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Further Studies in Mainland China

Higher education in the mainland China is generally divided into specialist (similar to associate degree in Hong Kong), undergraduate (bachelor's degree) and postgraduate (master's and doctorate) programmes. At present, mainland China institutions mainly open their undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to Hong Kong students. Students can enrol in these courses through three major channels which are the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions, National Education Exams Authority, People’s Republic of China Joint Entrance Exam for Universities in PRC (JEE, PRC) and Independent Enrolment of Colleges and Universities.

 

Undergraduate Education

Post-graduate Education

Duration of Study

General subject: 4-year programme 
Individual specialties: Five to six years

Master's Degree: Two to three years 
Doctorate: Three years

Institution Programmes

It is generally divided into 12 disciplines (Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science of Science, Engineering, Agronomy, Medicine, Management and Arts)

It is generally divided into 12 disciplines (Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science of Science, Engineering, Agronomy, Medicine, Management and Arts)

Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions

From 2012, some mainland China higher Education institutions have introduced the scheme for admission of Hong Kong students to mainland China higher education Institutions. Participating institutions recruit Hong Kong students based on their results in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary School Education Examination, while Hong Kong students are exempted from taking the National Education Exams Authority, People’s Republic of China Joint Entrance Exam for Universities in PRC (JEE, PRC). 

Entrance requirements:

The minimum entrance requirements for the Scheme for admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions are generally attaining "3, 3, 2,  2" in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination. That is, Level 3 or above in Chinese and English, and Level 2 or above in Mathematics and Liberal Studies. For candidates who are under the Principal’s Nomination Scheme, the minimum entrance requirements are generally lower, which is attaining "10 or above “(Level 2 or above in each subject) ; and for candidates majoring in arts and sports, the minimum requirements are attaining "2, 2, 1, 1".

Registration method:

Hong Kong students are required to have a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card or non-permanent identity card, Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents, or Residence Permit for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Residents and take the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination.

Candidates can pre-register in the “Online registration system” and log in to the registration website regularly to check the latest information. After online registration, candidates are required to bring the required documents and information to the China Education Exchange (Hong Kong) Centre for on-site identification. 


The above information and details on the latest "Scheme for admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions" can be found on the website of the Education Bureau of the "Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions"

National Education Exam Authority, People’s Republic of China Joint Entrance Exam For Universities in PRC (JEE, PRC) 

National Education Exams Authority, People’s Republic of China Joint Entrance Exam for Universities in PRC (JEE, PRC) are held around May in Hong Kong every year. More than 300 universities in the mainland China take part in the joint examinations. Candidates are required to take the examination for five subjects including Chinese, English, Mathematics, Physics / History, Chemistry / Geography. The full mark for each subject is 150 and the full mark for each subject category is 750. 

Hong Kong students are required to complete the registration procedures online (Online application system). Candidates should remember their passwords and go through the registration process at the following locations:

Registration centre

Address

Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority San Po Kong Office

3 / F, 17 Tue Luk Street, San Po Kong

Beijing-Hong Kong academic Exchange Center

Rooms 1404-05, Joint Publishing House, 83 King’s Road, North Point

China Education and Overseas Education Exchange (Hong Kong) Centre

2501-03, 25/F, 69 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan

The following branches of China Travel Service, Hong Kong

Wan Chai / North Point / Mong Kok / Tsim Sha Tsui / Tseung Kwan O / Kwun Tong / Tsuen Wan / Yuen long / Sha Tin / Tai Po / Tuen Mun

Note: Candidates applying for professional subjects such as arts or physical education are required to take the professional examination. Candidates must check the time and place of the professional examination with the institution concerned in advance.

Independent Enrolment of Colleges and Universities

Individual mainland China institutions of higher education (including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Jinan University, overseas Chinese University, Fudan University and Sun Yat-sen University) recruit students on their own in Hong Kong and have their own admission criteria and entrance examinations. Candidates are required to seek relevant information from these mainland institutions of higher education. 

General Information about studying in China, please refer to Chinese version for details.

Recognition of Non-local Qualifications

To promote co-operation between the Mainland and Hong Kong in education and student exchanges, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Mainland and Hong Kong on Mutual Recognition of Academic Degrees in Higher Education (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Education and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in July 2004.  The MoU facilitates the mutual recognition of academic qualifications awarded in both places for the purpose of further studies in recognised Mainland and Hong Kong higher education institutions with powers to award degrees at Bachelor's level or above.  The MoU is the only of its type covering mutual recognition of academic degrees in higher education that has been signed by Hong Kong and another place so far.  For more details, please refer to the list of Mainland higher education institutions recognised by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.

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