Diploma of College Foundation Studies
Diploma of College Foundation Studies
- 1-year full-time studies
- Students can obtain conditional offers through the Special Admission Scheme of HKBU Higher Diploma Programmes offered by SCE and Associate Degree Programmes offered by CIE
- English is used as the main medium of instruction to enhance students’ language abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing
- A selection of elective courses are offered to provide students with the opportunities to gain knowledge from different disciplines and broaden their horizons
- This programme will develop students’ personal values
School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University
The School of Continuing Education (SCE) of Hong Kong Baptist University was founded in 1975 and is one of the seven schools or faculties of the University. The educational objectives of the SCE are based on the notion “Learning is a lifelong process”. The School has been providing people of all ages with ways and options for professional and academic advancement to meet the needs of the rapidly changing society. This programme aims to develop students’ English language skills, academic literacy and numeracy skills and prepare them for local sub-degree and overseas undergraduate studies. It is designed to equip students with skills in English language proficiency, communication, personal development, mathematics, analytical skills and other areas that would broaden students’ horizons.
This programme consists of seven core courses and two elective courses, totaling 450 hours.
|Subject Code||Course Title||Hours|
|Language and Communication (4 courses)|
|DFS3101||Integrated English Skills I||60|
|DFS3102||Integrated English Skills II||60|
|DFS3103||English in Daily Life||45|
|DFS3104||English Grammar in Use||45|
|Meaning of Life (1 course)|
|DFS3301C||Personal Development Workshop||45|
|Numeracy and Research (2 courses)|
|DFS3201||Quantitative Analysis and Application||45|
|Electives courses (Any two courses)|
|DFS3401||English Language Test Preparation||45|
|DFS3404||Introduction to Economics||45|
|DFS3405||Introduction to Business||45|
|DFS3406||Introduction to Sports Coaching||45|
|DFS3407||Introduction to Commercial Design||45|
|DFS3408||Crimes and Law Enforcement||45|
The School reserves the right to offer any elective courses.
Upon successful completion of the Diploma programme, graduates will be eligible to apply for the HKBU Higher Diploma Programmes offered by SCE and the HKBU Associate Degree Programme offered by CIE.*
Students who have obtained a passing grade and satisfied the attendance requirement in each course will be awarded the Diploma of College Foundation Studies.
|2020/21 Tuition Fee:||
HK$42,000 (by two instalments)
Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme
Students can apply for financial assistance through the Government’s Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS). For details, please refer to the website of the Student Finance Office (SFO) .
Continuing Education Fund
The Continuing Education Fund (CEF) subsidises adults with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Please refer to the website of CEF for details.
Click here for more information on the financial assistance available.
|Course Schedule||September 2020|
The admission requirements of the programme are as follows:
- Level 2 in Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) English Language and Chinese Language; OR
- Level 1 or above in HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language AND at least 6 points in the best five subjects*#; OR
- Other equivalent qualifications to be assessed by SCE.
*Application will still be considered if an applicant has attempted less than five subjects but obtained 6 points or above.
#Applicants are allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application.
Applicants should bring the following documents for application:
- Original and photocopy of academic results [including HKDSE results notice or certificate/ HKAL/HKCEE certificate and other academic certificates (if applicable)];
- HKID card and photocopy;
- Application fee of HK$120 (to be paid by credit card/PPS on-line OR cash, octopus, EPS in-person).
Applicants can submit their application through the SCE Online Application System.
Application Period: 5 Dec 2019 – 17 Jul 2020
(Applications will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis)
Applicants should note that:
- The qualification obtained after completing the programme is not recognised for civil service appointment as meeting the academic entry requirement which require Level 2 in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination;
- The qualification awarded by our School may not be recognised by other institutions for articulation to their sub-degree or other programmes; and
- Students will not be eligible for Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) administered by the Student Finance Office.
I am glad that I have made the choice to study this Foundation Diploma programme. In the past year, I have got to make some new friends who were wonderful team players and with whom I shared my memorable school life. I also acquired some useful skills especially in English, such as phonetics and writing. There had been challenging times when I got busy with assignments and projects, but the curriculum tailor-made for me and my schoolmates had pushed us to read more and to train hard so as to get us prepared for further education. The DCFS programme has been a stepping stone leading me towards my dream study programme and a field of my passion.
CHAN Mei Lam Kathleen
I felt very happy in the past year as I have gained much knowledge in this programme. The courses built up my foundation abilities in many ways so that I could move on with my studies. I learnt to be brave and do my best in all aspects of my personal development. Particularly, I was impressed by the Disneyland career day-programme, which was one of the extracurricular activities in my DCFS year. My friends and I were sponsored by the School and we learnt some useful tips about working at an international company. I hope more people can join DCFS and experience the same rewarding year like I did.
CHU Hiu Ying Christy
This programme has enabled me to learn and question more. My teachers made a lot of effort outside the class time to help us study and answer our questions. I have not only gained book knowledge, but also acquired some useful English speaking skills which have raised my confidence in communicating with people. Most importantly, through this programme, I have developed a positive attitude in my study.
FUNG Wan Chi Gigi
As a disabled student, it is hard for me to get out of a comfort zone. The Diploma of College Foundation Studies of HKBU let me get out of the comfort zone and broadened my social circles. The programme also helped me build a good academic foundation and prepared me well for higher levels of studies.
WONG Ming Choi Tom
|This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. This course / The mother course (Diploma of College Foundation Studies) of this module is recognized under the Qualification Framework (QF Level 3).|
The above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations or to cancel any class/programme without prior notice. Students are advised to follow the requirements listed in the course information distributed on admission.