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These are exciting times for education and training providers in Hong Kong.


Education and Training

In recent years, Hong Kong’s continuing and professional education sector has flourished, as more and more people have sought to upgrade their academic qualifications and improve their career prospects.

Education services are one of the Hong Kong Government’s six priority areas for substantial investment and development, as identified in its 2009 policy address. Internationalisation and diversification are two key themes.

The Government has implemented a number of measures to promote development of the sector, including providing more public land to build new tertiary institutions and international schools, setting up the Continuing Education Fund to incentivise lifelong learning by adults, public subsidy for local accreditation of non-local higher education programmes and rationalising student/graduate visa policies.

InvestHK can provide practical support and guidance to education providers wishing to set up in Hong Kong. Contact the Business & Professional Services team to find out more.


Multinational companies and organisations have long realised the benefits of staff training. This awareness has now begun to spread to smaller and medium-sized enterprises, which are spending more resources on training to increase their competitiveness and retain staff. Courses in leadership, team building, communication and presentation skills, stress management and other areas are popular, presenting opportunities for innovative service providers.

There is no barrier to overseas institutions setting up in Hong Kong, and distance learning courses and courses conducted in collaboration with local higher education institutions are exempt from registration.

If you are an education or training provider and you are interested in finding out more about opportunities in Hong Kong, InvestHK’s Business & Professional Services team can help.

Fast Facts

  • Hong Kong is aiming for a more internationalised education sector, and there is no entry barrier to overseas education and training institutions
  • Hong Kong’s knowledge-based economy generates high demand for formal education and training
  • Hong Kong is a gateway for private schools/universities to enter the Mainland China market
  • The newly implemented 3-3-4 New Senior Secondary (NSS) fosters development of more open learning programmes, like the International Baccalaureate (IB)

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Contact Philip Kung

Head of Business & Professional Services

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