VTC International Development Office

Progression Pathways (for international students)


  1. The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and International Culinary Institute (ICI) are member institutions of the VTC.
  2. Holders of senior secondary school qualification or equivalent can apply for admission to the 4-year Degree offered by THEi and 2-year Higher Diploma programmes offered by IVE/HKDI/ICI.  Please click here for the general entrance requirements. 
  3. VTC’s Higher Diploma graduates can also apply for senior year entry to the following degree programmes with credit exemption where applicable:
  • Degree programmes offered by THEi
  • Top-up degree programmes offered by SHAPE local and foreign partner universities [see note 6 below]
  • Degree programmes offered by local and overseas universities
  1. Holders of higher qualifications, e.g. Higher Diploma, Associated Degree, Bachelor Degree, can apply for senior year entry to THEi.  Applications are considered on an individual basis.
  2. The bachelor's degree qualifications awarded by THEi are widely recognised locally and internationally.  THEi graduates can apply for master's degree programmes offered by Hong Kong and overseas universities. 
  3. According to the current immigration laws and regulations in Hong Kong, non-locally accredited programmes are normally not applicable to Mainland Chinese, Macao and Taiwan applicants.  Non-local programmes that are locally accredited are not applicable to Mainland applicants in general.
  4. Above progression pathways are for reference.  Eligibility for the programme and study duration are subject to different factors such as the prevailing immigration regulations, admission policy, relevance between the programme studied and the one applying for, and programme’s specific requirements.  For details, please contact the respective institutions.
  5. For progression pathways for Mainland applicants, please see here.