All Top-up Degrees taught by universities and SHAPE
  • All Top-up Degrees taught by universities and SHAPE

    SHAPE offers career-oriented top-up degree programmes across a wide range of professions to higher diploma graduates and sub-degree holders.

    Top up Degrees in Hong Kong| SHAPE

    School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) has a strong network of world-recognised universities, enabling Higher Diploma graduates and other sub-degree holders to progress to a reputable and recognisable top up degree programme, and providing working adults with an opportunity to pursue further study at degree level in Hong Kong.

    SHAPE is a member institution of the Vocational Training Council. Since its establishment in 2003, SHAPE has been providing quality top up degree programmes in a wide range of professions by working closely with partner institutions. Through collaborating with world-recognized universities in the United Kingdom (UK), Australia and Mainland China, including Coventry University, Sheffield Hallam University, Northumbria University, and RMIT University, etc., higher diploma and other sub-degree graduates can earn a reputable and recognised top up degree in Hong Kong.

    Top-Up Degrees at SHAPE

    SHAPE is offering over 45 top up degree programmes covering a wide range of professions in 7 areas of study: Business; Childcare, Elderly and Community Services; Design; Engineering; Health and Life Sciences; Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure; as well as Information Technology.

    SHAPE values your learning experience. With a mix of teaching staff from partner universities and SHAPE, students will gain international exposure and experience from studying SHAPE top up degree programmes. Students do not have to study the top up degree programmes abroad and can obtain degrees awarded by the partner universities.

    Accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), SHAPE’s UK and Australian top up degree programmes are quality assured and the award that graduates will receive is pitched at Level 5 of the Qualifications Framework, which is equivalent to the level of the qualification of a locally-accredited bachelor’s degree. Students of the accredited top up degree programmes are eligible to apply for various government financial assistance schemes such as Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP), Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS), Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS), Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS), and Continuing Education Fund (CEF).

    Furthermore, most of SHAPE’s Engineering top up degree programmes are recognised by professional bodies in related industries including the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), Engineers Australia (EA), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

    Apart from offering full-time top up degree programmes, SHAPE also provides part-time top up degrees that enable working adults to pursue lifelong study at degree levels, enhancing their professional knowledge and strengthening their competitive edge in career development. SHAPE top up degrees are fast track programmes, students can obtain a bachelor’s degree in minimum 1 year.

    During the study of top up degree programmes at SHAPE, students can enjoy using the comprehensive learning facilities, sport facilities, as well as the learning support service for SHAPE students at purpose-built and thriving campuses at IVE and HKDI. With over 15 years of experience in offering top up degree programmes, SHAPE is confident in providing students with a fruitful and rewarding learning journey.

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