Higher Diploma in Language and Corporate Communication (Japanese)

An exclusive sub-degree programme with a double major in Language and Corporate Communication, enabling students to develop corporate communication skills and practical business knowledge. It broadens the students' development in the fields of Japanese, Public Relations (PR), Marketing, etc.
Professional Qualification

Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals' Association Limited (PRPA) 
Students can apply for the Associate Member of Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals' Association Limited
PRPA will provide professional talks to HKCT students

Public Relations Hong Kong Limited (PRHK) 
Students can apply for the Student Member of Public Relations Hong Kong Limited


Course Feature

  • 【Professional team】Our teaching team is formed by experienced practitioners. Students could understand the industrial needs by appropriate guidance and real case studies
  • 【Articulation to Japanese university】Recognized by the Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies and Nagasaki International University, graduates are eligible to apply for senior-year (3rd year) admission to their bachelor’s degree programmes.
  • 【Articulation to local university and organization】Some graduates were admitted to senior year of UGC-funded bachelor's degree programmes of CU, PolyU, CityU, BU, EdU, e.t.c. Recognized by the Japan Society of Hong Kong, the language proficiency of our graduates is equivalent to level 'Japanese General 2'. Graduates are exempted from the proficiency test for Japanese General 3'
  • 【Japanese Language Qualification】Attainment of advanced levels in “Japanese Language Proficiency Test” (JLPT) can be completed within 2 years only. Some of our students have attained the highest levels N1 and N2 in JLPT
  • 【Practical application】Provision of Japanese study tour and internship programmes in Japanese language and communication industry
  • 【Scholarship】Scholarships such as the Wai Yin Study Tour Scholarship are offered to outstanding students who have financial difficulty joining the Study Tour to Japan


Course Content

  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Professional Japanese Communication
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Professional Japanese Communication
  • Media for Presentation

Credits earned from specific modules (Japanese and Corporate Communication) account for almost 80% of the total credits  

Graduation Path

Articulation Path 

The articulation agreement with Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies  and Nagasaki Internation University allow our graduates to articulate to senior year of the bachelor degree programmes (written / oral entry test required). 

Career Prospects

Graduates could apply for positions in local, Japanese or international companies as: 

  • Translator
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Marketing Executive Assistant
  • Corporate Communication Executive Assistant 
Tutor Profile

Our teaching team has quality teaching and extensive professional experience. 

Our Japanese Teaching Team:
25 years of Japanese teaching experience
Invigilator for Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)
Provide guidance to settle the difficulties encountered at different stages

Our Corporate Communication Team:
Practitioners in the PR and Communication field for over 15 years  

Mode of Study

Full Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face

Commencement of Study

September 2024


2 Years

Entry Requirements
  1. Attained Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects#, including Chinese and English [each applicant is allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning subjects at “Attained” level as equivalent to Level 2 in the application]^; or
  2. Pass in 1 A-Level or 2 AS-Level subjects in HKALE; and 5 passes in HKCEE including Chinese Language and English Language; or 
  3. Holder of Diploma Yi Jin/ Diploma of Applied Education; or
  4. Holder of Diploma for Tertiary Studies; or
  5. Holder of Pre-Associate Degree; or
  6. Holder of Diploma and
    - the qualification should be awarded by one of the local or overseas recognised tertiary institutions / post-secondary colleges; and 
    the length of study is at least 450 teaching hours; or
  7. Aged 21 or above with 1 year working experience; or
  8. Equivalent qualifications; 
  9. Pass the admission interview.

    # If one of the five HKDSE subjects considered is “Citizenship and Social Development”, the general admission requirement shall be “Attained” instead of “Level 2”. 
    ^ Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) is in general accepted as Chinese Language qualification, but it is not considered as an elective subject.  

Lo Cheuk Hei (Graduate)
Nagasaki Internation University - Year 3 intake
"During the two years of study, I have not only mastered Japanese, but also gained extensive corporate communication knowledge including public relations writing and event planning management to develop proficient communication skills. One of the most unforgettable experiences was the ‘Wai Yin Association Japan Language and Culture Study Tour’. I have applied what I had learnt at school and broadened my horizons through immersing in the local culture and values.
I reaped the benefits with my sustained effort and was awarded the Wai Yin Study Tour Scholarships for Language Majors, Reaching Out Award by Educational Bureau, etc. All of which has helped develop my drive to succeed."


Wong Wun Yin (Graduate) 
"In the beginning, I wanted to get a certificate in order to find a job. During my study in Diploma Yi Jin and Higher Diploma at HKCT, I joined various professional activities organized by the College, and I got an award in public writing competition. It aroused my interest in Japanese language and culture, and built my confidence in using Japanese in different occasions. I am happy to apply what I have learnt during working in a Japanese company."

QF Level
The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF level:4
QR Registration No.:15/000062/L4
Registration Validity Period:1/9/2015 to 31/8/2027

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirement may apply for a 1-year Diploma of Applied Education (listed below) and articulate to this higher diploma programme.
Diploma of Applied Education (Japanese Language and Popular Culture)

Tuition fees and subsidies are to be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors.