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It depends. If you have not received any recognised kindergarten teacher's training, you should apply for the following ECE programmes:

  • Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education [HD(ECE)] (Two-year Full-time)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Early Childhood Education) [BEd(ECE)] (Five-year Full-time)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) [PGDE(ECE)] (One-year Full-time) / (Two-year Part-time)

But if you have already obtained an Early Childhood Education Certificate qualification, you should consider our top-up Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Early Childhood Education) (Three-year Part-time) / (Four-year Part-time) programmes, as appropriate.

If you do not possess any ECE qualification or a bachelor degree, you can only apply for the Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Two-year Full-time) or Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Early Childhood Education) (Five-year Full-time) programmes. 

Yes, you should apply through either JUPAS or Direct Application (non-JUPAS) route.

Yes, we will consider equivalent qualifications other than HKDSE results such as GCE/GCSE results, local and non-local post-secondary qualifications on an individual basis.

Degree holders may apply for admission to our one-year full-time PGDE(ECE). However, if you are a serving kindergarten teacher and holding a recognised degree, you may consider applying for our two-year part-time PGDE(ECE).

We offer the following top-up BEd(ECE) programmes aimed at providing opportunity for sub-degree kindergarten or early childhood education graduates to upgrade their qualification to degree level:

  1. Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Early Childhood Education) (Three-year Part-time)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Early Childhood Education) in Leadership and Non-Chinese Speaking Children (Four-year Part-time)
  3. Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Early Childhood Education) in Leadership and Special Needs (Four-year Part-time)

No, all of our part-time ECE programmes are designed for in-service kindergarten teachers. Hence, you should apply for our full-time programme. Students having financial hardship may apply for financial assistance.

Some applicants for the full-time programmes may be shortlisted for admission interviews/tests, normally between January and August. Not all applicants for the part-time programmes will be interviewed. An applicant who has not been invited to an interview/test shall not assume that he/she is not being considered for admission. Shortlisted applicants will be notified individually. You may also check the Interview Schedule on


You may check the admission schedule on Successful applicants will receive individual notification by e-mail or post.


Most of our early childhood education programmes are conducted in Chinese (Cantonese) but English or Putonghua is adopted as the language of instruction for relevant courses, as deemed appropriate. Therefore, applicants are expected to possess a high proficiency in Chinese, both spoken and written, and an acceptable level of English. For non-Chinese speaking applicants, the University may consider offering English stream in our PGDE(ECE) and top-up BEd(ECE) programmes on condition that we can have sufficient number of applicants to form a viable class size.


We are offering several postgraduate programmes specialised in the area of Early Childhood Education which aim for applicants who have a recognised bachelor’s degree or above.  Please visit our postgraduate programme webpage: for details.


Our Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) is an academic degree programme which aims to upgrade students with the most current and relevant knowledge and skills for developing their professional outlook and research interests of future academic pursue (e.g. EdD or PhD).

If you wish to be eligible to register as Qualified Kindergarten Teachers, Child Care Workers and Child Care Supervisors; or to meet the professional qualification as kindergarten principals, you are advised to apply for Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) programme.  

For more details, please visit the relevant webpages

MEd website

PGDE website

Department of Early Childhood Education website


Our MACFE programme is offering the “Master of Arts in Child and Family Education Entrance Scholarship” for new students.  Please visit the programme website for details.

If you are interested in the Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes) hosted by the Education Bureau, please visit EDB’s website for the latest information.


Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

EdUHK is one of the teacher education providers in Hong Kong. Graduates of the University’s teacher education programmes are eligible to apply to become fully qualified and registered teachers. As regards teacher registration, graduates should approach the Teacher Registration Team of the Education Bureau (EDB) to submit applications directly. All applications will be assessed by the EDB which will consider, among other things, whether an applicant has been convicted of any criminal offence (including sex-related offences) in Hong Kong or elsewhere, or is involved in any ongoing criminal proceedings or investigations. For details, please browse the EDB’s website.

Probity Requirements: Other than the application fee, applicants are not required to pay any additional fees during the application process. In addition, please be reminded not to offer any advantage to EdUHK staff and/or any person involving admissions at EdUHK in connection with your application. Otherwise, your action may violate Hong Kong's Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201).

In the event of inconsistency between information in English and Chinese version or where an interpretation of the programme content is required, the decision of the University shall be final.

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