Results of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) were released today (21 July). In the light of COVID-19 pandemic, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) Central Admission Scheme will be run online starting today until 26 July. Applicants are not required to apply at campuses on site. In academic year 2021/22, the VTC will offer over 140 full-time programmes, leading to the awards of Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education and Diploma, providing diversified progression pathways for Secondary 6 (S6) students. Among these programmes, over 120 are subvented programmes.
VTC Online Central Admission Scheme for S6 Entry started at 9:00am today. During the first hour of the operation, about 20,000 visits were recorded, including applicants applying for VTC Degree, Higher Diploma and Diploma programmes as well as applicants confirming acceptance of their “firm offers”.
“Conditional offers” that applicants have received earlier will be converted to “confirmed offers” today if the applicants’ HKDSE results meet the stipulated requirements. These applicants are required to confirm acceptance of their offers through the VTC S6 Admission Portal (the Portal) between 9:00am and 4:00pm today.
For new applicants and applicants without offers, they can apply for their preferred programmes online during the stipulated hours of the VTC Central Admission Scheme from 21 to 26 July through the Portal. Applicants will be notified of the offer result via email and the Portal.
All applicants who have been offered places are required to complete the registration online before 12:00 noon on 26 July, or else the offer will become null and void.
Details of the Online Central Admission Scheme:
|Date:||21 July (HKDSE results release day) to 26 July|
|Time:|| 9:00am to 6:00pm (21 to 23 July)
9:00am to 12:00 noon (24 to 26 July)
|Eligible Programmes:|| Degree programmes of THEi
Higher Diploma programmes of IVE/HKDI/ICI
Diploma of Foundation Studies of IVE
Diploma of Vocational Education of Youth
Diploma programmes of HTI/CCI/ICI
In academic year 2021/2022, the VTC will provide a wide range of full-time Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education and Diploma programmes tailored for S6 students, leading to diversified and flexible progression pathways for HKDSE candidates.
For Higher Diploma programmes, some 90 of about 100 programmes offered by the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and International Culinary Institute (ICI) are subvented. The pandemic has accelerated the digitalisation of industries, leading to a strong demand for capability acquired in professional knowledge and digital skills. To address the needs of industries, all VTC Higher Diploma students will take the Information Technology Essentials module to learn about industry automation and intelligence, as well as cybersecurity and smart connectivity. VTC will also provide a variety of programmes for cultivating new talent. These include IVE Higher Diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Higher Diploma in Architectural Technology and Design, Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity, Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics, as well as Higher Diploma in Sports Studies with Smart Technology, which combines sports with smart technologies, to improve sports training performance and facilities management efficiency.
To cater to the different aspirations and progression needs of S6 students, the VTC will also offer over 30 subvented diploma programmes. IVE will provide eight Diploma of Foundation Studies as equivalents to five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 (including Chinese Language and English Language). Graduates are eligible to apply for related positions in the civil service. Meanwhile, the Youth College will offer 17 Diploma of Vocational Education programmes, covering study areas of Business and Services, Engineering as well as Design and Information Technology, to provide seamless and flexible progression pathways for students and equip them with the requisite knowledge and skills to pave the way for future success in their studies and career. The Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and ICI will also provide seven employment-focused diploma programmes to help students join the respective professions.
Furthermore, the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) will offer vocationally-oriented degree programmes, including those covered by the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). Interested students can apply for the SSSDP degree programmes through the Joint University Programme Admissions System (JUPAS). Eligible students will be entitled to an annual subsidy of HK$44,100 or HK$76,800. Students can also apply for THEi’s self-financing degree programmes including a variety of choices from Building Services Engineering, Nutrition and Healthcare Management, Chinese Medicinal Pharmacy, Advertising and more via the VTC Online Central Admission Scheme. Eligible students who apply for the Government’s Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong will be entitled to an annual subsidy amounting to HK$33,100.
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Annex 1: General Entrance Requirements for Secondary 6 Entry
|VTC Programmes||General Entrance Requirements|
|Degree programmes||• HKDSE
Level 3 or above in the following subjects:
► Chinese Language
► English Language
Level 2 or above in the following subjects:
► Liberal Studies
► One Elective Subject
| Higher Diploma
► 5 subjects at Level 2 or above,
including Chinese Language and English
| Diploma of Foundation
|• Completion of Secondary 6|
| Diploma of Vocational
|• Completion of Secondary 6|
|Diploma programmes||• Completion of Secondary 6|