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Academic and Professional Recognition

HKSAR Government

 

The Government accepts Associate Degrees and Higher Diplomas as the qualification requirements for civil service appointments. At present, 15 grades in the government set locally accredited HD or AD as the qualification requirement for their entry ranks. These grades are Ambulance Officer, Assistant Information Officer (Design) / (Photo), Assistant Leisure Services Manager II, Assistant Programme Officer, Programme Officer, Senior Programme Officer, Health Inspector II, Immigration Officer, Industrial Officer (Correctional Services), Inspector of Customs and Excise, Inspector of Police, Occupational Safety Officer II, Officer (Correctional Services), Operations Officer (Airworthiness), Police Translator II, Station Officer (Operational) / (Control) and Statistical Officer II.

 

Besides, sub-degree graduates are considered as having met the entry requirements of civil service grades requiring sub-degree or lower qualifications. On the whole, sub-degree graduates can apply for about 80 civil service grades. Please visit the section of "Job Opportunities" in the Civil Service Bureau's Homepage for further information.

 

Professional Bodies

 

The College has maintained close links with professional bodies shown below. These organizations offer exemptions and/or membership to our graduates with the relevant specialism(s).

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Association of International Accountants
  • Hong Kong Hotels Association
  • Hong Kong Institute of Accredited Accounting Technicians
  • Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
  • Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management
  • Hong Kong People Management Association
  • Hong Kong Public Relations Professional’s Association
  • Hong Kong Recreation Management Association
  • Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board
  • Hong Kong Statistical Society
  • Hong Kong Logistics Association
  • Human Resources Management Association of Canada
  • Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong
  • Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China
  • The Institute of Purchasing and Supply of Hong Kong

Industrial practitioners are often invited to join validation panels to ensure that programmes being offered meet community and industry needs. In addition, they are invited to deliver seminars so that students are informed of the latest developments in the industry.

Admission Requirements

(For admission to Diploma in General Studies please click here)

 

For admission to AD programmes, applicants must satisfy ONE of the following (Note 1):

 

1) Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 

  • a) Level 2 or above in five HKDSE subjects including Chinese Language (Note 2) and English Language (Note 3);
  • b) If a subject under “other languages” is used for meeting the requirement in (a), a minimum of grade E is required;
  • c) A maximum of two Applied Learning subjects graded “Attained” or above can be included for meeting the requirement in (a);
  • d) Satisfy programme-specific entrance requirements (Only applicable to Associate of Business in Administration in Accountancy).

2) Other Qualifications

 

Most school-leaving qualifications deemed equivalent to those stipulated below are recognised. These may include any ONE of the following:

  • a) Completion of the CCCU/UOWCHK Diploma in General Studies programme (Note 4) or a one-year full-time Pre-Associate Degree programme;
  • b) Grade E or above in one General Certificate of Education A-level (or A2)/International A-Level subject. Two Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level subjects will be considered equivalent to one GCE A-Level. The same subject may not be counted at both the A Level and AS Level;
  • c) A National Higher Education Entrance Examination (普通高等學校招生全國統一考試) score above the cut-off lines set for entry into non-government universities (本科二批分數綫) (Note 5) and a minimum English score of 100. Please refer to Chinese version for details;
  • d) Other equivalent qualifications, including International Baccalaureate Diploma, are also accepted as satisfying the entrance requirements

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained in a language other than English will need an acceptable result in an approved English language qualification such as TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum requirements for TOEFL or IELTS are given below:

  • a) Score of 500 (paper-based test) or score of 173 (computer-based test) or score of 60 (internet–based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
  • b) Overall band score of 5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), to be considered for admission.

3) Mature Applicant

 

Mature applicants must be over the age of 23 by 1 September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for.

 

Notes

  1. The above represents the minimum requirements for admission. Possession of the above qualifications does not guarantee admission. Admission into any academic programme is also subject to performance at admission interview;
  2. For applicants who have either learned Chinese Language for less than 6 years while receiving primary and secondary education or learned Chinese Language for 6 years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in local schools, alternative Chinese Language qualifications (GCEAL/AS Chinese grade E or GCSE/IGCSE Chinese grade C) or grade E in HKDSE “other languages” can replace Chinese Language level 2;
  3. GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects, TOEFL or IELTS cannot be used to replace English Language Level 2;
  4. Successful completion of the Diploma will fulfil the entrance requirement to CCCU Associate Degree programmes (except Associate of Social Science in Social Work);
  5. The College may admit those applicants whose scores are below the cut‐off lines but who can demonstrate good aptitude for the programme at admission interview.

Programme-Specific Entrance Requirements

 

Division of Applied Science and Technology

 

No Programme-Specific Entrance Requirement

  • Associate of Engineering
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science in Airport Operations and Aviation Logistics
  • Associate of Science in Business Analysis
  • Associate of Science in Creative and Interactive Media Production
  • Associate of Science in Environmental Studies
  • Associate of Science in Information Systems Development
  • Associate of Science in Network and Systems Administration

 

Division of Business

 

Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics

  • Associate of Business Administration in Accountancy

 

No Programme-Specific Entrance Requirement

  • Associate of Business Administration in Financial Services
  • Associate of Business Administration in General Management
  • Associate of Business Administration in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Associate of Business Administration in Human Resources Management
  • Associate of Business Administration in International Business Management
  • Associate of Business Administration in Marketing

 

Division of Languages and Communication

 

No Programme-Specific Entrance Requirement

  • Associate of Arts in Applied Chinese Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Bilingual Communication Studies(English and Chinese)/(French and English)/(Japanese and Chinese)/(Japanese and English)/(Korean and Chinese)/(Korean and English)/(Spanish and English)
  • Associate of Arts in Communication and Public Relations
  • Associate of Arts in Cultural Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Digital Visual Design
  • Associate of Arts in Japanese Studies
  • Associate of Arts in English for Professional Communication
  • Associate of Arts in Translation and Interpretation

 

Division of Social Sciences

 

No Programme-Specific Entrance Requirement

  • Associate of Social Science
  • Associate of Social Science in Applied Psychology
  • Associate of Social Science in Applied Social Studies (Guidance & Counseling/Health Studies/International Studies/Urban Studies)
  • Associate of Social Science in Event Management
  • Associate of Social Science in Legal Studies
  • Associate of Social Science in Leisure and Tourism Management
  • Associate of Social Science in Public Administration and Management
  • Associate of Social Science in Public Relations and Advertising
  • Associate of Social Science in Social Work

Articulation Opportunities

CCCU follows the long tradition of the City University of Hong Kong in providing quality education. The CCCU Graduate Exit Survey in 2015 showed that about 80% of respondents went on to further studies, while 20% found employment within a short time.

 

  • UGC-funded programmes (Senior Year Places via Special Admissions Scheme)

     

    UGC-funded institutions offer study opportunities for students with Associate Degree (AD)/Higher Diploma (HD) qualifications via the Special Admissions Scheme (SAS). The Scheme is available to an AD/HD final-year graduating student or a graduate of recognized AD/HD programmes.

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  • Self-financing programmes at UGC-funded and other local institutions

     

    Apart from UGC-funded programmes, our graduates may also apply for admission into self-financing degree programmes of various UGC-funded or self-financing institutions.

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  • Top-up degree programmes offered by the University of Wollongong (UOW) at CCCU
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  • Full or Mixed-mode top-up degree programmes offered by extension arms of UGC-funded institutions in collaboration with overseas universities (Please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/scope/ for those programmes offered at CityU's School of Continuing and Professional Education)
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  • Overseas Universities Having Articulation Agreements with CCCU

     

    CCCU has also established articulation arrangements, with advanced standing, for our Associate Degree graduates with about 40 overseas universities in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.

Distribution of CCCU Graduates in 8 UGC funded Institutions (2016)

 

 

 

 

Fees, Financial Assistance & Scholarship

Fees

 

  1. Application Fee

    $150 for programme/programmes chosen in EACH Division (can apply for a maximum of three programmes within one division)

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  3. Tuition Fee

    All Associate Degree students (except the Associate of Social Science in Social Work) are required to take 63 credits in two years full- time mode (or three years part-time mode for Associate of Science in Airport Operations and Aviation Logisitics (“ASAOAL”)) at $1,600 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years (or three years part-time mode for ASAOAL) are about $100,800.

     

    For Associate of Social Science in Applied Social Studies (Health Studies), students are required to take 60 credits (for programme specific and General Education courses) at $1,600 per credit, plus 3 credits of placement at $2,500 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years are about $103,500.

     

    For Associate of Social Science in Social Work, students are required to take a total of 74 credits, with 38 credits of social work courses at $2,600 per credit, 21 credits of General Education at $1,600 per credit, and 15 credits of fieldwork placement at $2,500 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years are about $169,900.

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  5. Other Fees

    A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

     

    For Associate of Social Science in Applied Social Studies (Health Studies), students are required to pay $1,000 professional indemnity insurance for placement.

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Financial Assistance

 

Students enrolled in self-financing AD programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

 

  1. Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

    Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes which will lead to a qualification at or above the levels of associate degree, higher diploma and/or professional diploma. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means. Financial assistance is provided in the form of grant and/or loan.

     

    Enquiries: 2152 9000
    Website: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/fasp.htm

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  3. Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

    Provides financial assistance in the form of loan(s) to eligible students covered under the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to meet their tuition fees, academic expenses and basic living expenses.

     

    Enquiries: 2150 6222
    Website: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/nls3.htm

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  5. Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

    Some of the AD programmes or course(s) in the AD programmes are included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes. The CEF subsidizes students over 18 years of age with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants will be reimbursed 80% of their fees, subject to a maximum sum of HK$10,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable programme/course(s).

     

    Enquiries: 3142 2277
    Website: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/elink.htm

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Students enrolled in the Diploma in General Studies programme are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following source:

 

Extended Non-Means Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)

Successful applicants are eligible to apply for Government’s Extended Non-Means Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) administered by the Student Finance Office of Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA). The maximum financial assistance under the ENLS is equivalent to the total tuition fees payable for the programme.

 

Enquiries: 2150 6223
Website: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/nlss.htm

 

Scholarships

 

Our students have been able to win scholarships and awards from the Government and other external organizations on their own merits. Apart from the Government and donor organizations, the College has made available numerous awards and scholarships to reward students who have excelled in academic and non-academic areas. In recent years, our students have been awarded scholarships of up to $8 million annually.

 

In 2016-17, our students received more than 600 scholarships and awards.

 

Scholarships and Awards won by CCCU students in 2016-17

 

  • Community College of City University Academic Improvement Scholarships
  • Community College of City University Academic Performance Scholarships
  • Community College of City University Competitive Event Sponsorship
  • Community College of City University Outstanding Competitive Event Awards
  • Community College of City University Outstanding Student Leader Awards
  • CCCU Outstanding Social Work Students Awards
  • CCCU Overseas Scholarship Scheme
  • CCCU Scholarships for Degree Studies
  • CCCU Sports Scholarships for Elite Athletes
  • Aji-No-Chinmi Co. (HK) LTD Scholarship of Japanese Studies
  • Chan Fuk Wah Fan Miu Yung Translation Scholarships
  • Foo Siu Fung Volunteering Services Award
  • HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship 2016/17
  • Outstanding Performance Scholarships
  • Best Progress Awards
  • Talent Development Scholarships
  • Reaching Out Awards
  • Endeavour Scholarships
  • Shun Hing Electronic Trading Scholarship
  • Social Work Fieldwork Awards
  • Merits of Kindness Awards
  • Mr. Tetsuichiro Mizoguchi Scholarships
  • The Légion d’honneur Club Hong Kong Chapter and Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau
  • Young Chung Yee Memorial Scholarship (for sub-degree student)
  • The Japan Society of Hong Kong Scholarship

Graduate Exit Survey

2016 Graduate Exit Survey
2015 Graduate Exit Survey
2014 Graduate Exit Survey
2013 Graduate Exit Survey

How to Apply

ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

  1. For 2018 HKDSE Candidates

     

    1. Application Procedures

      Applicants who sit for the 2018 HKDSE examinations MUST submit their AD applications through the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP) at www.eapp.gov.hk during the period from 7 December 2017 to 16 May 2018 for the main round. Please refer to the E-APP website for the second round of applications.

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    3. Interviews and Payment of Application Fee

      Once we have received your applications at E-APP, CCCU will contact you shortly by e-mail for the interview arrangements between May and June 2018.

       

      Applicants are required to pay the application fee before interview. Payment can be made by:

      • Direct deposit or ATM transfer at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank (A/C number: 359-300001-004); OR
      • Octopus payment in the College Offices located at Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building (6/F, Room 6104), City University campus, Kowloon Tong or Telford Annex (G/F, Telford Plaza), Kowloon Bay.
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    5. Result of Application

      Applicants will be notified of the result of their applications by post. Those on conditional offers MUST confirm their acceptances in the office located at Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University campus, on or before 5:00 pm on 11 July 2018. Places will be allocated to other qualified candidates if applicants fail to provide the required document certifying that they have satisfied the conditions mentioned in the conditional offers.

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  2. For other applicants

     

    1. Application Procedures

      1. By Post

        Completed application forms together with relevant documents and the original proof of application fee payments should be sent by post to Community College of City University, 6/F, Room 6104, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.

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      3. In-person

        Completed application forms together with relevant documents and the original proof of application fee payments can be deposited in the collection boxes outside either of these offices from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm daily:

        • Community College of City University, 6/F, Room 6104, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon [Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C2]
        • Community College of City University, Telford Annex, G/F., Telford Plaza, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay [Kowloon Bay MTR Station Exit B]

       

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    3. Interviews and Payment of Application Fee

       

      Applicants will be notified by phone if they are required to attend the interview during the selection period. Application fee can be paid by:

      • Direct deposit or ATM transfer at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank (A/C number: 359-300001-004); OR
      • Octopus payment in the College Offices located at Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building (6/F, Room 6104), City University campus, Kowloon Tong or Telford Annex (G/F, Telford Plaza), Kowloon Bay.
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    5. Required Documents

      The following documents should be submitted together with the completed application form:

      • Photocopies of relevant certificates and transcripts
      • Photocopy of HKID card or passport
      • The original proof of application fee payment (Please DO NOT send personal cheques or cash)
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    7. Result of Application

      Applicants will be notified of the result of their application by post. Successful applicants will receive an offer letter. To confirm acceptance, students are required to pay the tuition fee on or before the date indicated in the offer letter.

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Notes for Non-local Applicants

 

Non-local students are required to apply for Student Visa/Entry Permit issued by the Immigration Department of HKSAR. Generally, it takes about 6-8 weeks for the Immigration Department to process a visa application.

 

Tuition fee for Associate Degree Programmes amounts to HK$ 100,800 for two years. Non-local students are required to settle the tuition fee of HK$50,400 upon acceptance of admission offer and pay a one-off administrative charge of HK$10,000.

 

Students from the Mainland will need to make their own accommodation arrangements while studying in Hong Kong.

 

Important Information for Applicants

 

  1. Multiple Applications

    You may submit up to three applications for different programmes of study in the same academic division. Applicants wishing to apply for programmes in different divisions are required to pay an additional application fee of HK$150 per division.

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  3. Furnishing False Information

    Qualifications provided by applicants will be verified and checked for accuracy at the time of enrollment. Provision of any false or misleading information, or failure to supply full documentation for verification on request, will lead to DISQUALIFICATION of the application for admission and enrollment in the College. Fees paid will NOT be refunded.

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  5. Change of Correspondence Information after Submission of Application

    If there are changes to your correspondence information (postal address, contact phone number, and e-mail address) after submission of application, you can notify us by fax: 3442 0555 or email (college.office@cityu.edu.hk). You may be asked to provide documentary proof of these changes.

     

    You are reminded to keep your correspondence information updated to ensure timely receipt of communications from the College regarding your application.

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  7. Applicants with Physical or Other Disabilities

    The admission of an applicant to our College is based on academic criteria and other specified entrance requirements. If you have a physical or other disability, you are not required to declare this at the application stage, and you will receive the same consideration as other applicants. Applicants with a physical disability who feel that the physical disability might substantially hamper their progress are invited to discuss their situation with the relevant programme leader.

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  9. Use of Application Information

    The information that you provide to our College, including the HKID card number, will be used for the following purposes:

    • as a basis for various types of processing in relation to your application;
    • as a basis for selection of applicants for admission in September 2018 to the programmes offered by the College, and for other relevant or related purposes
    • as a basis for consideration of credit transfer as appropriate;
    • for identifying multiple applications and records of previous studies as a student in the College;
    • for transfer to the student record system of City University of Hong Kong upon the successful outcome of your application to degree programmes
    • • for statistical and research purposes (our staff may call you to collect some information)

    In accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right of access to, and the right of correction of, the information contained in the application form, and the right to request a copy of such data.

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  11. Cancellation of Programmes

    CCCU reserves the right to cancel or suspend any programme. Fees already paid for such programmes will be refunded.

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  13. Credit Transfer

    If you have completed equivalent courses at a post-secondary institution, you may be eligible to apply for credit transfer to your chosen programme upon admission to the College.

     

    At the discretion of individual programme admission staff, credit transfer and admission may be assessed at the same time. If you wish to be eligible for credit transfer, please provide full information of your previous studies and attach copies of the relevant transcripts during your application.

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Progression Paths

Of those CCCU graduates who pursue further studies, nearly 80% enrolled in publicly-funded and self-financing degree programmes, while 20% were enrolled in non-local degree programmes.