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The PDPs are specially designed for local serving school teachers to enhance their professional skills and knowledge in a specific domain. We will only consider applications from local serving teachers.

Congratulations on your successful application. First of all, you should notify your school principal so as to make necessary arrangements with him/her on matters relating to the appointment of a supply teacher. Schools which release teachers to take Full-time Block-release programmes are eligible for hiring supply teachers, if necessary. Government and aided schools shall contact the EDB for detailed arrangements. Private and DSS schools shall make their own arrangements for the employment of supply teachers.

According to the University's “Double Registration” policy, students enrolled in any full-time award bearing programmes (lasting for one year or longer) of the University should not simultaneously register for study for another qualification at this University or for a post-secondary qualification at another institution, except with prior approval of the University. A PDP is not categorised as a full-time award bearing programme and therefore this “Double Registration” policy doesn’t apply.

We welcome your application because the primary objective of our PDPs is to provide opportunities for your professional development. Nevertheless, you are strongly encouraged to consult your school principal before submitting the application as it concerns the staff training plan of your school.

No application and tuition fees are required for all PDPs.

Applicants are required to upload the completed Principal Recommendation Form for completing the online application form. Applications without a completed Principal Recommendation Form will not be proceeded.

Yes, we will accept late applications. You are however invited to note that applications for PDPs will be processed on a rolling basis until all places are filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

No, our PDPs do not require any admission interview / test.

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. Successful applicants will receive individual notifications by mail from September to June of that academic year (no later than 6 weeks before the programme commencement date). Applicants who do not receive admission offers two weeks before the commencement of an intake cohort in which they intend to begin study may assume their applications unsuccessful. No individual notifications will be sent to unsuccessful or waitlisted applicants.

Yes, we will try to accommodate your request as far as possible but we also need to take into account the availability of places as well as the class size before making the final decision. You are advised to approach the Admissions, Registrations and Academic Planning Section to apply for a change of class / cohort at your earliest convenience.

Your admission offer is only valid for the current admission year and will lapse if you fail to enroll in the programme. You are welcome to submit an application again in the next academic year.

No, applications are reviewed based on the information submitted in the year of admission, without making reference to your previous records.

You may be eligible for credit transfer if the PDP courses are deemed equivalent to the relevant courses in the programme you are going to study (other than a PDP). You are advised to consult the Registry for details.

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