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For Holders of HKALE or Other Equivalent Qualifications

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

  • Pass in one A Level subject or two AS Level subjects (may include Chinese Language and Culture and Use of English) in HKALE; AND
  • Three passes in HKCEE*, PLUS Level 2 or above in Chinese and English, OR
  • Five passes in the pre 2007 HKCEE* (including Chinese and English)

Certain programmes have additional requirements (see 2 & 3 below).

* A successfully completed quality-assured Applied Learning Course will be recognised as comparable to an HKCEE subject pass (up to a maximum of two subjects), not including Chinese Language and English Language.

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 
 
Level 2/ Grade E or above in HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) and Chinese Language; AND Grade E or above in Chinese Language and Culture at AS Level; OR their equivalents.
 
Associate in Chinese Language and Literature 

Level 2/ Grade E or above in HKCEE Chinese Language; AND Grade E or above in Chinese Language and Culture at AS Level; OR their equivalents.

 
Associate in English for Professional Communication 
 
Level 2/ Grade E or above in HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) and Grade E or above in Use of English at AS Level; OR their equivalents.
 
Associate in Public Relations and Communication
 
Level 3/ Grade D or above in HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B); OR Grade E or above in Use of English at AS Level; OR their equivalents.
 
Associate in Statistics and Data Science
Higher Diploma in Aircraft Services Engineering
 
Grade E or above in HKCEE Mathematics; OR its equivalents.
 
Associate in Translation and Interpretation 
 
Level 3/ Grade D or above in HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) and Chinese Language, AND Grade E or above in Use of English and in Chinese Language and Culture at AS Level; OR their equivalents.
 
3. HKCEE subject preferences for the following programme:
 
Associate in Health Studies
 
Preferred subject is HKCEE Biology.
 
4. Alternate Entry Requirements that will be considered
  • Satisfactory completion of a recognised one-year full-time Pre-Associate Degree programme; OR
  • Qualifications equivalent to those stipulated above; OR
  • Mature applicants aged 25 or above before 1 September 2018, with proficiency in English (subject to satisfactory performance in an interview).

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.