will be reimbursed 80% of their fees on the first $10,000 and 60% on the second $10,000, subject to a maximum sum of $20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable programme/course(s).

     

    Enquiries: 3142 2277
    Website: https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/en/index.htm

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Diploma in General Studies

 

Fees

 

1. Application Fee

 

$150

 

2. Tuition Fee

 

All students are required to complete 11 courses (3 credit units each) in TWO semesters (one academic year or maximum two years) to be awarded the Diploma in General Studies. Total tuition fees are $38,500.

 

3. Other Fees

 

A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

 

Financial Assistance

 

Extended Non-Means Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)

Successful applicants are eligible to apply for Government’s Extended Non-Means Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) administered by the Student Finance Office of Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA). The maximum financial assistance under the ENLS is equivalent to the total tuition fees payable for the programme.

 

Enquiries: 2150 6223
Website: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/nlss.htm

 

Scholarships and Awards

 

Together with the HKSAR Government and external organizations, the College provides scholarships and awards to recognize many students’ academic excellence, outstanding extra-curricular achievements, admirable personal qualities and genuine needs of support for further academic and personal development.

 

In 2017-18, our students received more than 750 scholarships and awards.

 

Scholarships and Awards won by our students in 2017-18

 

  • Academic Improvement Scholarships
  • Academic Performance Scholarships
  • Competitive Event Sponsorship
  • Outstanding Competitive Event Awards
  • Outstanding Student Leader Awards
  • Entrance Scholarships 2017-18
  • Outstanding Social Work Students Awards
  • Sports Scholarships for Elite Athletes
  • Year End Sports Scholarships
  • Chan Fuk Wah Fan Miu Yung Translation Scholarships
  • Foo Siu Fung Volunteering Services Award
  • HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship 2017/18
  • Merits of Kindness Awards
  • Mr. Tetsuichiro Mizoguchi Scholarships
  • Shun Hing Electronic Trading Scholarship
  • Social Work Fieldwork Awards
  • The Japan Society of Hong Kong Scholarship
  • The Légion d’honneur Club Hong Kong Chapter and Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau
  • Young Chung Yee Memorial Scholarship (for sub-degree student)
  • Outstanding Performance Scholarships
  • Best Progress Awards
  • Talent Development Scholarships
  • Reaching Out Awards
  • Endeavour Scholarships

Graduate Exit Survey

2018 AD Graduate Exit Survey
2017 AD Graduate Exit Survey
2016 AD Graduate Exit Survey
2015 AD Graduate Exit Survey
2014 AD Graduate Exit Survey
2013 AD Graduate Exit Survey

How to Apply

1. Applying Associate Degree Programmes via E-APP

 

  1. Application Procedures

    Applicants who sit for the 2019 HKDSE examinations MUST submit their AD applications through the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) at www.eapp.gov.hk during the period from 6 December 2018 to 14 May 2019 for the main round. Please refer to the E-APP website for the second round of applications.

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  3. Interviews and Payment of Application Fee

    Once applications at E-APP is received, the College will contact applicants by e-mail for interview arrangements between May and June 2019.

     

    Applicants are required to pay the application fee before interview. Payment can be made by:

    • Direct deposit or ATM transfer at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank (A/C number: 359-300001-004); OR
    • Octopus payment in the College Offices located at Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building (6/F, ), City University campus, Kowloon Tong or Telford Annex (G/F, Telford Plaza), Kowloon Bay.
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  5. Result of Application

    Applicants will be notified of the result of their applications by post. Those on conditional offers MUST confirm their acceptances in the office located at Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University campus, on or before 5:00 pm on 10 July 2019. Places will be allocated to other qualified candidates if applicants fail to provide the required document certifying that they have satisfied the conditions mentioned in the conditional offers.

 

2. Applying Bachelor Degree, Associate Degree and Diploma in General Studies via other means

 

  1. Application Procedures

    1. By Post

      Completed application forms together with relevant documents and the original proof of application fee payments should be sent by post to UOW College Hong Kong/Community College of City University, 6/F, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.

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    3. In-person

      Completed application forms together with relevant documents and the original proof of application fee payments can be deposited in the collection boxes outside either of these offices from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm daily:

      • UOW College Hong Kong/Community College of City University, 6/F, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon [Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C2]
      • UOW College Hong Kong/Community College of City University, Telford Annex, G/F., Telford Plaza, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay [Kowloon Bay MTR Station Exit B]
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    5. Walk-in Application Days

      Completed application forms may also be submitted during walk-in application days scheduled on 10-15 July 2019 and 5-6 August 2019.

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  3. Interviews and Payment of Application Fee

    Applicants will be notified by phone if they are required to attend the interview during the selection period. Application fee can be paid by:

    • Direct deposit or ATM transfer at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank (A/C number: 359-300001-004); OR
    • Octopus payment in the College Offices located at Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building (6/F, ), City University campus, Kowloon Tong or Telford Annex (G/F, Telford Plaza), Kowloon Bay.
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  5. Required Documents

    The following documents should be submitted together with the completed application form:

    • Photocopies of relevant certificates and transcripts
    • Photocopy of HKID card or passport
    • The original proof of application fee payment (Please DO NOT send personal cheques or cash)
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  7. Result of Application

    Applicants will be notified of the result of their application by post. Successful applicants will receive an offer letter. To confirm acceptance, students are required to pay the tuition fee on or before the date indicated in the offer letter.

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Notes for Non-local Applicants applying Associate Degree Programmes

 

Non-local students are required to apply for Student Visa/Entry Permit issued by the Immigration Department of HKSAR Government. Generally, it takes about 6-8 weeks to process a visa application.

 

Tuition fee for Associate Degree Programmes amounts to $100,800 for two years. Non-local students are required to settle the tuition fee of $48,000 upon acceptance of admission offer and pay a one-off administrative charge of $10,000.

 

Students from the Mainland will need to make their own accommodation arrangements while studying in Hong Kong.

 

Important Information for Applicants

 

  1. Multiple Applications

    You may submit up to three applications for different Associate Degree programmes in the same academic faculty. Applicants wishing to apply for AD programmes in different faculties are required to pay an additional application fee of $150 per faculty.

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  3. Furnishing False Information

    Qualifications provided by applicants will be verified and checked for accuracy at the time of enrollment. Provision of any false or misleading information, or failure to supply full documentation for verification on request, will lead to DISQUALIFICATION of the application for admission and enrollment in the College. Fees paid will NOT be refunded.

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  5. Change of Correspondence Information after Submission of Application

    If there are changes to your correspondence information (postal address, contact phone number, and e-mail address) after submission of application, you can notify us by fax: 3442 0555 or email (college.office@cityu.edu.hk). You may be asked to provide documentary proof of these changes.

     

    You are reminded to keep your correspondence information updated to ensure timely receipt of communications from the College regarding your application.

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  7. Applicants with Physical or Other Disabilities

    The admission of an applicant to our College is based on academic criteria and other specified entrance requirements. If you have a physical or other disability, you are not required to declare this at the application stage, and you will receive the same consideration as other applicants. Applicants with a physical disability who feel that the physical disability might substantially hamper their progress are invited to discuss their situation with the relevant programme leader.

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  9. Use of Application Information

    The information that you provide to our College, including the HKID card number, will be used for the following purposes:

    • as a basis for various types of processing in relation to your application;
    • as a basis for selection of applicants for admission in September 2019 to the programmes offered by the College, and for other relevant or related purposes;
    • as a basis for consideration of credit transfer as appropriate;
    • for identifying multiple applications and records of previous studies as a student in the College;
    • for transfer to the student record system upon the successful outcome of your application to degree programmes
    • for statistical and research purposes (our staff may call you to collect some information)

    In accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right of access to, and the right of correction of, the information contained in the application form, and the right to request a copy of such data.

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  11. Cancellation of Programmes

    We reserve the right to cancel or suspend any programme. Fees already paid for such programmes will be refunded.

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  13. Credit Transfer

    If you have completed equivalent courses at a post-secondary institution, you may be eligible to apply for credit transfer to your chosen programme upon admission to the College.

     

    At the discretion of individual programme admission staff, credit transfer and admission may be assessed at the same time. If you wish to be eligible for credit transfer, please provide full information of your previous studies and attach copies of the relevant transcripts during your application.

Meet Our Teachers

 

Progression Paths

Of those CCCU graduates who pursue further studies, nearly 82% enrolled in publicly-funded and self-financing degree programmes, while 14% were enrolled in non-local degree programmes.