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Hong Kong: Applying to university

Are you ready to apply? Not quite sure yet? When applying to study in Hong Kong, there are several factors to take into consideration, including the country’s education system and study culture – it’s likely very different to what you’re used to, but then that’s why you’ve chosen to study abroad after all! Let us enlighten you as to how things are done in Hong Kong and what you can expect, so your application has the very best chance of being accepted.

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The Hong Kong higher education system...simplified

Often called Asia’s ‘World City,’ Hong Kong is home to a spate of world class universities and multi-national businesses. Borne between reigns of distinct cultures east and west, the city’s unique culture and charisma is unparalleled. Whilst the city is now officially back beneath Chinese control, Hong Kong still enjoys degrees of autonomy and for the most part has retained the education structure established by the British. Understanding the Hong Kong higher education system is


Applying to study in Hong Kong

It’s hardly surprising that in the last year, Hong Kong has seen a surge in university applications. With more scholarship options for international students, a 2012 overhaul of the education system and liberalised immigration policies, the city’s allure as a study abroad destination makes perfect sense. Applying to university in Hong Kong however is still a multi-tiered process, and it’s important you take it seriously if you want to be accepted. Let our overview


Modern education in Hong Kong

There is no place quite like Hong Kong. Influenced by rule of two very different cultures, the city is not only a global business powerhouse or the world’s most sought out travel destination, but a world leader in realms of education. A major overhaul from 2000 to 2006 saw key changes in Hong Kong teaching curriculum, language instruction and means of assessment, moving away from rote models and a narrow focus on exams. New university curriculum similarly intends to better engage

IELTS speaking test

Prepare for the IELTS speaking test

The speaking portion of the IELTS exam (or any exam for that matter) can be the most intimidating because it puts the test-taker on the spot – there’s less time to think about your response and you’re in a one-on-one scenario with a stranger (who can seem a little scary).   Don’t be too concerned! Read our full guide to the speaking test so you feel more confident...     Structure The speaking test is actually very short – it’s only about