“The University will cease to offer the Higher Diploma in Kindergarten Education Programme (Two-year Evening Mixed Mode) commencing from 2022/23. The last two cohorts will be admitted in 2020/21 and 2021/22 respectively.”
This programme enables students to build on their previous qualifications and experience in early childhood education. It further develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of competent, caring and reflective preschool educators who are able to construct their own philosophy of teaching and learning.
This is a 68-credit-point programme, including 4 credit points of Supervised Independent Studies and 8 credit points of Supervised Teaching and Field Work in an early childhood education setting in Hong Kong. This programme comprises the following domains:
One elective from the following:
One elective from the following:
Two electives from the following:
The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese (Cantonese). English / Putonghua is adopted as the language of instruction for relevant courses, as appropriate.
Note : Some lessons including Saturday classes in morning / afternoon sessions will be conducted in Tai Po Campus/Tseung Kwan O Study Centre. The location of teaching venue in the second year of study will be subject to the University’s final decision.
Graduates of the programme:
To be eligible for admission, applicants should normally:
Early admission offers will be given to highly qualified applicants. These applicants will be informed of the admission result individually. Applicants who are not offered early admission shall not assume that they are not being considered for admission.
Tel: (852) 2948 6886
Dr Becky Lau
Tel: (852) 2948 7569
The main round application deadline is 20 April 2020. Late applications will only be considered on a space-available basis. Applicants are therefore advised to apply as soon as possible.
Applicants must submit their applications online. The University does not accept paper applications. Application fee for local applicants and non-local applicants* is HK$150 and HK$300 respectively which is non-refundable and non-transferable unless the programme has been cancelled by the University. Applicants are advised to visit the admission website for details before submitting their applications. Upon successful submission of application, applicant will receive an application acknowledgement by email.
* Please refer to www.eduhk.hk/acadprog/nonlocal.html for the definition of non-local students.
You should upload your transcript, certificate and other supporting documents direct on www.eduhk.hk/acadprog/online. If you are a current final year student of a degree or post-secondary programme, please upload a copy of your current year results when it is available. If you are our graduate in 1995 or after, you do not need to submit any copies of academic transcript(s) and certificate(s) obtained at the EdUHK/HKIEd, but you will need to authorise us to extract and use your records of studies to process your application.
No interview is required for HD(KG) applicants. The whole selection process is normally completed by the end of August. Successful applicants will receive individual notifications by post/email. Applicants who are not offered admission by that date may assume their applications unsuccessful. No individual notifications will be sent to unsuccessful applicants and waitlisted applicants.
Students of HD(KG) programme are not required to pay tuition fees.
All students are required to pay HK$350 as caution money in the first semester. If there are no claims against the caution money, it will be converted to the graduation fee upon completion of the programme. The caution money is refundable on withdrawal from the University if no claims are outstanding.
The University reserves the right to cancel any programme(s)/subject(s) in which case all fees paid will be refunded.
In accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right of access to and correction of the information contained in your application form and the right to request a copy of such data. If you wish to do so, you may submit your request in writing to the Admissions, Registrations and Academic Planning Section of the Registry.