132 Mainland higher education institutions to admit Hong Kong students
A spokesperson for the EDB said today (November 10), "The Mainland higher education institutions participating in the Admission Scheme admit Hong Kong students based on their HKDSE Examination results, hence exempting them from taking the Joint Entrance Examination for Mainland Institutions. The 132 participating higher education institutions offer various programmes. We encourage Hong Kong students to pursue further studies on the Mainland through the Admission Scheme and seize the opportunity to learn about the country's latest social, economic and cultural landscape, and plan ahead for their future development. The EDB will continue discussion with the Mainland with a view to inviting more renowned Mainland institutions to participate in the Admission Scheme and providing students with multiple study pathways and opportunities to connect with the country's development.
"As in previous years, there is the School Principal Nomination Scheme under the Admission Scheme and each secondary school can nominate up to eight students. The minimum entrance requirement adopted by the participating Mainland institutions remains unchanged, that is, attainment in the HKDSE Examination of a total score of 10 or above in the four core subjects (i.e. Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and Liberal Studies), and among which none of them is below 2."
Students interested in participating in the Admission Scheme for the 2023/24 academic year can log on to the designated website to apply online from March 1 to 31, 2023, and subsequently review and confirm application verification results before April 10. As for cases in which students provided supplementary information as per the system's request, they can log on and review verification results before April 23. Those who have passed the application verification should make payment of the application fee (HK$460) by April 30, after which Mainland institutions participating in the Admission Scheme may arrange interviews based on the application information submitted by students. Institutions will announce admission results in late July 2023 and arrange for supplementary enrolment according to the enrollment situation.
Details of the Admission Scheme are available at the EDB's website (www.edb.gov.hk/admissionscheme). Moreover, to allow students, teachers and parents to better understand the detailed arrangements of the Admission Scheme and to provide information on the participating institutions, the EDB and the Ministry of Education will jointly organise the "Virtual Mainland Higher Education Expo 2023/24" from December 3 to 9, 2022. Details will be announced in due course.
In addition, eligible Hong Kong students enrolled in undergraduate programmes of designated Mainland institutions can apply for a means-tested subsidy or a non-means-tested subsidy under the Mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme. The subsidy level of the Scheme will be increased from the 2022/23 academic year onwards, with a view to enhancing the support for Hong Kong students pursuing further studies on the Mainland.
Ends/Thursday, November 10, 2022
Issued at HKT 11:00
Issued at HKT 11:00