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Post-secondary Education

The Government's policy objectives are to:


  • support the progressive increase in post-secondary education opportunities (Currently more than 60% of our senior secondary school leavers have access to post-secondary education);


  • further develop Hong Kong as a regional education hub and provide multiple and flexible pathways for our young people;


  • provide around 14 600 publicly-funded first-year first-degree (FYFD) places (In the 2010-2011 Policy Address, the Chief Executive proposed to increase the number of FYFD places to 15 000 for each cohort from the 2012/13 academic year and double the number of senior year intake places progressively to 4 000 each year);


  • 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 tertiary 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: 23 December 2010
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