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What will I learn?

Special Features:

  • Extensive training in the theory and practice of counselling
  • 150 hours of supervised counselling practicum
  • Innovative approaches and strategies for addressing the needs of students in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and post-secondary institutions (e.g. community colleges)
  • Focus on the collaboration between school and community
  • Emphasis on the psychoeducational assessment and evaluation of counselling cases
  • An outreach model of learning; student practicum will be arranged in satellite counselling sites, such as Mong Kok Kai Fong Association Limited Chan Hing Social Service Centre, Wong Chuen King Student Development Centre of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, Asbury Methodist Social Service, Windshield Charitable Foundation, Chinese YMCA College, Wong Tai Sin Catholic Primary School, in collaboration with NGOs, and primary and secondary schools.


Professionals in education and social services sectors who wish to embark on specialised training in educational counselling. The programme aims to help participants establish their professional membership in professional counselling associations, finally leading to the status of certified counsellors.

Programme Structure

The programme comprises 30 credit points (cps).

Core Courses

  • Counselling Theories, Helping Process and Skills
  • Child and Adolescent Counselling
  • Counselling Ethics

Specialist Courses

  • Group Work
  • Contemporary Issues in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Psychoeducational Assessment and Testing

Practicum Training

  • Practicum I
  • Practicum II

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$131,100.00 (13,26,252) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Tai Po Campus,

10 Lo Ping Road,

Tai Po, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university. English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or Other equivalent qualifications.

For international students

Applicants should:

  • Hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree
  • Preferably have some background in the fields of education or guidance and counselling, in either the school or community setting
  • Meet the English proficiency requirements of the University.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview or a test.

Applicants whose entrance qualifications were obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should normally fulfil one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0; or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE/GCE OL English; or
  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test) ; or
  • Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of no lower than 430 if the test was taken after June 2005); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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