STUDY IN HONG KONG
Why you shall choose Hong Kong to study?
On your path to future success, you desire to be exposed to both Eastern and Western cultures? Or are you envisioning a place that is lively, connected to the world, and abundant in opportunities to enhance your academic life? Or both? Hong Kong is the place which has both and more:
- The top 50 universities in the world, including those ranked third, eighth, and tenth in Asia in 2020, are all located in Hong Kong.
- A multicultural city where English and Chinese are both used as teaching languages in the majority of university courses.
- A lifestyle variety with a fusion of Eastern and Western traditions.
- A special location consisting of lovely countryside accented by a dramatic skyline full of skyscrapers;
- Continued to be ranked top of the world as an international financial centre that provide lot of job opportunities.
Hong Kong aims to be a center for regional education city. It encourages international students to study, conduct research, and participate in exchange programs here.
You might be a little concerned about your language skills. Not to worry! The majority of post-secondary programs use English as the primary language of instruction, but you can learn authentic Chinese at your institution and while you hang out with your friends.
If you demonstrate exceptional merit, you may also be eligible for a number of scholarships provided by the HKSAR Government or other organizations.
Facts about Hong Kong Education System
There are three types of school, public, direct subsidy and private schools in Hong Kong. Students attend public schools in Hong Kong are free. Students have to pay small amount of fee studying in direct subsidy schools as the government subsidies most of fee. Students have to pay full fee attending in private schools. Direct subsidy schools’ tuition is ranging from HK$8,000 to 30,000. Private schools usually are international schools. International schools’ tuition is ranging from HK$60,000 to HK$400,000 per year.
Public schools in Hong Kong follow the curriculum guides issued by the Education Bureau. Most of the direct subsidy schools follow the curriculum guides issued by the Education Bureau, they also offer an option of International Baccalaureate curriculum for students. International schools which provide different country school curriculum.
Language: Classes in local schools are usually taught in both Chinese and English as a teaching language. International schools are mainly taught in English with an option of learning second language, such as Chinese or French, etc.
Foreign students with dependent visa can attend any types of schools. Foreign students with student visas cannot attend public schools for high school or below. But with student visas, they can attend both government subsidy universities and private universities.
Finding in Schools in Hong kong
Prism can help you to find a right school to start your life in Hong Kong. We provide school finding services for children and adults, short term and long term.
Prism provides the following school finding services:
- Understand parents’ goal and expectation
- Evaluate student’s skills, academic level, personal interest and strength
- Meeting with both parents and student to ensure the smooth of process
- Selection of schools which best fits the students
- Discussion with both parents and students on the selected schools, highlighted pros and cons of each selected schools
- Create a strategy to enhance the approval of desirable school and follow up the executed plan
- Apply the schools for students
- Offer mock school interview sections to students to get familiar with the format and questions of the school interviews
- Arrange school interviews for students
- Follow up with the schools for additional information/documents required
- Liaison with the schools until we can the admission letters from the schools
- Assist students for preparation/orientation before schools start
We offer parents complete and unbiased guidance. We are not compensated by schools, so we can assure that all of our recommendations are unbiased and in the best interests of the families we support.
For children who are under age 20 and their parents are not living in Hong Kong, they can apply student visas to attend international schools (private schools) in Hong Kong.
What is the benefit to study International School in Hong Kong
- ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Children that attend international schools undoubtedly acquire a very high level of English fluency. Thanks to exposure to the language from peers and international professors, students commonly graduate with native-like English.
- GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
Students at “international” schools frequently have connections to countries other than Hong Kong. Children gain cultural awareness through interaction with their classmates.
- DIVERSE CURRICULUM
Students benefit from attending international schools because they get the chance to interact and learn from peers and teachers from various backgrounds and cultures. Students who are exposed to a variety of cultures and personalities are more receptive to new experiences and tolerant of the contrasts that exist in the outside world. They become more flexible in a variety of ways, including picking up new languages and changing professions.
- PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Students must grow into well-rounded individuals. Students learn to interact with classmates and teachers from many origins and cultures in the warm, supportive environment provided by international schools. They learn to value and look for diversity in both themselves and other people. This will support their development into educated, trustworthy, adaptable, respectful, and balanced adults.
- GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
Students who attend an international school have an easier time being accepted to prestigious colleges around the world, usually without even having to take entrance examinations. As a result of connections that many of these schools have with certain universities, they are able to place students with strong potential in settings that will help them develop their skills into rewarding careers.
- Invictus School Hong Kong
- Stamford American School Hong Kong
- Carmel School
- Christian Alliance International School
- Kennedy School
- Han Academy
- Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong
- Harrow International School Hong Kong
- American International School
- Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
- YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College
- Yew Chung International School Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Academy
- The ISF Academy
- Norwegian International School
- Concordia International School
- Creative Secondary School
- Jockey Club Sarah Roe School
- Korean International School
- Kiangsu & Chekiang School – International Section
- Chinese International School
- Kellett School
- Singapore International School Hong Kong
- Malvern College Hong Kong
- International College Hong Kong
- International Christian School
- California School
- The Harbour School
- Discovery Bay International School
- Hong Kong International School
- American School Hong Kong
- German Swiss International School
- Australian International School Hong Kong
- Sear Rogers International School
- West Island School
- South Island School
- King George V School
- Sha Tin Junior School
- Discovery College
- Renaissance College
- Sha Tin College
- Island School
For students who are over 18 and are eligible to study Universities to get a degree (Bachelor/Master/PHD), they can apply student visas to attend universities in Hong Kong
What is the benefit to study Universities in Hong Kong
- Hong Kong’s universities place a significant emphasis on research to deliver top-notch education to their students
- One of the best cities in the world for students to live
- Three of the local degree-granting universities in Hong Kong were ranked the top 50 in the world
- The western educational system serves as an inspiration for universities in Hong Kong, which lay a strong emphasis on providing students with practical education.
- The universities in Hong Kong stand out because 20% of the total government expenditure goes toward education.
- Most importantly, after your graduate from one of qualified universities, you can stay in Hong Kong for 12 months to look for a job through IANG program. If you can secure an employment after 12 months, you can renew your residency in HK until you get the permanent residency. It is the easiest way to get a job in Hong Kong and your permanent residency among other immigration scheme.
Universities and Post-secondary Institutions in Hong Kong
- City University of Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Baptist University
- Lingnan University
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- The Education University of Hong Kong
- The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- The University of Hong Kong
- Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
- Caritas Institute of Higher Education
- Chu Hai College of Higher Education
- UOW College Hong Kong
- Gratia Christian College
- HKCT Institute of Higher Education
- HKU SPACE
- HKU SPACE Community College
- HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC)
- Hong Kong Art School
- Hong Kong Baptist University – College of International Education
- Hong Kong Baptist University – School of Continuing Education
- Hong Kong College of Technology
- Hong Kong Institute of Technology
- Hong Kong Metropolitan University
- Hong Kong Metropolitan University – Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education
- Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education
- Hong Kong Shue Yan University
- Lingnan University – Lingnan Institute of Further Education
- Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) (a member institution of Vocational Training Council)
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong – School of Continuing and Professional Studies
- The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Hong Kong Community College
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – School of Professional Education and Executive Development
- Tung Wah College
- Vocational Training Council (VTC) – Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) & International Culinary Institute (ICI)
- Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education
- YMCA College of Careers