UOW College Hong Kong (UOWCHK) was established by University of Wollongong (UOW), a world's top 200 University. We maintain an unwavering commitment to delivering top quality education and services that not only nurture the intellect, but also foster personal discovery and growth. We empower our students with rigorous curriculum design and early career exposure to relevant industries, and enhance their experience through study tours and local activities. At UOW College Hong Kong, we produce career-ready graduates and have a strong focus on articulation pathways and student progression. Our connections with the professional community, internship programs and highly qualified staff create an empowering environment for our students to acquire up-to-date business knowledge, build professional traits and develop their abilities to handle workplace challenges in the future.
Why study with us?
- Great Articulation Opportunities and Career Prospects
- Strong support from University of Wollongong
- Scholarships to encourage learning
- Long History and Well-Qualified Teaching Team
- Internships, Fieldwork and Site Visits
- Overseas enrichment programmes
- Local co-curricular activities
- Internship case study
- Sponsorship scheme for international language proficiency tests
- Academic and professional recognition of associate degrees
All academic programmes at our College have been designed with articulation opportunities and career prospects in mind.
At the degree level, the programmes in Japanese and Chinese languages implant linguistic and digital skills that are sought after in relevant job markets, while the accounting and finance programmes produce graduates who can take up starting positions in private corporations and the public sector with roles in internal auditing, finance and accounting, taxation and trust, etc. Graduates of the Bachelor of Aviation in Operation and Management will be competent for aviation related jobs in airlines, air freight, business aviation, aviation security management, or aircraft maintenance services logistics, etc. For graduates of the Social Innovation programme, they would be equipped for work in the public sector or start their own social enterprises. Naturally completion of the degrees would enable graduates to seek even higher qualifications.
Our Associate Degrees are designed to help graduates to continue studies at undergraduate level at the universities. The newly offered Higher Diplomas enjoy almost equal access to these further study opportunities although they have a slightly more vocational angle. Sub-degree graduates have promising prospects in articulating to universities through multiple pathways, with local UGC-funded degree programmes being the preferred choice.
Surveys in recent years showed that 77% of AD graduates went on to further studies in degree programmes while 20% decided to join the job market. Among those AD graduates who chose to pursue further studies, about 78% gained entry to publicly-funded and self-financing degree programmes, 18% were admitted to non-local degree programmes, while the remaining 4% intended to go overseas for further studies or were engaged in part-time studies. Among those who sought employment, they took an average of two months to get jobs with an average monthly salary of about HK$16,000.
In the foundation level Diploma in General Studies, since 2015 there have been over 1,300 graduates. For those who choose to pursue further studies, the great majority (more than 80 percent) were successfully admitted to associate degree programmes in our College.
UOWCHK receives the full support of UOW in its educational resources and commitment to developing an enhanced student experience via student mobility and global exposure opportunities. UOW has launched top-up degrees in Hong Kong via UOWCHK.
Our students have been able to win scholarships and awards from the Government and other external organizations on their own merits. Apart from the Government and donor organizations, the College has made available numerous awards and scholarships to reward students who have excelled in academic and non-academic areas. In recent years, our students have been awarded scholarships of up to $8 million annually.
The College has a long tradition in the provision of sub-degree programmes since 1984. Our team of well- qualified and devoted teaching staff, all of whom hold postgraduate qualifications, with over 40% holding doctorate degrees. Students can develop cultural sensitivity, English proficiency and international perspectives through their day-to-day interaction with academic staff of different nationalities and culture.
Apart from interactive teaching and learning in the classroom, our teaching staff organize and lead students in co-curricular activities, field trips and study tours.
The College maintains close links with industries to enable students to learn the fundamental skills necessary for success in the real world. Each year about 2,200 students engaged in internships, special projects, fieldwork and site visits.
UOW College Hong Kong is part of the University of Wollongong (UOW) Global Network which has campuses in different overseas destinations. Our students can undertake study tours and exchanges to the other campuses in Australia, Dubai and Malaysia. To maximize students’ learning opportunities beyond Hong Kong, the College runs a Study Abroad Scheme and organizes regular Overseas Study Tours. Each year we have around 800 students participated in our Study Abroad Scheme or Study Tours to Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and the Mainland, UK, and US.
These activities covered community services, cultural awareness, language training, skill training, and teacher-student gatherings. The College in each year sponsored over 40 local co-curricular activities which enriching the learning experiences of about 2,000 students.
Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management
This is a great and precious opportunity that has enriched my campus life, helped me achieve my exploration, and most importantly, developed relevant knowledge and skills that are required in the ever-changing HR industry. I feel that it has enhanced my knowledge in the area of human resource management and laid a good foundation for lifelong learning. In the four months of working at the Project and Event Department of Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management, I was given opportunities to communicate and work with people both independently and as part of a team, not only in the office but also in two public events. These have improved very much my interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills, particularly as I coordinated with many senior executives and professionals.
Pak Yuen Cheung, Kenneth
Associate of Business Administration (Human Resources Management)
The College has a strong focus on English and other foreign languages and provides sponsorship to those students who have achieved the required level in the internationally recognized language proficiency tests, including International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test de Connaissance du Francais (TCF), Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), Korean Language Ability Test (KLAT), National Putonghua Proficiency Test (NPPT) and Diploma de Espanol Lengua Extranjera (DELE).
Our students have achieved remarkable results in IELTS in recent years. In 2019-20, the College has sponsored 100 students to sit for the IELTS and their results are tabulated as below. Together with good CGPAs, they enhance students’ chances of getting admitted into senior year places of UGC-funded institutions.
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The College has maintained close links with professional bodies shown below. These organizations offer exemptions and/or membership to our AD graduates with the relevant specialism(s).
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
- Association of International Accountants
- Hong Kong Designers Association
- The Chartered Institute of Marketing
- Hong Kong Hotels Association
- Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
- Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management
- Hong Kong Institute of Marketing
- Hong Kong People Management Association
- Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals' Association
- Hong Kong Recreation Management Association
- Hong Kong Statistical Society
- Hong Kong Logistics Association
- Human Resources Management Association of Canada
- Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong
- PartnerNet, Hong Kong Tourism Board
- Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China
- Social Workers Registration Board
- The Institute of Purchasing and Supply of Hong Kong
Industrial practitioners are often invited to join validation panels or as External Professional Advisers to ensure that academic programmes being offered meet community and industry needs. In addition, they share their expertise through seminars so that students are informed of the latest developments in the industry.