Frequently Asked Questions

PolyU SPEED was established by PolyU in 1999. It has been actively developing and delivering a wide range of professionally-oriented programmes that are relevant to individual advancement and wider socio-economic needs. In pursuing its vision to becoming a leading self-financing tertiary education institution in Hong Kong, PolyU SPEED provides sub-degree graduates with quality articulation degree programmes relevant to their career and professional aspirations.

Applications can be submitted through PolyU SPEED Online Application for Admission (OAA) system at http://www.cpce-polyu.edu.hk/speed/its/speedoaa during the application period.

Please refer to the OAA system for the procedures for settling the application fee. You are also required to provide supporting documents after submitting an application online.

Applicants should possess an Associate Degree, a Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification. Mature applicants (aged 25 or above at commencement of study) with substantial and relevant work experience in senior positions as well as prior studies in related fields may also apply.

Applicants’ academic performance in their prior studies will be a major consideration during the initial screening process. For part-time programmes, applicants’ relevant working experience will also be considered.

For mature applicants, their work experience (e.g. years and relevance of the work experience, and the positions held) as well as the relevance of their prior studies will be considered.

Short-listed applicants may be invited to attend admission interview and/or test.

Applicants will normally be notified of the application results one month after the closing of applications.

Non-local students who do not have the right of abode in Hong Kong must obtain a student visa in order to study in Hong Kong. Please visit the HKSAR’s Immigration Department website at http://www.immd.gov.hk for further details on student visa application.

The PolyU-SPEED bachelor’s honours degree programmes are top-up programmes with Associate Degree or Higher Diploma as the entry qualification. Normally, credit transfer will not be granted for students based on studies at sub-degree level.

Yes, both PolyU awards and PolyU-SPEED awards are conferred by PolyU. In principle, PolyU SPEED cannot grant any award on its own. Therefore, PolyU-SPEED award is recognised by PolyU.

The parchment of PolyU-SPEED award contains the PolyU logo only (without SPEED logo) while the full English name of PolyU and SPEED will also be printed.

In the previous years, there were PolyU-SPEED degree graduates employed by the HKSAR Government on positions requiring a recognised degree.

All PolyU-SPEED top-up degree programmes have been listed in the Qualification Register (QR) of HKSAR at Level 5 (Bachelor’s Degree level).

Below are some findings of the graduate survey for the PolyU-SPEED award programmes in 2016:

  • Over 84% of the respondents secured full-time employment.
  • Their average monthly salary was over HK$13,300.
  • Over 4% of the respondents pursued further studies.

All PolyU-SPEED awards are approved by PolyU Senate. Generally speaking, these graduates can apply for admission to master’s degree programmes offered by PolyU and other universities.

Some of our graduates have completed or are studying master’s degree programmes in reputable local and overseas universities.

Local full-time students enrolled in PolyU-SPEED award programmes are eligible to apply for means-tested Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) or Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) while local part-time students are eligible to apply for Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) offered by the Government’s Student Finance Office (SFO).

Please visit www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo for details..

Some subjects of the PolyU-SPEED award programmes have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes. CEF reimbursable courses are indicated by the CEF logo in the brochure as well as on PolyU SPEED website. Eligible applicants will be reimbursed 80% of the course fees, subject to a maximum sum of HK$10,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable course. The fees for more than one reimbursable course may be reimbursed, subject to the maximum ceiling of HK$10,000 per applicant.

Please visit www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef for details.

Please note that students are not allowed to apply for both FASP and CEF for the same programme in the same academic year.

The normal duration of study is 2 years for full-time mode and 4 years for part-time mode.

Full-time students are normally required to study 15 credits (5 subjects) in each 13-week semester. Generally speaking, students may enjoy a summer break after two 13-week semesters in an academic year.

Part-time students are normally required to study 6 credits (2 subjects) in each 13-week semester or 3 credits (1 subject) in each 7-week summer semester.

Classes of full-time programmes will be conducted on PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus or PolyU West Kowloon Campus while classes of part-time programmes will normally be conducted on PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus.

For Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied and Media Arts, most of the classes will be held at the premises of the Hong Kong Art School (the collaborating institution of the programme).

Under the normal study load, the number of class contact hours per week is about 15 for full-time students and 6 for part-time students.

While most of the classes for full-time students will be held in the daytime, some classes may be arranged in the evening. Classes for part-time students will normally be held on weekday evenings and/ or Saturday afternoons.

PolyU SPEED offers scholarships and a wide range of activities for PolyU- SPEED award students, e.g. international internship/summer school. Please click here for details.

PolyU SPEED was established by PolyU in 1999. It has been actively developing and delivering a wide range of professionally-oriented programmes that are relevant to individual advancement and wider socio-economic needs. In pursuing its vision to becoming a leading self-financing tertiary education institution in Hong Kong, PolyU SPEED provides sub-degree graduates with quality articulation degree programmes relevant to their career and professional aspirations.

Applications can be submitted through PolyU SPEED Online Application for Admission (OAA) system at http://www.cpce-polyu.edu.hk/speed/its/speedoaa during the application period.

Please refer to the OAA system for the procedures for settling the application fee. You are also required to provide supporting documents after submitting an application online.

Applicants should possess an Associate Degree, a Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification. Mature applicants (aged 25 or above at commencement of study) with substantial and relevant work experience in senior positions as well as prior studies in related fields may also apply.

Applicants’ academic performance in their prior studies will be a major consideration during the initial screening process. For part-time programmes, applicants’ relevant working experience will also be considered.

For mature applicants, their work experience (e.g. years and relevance of the work experience, and the positions held) as well as the relevance of their prior studies will be considered.

Short-listed applicants may be invited to attend admission interview and/or test.

Applicants will normally be notified of the application results one month after the closing of applications.

Non-local students who do not have the right of abode in Hong Kong must obtain a student visa in order to study in Hong Kong. Please visit the HKSAR’s Immigration Department website at http://www.immd.gov.hk for further details on student visa application.

The PolyU-SPEED bachelor’s honours degree programmes are top-up programmes with Associate Degree or Higher Diploma as the entry qualification. Normally, credit transfer will not be granted for students based on studies at sub-degree level.

Yes, both PolyU awards and PolyU-SPEED awards are conferred by PolyU. In principle, PolyU SPEED cannot grant any award on its own. Therefore, PolyU-SPEED award is recognised by PolyU.

The parchment of PolyU-SPEED award contains the PolyU logo only (without SPEED logo) while the full English name of PolyU and SPEED will also be printed.

In the previous years, there were PolyU-SPEED degree graduates employed by the HKSAR Government on positions requiring a recognised degree.

All PolyU-SPEED top-up degree programmes have been listed in the Qualification Register (QR) of HKSAR at Level 5 (Bachelor’s Degree level).

Below are some findings of the graduate survey for the PolyU-SPEED award programmes in 2016:

  • Over 84% of the respondents secured full-time employment.
  • Their average monthly salary was over HK$13,300.
  • Over 4% of the respondents pursued further studies.

All PolyU-SPEED awards are approved by PolyU Senate. Generally speaking, these graduates can apply for admission to master’s degree programmes offered by PolyU and other universities.

Some of our graduates have completed or are studying master’s degree programmes in reputable local and overseas universities.

Local full-time students enrolled in PolyU-SPEED award programmes are eligible to apply for means-tested Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) or Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) while local part-time students are eligible to apply for Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) offered by the Government’s Student Finance Office (SFO).

Please visit www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo for details..

Some subjects of the PolyU-SPEED award programmes have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes. CEF reimbursable courses are indicated by the CEF logo in the brochure as well as on PolyU SPEED website. Eligible applicants will be reimbursed 80% of the course fees, subject to a maximum sum of HK$10,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable course. The fees for more than one reimbursable course may be reimbursed, subject to the maximum ceiling of HK$10,000 per applicant.

Please visit www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef for details.

Please note that students are not allowed to apply for both FASP and CEF for the same programme in the same academic year.

The normal duration of study is 2 years for full-time mode and 4 years for part-time mode.

Full-time students are normally required to study 15 credits (5 subjects) in each 13-week semester. Generally speaking, students may enjoy a summer break after two 13-week semesters in an academic year.

Part-time students are normally required to study 6 credits (2 subjects) in each 13-week semester or 3 credits (1 subject) in each 7-week summer semester.

Classes of full-time programmes will be conducted on PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus or PolyU West Kowloon Campus while classes of part-time programmes will normally be conducted on PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus.

For Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied and Media Arts, most of the classes will be held at the premises of the Hong Kong Art School (the collaborating institution of the programme).

Under the normal study load, the number of class contact hours per week is about 15 for full-time students and 6 for part-time students.

While most of the classes for full-time students will be held in the daytime, some classes may be arranged in the evening. Classes for part-time students will normally be held on weekday evenings and/ or Saturday afternoons.

PolyU SPEED offers scholarships and a wide range of activities for PolyU- SPEED award students, e.g. international internship/summer school. Please click here for details.