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.

"We provide a diverse range of opportunities that widen students’ horizons and prepare them for a new future. Knowledge exchange and networking opportunities are enhanced with a global mix of teaching staff from UWE Bristol and SHAPE."

Professor Raymond So, Principal

Professor Raymond So 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
  • BA(Hons) Fine Art (Top-up)
  • BA(Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA(Hons) Interior Design (Top-Up) - subject to approval
  • BSc(Hons) Digital Media (Top-Up)
  • BA(Hons) Illustration
  • BSc(Hons) Information Technology (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) Health and Social Care (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