Diploma in Pre-University Studies Programme
QR Registration No.
1/9/2017 – 31/8/2026
MODE OF STUDY
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
English supplemented with Chinese, unless otherwise required by specific courses
For details, please refer to Programme Handbook 2022-23.
The Diploma in Pre-University Studies Programme is a one-year, full-time foundation diploma programme that aims to provide secondary school graduates with an alternative pathway to continue their studies.
Special Features of the Diploma in Pre-University Studies Programme
- Language learning is emphasized to prepare students for further studies
- The use of English supplemented with Chinese as the medium of instruction will prepare students for further studies in programmes that are taught in English, including the programmes offered by Gratia Christian College
- The focus of the programme will be on academic learning, so that students will have sufficient preparation for further studies in academic programmes
The DPUS programme is designed for students who aim to pursue further studies in higher education.
The programme objectives are as follows:
- To develop and prepare students for further studies in higher education;
- To nurture students’ C.H.R.I.S.T. (Commitment, Humility, Resilience, Integrity, Service and Teamwork) values and foster engagement in the local and global community; and
- To equip students with a solid foundation of generic skills and general knowledge for use in everyday life and to facilitate life-long learning.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)
Upon completion of the Programme, students should be able to:
P1: Establish a solid academic foundation for further studies in tertiary institutions;
P2: Develop their personal character with Christian values and social and interpersonal skills for serving others;
P3: Have a good understanding of the world, of the communities and cultures in which they may live or work, and of current global issues of importance;
P4: Generate ideas through application of the knowledge and analysis of abstract information and concepts;
P5: Apply a wide range of knowledge and specialised creative and conceptual skills in solving individual, group or community problems;
P6: Communicate effectively through writing, presentation or discussion in English and Chinese; and
P7: Use ICT effectively for learning and communication.
- Completion of Secondary 6 under the New Senior Secondary Education Structure; OR
- Mature applicants who are aged 21 or above when admission is sought; OR
- Have obtained an equivalent qualification.
All applicants must also pass an admission interview.
- completed and been assessed on all 10 courses taken;
- obtained an overall GPA of 2.0 or above across all 10 courses and in which they were assessed;
- obtained a Grade D or above in all 10 courses;
- completed 10 hours of community service; and
- Fulfilled an attendance requirement of not less than 80% in all courses and College Assembly.
Further Study Opportunities
- The Diploma in Pre-University Studies Programme will well equip students with the knowledge, skills, and academic basis for further studies in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas
- Graduates are academically prepared for entry to sub-degree programmes offered by Gratia Christian College or other institutions (eligibility subject to individual institution’s entrance requirements)
- English I: Foundation English (13.5 QF Credits)
- English II: Foundation English (13.5 QF Credits)
- English III: Practical English (13.5 QF Credits)
- Foundation Chinese (1) 基礎中文 (一) (13.5 QF Credits)
- Foundation Chinese (2) 基礎中文 (二) (13.5 QF Credits)
- Mathematics and Statistics (13.5 QF Credits)
- Introduction to Critical Thinking (13.5 QF Credits)
General Education Electives (Choose 3)
- Fundamentals of Business (13.5 QF Credits)
- Introduction to Information Literacy (13.5 QF Credits)
- Psychology of Everyday Life (13.5 QF Credits)
- Introduction to Holistic Health (13.5 QF Credits)
- Basic Creative Arts (13.5 QF Credits)
- Introduction to Social Services in Hong Kong (13.5 QF Credits)
- Aging and Well-being (13.5 QF Credits)
* The above study plan is subject to change.