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Secondary Education

Local formal curriculum

The Academic Structure of Hong Kong is composed of three years of junior secondary and three years of senior secondary education and S6 graduates are required to sit for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination.  Senior secondary curriculum provides diversified subjects that allows students with different aptitudes, interests and abilities to reach their full potentials.

 

Students could choose multiple pathways in accordance with their interests and abilities at different stages.

Post-secondary Education

Post-secondary Education

For Post-secondary education, there are Government-funded (including UGC-funded) and Self-financing Programmes.

  • Government-funded (including UGC-funded) Programmes:

Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS)

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP)

  • Self-financing Programmes:

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Private Schools Offering Non-formal Curriculum

Private Schools Offering Non-formal Curriculum

Private Schools Offering Non-formal Curriculum refers to schools apart from which offer post secondary, secondary, primary, kindergarten and nursery education, private schools offering educational courses such as tutorial, commercial, language and computer courses are all categorized as private schools offering non-formal curriculum.

 

With effect from 1 July 2004, private schools offering non-formal curriculum are exempt from certain requirements of the provisions of the Education Ordinance and Education Regulations relating to fees, employment of teachers, teachers’ qualifications, principals, holidays and hours of instruction subject to their compliance with conditions specified in the Education (Exemption) (Private Schools Offering Non-formal Curriculum) Order. If you are interested in applying for Private Schools Offering Non-formal Curriculum, please visit notes on choosing private schools offer in non-formal curriculum and Records of Contraventions of the Education Ordinance and Convictions In Respect of Schools.

Non-local

非本地

General Information

Students intending to further their studies in Mainland China/places outside Hong Kong, please refer to general information about places of study, FAQs (Chinese version only) and Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No.82/2017 for information search prior to making decisions.  For further information, please contact the designated institutions and consulting organisations.

 

Recognition of HKDSE Qualifications

To secure multiple pathways on both further studies and employment for candidates, the Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) has been working closely with university admissionoffices, higher education institutions, employers and professionalbodies around the world to promote recognition of HKDSE qualifications.

 

Recognition of Non-local Qualifications 

Recognition of non-local qualifications awarded by granting institutions outside Hong Kong for study, employment or registration in Hong Kong is at the discretion of the relevant education institutions, employers or organisations.  The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) provides assessment services on qualifications awarded by granting bodies outside Hong Kong by offering a professional opinion on whether the totality of the educational qualifications (i.e. the integrated learning outcomes of the highest and terminal educational qualification) of an individual meets the standard of a particular level of qualification in Hong Kong.  Students who wish to further their study outside Hong Kong should take due account of the learning outcomes and quality of delivery of the educational programmes concerned which are key assessment criteria in the qualifications assessment conducted by HKCAAVQ. 

 

To promote co-operation between the Mainland and Hong Kong in education and student exchanges, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Mainland and Hong Kong on Mutual Recognition of Academic Degrees in Higher Education (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Education and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in July 2004.  The MoU facilitates the mutual recognition of academic qualifications awarded in both places for the purpose of further studies in recognised Mainland and Hong Kong higher education institutions with powers to award degrees at Bachelor's level or above.  The list of recognised higher education institutions in both places are attached as Annex to the MoU and updated regularly.  The MoU is the only of its type covering mutual recognition of academic degrees in higher education that has been signed by Hong Kong and another place so far.

Points to note when applying for a study programme outside Hong Kong

Points to note when applying for a study programme outside Hong Kong
  1. To conduct information search prior to making decisions on further education outside Hong Kong;
  2. To be cautious when making applications, especially if the proceedings involve depositing a large down-payment as registration or tuition fees;
  3. To consult respective Consulates or Commissions of the countries concerned and non-profit-making organisations, with regard to the standing of the institutions in which you wish to study before making application for admission;
  4. To find out whether you will be at liberty to move to another institution in the same country should you so wish, and in what circumstances any fees paid would be refundable; and
  5. To note that the only organisations authorised to provide immigration facilities for entry to countries outside Hong Kong are the respective immigration services or Consulates in Hong Kong.
  1. The information on scholarships is arranged in alphabetical order.
  2. The information on scholarships is provided by the organization corresponded.
  3. For enquiring on further information, please contact the respective organization directly.

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Local

Agricultural Products Scholarship Fund and Marine Fish Scholarship Fund (Senior Secondary Education Awards) Agricultural Products Scholarship Fund and Marine Fish Scholarship Fund (Tertiary Education Awards)
Grantham Scholarships Fund – Scholarships HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund
Hong Kong PhD fellowship scheme Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship
SOJLEHK Scholarships Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Awards for Self-improvement for Working Adults Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship / Scholarship for Disabled Students
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships (for Postgraduate Research Students) Sir Edward Youde Memorial Medals
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Outstanding Apprentice Awards Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prizes for Senior Secondary School Students
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships (for Undergraduate and Diploma Students) Sir Robert Black Trust Fund - Scholarships
The Hong Kong Maritime and Logistics Scholarship Scheme

Non-local

Australia Awards Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarship Award Scheme
Chevening Awards in Hong Kong Croucher Foundation Scholarship
Global Korea Scholarship Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme
Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation Scholarship Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship (Undergraduate Student)
Kwok Scholarships Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund - Overseas Postgraduate Study and Professional Training Scholarship
Rhodes Scholarships Scholarships in New Zealand
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships for Overseas Studies Sir Edward Youde Memorial Overseas Fellowship / Scholarship for Disabled Students
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships for Overseas Studies Sir Robert Black Trust Fund - Scholarships
The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarships at the University of Oxford The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund - Music and Dance Scholarships
The University of Birmingham Hong Kong Postgraduate Scholarships The Women's Foundation Scholarship Scheme for the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge
Turkiye Scholarships for Undergraduate Programs University of Bristol Post-Graduate Scholarship
University of Toronto Hong Kong Scholarships

Primary and Secondary

Agricultural Products Scholarship Fund and Marine Fish Scholarship Fund (Senior Secondary Education Awards) Grantham Scholarships Fund – Scholarships
SOJLEHK Scholarships Sir Edward Youde Memorial Medals
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prizes for Senior Secondary School Students

Post-secondary

Agricultural Products Scholarship Fund and Marine Fish Scholarship Fund (Tertiary Education Awards) Australia Awards
Grantham Scholarships Fund – Scholarships HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund
SOJLEHK Scholarships Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship / Scholarship for Disabled Students
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships (for Undergraduate and Diploma Students) The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund - Music and Dance Scholarships

Undergraduate

Agricultural Products Scholarship Fund and Marine Fish Scholarship Fund (Tertiary Education Awards) Australia Awards
Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarship Award Scheme Global Korea Scholarship
HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme
Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation Scholarship Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship (Undergraduate Student)
Kwok Scholarships Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship
Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers Scholarships in New Zealand
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship / Scholarship for Disabled Students Sir Edward Youde Memorial Overseas Fellowship / Scholarship for Disabled Students
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships (for Undergraduate and Diploma Students) Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships for Overseas Studies
The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarships at the University of Oxford The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund - Music and Dance Scholarships
Turkiye Scholarships for Undergraduate Programs University of Toronto Hong Kong Scholarships

Postgraduate/PhD

Australia Awards Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarship Award Scheme
Chevening Awards in Hong Kong Croucher Foundation Scholarship
Global Korea Scholarship Grantham Scholarships Fund
HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund Hong Kong PhD fellowship scheme
Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme Kwok Scholarships
Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund - Overseas Postgraduate Study and Professional Training Scholarship Rhodes Scholarships
Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers Scholarships in New Zealand
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship / Scholarship for Disabled Students Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships (for Postgraduate Research Students)
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships for Overseas Studies Sir Edward Youde Memorial Overseas Fellowship / Scholarship for Disabled Students
Sir Robert Black Trust Fund - Scholarships The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund - Music and Dance Scholarships
The Hong Kong Maritime and Logistics Scholarship Scheme The University of Birmingham Hong Kong Postgraduate Scholarships
The Women's Foundation Scholarship Scheme for the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge University of Bristol Post-Graduate Scholarship

Specific Items

Sir Edward Youde Memorial Awards for Self-improvement for Working Adults Sir Edward Youde Memorial Outstanding Apprentice Awards