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Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)

Hong Kong
Campus setting Urban
Living cost ₹ 40,266 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 1%
Institution type Public

About Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)

The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) is one the member institutions of Vocational Training Council (VTC), a leading vocational and professional education and training organisation in Hong Kong. IVE provides valuable credentials for 40,000 full-time students each year.

Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic cities in the world that fully demonstrates its economic vibrancy and cultural diversity. Because of the unique geographic location at the centre of Asia, Hong Kong has been serving as a gateway linking China, the second largest global economy and the rest of the world.  The education system in Hong Kong is also world class where two universities are ranked world’s top 50.  Hence, studying in Hong Kong can bring you a wide range of opportunities for career development, given Hong Kong’s privileged connection with China.  Its exceptionally low crime rate, freedom of speech and academic, ease to commute, English-learning environment and internationally recognized qualifications also make Hong Kong a good choice for study abroad.

At the heart of IVE’s offer is the opportunity to acquire broad capabilities to embrace wide vocational streams which in turn lead to job opportunities within each occupational field. We have nine campuses throughout Hong Kong and each campus was purpose built with specialised facilities for different disciplines. 

We offer quality programmes at Higher Diploma level. A wide array of disciplines allows students to pursue their passions in different fields. There are effective articulation pathways to secondary school graduates for transition to employment or further education. Upon completion of Higher Diploma programmes, graduates can articulate to Bachelor Degree programmes or top-up degree programmes offered by local or overseas universities.

Our highly-qualified teaching team possesses solid industry experience. With our unique “Think and Do” approach, our teachers impart balanced academic knowledge and practical know-how required in the actual workplace essential for professional success. Our students consistently receive numerous awards and scholarships, testimony to their academic excellence and outstanding achievements. Around HKD40 million in scholarships are available to outstanding full-time students.  Each year, many IVE graduates choose to pursue further studies. About 40% of Higher Diploma graduates pursue degree programmes in local or overseas universities. Our graduates are highly regarded by business and industry for their creativity, professional knowledge, practical skills and workplace competency.Our graduates are highly regarded by business and industry for their creativity, professional knowledge, practical skills and workplace competency that enjoy 90% employment rate.


Campus information

IVE's campuses across the territory are fully equipped with essential state-of-the-art facilities to prepare students for a well-rounded campus life. Each campus was purpose-built with specialised facilities for students of different disciplines to gain knowhow and practical skills in their chosen areas

To enrich the learning experience of IVE students, facilities of industry standards are set up to simulate the workplace environment. Our laboratories and centres are upgraded on a regular basis to keep abreast with the latest industry trends. Facilities include computer games and animation lab, mock training hotel restaurant, multi-media language workshop, centre for networking technology, 3D animation production studio, multi-media advertisement production studio etc.

Our campuses create an interactive learning environment for students to cultivate a passion for learning and develop their interests and talents through various sports and cultural activities. Examples of campus facilities include:

  • Centre for Independent Language Learning
  • Learning Resources Centre (Library)
  • Computer lab,
  • WiFi
  • Lboratory
  • Training centre
  • Studio
  • Workshop
  • Canteen
  • Various sports facilities eg. tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming pool, gymnasium etc.

There is a total 9 campuses located on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories of Hong Kong (convenient transportation).


There are two student dormitories and both offer shared accommodation. The Pok Fu Lam dormitory has 132 bed spaces and is situated on the south side of Hong Kong Island. The Tsing Yi dormitory has 880 bed spaces. The accommodation fee for 2020/21 academic year is HKD2,000 per month and residence period is from September to May of next year.

Why Choose Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)?

Strong Industry Network

IVE strives to forge long-term industry partnership in support of our course planning and curriculum design. We provide students with industry attachment opportunities at over 2,000 small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations.

Vocational Mobility: Skill to Take You Further

IVE offers an effective and varied curriculum focusing on the broad knowledge, skills and attributes that students will need to develop in a range of fields within an occupation.

International Exposure

Students are given different opportunities to participate in overseas study trips and visits or spend their summer time in various kinds of internship programmes in China or overseas enterprises. Students are able to experience the culture in different countries and expand their social networks.

Fast Track Dual Qualifications

High school graduates can obtain dual qualifications at bachelor’s degree. Its 2+1 fast track allow students to complete Higher Diploma and bachelor’s degree qualifications in 3 years with an option to finish the final year of top-up degree programme in Hong Kong or partner universities in the UK.

Student Testimonials


Courses available 8

Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Aviation 1 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Health and Medicine 2 Hotel Management & Hospitality 2


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