PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

Vocational Training Council
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
Faculty of Management and Hospitality
Department of Hospitality Management
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hotel Operations Management
Academic Year 2019/2020 (Spring Semester) Admission Exercise

Information Kit for Applicants

The application period for non-local applicants has closed on 5 November 2019 and no late application will be accepted. If you are interested in applying for a place in a programme in THEi, the period of application is scheduled to open in January 2020.

The application period for local applicants will close on 30 November 2019.

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in applying for entry to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hotel Operations Management (hereafter BA (Hons) in HOM) at the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi).  Please read this information kit carefully before you begin your application.

Please note that this round of application is only for applicants who are seeking entry into the third year of the BA (Hons) in HOM programme only.  If you are seeking entry into the first year of this programme, or are applying to other programmes at THEi, please do not proceed further, and applications for those programmes will begin in January 2020.  You are advised to refer to the International Development Office (IDO)’s website at http://ido.vtc.edu.hk for updates.

The BA (Hons) in HOM Programme

The information, structure and curriculum of the programme are listed on https://www.thei.edu.hk/programme/hospitality-management/bachelor-of-arts-honours-in-hotel-operations-management.

Entry Requirements and Admission Process

Please refer to https://thei.edu.hk/international-students-admissions/general-entrance-requirement for the general entry requirements.  In addition, as you are seeking entry to the third year of the BA (Hons) in HOM programme, you should hold sub-degree qualifications in the relevant streams that are equivalent to a Higher Diploma awarded by the Vocational Training Council.  If you are unsure about whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements, please enquire with the IDO before submitting your qualifications.

Please note that all applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, based on its individual merits.  Applicants who meet the entry requirements are also required to undergo and pass an interview (conducted either in person, or via video-conferencing software such as Skype and WeChat) before a decision on acceptance is made.  Requests for voice-only interviews over the telephone will not be entertained, and it is your responsibility as an applicant to ensure that you have the necessary equipment to attend the interview.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction at THEi is English.

How to Apply

Please download and complete the application form available at this link: http://ido.vtc.edu.hk/HOM19/appnform.pdf and return the application form together with the following documents to thei-fmh@vtc.edu.hk via email:

Please submit all the above-mentioned documents together with your application form in a ZIP/RAR file and send it to the designated email address.  If the ZIP/RAR file is large in size (larger than 10 MB), you may upload the file to a cloud storage space (e.g. Google Drive, DropBox, Baidu Cloud, etc) and provide us with the link to retrieve the file.  The VTC will not be responsible for the digital security of the document sent via cloud storage.

Please note that a verification of the original copies of all documents / academic qualifications submitted during the application will be required before the commencement of studies.  Therefore you are advised to keep a copy of your application before submission.

Application Deadline

For students who have the right of abode in Hong Kong, you will be considered as a local student and your application deadline will be 30 November 2019.

The timestamp on the application email when it arrives at the designated email address shall determine whether the application is received before the deadline.

Please refer to the following websites to find out more about:

Announcement of Offer

Your application will be processed upon receipt of completed set of application documents and you will be notified of the result by email.  Offer announcements for non-local students would generally be made no later than early December to facilitate the study visa applications, while those for local students may be made by end of December.

Study Visa Application

For non-local students, after you have accepted the offer, VTC will assist you to apply for a Hong Kong study visa.  The application normally takes between 6 to 8 weeks upon receipt of all the required documents.

Commencement of Study

The spring semester begins on 20 January 2020, but you will be required to report to the Institute before this date.  The Institute will inform you separately on when you need to arrive in Hong Kong and report to the Institute.

Fees

No fee is chargeable for the application for entry to the programme, but non-local students will have to pay an administration fee of HK$20,000 (inclusive of a registration fee of $5,000 which will be deducted from the first instalment of tuition fees) when an offer is accepted.  For information about fees, please refer to https://ido.vtc.edu.hk/en/fees for a detailed explanation.

Other Information

All other information on studying at the VTC can be found under the “Non-local Students” section of the IDO’s website at http://ido.vtc.edu.hk. Information about the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong can be found at http://www.thei.edu.hk.

You can also contact the IDO office at iss@vtc.edu.hk or the Department of Hospitality Management at thei-fmh@vtc.edu.hk.