Advice & Guidance on
Making Applications to
Hong Kong Universities
West Island School
Y12 Higher Education Evening
5 June 2014
[email protected]
University destinations of West
Island students in 2013-4
GY/Mil/Job
12%
Others 2%
Canada 7%
Australia 8%
USA 12%
HK 17%
UK 40%
Presentation rundown
1. Rankings
2. Non-JUPAS application pathway
3. Entry requirements
4. Typical offers – June 2014
5. Main admission deadlines - Application timeline: NON-JUPAS
applicants
6. Scholarships
7. Alternative pathways – Associate Degree & Higher Diploma
8. Useful websites and support from outside agencies
9. Q & A
Hong Kong universities and world rankings
{Source: QS World University Rankings & QS Asian university Rankings 2013-14}
UNIVERSITY
Asia
World
University of Hong Kong
3
(26)
Hong Kong University of
Science & Technology
5
(34)
Chinese University of Hong Kong
6
(39)
City University of Hong Kong
11
(104)
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
27
(161)
Hong Kong Baptist University
45
(288)
Non–JUPAS application pathway
(NON-JUPAS)
IB and other 13year
qualifications
4 year undergraduate
programmes (exc.
Medicine and
Dentistry)
Entry Requirements (1)
Minimum General, English and Second Language
requirements
E.g. HKU
GENERAL:
• IB Diploma
• Merit or above in BTEC National Level 3 Diploma and Subsidiary
Diploma (if ID student)
ENGLISH:
• Grade C – IGCSE English Language – First Language OR
Grade B – IGCSE English Language – Second Language
• Grade 4 in IB English (HL) or Grade 5 in SL (if IB Diploma student)
SECOND LANGUAGE:
• Grade E – IGCSE in any language other than English
• Grade 4 – IB in any language other than English (if IB Diploma
student)
Entry Requirements (2)
Preferred/specific subject requirements
Some unis indicate preferred subject(s) for some degree courses. CHECK
WITH THE FACULTY.
E.g. CUHK and preferred IB subjects
•
Faculty of Medicine
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery – IB Chemistry (HL) & Biology (HL),
with overall total not less than 40 IB pts (not counting the EE/TOK pts)
and at least 6,7,7 in the three HL subjects.
•
Faculty of Business Administration
Global Economics and Finance – good grade in IB Maths (HL/SL) – not
Math Studies
•
Faculty of Education
BA (English Studies) and Bed (English Language Education) – good
grade in IB English (HL)
With ID applicants check with faculty and undergraduate admission office
for BTEC requirements.
Some typical offers received in 2014 by WIS
students as of 5/6/14
Degree course
Uni
IB points
Business and
Management
HKU
36 (6 in Business, 6 in Maths, 5 in
English)
Accounting and
Finance
HKU
36 (5 in Maths and 5 in English)
Economics
Public Admin
Hotel Management
Physics
CUHK
38 (7 in Maths)
HKUST
34 (5,5,5 in HL subjects, 6 in SL
Maths, 4 in SL English)
HKU
36
Poly U
33
HKU
HKUST
35 (4 in HL English)
35 (6 in HL Physics and 6 in HL
Chemistry)
Some typical offers received in 2014 by WIS
students as of 5/6/14
Degree course
Uni
Geology
HKU
Mechanical
Engineering
Medicine
Biomedicine/
Bioscience
Law
Psychology/
Social Sciences
IB points
35 (4 in English)
HKUST
34 (6 in Maths HL and 6 in
Physics HL)
HKU
43 (7 in Chemistry HL, 7 in
Biology HL, 2 in TOK/EE)
HKUST
HKU
35 (6,6,6 in HL subjects)
39/42 (7 in 2 HL subjects, all IB
subjects 6 or above)
CUHK
40 (5 in English)
HKU
36 (5 in English)
APPLICATION DEADLINES – Non-JUPAS
applicants (2013-14 dates for guide)
UNIVERSITY
APPLICATION PERIOD
Hong Kong Baptist University
4 Nov 2013- 3 Jan 2014
Chinese University
Early decision
Regular decision
8 Oct – 15 Nov 2013
8 Oct 2013 - 2 Jan 2014
City University
15 Nov – between 31 Jan and 30 Apr 2014
(depending on course/faculty)
University of Hong Kong
Fast track decision
Regular decision
30 Sept – 15 Nov 2013
30 Sept - 30 Dec 2013
Hong Kong University of Science &
Technology
Fast track decision
Regular decision
10 Sept - 15 Nov 2013
10 Sept – 15 Jan 2014
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
17 Dec 2013 – between 31 Jan and 30 Apr
2014 (depending on course/faculty)
APPLICATION TIMELINE – Non-JUPAS
applicants
SEPT-DEC 2014
•Attend Uni Open Days
•Create online application account
•Complete application and get it checked by Careers staff before
submission
NOV 2014-JUNE 2015
Interview invitation (can be at very short notice). Most Fast track
decisions in Jan. Regular decision from March- Aug. Non-refundable
deposits paid to secure place.
JULY 2015
Programme Registration
AUGUST 2015
University Orientation Programmes
SEPTEMBER 2015
Commencement of 2015-2016 academic year
Examples of scholarship schemes
(indicative data)
University / Agency
Amount in HK$
CUHK
5,000 – full tuition fee
CityU
1,700-80,000
HKU
10,000 – full tuition fee
PolyU
Tuition fee plus b/w 15,000 and 35,000
HKUST (IB scholarship)
45pts (full tuition fee/renewable)
42-44pts (1st year full tuition fee)
36-41 (partial tuition fee)
Student Financial Assistance Agency
(HK Government)
Different types of schemes, e.g. Sir
Edward Youde Memorial Fund
HSBC
Different types of award
Hong Kong Jockey Club
Different types of award
Alternative pathways to university
Associate Degree & Higher Diploma (Community Colleges & VTC)
Degree study:
Completion of Year 2
of AD/HD programme:
-Enter degree study
(HK or overseas)
ID graduate with
English and
Cantonese
competence:
-Enter study
programmes run by
local/overseas
professional bodies
Entry into Year 1 of
AD/HD programme
-Enter workforce
-HK /North
America/Scotland
unis - enter Year 3 of
Bachelor degree
programme
-UK/Australia/New
Zealand unis - enter
Year 2 of Bachelor
degree programme
-
HK Government-accredited institutions
(2014-15)
20+ institutions HK-wide …
Caritas Bianchi College of
Careers
Hong Kong Art School (HK Arts
Centre)
The Community College at Lingnan University
Caritas Institute of Higher
Education
Hong Kong Baptist University –
College of International Education
The Hong Kong Institute of Education –
School of Continuing & Professional
Education
Hong Kong Buddhist College
Hong Kong College of Technology
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Hong
Kong Community College
Community College of City
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Institute of Technology
The Open University of Hong Kong
Hang Seng Management
College
YMCA College of Careers
HKU SPACE Community College
Kaplan Business and
Accountancy School
HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community
College
Vocational Training Council (School of Business & Information Systems,
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education,
Hong Kong Design Institute, Hospitality
Industry Training & Development Centre,
Chinese Cuisine Training Institute, Maritime
Services Training Institute )
Hong Kong Academy of
Performing Arts
Tung Wah College
Yew Chung Community College
Pui Ching Academy
The Chinese University of Hong Kong –
School of Continuing & Professional
Studies
Hong Kong Adventist College
Alternative pathways: application and costs
General entry requirements
Completion of our Y13
Application timeline
Community Colleges: June – Aug
2014 – check with institution
VTC: Dec 2013-Jan 2014; Feb-Apr
2014 (late application)
Tuition cost
Community Colleges: Approx.
HK$52,000 per year
VTC: Fees dependent on
programme (cheaper than
community college)
Scholarships
Community Colleges: e.g. HKU
SPACE - 50 x HK$10,000
VTC: 300 scholarships (varying
amounts)
Useful websites
Below is a list of websites which have been referred to in this presentation.
HK universities (Non-JUPAS Applicants)
CUHK: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/
CityU: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/
HKU: http://www.hku.hk/
HKUST: http://www.ust.hk/
PolyU: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/
Community colleges & VTC
HKU SPACE Community College: http://hkuspace.hku.hk/cc/
Vocational Training Council (VTC): http://www.vtc.edu.hk/admission/eng/index.html
HKSAR Education Bureau – list of accredited sub-degree course providers
http://www.ipass.gov.hk/eng/instilist.aspx
Scholarship websites
Student Financial Assistance Agency (HK Government): http://www.sfaa.gov.hk/
Hong Kong Jockey Club - Scholarships: http://charities.hkjc.com/charities/english/index.aspx
HSBC Scholarships: http://www.hsbc.com.hk/1/2/cr/community/education/scholarships
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