School for Higher and Professional Education

Students have the opportunity to study at the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) in Hong Kong and graduate with a UWE Bristol awarded degree.


SHAPE, as a member of the VTC (Vocational Training Council) group, was established in 2003. Its mission is to provide progression pathways and matriculation arrangements for Higher Diploma graduates and other sub-degree holders who aspire to degree qualifications. 

In collaboration with internationally renowned overseas and local universities, they offer top-up degree programmes in a wide range of professional subjects in both full-time and part-time modes. Students can obtain a bachelor degree awarded by respective universities upon satisfactory completion of the programmes within one to two years.

With experienced academic staff, state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities and comprehensive support, SHAPE provide enriched quality learning experiences to students.

"Students will have the privilege to study in our welcoming learning environment with full support from our devoted academic and administrative staff. Committed teaching staff coming from partner universities will work closely with local lecturers to impart professional knowledge to our students."

Dr Lillian Wong, Principal

Dr Lillian Wong Principal


SHAPE is in Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. It is situated at the south-eastern top of China and in the heart of rapidly developing East Asia. Hong Kong has a population of about 7.1 million and is a small, dynamic city which has earned an international reputation as a leading commercial and financial centre.


  • BA(Hons) Early Childhood (Top-Up)
  • BA(Hons) Fine Art (Top-Up)
  • BEng(Hons) Building Services Engineering (Top-Up)
  • BEng(Hons) Electronic and Computer Engineering (Top-Up)
  • BSc(Hons) Architectural Technology and Design (Top-Up)
  • BSc(Hons) Digital Media (Top-Up)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care (Top-Up)
  • BSc(Hons) Information Technology (Top-Up)

Contact information

If you wish to find out more, please contact us:

  • Telephone: (852) 2595 2771
  • Email:
  • Address: Room 008, Academic Block, 30 Shing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong