The School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) is a member institution of the Vocational Training Council. In collaboration with world-recognised universities overseas and in the Mainland, SHAPE offers top-up degree programmes across a wide range of professions to VTC's higher diploma graduates and eligible sub-degree holders.

International Exposure

All of our programmes are jointly taught by university and local lecturers. Students will have international exposure and experience, and immerse in an English-speaking environment.


World-recognised Academic Qualifications

Students do not have to study abroad and can earn degrees awarded by the partner universities in the United Kingdom, Australia and Mainland China.

7 Study Areas

• Business
• Childcare, Elderly and Community Services
• Design
• Engineering 
• Health and Life Sciences
• Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure 
• Information Technology


Complete in Minimum 1 Year

Fast track to obtain a bachelor’s degree in 12 – 30 months (full-time) or 14 – 42 months (part-time)

48 Accredited Programmes

All 48 UK and Australian top-up degree programmes are recognised under Qualifications Framework Level 5#, the same level as that of locally-accredited bachelor’s degree programmes.
Most Engineering programmes are recognised by professional bodies 

31,000+ Graduates

Nurtured more than 31,000 graduates since 2003

#Figures as at January 2021. For details on the Qualifications Framework (QF) level, Qualifications Register Registration Number, and the Registration Validity Period of SHAPE programmes, please refer to the corresponding programme.


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