Want to know more about a particular programme?

Visit the programme page on this website. You can also find the direct contact of the Programme Co-ordinator and our staff for general enquiries under “Enquiries” on the programme page.


How many programmes can I apply for?

You can apply for more than one programme. Please complete one paper application form for each programme, or complete an online application via SHAPE website. However, please note that you can enjoy no application fee for your first application  only which is submitted before the application deadline.

How can I enjoy no application fee?

You can enjoy no application fee for your first application submitted together with all supporting documents before the application deadline. Please note that claiming the waiver for more than one application will render the waivers invalid.

How to submit an application?

Please refer to the application procedure

I have submitted an application. When will I receive the offer letter?

For most programmes, the 1st batch of offer letters will be issued in 2 to 4 weeks after the application deadline. If you have fulfilled the minimum entrance requirements but yet to meet the selection criteria of the 1st batch offer, you will be put on the waitlist and be considered at a later stage.

Upon receiving the offer letter, how do I complete the registration process?

Upon receiving a conditional or firm offer letter, you must pay a $3,500 registration fee and complete the reply slip within 7 days. To complete the registration process, you must also make the 1st payment of the tuition fee one month before the programme commencement date. Details will be provided upon receipt of the registration fee.

Programme Delivery

What is the medium of instruction?

All programmes are taught and assessed in English, except the “BSc Degree Programme in Chinese Medicinal Pharmaceutics” programme which is taught in Putonghua.

Recognition and Subsidies


Which institution awards the graduation certificate?

All graduation certificates are awarded by the respective partner university which offered the top-up degree programme in collaboration with SHAPE. Academic matters and standard of the award are governed by the respective partner university.

Are SHAPE top-up degree programmes recognised by the HKSAR Government?

All of the UK and Australian top-up degree programmes offered at SHAPE are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) at Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF) Level 5, and are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts. Graduates can also pursue further studies at Master’s Degree level.

Any financial aids and scholarships?

Various HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes and scholarships are available to eligible students who pursue a programme at SHAPE. Please refer to the respective webpages for details.