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Admission Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

Full-time PGDE programmes

To be eligible for admission to the full-time PGDE programme, applicants should hold a recognised* Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Part-time PGDE programmes

To be eligible for admission to the part-time PGDE programme, applicants should

  1. hold a recognised* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; and
  2. be serving teachers in Hong Kong schools (Field Experience Requirements)

* Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree conferred by an overseas country may be required to provide the “Report for Qualifications Assessment” issued by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications in order to support their applications.

For detailed admission requirements of each programme, please click below:


Language Requirements for PGDE Full-time Applicants


English Language Requirements


Applicants should:

  • hold a recognised Bachelor's/higher degree conferred by a local university/institution or an institution in English speaking system; or
  • fulfill one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 or above;
    • a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test);
    • GCSE / GCE OL English Grade C or above;
    • GCE AS Level or AL Level English Grade E or above;
    • Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland's College English Test (CET 6) (not lower than 430); or
    • Other equivalent qualifications.

Chinese Language Requirements for PGDE(Primary), PGDE(Secondary) and PGDE(Early Childhood Education) applicants (except those choosing English as TSS/MSS or EMI class)


Applicants should:

  • hold a recognised Bachelor's/higher degree conferred by a local university/institution or an institution in Chinese speaking system; or
  • obtain Level 2 / Grade E or above in the HKCEE Chinese Language (applicable to holders of a local recognised Associate Degree / Higher Diploma); or
  • obtain Grade E or above in ASL Chinese Language & Culture in the HKALE; or
  • obtain Level 3 or above in Chinese Language in the HKDSE.

Notes to Non-Chinese Speaking and Putonghua Speaking Applicants

Non-Chinese speaking applicants who apply for PGDE (Primary) and PGDE (Secondary) programme should choose the One-TSS Route (English) or MSS in English. For Part-time PGDE (ECE) programme, non-Chinese speaking applicants should indicate English as the medium of instruction in the field of "Class" (subject to sufficient enrolment) when they submit their application.

Putonghua-speakers should apply for Putonghua / Chinese / English as TSS / MSS in PGDE (Primary) / PGDE (Secondary) programme.

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