How to get a degree in Hong Kong to improve your career prospects. It’s well known that there is a shortage of government subsidized universities in Hong Kong. So what if you want to gain a degree or continue your education?
There are several choices open to you.
Hong Kong Baptist University’s School of Continuing Education offers a decent selection of university courses from short courses, degree programs, postgraduate, undergraduate degrees, diplomas and many more education options. Many of the courses on offer are on a part time basis so you can continue to work. Others are full time.
HKBU SCE has just opened a 19,000 square foot learning center in the heart of Causeway Bay. They have nine centers all together in convenient locations including Tsim Sha Tsui and Wanchai. More than 40,000 students sign up for their continuing education courses every year.
Hong Kong Baptist University’s School Of Continuing Education is aimed at secondary school students who leave school at either Form Five or Form Seven, or at adults to want to attend an evening class on a part-time basis to improve their knowledge, qualifications and thus job prospects.
Hong Kong University’s School or Professional and Continuing Education, otherwise known as HKU Space has a wide range of courses from traditional ones such as accounting and finance to acupuncture and tui-na therapy, life/biomedical and medical laboratory sciences and aviation courses. They have 10 key learning centers, again in popular and accessible locations, plus computer labs and extensive libraries and communal centers.
Enrollment is not that cheap though for many of these continuing education centres the territory – costs can range in price from between HK$30,000 to HK$65,000 per year depending on the subject. However, some students may be granted a subsidy from the CEF or Continuing Education Fund. There are also scholarships and financial assistance programs. Not to mention means-tested loans. The CEF is open to Hong Kong residents aged between 18 and 65 years and may be reimbursed HK$10,000 or 80% of the course fees – whichever sum is less. Actual reimbursement happens once you have completed the course successfully.
If you’re looking for distance learning or online degree programs, you can look at The Open University of Hong Kong. They are one of the first institutions in Asia to make their educational resources available for free on Apple’s I-Tunes platform. The Open University of HK does not just have distance learning programs, they also have fulltime and part-time face-to-face degree courses and postgraduate programs.