Online enrolment for more than 100 Mainland institutions to begin

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Education Bureau (EDB) today (February 27) reminded students who have plans to enrol in the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions (the Admission Scheme) that they should file their online applications starting from March 1.

     According to the detailed arrangements for the Admission Scheme in 2018 announced by the Ministry of Education, 102 Mainland higher education institutions will consider the admission of Hong Kong students based on their results in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination, thus exempting them from taking the Joint Entrance Examination for Universities on the Mainland. Candidates sitting for the HKDSE Examination in 2018 are eligible for enrolment in the Admission Scheme.

     A spokesman for the EDB said that, similar to last year's arrangements, the enrolment process of the Admission Scheme will consist of online application and subsequent on-site confirmation of the application. The Ministry of Education has commissioned the Co-Office of the Mainland Chinese Universities and Colleges of the People's Republic of China for the Joint Examinations and Enrolment of the Students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese-Resident Areas and Countries (the Joint Enrolment Office) to handle online applications and admission screening.

It has also commissioned the China Education Exchange (HK) Centre for on-site confirmation of applications, eligibility vetting and admission publicity.

     "Eligible Hong Kong students enrolled in undergraduate programmes of designated Mainland institutions can apply for a means-tested subsidy or a non-means-tested subsidy under the Mainland University Study Subsidy Scheme (MUSSS). Application details for MUSSS for the 2018/19 academic year will be announced in mid-2018," he added.

     Students should file their online applications and make online appointments for on-site confirmation from March 1 to 20 at the website of the Joint Enrolment Office (" target="_blank"> by clicking on "Admission of Hong Kong Students" under the menu of "Application and Examination". In addition, applicants can choose to upload Student Learning Profiles via the online application system during the period from March 1 to May 31 (11.59 pm). Students who have completed online application and made appointments for on-site confirmation should attend in person from March 10 to 29 (excluding Sundays) at one of the following venues:


On-site confirmation centre of the China Education Exchange (HK) Centre
    Function Room 3, 38/F, 
    Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Soho,
    83 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
    Enquiry hotline: 2542 4811

2. On-site confirmation centre for the Admission Scheme
    Rooms W418 (March 10) and W421 (March 12 to 23 and 26 to 29)
    4/F, West Block,
    Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre,
    Education Bureau, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong
    Enquiry hotline: 3698 4467 (Room W418)/3698 4469 (Room W421)

     Candidates should bring the following documents in order to complete on-site confirmation:

(a) Hong Kong identity card and valid Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents and their copies;
(b) a printed copy of the completed online enrolment form;
(c) a digital photo (format: JPG; size (pixels): 168(W) x 240(H), within 35KB) (candidates can either upload their photos to the online application system or take photos during on-site confirmation free of charge); and
(d) relevant original documents of proof if they have filled in activity or award information via the online application system.

     Candidates should, after completing online application, attend the on-site confirmation in person at the time and place confirmed by the online application system. They should also pay an enrolment fee of $420 in cash during the on-site confirmation.

     All applicants enrolling in the Admission Scheme should complete the on-site confirmation process before entering the admission stage.

In case applicants cannot attend on-site confirmation at the time and venue previously confirmed by the online application system, they should log in to the online application website (" target="_blank"> again and reserve another time and venue for on-site confirmation.

     According to the admission procedure for 2018, institutions may arrange interviews based on the application information submitted by candidates and will announce admission results on the website in late July. As some institutions may advance the practical examinations, interested candidates should pay attention to the institutions' related arrangements for interviews or practical examinations. Institutions will also, based on their admission results, arrange on-line supplementary enrolment (offer of surplus admission quotas) in late July and announce the clearing admission results via the web.

     The EDB, the China Education Exchange (HK) Centre and Hok Yau Club have continued to jointly compile a Chinese handbook on the Admission Scheme, which provides comprehensive information on the Scheme and further study on the Mainland, including information on all the institutions participating in the Scheme, the programmes offered, strategy on programme choices, and sharing by graduates of Mainland universities.

The e-version of the handbook and details of the Scheme have been posted on the website of the EDB (" target="_blank">

Published on: 2018-02-27

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