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For HKDSE Candidates

1. Minimum entry requirements that you need to meet are:

Level 2 or above in five HKDSE subjects* including English Language and Chinese Language.

Certain programmes have additional requirements / subject preferences (see 2 and 3 below).

*Applicants possessing "Attained", "Attained with Distinction/ Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" performance in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject are deemed to have attained "Level 2", "Level 3" or "Level 4" respectively in one HKDSE subject and a maximum of two ApL subjects can be counted for admission purpose. An extended module of Mathematics is not accepted as an HKDSE subject.

2. Additional subject requirements for the following programmes:

Associate Degree Scheme in Applied Social Sciences
Higher Diploma in Social Work

Applicants should possess basic reading competence in Chinese and be able to communicate in Cantonese. A test on Chinese proficiency may be required.

Associate in Bilingual Communication
Associate in Translation and Interpretation

Level 3 or above in HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language; OR their equivalents.

Associate in Chinese Language and Literature

Level 3 or above in HKDSE Chinese Language; OR their equivalents.

Associate in English for Professional Communication
Associate in Public Relations and Communication

Level 3 or above in HKDSE English Language; OR its equivalents.

Associate in Statistics and Data Science
Higher Diploma in Aircraft Services Engineering

Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics; OR its equivalents.

3. HKDSE subject preferences for the following programmes:

Associate in Engineering

Preferred HKDSE subjects include Mathematics, extended modules of Mathematics, Physics and Combined Science (with Physics component).

Associate in Health Studies

Preferred HKDSE subject include Biology and Combined Science (with Biology component).

Associate in Information Technology

Preferred HKDSE subjects include Mathematics, extended modules of Mathematics and Information & Communication Technology.

Associate of Science 

Preferred HKDSE subjects include Mathematics, extended modules of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Combined Science.

Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 

Preferred HKDSE subjects include Mathematics, extended modules of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Combined Science.

Note: Applicants with outstanding achievements in non-academic areas such as sports, music, social services and other cultural activities are welcome to highlight such information in the application. The College may give consideration to such achievements and assess such applications on a case-by-case basis.