Entry requirements - HKU SPACE
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Entry Requirements

General and short courses

  • Admission is normally made on a first come, first served basis.
  • Students may assume that their applications have been accepted, and should attend the course as scheduled, unless they hear from us before the course starts.

Award-bearing and professional programmes

  • Admission is by selection (interview or entry test/examination). Entry requirements are specified in the course descriptions.
  • Applicants should note that simply meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee entry to a programme. Places are subject to availability and selection criteria, if any.
  • Successful applicants will be notified of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of course fees, if already paid. 
  • With effect from 2012, HKU SPACE recognises the following results in the HKDSE Examination as acceptable alternatives to those previously awarded in the HKCEE and the HKALE.

  Results in HKCEE and HKALE Acceptable Alternatives in HKDSE Examination
HKCEE Subjects
 a. English Language
  • Grade E (Syllabus B) (obtained before 2007)
    or
  • Level 2 (obtained in or after 2007)
  •  Level 2
  • Grade C (Syllabus B) (obtained before 2007)
    or
  • Level 3 (obtained in or after 2007)
  •  Level 3
b.  Chinese Language 
  • Grade E (obtained before 2007)
    or
  • Level 2 (obtained in or after 2007)
  •  Level 2
  • Grade C (obtained before 2007)
    or
  • Level 3 (obtained in or after 2007)
  •  Level 3
c. Other Subjects
  • Grade C
  • Level 3
    or
  • "Attained with Distinction" in ApL subjects
  • Grade E
  • Level 2
    or
  • "Attained" in ApL subjects
HKALE (AL and AS Subjects)
a.
  • Grade E
  • Level 3
    or
  • "Attained with Distinction" in ApL subjects

 

Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CATs)

The HKSAR Government has introduced a set of guidelines for Credit Accumulation and Transfer  (https://www.hkqf.gov.hk/en/KeyFeatures/cat/index.html). These set out principles and good practice that the School fully welcomes and agrees with. The School has now established its own CATs operational guidelines for part-time programmes. Students may approach the programme teams before commencement of programmes if they intend to apply for module exemption.

Other Information

  1. Applicants are normally required to have reached the age of 18 (except for Community College programmes), and to provide information from their HKID card (for local applicants) or passport (for non-local applicants) for admission assessment and student records purposes. Applicants to award-bearing programmes will also be asked to present their HKID/passport for verification if applying in person at enrolment counters or to attach a copy of their HKID or passport if applying by post. Additional information may be required from applicants after the initial admission/enrolment assessment. It is necessary for applicants to provide the required supplementary information as otherwise the School may not be able to process the admission/enrolment further.
  2. To study in Hong Kong, all non-local applicants are required to obtain a student visa issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government, except for those admitted to Hong Kong as dependants, who do not need prior approval before taking up full-time and part-time studies. Non-local applicants issued with a valid employment visa also do not need prior approval to pursue part-time studies. It is the responsibility of individual applicants to make appropriate visa arrangements. Admission to a HKUSPACE academic programme/course does not guarantee the issue of a student visa. Applicants may wish to note that part-time courses are generally not considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes except for self-financed, part-time locally accredited taught postgraduate programmes awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.
  3. HKU SPACE reserves the right to cancel a course or a programme in cases of insufficient enrolment or unforeseen difficulties arising from running the course. In such circumstances, course fees would be refundable.
  4. The Director may, at his discretion, refuse to admit an applicant.