Diploma in General Studies
The Diploma in General Studies provides secondary school leavers a year of breathing space to decide what to do next and provides a stepping stone for students who want to pursue studies at the tertiary level. This programme covers a wide range of areas including business, language, social science, and technology, which allows students to try different new areas, pursue an interest and develop a range of practical skills and knowledge of different subjects. The programme also provides students with articulation pathways to Associate Degree or Higher Diploma programmes. It can be the first step in bringing students towards success.
Admission, entry requirements and fees
Application Form and the Required Documents
Fill in the application form. The following documents should be submitted together with the completed application form:
- Photocopies of relevant certificates and transcripts
- Photocopy of HKID card or passport
- The original proof of application fee payment (Please DO NOT send personal cheques or cash)
Payment of application fee
Applicants are required to pay an application fee (to be waived before 30 June 2021) by:
- Direct deposit or ATM transfer at any branch of the Hang Seng Bank (A/C number: 359-300001-004) or;
- Octopus payment in the College Offices located at FW 402, 4/F, Festival Walk Tower 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong Hong Kong or Telford Annex (G/F, Telford Plaza), Kowloon Bay.
Submission of Application
Applicants can submit their applications through our online application platform.
Completed application forms together with relevant documents and the original proof of application fee payments should be sent to:
UOW College Hong Kong,
FW 402, 4/F,
Festival Walk Tower
80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong Hong Kong
Completed application forms can be dropped into the collection boxes outside either of these offices from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm daily:
- UOW College Hong Kong/Community College of City University, FW 402, 4/F, Festival Walk Tower 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
[Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C]
- UOW College Hong Kong/Community College of City University, Telford Annex, G/F., Telford Plaza, 33 Wai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay
[Kowloon Bay MTR Station Exit B]
Walk-In Application Days
Completed application forms can be submitted during walk-in application days (Schedule to be confirmed).
Application Fee: $150, waived before 20 June 2021
All students are required to complete 11 courses (3 cps each) in TWO semesters (one academic year or maximum two years) to be awarded the Diploma in General Studies. Total tuition fees are $38,500.
A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.
Students enrolled in the Diploma in General Studies programme are eligible to apply for the Extended Non-Means Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS). Successful applicants are eligible to apply for Government’s Extended Non-Means Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) administered by the Student Finance Office of Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA). The maximum financial assistance under the ENLS is equivalent to the total tuition fees payable for the programme.
Programme outcomes and structure
- Learning outcomes
- Programme structure - core and elective courses
- Programme structure - progression chart
- Articulation pathways
- Programme enquiry
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:
|1.||Demonstrate a mastery of the fundamental knowledge and skills in a broad range of disciplines required for further studies at relevant sub-degree programmes;|
|2.||Communicate effectively in English and Chinese, both written and oral, using appropriate structure and style;|
|3.||Apply a range of information technology, numeracy and quantitative skills in processing and collating data and information;|
|4.||Apply appropriate presentation and communication skills for academic purpose or at the workplace; and|
|5.||Work in teams, accept individual responsibilities and respect diversity.|
To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 33 credit points (cps) by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.
|Course Code||Course Name|
|10 Core Courses (30cps)
|DIGS001||Effective English I|
|DIGS002||Effective English II|
|DIGS003||Effective English III|
|DIGS011 *||Foundation Chinese I|
|DIGS012 *||Foundation Chinese II|
|DIGS033||Mathematics & Statistics for Daily Life|
|DIGS041||Basic IT Skills|
|DIGS051||Analytical Thinking and Study Skills|
|DIGS053||Intra- and Interpersonal Skills|
|1 Elective Course (3cps)
Select any one:
Practical Psychology for Everyday Life
Graduates of the Diploma in General Studies programme are eligible for admission to the Associate Degree programmes (except Associate of Social Science in Social Work) offered by the College.
The College’s Associate Degree graduates can then articulate into the senior year of bachelor’s degree programmes with UOW College Hong Kong or University of Wollongong, as well as other local and international universities. This international outreach enables our graduates to enter many bachelor’s degree programmes with advanced standing, thus reducing the time they need to complete the programmes.
Faculty of Business
Telephone: 3442 5495
Fax: 3442 0265
Address: Room FW-435, 4/F, Festival Walk Tower, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
[Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C2]
Telephone: 2707 9440
Fax: 2707 4243
Address: NO. 33 Wai Yip Street, Telford Garden, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
[Kowloon Bay MTR Station Exit B]