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Study in Hong Kong - where East meets West (with photos)

     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Berlin (HKETO Berlin) participated in the international education fair Study World 2016 in Berlin on April 22 and 23, at which more than 150 exhibitors from 25 nations introduced students to a variety of study opportunities worldwide. The HKETO Berlin hosted a booth offering comprehensive information about studying in Hong Kong as well as the city's various talent-admission and working holiday schemes. The Director of the HKETO Berlin, Ms Betty Ho, gave a presentation on April 23 (Berlin time) about the unique opportunities Hong Kong offers to students and talents from around the world.

     All of Hong Kong's varied and distinguished study programmes are taught in English. In addition, the city adopts international standards of curriculum design and quality assurance and hosts some of the world's best business administration and executive business management programmes. Of the 20 local degree-awarding institutions in Hong Kong, four are ranked in the world's top 60 and Asia's top 10 by the Quacquarelli Symonds University Rankings 2015-16.

     In her presentation Ms Ho emphasised that Hong Kong is a unique place where East meets West. "Hong Kong offers a unique environment where young people can gain the experience of studying or working in an Asian and Chinese environment, while at the same time continuing to enjoy a Western lifestyle."

     Ms Ho highlighted the various scholarship opportunities that German students can benefit from. To attract outstanding non-local students to study in Hong Kong, the Government offers various scholarship opportunities. Among them, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Scholarship Fund offers $80,000 (about EUR 9,300) per year for each scholarship awardee, and the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme provides a monthly stipend of $20,000 (about EUR 2,300) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of $10,000 (about EUR 1,150) per year to each awardee for a period of up to three years.

     Ms Ho also introduced the various admission schemes that facilitate immigration to Hong Kong for young talents, professionals and entrepreneurs. In addition, young Germans aged between 18 and 30 years can make use of the working holiday scheme agreed between Hong Kong and Germany and experience Hong Kong's culture for up to one year. During their stay, young Germans may take up employment or study.

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About HKETO Berlin

     The HKETO Berlin is the official Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's representative in commercial relations and other economic and trade matters in Germany as well as Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Switzerland.

Ends/Monday, April 25, 2016
Issued at HKT 21:59


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