Co-organised by the Ministry of Education and the Education Bureau of the People's Republic of China, the Mainland Higher Education Expo will resume after a three-year hiatus and will be held today and tomorrow (2-3 October) at the Wan Chai Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) participated in the exhibition for the first time this year, and the university denied competing with Hong Kong institutions for admission, and pointed out that the two universities have different professional fields, and believe that the school can provide Hong Kong candidates with professional and career development in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.


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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) participated in the exhibition for the first time this year, and Mr. Ouyang, who is in charge of admissions from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, said that candidates do not need to be interviewed. The minimum admission criteria for schools are Level 2024 in Chinese and English, Level 3 in Mathematics, Level 2 in Citizenship and Social Development, Level 1 in Elective Course 2 (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Combined Science), and Level <> in Elective Course <> or M<>/M<> in the <> Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE).

At the same time, applicants must hold a Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card or a Non-Permanent Identity Card, a Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents or a Hong Kong and Macao Resident Identity Card, and sit for the 2024 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE). Ms Au Yeung said that if the children of talents coming to Hong Kong under the TTPS meet the above requirements, they can also apply for the examination. She added that extra points would also be awarded to students who have experience in physical arts or skills related to innovation and technology.

As for whether there will be a competition with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for admission. Mr. Ouyang said that the two universities have different professional fields, and the Guangzhou campus offers innovation and technology majors, "The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology may be more traditional in Hong Kong." She also pointed out that Hong Kong students are willing to study in the north recently, and she believes that the school can provide Hong Kong candidates with professional and career development in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

In addition, Jinan University in Guangzhou will provide a total of 400 places for Hong Kong DSE candidates, and Ms Chen, a staff member of the Admissions and Publicity Section of the Undergraduate Admissions Office of Jinan University, said that about 1,700 Hong Kong students will finally register for admission this year. She pointed out that the number of applicants has increased in recent years, but the number of students has remained stable, and the school is building new campuses and dormitories to accommodate more students. She pointed out that the epidemic has inevitably affected the number of students admitted in Hong Kong since 2019, but the school arranged online teaching two years ago, so the impact is not significant.

Secondary 6 students are worried about their lack of English proficiency and lack the confidence to study at the University of Hong Kong

Secondary 6 student Mak said that compared with Taiwan and overseas, the mainland such as Guangdong Province is geographically close to Hong Kong and convenient for returning home, so it is estimated that they will consider universities in Guangdong and Shenzhen, and also Jinan University. She said that she was worried about her lack of English skills and did not have the confidence to study at a university in Hong Kong. If you want to study university English in Hong Kong, you have to at least get it first." However, he is more confident in using Mandarin in local classes, and he also pointed out that the tuition fee is relatively cheap, only a few thousand yuan a semester.

Students from Secondary 6 expressed their interest in applying for Sun Yat-sen University and Jinan University, as they are relatively close to Hong Kong and believe that Jinan University is recognizable in Hong Kong, and they are more confident of admission because they have lower scores than several universities in Hong Kong.

He also pointed out that because of his preference for liberal arts and his desire to pursue a career in education, he gave special consideration to South China Normal University. However, the first consideration is to study in Hong Kong, and mainland universities are alternatives.

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