Virtual Mainland Higher Education Expo 2023/24 provides information on further studies on the Mainland
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     ‚ÄčThe Virtual Mainland Higher Education Expo 2023/24, jointly organised by the Ministry of Education and the Education Bureau (EDB), will be held via an online platform (www.studymainland.hk) from December 3 to 9. The Expo will provide students aspiring to pursue further studies on the Mainland and their parents with information on the arrangements of the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions (Admission Scheme) for the academic year as well as on students' progression of study.
               
     The 132 Mainland higher education institutions participating in the Admission Scheme (listed in Annex) will set up virtual exhibition booths on the online platform to provide information on aspects such as faculties and subjects, admission criteria, the number of student places and tuition fees. Representatives from the Ministry of Education will also explain the application procedures and admission arrangements of the Admission Scheme via live webcast.
               
     A number of sharing sessions will be held during the Expo, covering topics including an introduction to the characteristics of individual programmes by representatives of Mainland institutions, discussion of study experience by Hong Kong students who graduated from Mainland institutions, and career prospects analysis provided by guest speakers. The sharing sessions will be broadcast live on December 3 and 4 (Saturday and Sunday) from 10am to 5.30pm. Playback will also be available online thereafter.
               
     In addition, the EDB has collaborated with the China Education Exchange (Hong Kong) Centre and Hok Yau Club to compile the Handbook on the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions. The handbook provides comprehensive information on the Admission Scheme and further studies on the Mainland. It will be delivered through schools to all Secondary Six students in Hong Kong in January 2023. The electronic version will also be available at the EDB's website in due course.
               
     The Ministry of Education has earlier announced the detailed arrangements of the Admission Scheme for the 2023/24 academic year. The number of Mainland higher education institutions participating in the Scheme will increase to 132, coming from 21 provinces/municipalities and one autonomous region of the Mainland. Candidates sitting for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination in 2023 can apply with their results.
               
     The Mainland higher education institutions participating in the Admission Scheme admit Hong Kong students based on their HKDSE Examination results, thereby exempting them from taking the Joint Entrance Examination for Mainland Institutions, and providing them with multiple study pathways and opportunities to connect with the country's development.
               
     Details of the Admission Scheme are available at the EDB's website (www.edb.gov.hk/admissionscheme).

Ends/Monday, November 28, 2022
Issued at HKT 11:00

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