Higher Diploma in Nursing Studies
Higher Diploma in Nursing Studies

The University offers two full-time Higher Diploma in Nursing Studies programmes via direct application. Applicants can apply directly to the University.  

Applicants who wish to be considered for Sub-degree Programmes places under the ‘Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors’should select the programme code HDNMF1 (Mental Health Care).

Applicants who wish to be considered for places subsidised by Social Welfare Department (SWD) should select programme code HDNGOSF1 (General Health Care). 

Type of subsidy / Programme code
General Health Care
Mental Health Care

The application periods for places subsidized by SWD and SSSDP are varied, please refer to Important Dates.

Subsidies under SSSDP or by other government departments are only applicable to local students.

The application period for this SWD subsidised places will normally start in mid-Jan 2024 and end in late Feb 2024. Any applications to this programmes submitted outside the mentioned period will NOT be entertained.) Details of the admission arrangement will be announced via the HKMU website at a later date.

For details about the SSSDP, please visit www.cspe.edu.hk/SSSDP

Important Dates
Application Starts (SSSDP)
HD in Nursing Studies (Mental Health Care) - HDNMF1
Application Starts (SWD)
HD in Nursing Studies (General Health Care) - HDNGOSF1
Application Closes (SWD)
HD in Nursing Studies (General Health Care) - HDNGOSF1
Application Closes (SSSDP)
HD in Nursing Studies (Mental Health Care) - HDNMF1
Inauguration Ceremony
Term Commencement
Monday, 14 November 2022
Monday, 16 January 2023 (9:00 AM)
Monday, 6 March 2023 (5:00 PM)
Monday, 24 July 2023
Tuesday, 29 August 2023
Monday, 4 September 2023
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          Programme Remarks:

          Academic Qualifications

            GCE (A-level/AS-level)

            2 A-level / 1 A-level + 2 AS-level subjects: Grade E or above

            The following qualifications are considered equivalent to the Chinese Language and Culture requirement:

            English Language and Chinese Language subjects shall normally not be counted as the subjects for meeting the requirement


            English Language will be counted as the subject for meeting the
            requirement in the case of applying for admission to:

            Bachelor of English Language Studies with Honours (BLSEHJ1)


            Bachelor of Education with Honours in English Language Teaching


            Bachelor of English Language Studies with Honours (BEDELSEHJ1)

            For details, please visit www.ouhk.edu.hk/ACL_requirements.

            Practial Route Admission Requirement

            Academic Qualifications

            Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination

            – Chinese Language: Level 2 or above

            – English Language: Level 2 or above

            – Mathematics (Compulsory Part): Level 2 or above and

            – Any TWO subjects in Categories A* or B^: Level 2 / Attained or above


            * ‘Attained’ in Citizenship and Social Development would also be accepted

            ^  Excluded Applied Learning Chinese


            Holders of a Pre-Associate Degree


            Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) / Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)

            Please click here for details


            Holders of a Diploma of Applied Education Programme (DAE)


            Holders of a Diploma of Foundation Studies awarded by the Vocational Training Council (VTC)


            Other equivalent qualifications (as determined by the University)

            Local Students
            First year Programme Fee (HK$)
            SSSDP (Subsidy)
            First year Programme Fee after subsidy (HK$):
            Estimated Whole Programme Fee (HK$):
            (3-Years) $105,060


            The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/practicum/immersion course fees, etc., if applicable.

            There will be an annual adjustment of tuition fees which will be capped at the actual Composite Consumer Price Index (CCPI) to be announced by the Government. The estimated composite tuition/programme fees for the whole programme has not yet taken the CCPI for the second year, i.e. 2023/24 academic year, into account.

            For HDNGOSF1 only

            HDNGOSF1 is funded by the Social Welfare Department (SWD). 

            Upon fulfillment of SWD’s reimbursement requirements, SWD will reimburse the corresponding subsidy amount to students via HKMU.

            For HDNGF1 / HDNMF1 only

            SSSDP = Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors

            Please click here for more details.

            Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau (EDB), are eligible for the above subsidy provided by the Government. For details of the scheme and eligibility, please visit the website:
            SSSDP – http://www.cspe.edu.hk/sssdp

            A student’s eligibility for the above subsidy and the annual subsidy amount allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final approval.

            Only local students are eligible for the above subsidies.

            HKMU will invite shortlisted JUPAS applicants to attend an admission interview. Shortlisted applicants will be notified of the details by email, SMS and message to message box of your JUPAS account.

            Interview Date (To be confirmed)

            After Release of HKDSE Exam Results

            Interview Date (To be confirmed)

            Group interview & written test (half day)

            Interview is not required for this programme.


            Non-JUPAS (Local)

            Mainland (NCEE)

            Direct (Non-local)