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Postgraduate Certificate in Translation

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

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Start Date
03 Sep 2024 (Tue)
6 months
Cantonese and English
Course Fee
1. Application fee is HK$150 (In person : by cash, VISA, MasterCard, EPS; By post : by cheque -payable to “HKU SPACE”)

2. Course fee: HK$21,300 to be paid on notification of acceptance.

*Fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred.
Deadline on 21 Aug 2024 (Wed)
3762 0830
2548 7027
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Applicants may be required to attend a one-hour entrance test on 13 August 2024 or 16 August 2024.


This programme provides systematic training in translation for those who already have degree or equivalent qualifications. It aims at giving students the confidence and competence to deal with translation work at a close to professional level in different settings and contexts. Students should be able to apply the linguistic and cultural concepts learned to the practical tasks of translation and make improvements in translations done by people and/or artificial intelligence after completion of the programme.

The programme also provides a solid foundation for those who plan to study for a higher qualification in translation in the future: holders of the Postgraduate Certificate in Translation can articulate to Postgraduate Diploma in Translation with exemption from the first five modules of the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation programme offered by HKU SPACE.

Programme Details

The Programme contains the following five modules to satisfy the three Programme Learning Outcomes (PILOs):


Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)






Theory and Practice of Translation





Contrastive Studies and Linguistics





English-Chinese Translation





Chinese-English Translation





Media Translation




On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

1. communicate with translation of appropriate lexicon and style in a different language to the general audience in a general context;

2. comprehend and analyze texts of different cultures and different linguistic features and recreate their meanings in a different linguistic and cultural context;

3. translate texts from Chinese to English or vice versa by applying suitable translation strategies in a broad range of translation practice.

Assessment is based on coursework and in-class tests. Students must pass all course assessment components, including written translation assignments, essays and tests, of the respective modules.

On successful completion of the programme and meeting the attendance requirement of at least 80% attendance for the overall programme, students will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Translation within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.

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Days / Time
  • Tue, Fri, 7:00pm - 10:00pm


1. Theory and Practice of Translation

2. Contrastive Studies and Linguistics

3. English-Chinese Translation

4. Chinese-English Translation

5. Media Translation 


Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • 1. Application fee is HK$150 (In person : by cash, VISA, MasterCard, EPS; By post : by cheque -payable to “HKU SPACE”)

    2. Course fee: HK$21,300 to be paid on notification of acceptance.

    *Fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred.

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall

  • hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized university; and
  • pass a one-hour language competency test*.

*Applicants who have obtained the following qualifications as proofs of their proficiency in English and Chinese will be exempted from the language competency test:

  • HKDSE Examination English and Chinese Language at Level 4 or above; or
  • HKALE Use of English and Chinese Language and Culture at Grade D or above; or
  • equivalent qualifications.

Those who do not meet the standard set of criteria for admission will be considered on individual merit.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Postgraduate Certificate in Translation
COURSE CODE 38E14860A FEES $21,300 ENQUIRY 3762-0830
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Postgraduate Certificate in Translation

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])


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Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Complete and submit the special application form by post or in person on or before the deadline stated in the above sections at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres together with:

  1. Copies of HKID card and certificate(s) proving your highest education qualification(s), and
  2. An application fee of HK$150 (In person: by cash, VISA, MasterCard, EPS; by post: cheque, payable to “HKU SPACE”) (Application fee is non-refundable and cannot be transferred.)
  3. If submission by mail, please post the application form with 1. and 2. to the below address:

Attn: Nicole Wong

11/F, Fortress Tower, 

250 King's Road, 

North Point, Hong Kong


Payment Method

Application fee of HK$150 can be paid:

i)  In-person: by cash, VISA, MasterCard, EPS; or

ii) by post: cheque, payable to “HKU SPACE” 


*Note that the application fee is non-refundable and cannot be transferred.*

1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
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