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Hong Kong people have embraced the concept of lifelong learning. In recent years, the continuing and professional education sector has flourished, as more and more people seek to upgrade their academic qualifications and improve their career prospects, or simply to enjoy the fun of learning.

With a growing number of programmes offered by higher and professional institutions outside Hong Kong, the community will be concerned about standards and quality. The Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (Cap. 493) (the Ordinance) came into effect in June 1997 to address these issues.

This section contains:

(a)   a full list of non-local courses registered or exempted under the Ordinance;
(b)   the criteria for course registration and exemption, application procedures, charges and application forms; and
(c)   useful tips for students, FAQs and search functions for easy access to information.

We hope that this section will provide a convenient, user friendly and "one stop" interface for our key stakeholders: students, parents, educationists, institutions outside Hong Kong, existing and prospective providers of non-local programmes. Of course, you are welcome to contact us if you have further questions after clicking through this section. We value your feedback and suggestions.



Last revision date: 07 April 2011
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