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[edit]

The following notation is used:

  • UGC Funded Institutions: Higher education institutions funded by 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 Institutions[edit]

Name of institution (Chinese name in parentheses) Type Year established Year granted university status Legal regulations for the institution
The University of Hong Kong
(香港大學)
Public 1911 University status granted along with establishment University of Hong Kong Ordinance (Cap. 1053)
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 University status granted along with establishment The Chinese University of Hong Kong Ordinance (Cap. 1109)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(香港科技大學)
Public 1991 University status granted along with establishment The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Ordinance (Cap. 1141)
City University of Hong Kong
(香港城市大學)
Public 1984 1994 City University of Hong Kong Ordinance (Cap. 1132)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
(香港理工大學)
Public 1937; as The Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1972 1994 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Ordinance (Cap. 1075)
Hong Kong Baptist University
(香港浸會大學)
Public 1956 1994 Hong Kong Baptist University Ordinance (Cap. 1126)
Lingnan University
(嶺南大學)
Public 1888 in Guangzhou, 1967 in Hong Kong 1999 Lingnan University Ordinance (Cap. 1165)
The Hong Kong Institute of Education
(香港教育學院)
Public Formed by merger of 5 existing institutions of teacher training in 1994 Not applicable The Hong Kong Institute of Education Ordinance (Cap. 444)

Note: The Hong Kong Institute of Education is the only government-funded degree-granting non-university institution. It was granted Self-Accreditation status in teacher training programmes in 2004 and is known to seek university status.

Self-Funded Institutions[edit]

Name of institution (Chinese name in parentheses) Type Year established Year granted university status Legal regulations for the institution
The Open University of Hong Kong
(香港公開大學)
Public 1989 1997 The Open University of Hong Kong Ordinance (Cap. 1145)
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
(香港樹仁大學)
Private 1971, registered as an Approved Post Secondary College in 1976 2006 Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap.320)
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
(珠海學院)[1]
Private 1947 in Guangzhou, re-established in Hong Kong in 1949, registered as an Approved Post Secondary College in 2004 Not applicable Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap.320)
Hang Seng Management College
(恒生管理學院)
Private 2010 Not applicable Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap.320)
Tung Wah College
(東華學院)
Private 2010, registered as an Approved Post Secondary College in 2011 Not applicable Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap.320)
Caritas Institute of Higher Education
(明愛專上學院)
Private Established as Caritas Francis Hsu College (明愛徐誠斌書院) in 1985.
Registered as an Approved Post Secondary College in 2001. The new Chinese name "明愛徐誠斌學院" was adopted by the College subsequently.
Authorized to change its name to the current one in 2011.
Not applicable Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap.320)
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
(香港高等科技教育學院)
Private 2011 Not applicable Operated by the Vocational Training Council under the Vocational Training Council Ordinance (Cap. 1130)
Centennial College
(明德學院)
Private 2012 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 2014 Not applicable 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)

Note: 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: 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.

Public Institutions[edit]

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[edit]

Name of institution (Chinese name in parentheses) Year established
Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
(明愛白英奇專業學校)
1971
Community College of City University
(香港城市大學專上學院)
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
The Community College at Lingnan University
(嶺南大學社區學院)
2003
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)
1965
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
Yew Chung Community College
(耀中社區書院)
2008
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 universities[edit]

Savannah College of Art and Design of Hong Kong is a campus from a USA-based university.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

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See also[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

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