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make into law

Higher education in Hong Kong

Higher Education in Hong Kong means any education higher than secondary education, including professional, technical and academic. It is the highest level of education in Hong Kong, regulated under Hong Kong Law Education Ordinance (Cap. 279).

Institutes

Universities

Universities are those educational insititutes who gained approval from both the Chief Executive and the Executive Council, and then make into law by the Legislative Council. To date, there are nine universities in total: (Listed in the order of date of granted full university status )

Colleges

Colleges are those educational insititutes who gained approval from both the Chief Executive and the Executive Council, and then make into law by the Legislative Council. This kind of colleges are being accredited by Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation for their academic awards. To date, there are two colleges in total: (Listed in the order of date of founding)

Post-secondary colleges

Post-secondary colleges are educational institutes formed under the Post-secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320). This kind of institutes are allowed to give out academic awards with the prior permission from the Chief Executive and the Executive Council. This kind of colleges are being accredited by Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation for their academic awards. To date, there are two post-secondary colleges in total:

Vocational Training Council Institutes

Vocational Training Council Institutes are formed under the Vocational Training Council Ordinance (Cap. 1130), this kind of institutes are being accredited by Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation for their academic awards. To date, there are two Vocational Training Council Institutes in total:

General institutes

The following educational institutes are formed under the Education Ordinance (Cap. 279) and approved by the Secretary of Education and Manpower Bureau for Higher educations, this kind of institute are being accredited by Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation for their academic awards.

Academic awards

Academic Awards Category of Institutes giving such award
Ph.D. Universities
Master's degree Universities, Colleges
Postgraduate diploma Universities, Colleges
Postgraduate certificate Universities, Colleges
Double degree Universities
Degree, Honour Diploma Universities, Colleges
Associate degree Universities, Colleges, General Institutes
Higher diploma Universities, Colleges, Vocational Training Council Institutes, General Institutes
Professional diploma Universities, Colleges, Vocational Training Council Institutes, General Institutes
Diploma Universities, Colleges, Vocational Training Council Institutes, General Institutes
Certificate Universities, Colleges, Vocational Training Council Institutes, General Institutes

  • Honour Diploma is a former academic award issued by College or Institute before it was granted full university status, such as CityU, PolyU, HKBU, and SYU.

Details

Based on the above information, ranking by status and the date of founding.
Institute Category Type Funded by Accreditation status Academic titles Academic awards
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) University Public UGC Self-accredited Professor, lecturer All of the above
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) University Public UGC Self-accredited Professor, lecturer All of the above
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) University Public UGC Self-accredited Professor, lecturer All of the above
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) University Public UGC Self-accredited Professor, lecturer All of the above
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) University Public UGC Self-accredited Professor, lecturer All of the above
City University of Hong Kong (CityU) University Public UGC Self-accredited Professor, lecturer All of the above
The Open University of Hong Kong(OUHK) University Public Self Self-accredited Professor, lecturer All of the above
Lingnan University (LU) University Public UGC Self-accredited Professor, lecturer All of the above
Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU) University Private Self Self-accredited, but HKCAA reviewed every 5 years Professor, lecturer Degree or below
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts College Public Public HKCAA Professor, lecturer Master's Degree or below
Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) College Public UGC Self-accredited Professor, lecturer Ph.D. or below
Caritas Francis Hsu College College Private Self HKCAA Lecturer Associate degree or below
Chu Hai College of Higher Education College Private Self HKCAA Professor, lecturer Degree or below
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) Vocational Training Public Public HKCAA Lecturer, teacher Higher diploma or below
Caritas Bianchi College of Careers General Private Self HKCAA Lecturer, teacher Associate degree or below
Po Leung Kuk Community College of Hong Kong General Private Self HKCAA Lecturer, teacher Associate degree or below
Hong Kong Institute of Technology General Private Self HKCAA Lecturer, teacher Degree or below
Hong Kong College of Technology General Private Self HKCAA Lecturer, teacher Associate degree or below
Hang Seng School of Commerce General Private Self HKCAA Lecturer, teacher Associate degree or below

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