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

  • ‘Japanese Language Proficiency Test’ (JLPT) can be completed within 2 years only. Some of our students have attained N1 and N2 in JLPT
  • 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'
  • 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. Some graduates were admitted to senior year of UGC-funded bachelor's degree programmes of CU, PolyU, CityU, BU, EdU, e.t.c.
  • Scholarships such as the Wai Yin Study Tour Scholarship are offered to outstanding students who have financial difficulty joining the Study Tour to Japan
  • Provision of internship programmes in Japanese language and communication industry 


Course Content

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

Credits earned from specific modules (Japanese and Corporate Communication) account for almost 80% of the total credits required, which is much higher than average in HK.  

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). 

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 (Classes may need to be conducted via online platform depending on epidemic for the sake of students’ safety)

Commencement of Study

September 2023


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 (with 5 passes in HKCEE subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language); or
  3. Holder of Diploma Yi Jin; 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
    - Aged 21 or above with 1 year working experience; or
  7. Equivalent qualifications; 
  8. Pass the admission interview. 

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