Admission Requirements

Associate Degree / Higher Diploma Programmes

  • Level 2 or above in five HKDSE subjects including Chinese Language and English Language[1][2] or
  • A recognised Diploma Yi Jin / Diploma; or
  • Aged 21 or above showing suitability and competence in taking the programme; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications to be assessed by LIFE

Diploma Programmes

  • Level 1 or above in English and Chinese Languages; AND at least 6 points[3] in the best five subjects of HKDSE[1]; or
  • Aged 21 or above showing suitability and competence in taking the programme; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications to be assessed by LIFE
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[1] Each applicant is allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows:
  • “Attained with distinction” is deemed equivalent to Level 3 in the HKDSE; and
  • “Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 in the HKDSE.
[2] Applied Learning Chinese [ApL(C)] is designed as an alternative Chinese language (ACL) curriculum and qualification for admission for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, but it cannot be treated as an elective subject for admission.
[3] HKDSE Levels 1 to 5 are converted into points 1 to 5 respectively, Level 5* = 6 points and Level 5** = 7 points.

Note: The admission requirement varies from programme to programme and applicants should refer to the additional admission requirements of individual programme for details.