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Hong Kong Metropolitan University





Bachelor of Education with Honours in Early Childhood Education (Leadership and Special Educational Needs) 教育榮譽學士(幼兒教育:領導及特殊教育需要)


Short Description

This is a full-time version of the University's successful part-time programmes on early childhood education. 

Students will learn theories, analytical frameworks and practices of early childhood education. They will also engage in the teaching of young children in field work practicum.  Upon graduation, they are fully qualified as kindergarten teachers, child care workers, child care centre supervisors, and special childcare workers (subject to EDB's and Social Welfare Department's approval). They also have met the academic requirements to serve as kindergarten principals. 

Most courses in the programme use Chinese as medium of instruction.

Subject to EDB's and Social Welfare Department's approval


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements
The following subject(s) will carry a greater weight in admission score calculation: 

- Child Care and Education 
- Child Care and Develoment
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Applicants with previous HKDSE subject result of A040 ‘Liberal Studies’ will be used as the alternative of the core subject requirement of A045 ‘Citizenship and Social Development’.

  1. Unless otherwise stated in the Programme-specific subject requirements, HKDSE Category B subjects (Applied Learning) with attainment at “Attained” or above; or Category C subjects (Other Languages) with attainment at grade E or above can be considered as elective subjects, and up to 2 Applied Learning subjects (excluding Applied Learning Chinese) will be recognized as electives.

  2. Mathematics Extended Part (i.e. Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) / Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus)) will be counted as an elective subject. If applicants have taken both Module 1 and Module 2, only the module with best result will be taken into consideration.

  3. Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) applicants, who have met the specified circumstances as announced by the Education Bureau (EDB), can use the following qualifications to replace HKDSE Chinese Language level 3 to meet the entrance requirement for Chinese Language:
    - ‘Attained’ or above in HKDSE Category B (Applied Learning Chinese); or
    - Grade E or above in GCE (A-Level / AS-Level / O-Level) Chinese ; or
    - Grade E / Grade 3 or above in GCSE / IGCSE Chinese
    For programmes with specific entrance requirements on the Chinese Language proficiency, please click here for details.

  4. In addition to the General Entrance Requirements, individual programme may require specific subject requirements. Also, some programmes may give higher weighting to certain subjects, core and/or elective, and some may also grant preference to certain elective subjects in admission selection. Please refer to the ‘Programme-specific subject requirements’ for details or click here.

  5. The University accepts combined results of HKDSE examination. The best results will be considered for meeting the entrance requirements and for the calculation of admission scores.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

HKMU will consider the best grade attained for a particular subject from any sittings of HKDSE examination taken by the applicant. There is no grade penalty for multiple sittings.

First Year Tuition FeeUpdated

HK$ 86,750

Estimated Programme Fees
1st year: HK$86,750
Whole Programme: HK$347,000

Estimated Programme Fees after deducting NMTSS subsidy (HK$34,390/year), if applicable
1st year: HK$52,360
Whole Programme: HK$209,440


  1. The composite tuition/programme fees listed above have included laboratory/practicum/immersion course fees, etc., if applicable.
  2. Non-local students will be charged at a higher rate.
  3. 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 have not yet taken the CCPI for the second to fourth (or fifth) year, i.e. 2025/26 to 2027/28 (or 2028/29) academic year, into account.
  4. Students, who fulfilled the stipulated requirements set by the Education Bureau (EDB), are eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (“NMTSS”) provided by the Government. For details of the scheme and eligibility, please visit
  5. The NMTSS subsidy amount of HK$34,390/year set out above is for the 2024/25 academic year (AY).
  6. A student’s eligibility for the NMTSS and the annual subsidy amount allocated in an academic year is subject to EDB’s final approval.
  7. Only local students are eligible for subsidy under NMTSS.


Dr. Dorothy Tong


Tel: (852) 27685834


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 485 578 514 557 577 2711
2022 529 542 522 557 552 2702
2021 709 653 531 551 636 3080
2020 762 708 584 661 682 3397
2019 758 773 732 715 756 3734
2018 662 648 685 689 758 3442

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 36 7 0 0 0 43
2022 79 11 0 0 0 90
2021 80 9 3 1 0 93
2020 90 8 0 0 0 98
2019 54 8 1 0 0 63
2018 25 7 5 0 0 37