The current edition of the DGESS is conducted in two program years, namely 2018 and 2019 program years. The eligible applying graduates (Graduate Applicants) should be:
  • Permanent residents of Hong Kong;
  • Students graduated in 2017 to 2019 should apply for 2019 program year;
  • Graduates of full time courses in universities and institutes (local and overseas) in related subjects, such as advertising design, communication design, environment and interior design, product design, social design, interactive media, interaction design, etc.; and
  • Graduates with no full time working experience in the design industry prior to the application (the prior internship and summer job experience would not be counted as full-time working experience).