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School of Higher and Professional Education

Shape logoSchool of Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), Hong Kong

The School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) was established in 2003 as part of the Vocational Training Council (VTC) and  is the leading non-local degree programme operator in Hong Kong, providing  "top-up" degree programmes to holders of higher diplomas to allow them to receive a bachelor's degree.

SHAPE collaborates with world-recognised universities to offer career-oriented degree programmes across a wide range of professions including finance, applied science, business and management, information technology, design, engineering, and hospitality.

In partnership with Northumbria University, SHAPE offers established top-up programmes in the faculties of Business and Law, and Health and Life Sciences.




School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE)

BA (Hons) International Banking and Finance

BA (Hons) Business and International Management

BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management 

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

BSc (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition

Student Testimonials

“The best thing about my programme was that it provided me with a comprehensive knowledge about food science, as well as well-rounded development in different professional areas.  Through conducting scientific studies and practices in a well-equipped food laboratory that I got to know the importance of food safety and quality to society and my whole life. Throughout the year, the programme had held various food testing practices, exhibitions and exchanges, and alumni sharing sessions, which enabled me to explore various career paths. I was impressed by excellent professors and fellow classmates who have been very inspiring and helpful.”

- Eric Liu, BSc (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition

“My programme will help me achieve my career goals by offering me an interactive learning environment which has not only widened my exposure, but also equipped me with good analytical and problem-solving skills. I strongly believe that these skills play an important role in my future development.”

Philip Cheng, BA (Hons) Business and International Management

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