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Diversified Development Pathways for Non-Local Student Admission

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VTC Business Discipline
Offer Full-time Higher Diploma (2-year) Programmes for Non-local Students

Vocational Training Council (VTC) is the leading vocational and professional education and training (VPET) provider in Hong Kong and is committed to developing skilled talents. VTC aims to nurture talents with multifaceted skills in response to the manpower needs of various business sectors.

Be Fun Be Professional Connecting to the World
The Business Discipline (BA) programmes are popular among non-local students, covering diverse domains and keeping up with market trends. BA nurture SmartGen business talents with essential workplace skills and strong technology proficiency, preparing them for success in the competitive business world. The teaching approach includes Project-based Learning, Workplace Learning & Assessment, together with the authentic training platform provided by VTC's online shop, enriching students' knowledge in e-commerce and live commerce. It is crucial to hit the ground running in the workplace and bring creativity and fun to the table, which helps the talents connect to the world. SmartGen business talents have options to continue education or venture into the business world. Join the world, it is your time to take off!

Collaborating with Industry Leaders to Enhance Hands-on Experience

BA forges partnerships with esteemed industry leaders such as Cathay Pacific, PwC Hong Kong, Alibaba Group and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited to enrich the training and teaching content of relevant programmes. These collaborations provide students with valuable opportunities such as seminars, internships, and employment opportunities, bolstering their practical industry knowledge and empowering them to thrive across global workplaces. 

Business Discipline Higher Diploma Programme Diversified Development Pathways
BA offers Higher Diploma (HD) programmes specifically designed for non-local students*. They include programmes for the Vocational Professional Admission Scheme (VPAS) and for direct admission to School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE). Upon graduation, students can choose to either stay in / enter Hong Kong for employment or pursue advanced educational opportunities.

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Booklet for Non-Local Student Admission: Click Here



  • * Not applicable to nationals of Afghanistan, Cuba, Laos, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Nepal and Vietnam.
  • THEi and SHAPE are member institutions of VTC.
  • BA HD graduates can also apply for senior year entry to the degree programmes offered by THEi / SHAPE with credit exemption where applicable.
  • The above progression pathways are provided for reference only. Eligibility and study duration may vary according to programmes, entry requirements, number of credits transferred, the prevailing visa requirements and other considerations. For details, please contact the respective institutions.