List of higher education institutions in Hong Kong

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The following is a list of higher education institutions in Hong Kong, under Hong Kong law. See Higher education in Hong Kong.

Only the first three categories (UGC-funded institutions, self-funded institutions and public institutions, except Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education) are eligible to award bachelor's degree or above in Hong Kong.

Notation

The following notation is used:

  • UGC-funded universities: universities funded by public and under the University Grants Committee
  • Self-funded institutions: higher education institutions that are self-funded
  • Public institutions: higher education institutions funded by the Hong Kong Government (public funds)
  • Sub-degree institutions: higher education institutions for their academic awards up to sub-degree level

UGC-funded universities

Name of university (Chinese name in parentheses) Type Year established Year granted university status Legal regulations for the institution
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(香港中文大學)
Public Formed by merger of 3 existing institutions of higher education (Chung Chi College, New Asia College, and United College) in 1963 1963 - University status granted along with establishment The Chinese University of Hong Kong Ordinance (Cap. 1109)
City University of Hong Kong
(香港城市大學)
Public 1984 - City Polytechnic of Hong Kong 1994 City University of Hong Kong Ordinance (Cap. 1132)
The Education University of Hong Kong
(香港教育大學)
Public 1994 - The Hong Kong Institute of Education, formed by merger of 5 existing institutions of teacher training 2016[1] The Education University of Hong Kong Ordinance (Cap. 444)[2]
Hong Kong Baptist University
(香港浸會大學)
Public 1956 - Hong Kong Baptist College 1994 Hong Kong Baptist University Ordinance (Cap. 1126)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
(香港理工大學)
Public 1937 - The Government Trade School

1972 - The Hong Kong Polytechnic

1994 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Ordinance (Cap. 1075)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(香港科技大學)
Public 1991 - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 1991- University status granted along with establishment The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Ordinance (Cap. 1141)
Lingnan University
(嶺南大學)
Public 1888 - Christian College in Guangzhou

1903 - Canton Christian College
1927 - Lingnan University
1967 - Lingnan College, re-established in Hong Kong and registered as an Approved Post Secondary College in 1978[3]

1999 Lingnan University Ordinance (Cap. 1165)
The University of Hong Kong
(香港大學)
Public The Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese was established in 1887, the college was merged to become the medical school of the university in 1911 1911 - University status granted along with establishment University of Hong Kong Ordinance (Cap. 1053)
  • Alphabetised List[4]

Self-funded institutions

Name of institution (Chinese name in parentheses) Type Year established Year granted university status Legal regulations for the institution
Caritas Institute of Higher Education
(明愛專上學院)
Private 1985 - Established as Caritas Francis Hsu College (明愛徐誠斌書院), registered as an Approved Post Secondary College in 2001

2011 - The new Chinese name "明愛徐誠斌學院" was adopted. Then, the college change its name to the current one in same year

Not applicable Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320)
Centennial College
明德學院
Private 2011 Not applicable Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320)
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
(珠海學院)[5]
Private 1947 - Chu Hai University in Guangzhou

1949 - Chu Hai College, re-established in Hong Kong
2004 - Chu Hai College of Higher Education, registered as an Approved Post Secondary College in same year

Not applicable Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320)
Gratia Christian College
(宏恩基督教學院)
Private 2015 Not applicable Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320)
Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
(香港恒生大學)
Private 2010 - Hang Seng Management College 2018 Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320)
HKCT Institute of Higher Education
(港專學院)
Private 2014 Not applicable Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320)
Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education
(香港能仁專上學院)
Private 1969 - Hong Kong Buddhist College

2014 - Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education, registered as an Approved Post Secondary College in same year

Not applicable Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320)
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
(香港樹仁大學)
Private 1971 - Hong Kong Shue Yan College, registered as an Approved Post Secondary College in 1976 2006 Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320)
The Open University of Hong Kong
(香港公開大學)
Public[6] 1989 - The Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong 1997 The Open University of Hong Kong Ordinance (Cap. 1145)
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
(香港高等科技教育學院)
Public 2012 Not applicable Operated by the Vocational Training Council under the Vocational Training Council Ordinance (Cap. 1130)
Tung Wah College
(東華學院)
Private 2010 - Tung Wah Tertiary Institute

2011 - Tung Wah College, registered as an Approved Post Secondary College in same year

Not applicable Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320)
Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education
(耀中幼教學院)
Private 2018 Not applicable Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320)
  • Alphabetised List

Note 1: The Open University of Hong Kong was established and financed by the Hong Kong Government from 1989 to 1993. Since then, it has been self-financed but still receives some irregular subsidies and loans from the government.

Note 2: In January 2007, Hong Kong government offered a one-off grant of HK$200 million to establish a general development fund to support the academic development and improve the campus facilities of Hong Kong Shue Yan University.

Note 3: In August 2017, Hong Kong government announced 6 self-funded institutions, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hang Seng Management College, The Open University of Hong Kong, Tung Wah College and Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong will be included in the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) from 2018.[7]

Note 4: In July 2017, Hong Kong government announced that the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong will include full-time self-financing degree programmes from 15 (non-UGC funded) institutions for the cohort to be admitted in the 2017/18 academic year.[8]

Public institutions

Name of institution (Chinese name in parentheses) Year established Year granted university status Legal regulations for the institution
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
(香港演藝學院)
1984 Not applicable The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Ordinance (Cap. 1135)
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
(香港專業教育學院)
Formed by merger of 9 existing technical institutes in 1999 Not applicable Operated by the Vocational Training Council under the Vocational Training Council Ordinance (Cap. 1130)

Sub-degree institutions

Name of institution (Chinese name in parentheses) Year established
Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
(明愛白英奇專業學校)
1971
UOW College Hong Kong / Community College of City University
(香港城市大學專上學院 / 香港澳大利亞伍倫貢書院)
2004
Hong Kong Art School
(香港藝術學院)
2000
Hong Kong Baptist University College of International Education
(香港浸會大學國際學院)
2000
Hong Kong Baptist University School of Continuing Education
(香港浸會大學持續教育學院)
1975
Hong Kong College of Technology
(香港專業進修學校)
1957
Hong Kong Institute of Technology
(香港科技專上書院)
1997
HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community College
(香港大學專業進修學院保良局社區書院)
2006
Lingnan Institute of Further Education
(嶺南大學持續進修學院)
2001
School of Continuing and Professional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(香港中文大學專業進修學院)
1957
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong Community College
(香港理工大學 – 香港專上學院)
2001
HKU SPACE Community College
(香港大學附屬學院)
2000
Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education, The Open University of Hong Kong
(香港公開大學李嘉誠專業進修學院)
1992
YMCA College Of Careers
(青年會專業書院)
1995
Pui Ching Academy
(培正專業書院)
2000

Other institutions

See also

Hong Kong

Other lists of universities

Notes

  1. ^ [1], SCMP, 7 October 2015
  2. ^ http://www.legco.gov.hk/yr15-16/english/bills/b201602191.pdf The Hong Kong Institute of Education (Amendment) Bill 2016, Legislative Council of Hong Kong, 26 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Speech by CE at Lingnan University's 50th Anniversary in Hong Kong Celebration Banquet". HKSAR - Press Releases. 2018-01-20.
  4. ^ "Institutions". Education Bureau.
  5. ^ The Chu Hai College of Higher Institution was, until recently, recognised as a university by the Republic of China (ROC) government because it was established in Canton, China before the Communist takeover of the Chinese Mainland.
  6. ^ THE OPEN UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG ORDINANCE, legislation.gov.hk, Bilingual Laws Information System.
  7. ^ "Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors for 2018/19 cohort announced". www.into.gov.hk. The government of Hong Kong. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong announced". www.info.gov.hk. The government of Hong Kong. Retrieved 13 September 2017.

External links

  • Degree-awarding higher education institution List at the Education Bureau
  • Information Portal for Accredited Self-financing Post-secondary Programmes
  • Ranking Web and Directory of Universities of Hong Kong
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