Welcome to SHAPE

The School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) is a member institution of the Vocational Training Council (VTC).  We collaborate with world-recognised UK, Australian and Mainland China universities since 2003 to offer career-oriented top-up degree programmes across a wide range of professions for sub-degree graduates.

Why Choose SHAPE?

High Subsidies

  • Various subsidies and scholarships available to all programmes#

High Recognitions

  • Graduation certificates by universities + QF Level 5^ + Professional recognition*

High Achievements

  • Students received >$5.3m scholarships (2021-22) + 90% employment rate

# FT students eligible for NMTSS and SPSS might be reimbursed up to the full tuition fee
^ Applicable to all UK & Australian programmes; for details on QR registration number/validity period, please refer to the respective webpage of the programmes.
* Applicable to most Engineering programmes
SHAPE FT Programmes Employment Survey 2021


Message from Our Principal

Welcome to SHAPE! 

Over the last 20 years, we take pride in being a leading non-local degree programme operator in Hong Kong. Our seamless progression pathways offer sub-degree holders well-recognised and career-oriented Bachelor’s degree programmes, enhancing our graduates’ competitive edge in the market. 

Internationalisation and global connectivity have been key to SHAPE’s programmes. With more than 9 strategic partners from the UK, Australia and Mainland China, SHAPE provides over 45 locally-accredited programmes, widening your horizons and equipping you a new future. Thanks to the adoption of blended learning and sophisticated communication technologies, our students and teaching staff alike benefit from the knowledge exchange and networking opportunities, to cultivate talents to serve both our local and international communities.

Quality assurance of our programmes is of utmost priority. All of our programmes are awarded and governed by our partner universities. Together with the recognition of HKCAAVQ at Qualifications Framework (QF) Level 5, our awards are highly recognised both locally and internationally. Most of our Engineering programmes are also recognised by world-renowned professional bodies - the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Engineers Australia (EA), just to name a few.  Our degree holders are eligible for a wide range of employment opportunities including in the civil service of the HKSAR. According to SHAPE’s full-time students employment survey 2021, 90% of our graduates were employed within 6 months after graduation.  Graduates can also further their studies at Master’s level at local and overseas universities.

In addition, students can apply for various subsidies and scholarships.  SHAPE students have received over $5.3 million scholarships in 2021 - 22, across an array of awards such as the Government’s Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS), Alistair Harvey Foundation Scholarship, Coventry University Student Ambassador Scholarship, and WMG School Scholarship.

Read up on our various programmes in this prospectus and discuss with us on selecting a programme best-suited for your aspiration.  I invite you to join us for the next stage of your learning journey to create a better future.

Prof Simpson Poon
School for Higher and Professional Education