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Application arrangements for Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions for 2021/22 academic year
     The Education Bureau (EDB) today (February 25) reminded that the online application period for the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions (Admission Scheme) will begin on March 1.
     According to the Admission Scheme arrangements for the 2021/22 academic year announced by the Ministry of Education (MoE), 127 Mainland higher education institutions (listed in the Annex) will consider admission applications of Hong Kong students taking part in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination 2021 based on their HKDSE results, thus exempting them from taking the Joint Entrance Examination for Universities on the Mainland. The MoE has commissioned the Co-Office of the Mainland Chinese Universities and Colleges of the People's Republic of China for the Joint Examinations and Enrolment of the Students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese-Resident Areas and Countries (the Joint Enrolment Office) to accept online applications and conduct admission screenings, and has entrusted the China Education Exchange (Hong Kong) Centre (HKCEEC) on matters such as eligibility vetting and publicity.
     The application and related procedures for the Admission Scheme will be conducted online. Applicants should access the website of the Joint Enrolment Office (eea.gd.gov.cn) from March 1 to 20 and click on "Admission of Hong Kong Students Taking the HKDSE Examination" under the menu of "Application and Examination" to submit their applications and upload the following:      
  1. scanned copy of Hong Kong identity card;
  2. scanned copy of valid Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents or Residence Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents; and
  3. digital passport photo.
     Applicants can log on to the online application system to confirm application verification results before March 31. As for cases in which applicants provided supplementary information as per the system's request, they can log on and check the latest verification results before April 16. Applicants passing the application verification should settle fees and complete the application confirmation process according to the instructions provided in the online application system by April 23. Applicants will then be assigned with a candidate number for identification purposes.
     Applicants must complete the application confirmation process before proceeding to the admission stage. In addition, applicants may upload their Student Learning Profiles via the online application system during the period from March 1 to May 31. Schools may upload relevant documents for the School Principal Nomination Scheme via the same system from May 1 to 31.
     According to the admission procedure for the 2021/22 academic year, institutions may arrange interviews/practical exams based on the application information submitted by applicants. Applicants should look out for the institutions' arrangements and announcements. Institutions will announce the admission results after the release of the HKDSE Examination results, and arrange online supplementary enrolment (i.e. offer of surplus admission quotas) based on the enrolment situation. Details of the admission arrangement and enrolment notice will be announced in due course.
     A handbook (Chinese version only) jointly published by the EDB, HKCEEC and Hok Yau Club provides comprehensive information on the Admission Scheme and pursuing studies on the Mainland, including information on all institutions participating in the Scheme, programmes offered, strategy on programme choices, and accounts of experience by graduates of the Mainland universities. The handbook was distributed to all Secondary Six students in Hong Kong earlier, and the e-version of the handbook as well as other details of the Admission Scheme have been uploaded onto the EDB's website (www.edb.gov.hk/admissionscheme21).
     Furthermore, eligible Hong Kong students enrolled in undergraduate programmes of designated Mainland institutions can apply for means-tested subsidies or non-means-tested subsidies under the Mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme (MUSSS). Application details for MUSSS for the 2021/22 academic year will be announced in mid-2021.
Ends/Thursday, February 25, 2021
Issued at HKT 12:10
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