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Post-secondary Education

The Government's policy objectives are to:

 

* provide multiple and flexible articulation pathways for our young people to pursue post-secondary education (Currently about 70% of the relevant age cohort have access to post-secondary education, including 45% who have access to degree education);

        

* further develop Hong Kong as a regional education hub;

  

* support the development of the eight universities funded by the University Grants Committee through the provision of publicly-funded study places at various levels (including 15 000 first-year first-degree places and 5 000 senior year undergraduate intake places per annum by the 2018/19 academic year), as well as the provision of research grants and capital grants;

 

* support the development of the self-financing post-secondary sector and promote the diversification of post-secondary education through various support schemes such as the Land Grant Scheme and Start-up Loan Scheme;

 

* ensure that no qualified students are denied access to higher and post-secondary education due to a lack of financial means;

  

* make available to working adults further opportunities for higher education through the Open University of Hong Kong;

 

* assure the quality of post-secondary education and ensure its relevance to the needs and development of the community; and

  

* ensure that courses leading to non-local higher academic and professional qualifications are conducted by recognised institutions and professional bodies and have attained comparable standards and recognition as similar courses in the home countries concerned.

 

Last revision date: 20 September 2017
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