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Hong Kong people have embraced the concept of lifelong learning. More and more people are seeking to upgrade their academic qualifications for improving their career prospects, enhancing their knowledge, or simply to enjoy the fun of learning.

For further and continuing education, there is a pathway of non-local courses that are regulated through either registration or exemption from registration under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Cap. 493 (the Ordinance), which came into effect in June 1997.

This site contains:

(a)   useful tips for students and search function for easy access to information;
(b)   full lists of non-local courses registered and exempted under the Ordinance;
(c)   the criteria for course registration and exemption, application procedures, charges and application forms; and
(d)   FAQs, Statistical Information and Linkages

The Non-local Courses Registry (the Registry) hopes that this site will provide a convenient, user friendly and "one stop" interface for the 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 visiting this site. The Registry values your feedback and suggestions.



Last revision date: 30 November 2016
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