Higher Diploma in Language and Corporate Communication (Japanese)

An exclusive sub-degree programme with a double major in Language and Corporate Communication aims at enhancing students’ 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

  • Highest attainment of ‘Japanese Language Proficiency Test’ (JLPT) can be completed within 2 years only. Our students have successfully attained N1 and N2 in JLPT
  • Recognized by the Japan Society of Hong Kong, our graduates’ language proficiency is equivalent to Japanese General 2 qualification, exempting proficiency test for Japanese General 3
  • Recognized by the Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies in Japan, graduates are eligible to admit to the third year of its bachelor's degree programmes. Some of our students articulated to the third year of UGC-funded bachelor’s degree programmes at CU, PolyU, CityU, BU, EdU and so on
  • 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

The programme contains close to 80% specific subjects in the Programme (modules in Japanese and Corporate Communication included), higher proportion comparing with Higher Diploma programmes in Hong Kong.  

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  
Chartered Marketer of Chartered Institute of Marketing for over 10 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 2021


2 Years

Entry Requirements
  • Successful completion of Secondary 6 (Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects*#) ; or
  • Successful completion of Secondary 7 (1 pass in HKAL or 2 passes in HKAS Level subjects; and 5 passes in HKCEE*); or
  • Holder of Diploma for Tertiary Studies; or
  • Holder of Yi Jin Diploma; or
  • Holder of Pre-Associate Degree / Diploma; or
  • Aged 21 or above with relevant year(s') working experience in related industry(s); or
  • Equivalent qualifications; and
  • Pass in admission interview.
* Including Chinese Language and English Language
# at most two Applied Learning subjects achieved a level of "Attained" or above would be considered on a case-by-case basis

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."

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 31/8/2022
Hong Kong College of Technology reserves the right of cancellation of programme and granting offer without prior notice.
All tuition fees are to be reviewed and adjusted every year.