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General Entrance Requirements (Year 1 Entry)

THEi offers 20 vocationally-oriented degree programmes in the academic year 2018/19. Details of our innovation programmes, application information and general education requirements are given below: 

Application Information  

Method 1

Apply via the VTC Web-based Admissions System for our self-financed degree programmes.

Please click here for application information and procedure in details. The application for the academic year 2018/19 degree programmes is now open. 

Method 2  Apply

Apply through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) for admission to the full-time bachelor’s degree programmes under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP)

Please click here for more information. 

 

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General Entrance Requirements 

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) Qualifications 

  • Level 3 or above in the HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language; AND 

  • Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective Subject or an Applied Learning (ApL) Subject; OR Equivalent  

 

Notes: 

  1. The study duration of Degree programmes is normally 4 years.

  2. An “Attained”, “Attained with Distinction(I)” and “Attained with Distinction(II)” in an HKDSE relevant Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at “Level 2” , “Level 3” and “Level 4” respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose. Relevant ApL subjects of individual programme are listed in the Programme Information.
  3. A "Grade D or E” and a “Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2” and “Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.

  4. Some programmes may have other specific entrance requirements. Please refer to the entrance requirements of individual programmes for details.

  5. Offering of study place is subject to the applicants’ academic qualifications, interview / test performance (if applicable), other learning experience and achievements, and availability of study places.

 

Important Notes: 

  • Applicants can apply with the results of the same public examination in different years of award.  The best grade of multiple attempts on a particular subject will be assessed for admission.

  • Public examination results under the old and new academic structures will not normally be considered in combination in the assessment for admission. 

 

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Alternative Language Qualifications

Alternative Chinese Language Qualifications (For Non-Chinese Speaking Applicants Only) 

If non-Chinese speaking applicants meet the following specific circumstances, the alternative language results (see table below) will be considered individually in the application. 

 

The specific circumstances are :

  • The applicant has learnt Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education. This caters specifically to applicants who have a late start in the learning of Chinese Language (e.g. due to their settlement in Hong Kong well past the entry level) or who have been educated in Hong Kong sporadically; OR
  • The applicant has learnt Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but has been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in the local schools. 

 

The following alternative language results will be considered individually in the application: 

 

Alternative Chinese Language Qualifications
For Degree Programmes

HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese

Attained

GCSE / IGCSE / GCE O-level Chinese Language

Grade C

GCE AS-level Chinese Language

Grade C

GCE A-level Chinese Language

Grade E

 

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Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) Qualifications

Holders of Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) qualifications may apply for admission to Degree programmes. 

 

  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)
    Grade E or above in the following subjects:
    • AS-Level subject: Use of English; and
    • AS-Level subject: Chinese Language & Culture1 ; and
    • One other A-Level subject or two other AS-Level subjects; AND 
  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)
    • Five subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above, including English Language2 and Chinese Language; OR Equivalent

 

Notes:

1. If applicants do not have the required HKALE Chinese Language & Culture qualification, the following language results will be considered in the application for Degree programmes:

- Grade E or above in HKALE Chinese Literature; OR

- Grade D or above in an HKCEE language subject other than Chinese Language and English Language.

2. Applicants who took HKCEE English Language in 2006 or before should have attained Grade E or above (Syllabus B) / Grade C or above (Syllabus A).

3. Some programmes may have other specific requirements. Please refer to the section of Specific Entrance Requirements of Individual Programme.

4. The study duration of Degree programmes is normally 4 years.

5. Applicants may be required to attend an interview which is conducted in English.

6. Offering of study place is subject to the applicants’ academic qualifications, interview / test performance (if applicable) and availability of study places.

 

Important Notes: 

  • Applicants can apply with the results of the same public examination in different years of award.  The best grade of multiple attempts on a particular subject will be assessed for admission.

  • Public examination results under the old and new academic structures will not normally be considered in combination in the assessment for admission. 

 

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International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Qualifications

  • Holder of an International Baccalaureate Diploma; and
  • One of the following English Language results:
    • Grade 4 or above in IB English A1 or A2 (Higher or Standard Level); or
    • Grade 4 or above in IB English B (Higher Level); or
    • Grade 5 or above in IB English B (Standard Level); or
    • Grade 4 or above in IB English A: Language and Literature (Higher or Standard Level); or
    • Grade 4 or above in IB English A: Literature (Higher or Standard Level); or
    • Grade 4 or above in IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level)

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Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) Qualifications 

  • Holder of a BTEC Level 3 Diploma of “MM” Grades or a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma of “MPP” Grade*; and
  • Grade C or above in IGCSE English Language or English as a Second Language.

[* “M” stands for Merit and “P” stands for Pass]

 

 

 

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Other Qualifications

Applicants may apply with qualifications other than the ones listed above. Applications will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.

 

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