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Preparatory Courses for PCLL Admission Conversion Examination

Course Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
March/April 2018
1 month to 2 months
Course Fee
To be confirmed

Preparatory Courses for PCLL Admission Conversion Examination

PCLL Entry Eligibility

To attain the entry eligibility of the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL), candidates will have to demonstrate competence in 11 Core Subjects: Contract; Tort; Constitutional Law; Criminal Law; Land Law; Equity; Civil Procedure; Criminal Procedure; Evidence; Business Associations and Commercial Law.

Candidates who hold non-local law qualifications that are acceptable for the purpose of PCLL programme must also demonstrate competence in the following three Top-up Subjects: Hong Kong Constitutional Law; Hong Kong Legal System; Hong Kong Land Law.

Hong Kong Conversion Examination for PCLL Admission

If you hold or are completing a non-local Common Law qualification which is acceptable to the Hong Kong PCLL providers, and you intend to apply for a PCLL programme, but have not yet met the above eligibility requirements, you may attain such eligibility by taking the Hong Kong Conversion Examination for PCLL Admission supervised by the Conversion Examination Board under the Standing Committee on Legal Education and Training. Examinations in the following subjects will be offered twice a year:

Core Subjects: Civil Procedure; Criminal Procedure; Commercial Law; Evidence; and Business Associations

Top-up Subjects: Hong Kong Constitutional Law; Hong Kong Legal System; and Hong Kong Land Law

Information Package and other relevant information are downloadable  from  the Conversion Examination website: ( All exam enquiries (e.g. evaluation of legal qualifications, exam registration etc.) should be directed to the PCLL Conversion Examination Board, c/o PCLL Conversion Examination and Administration Limited, 34/F United Center, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong (Tel 3761 1123; Fax 2861 2404 Email:

HKU SPACE offers preparatory courses for candidates intending to take the Conversion Examination. Our preparatory courses are taught by some of the most senior and experienced academics and practitioners in Hong Kong. Students will benefit from the lectures, handouts and revision sessions.

The next round of prepartory courses is planned to be offered in March/ April 2018.

  • 1 month to 2 months
  • HKU Main Campus
Course Fee
  • To be confirmed
Enrolment Method
  • Please complete the Application for Enrolment Form (SF26-PCLL Conv.) and submit it
  1. In person (via our enrolment counters)
  2. By post with a crossed Cheque / Bankdraft of the appropriate amount made payable to "HKU SPACE"

For details of our enrolment counters, please visit:

Payment Method
  • Cash / EPS
  • VISA / MasterCard
  • Cheque / Bankdraft (payable to "HKU SPACE")

Notes to Non-local Applicants

To study in Hong Kong, all non-local applicants are required to obtain a student visa issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government, except for those admitted to Hong Kong as dependants, who do not need prior approval before taking up full-time and part-time studies. Non-local applicants issued with a valid employment visa also do not need prior approval to pursue part-time studies. It is the responsibility of individual applicants to make appropriate visa arrangements. Admission to a HKU SPACE academic programme/course does not guarantee the issue of a student visa. Applicants may wish to note that part-time courses are generally not considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes except for self-financed, part-time locally accredited taught postgraduate programmes awarded within the HKU System through HKU SPACE.