Greater Bay Area - Education, Career Pursuit, Youth Exchange
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area) comprises the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and the nine municipalities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province. Greater Bay Area brings invaluable new development opportunities to different sectors of the community, especially young people, in Hong Kong. For those planning for studying or working in the Greater Bay Area, please refer to the Greater Bay Area Outline Development Plan. Some youth-related policies and measures are highlighted as follows:.
Encouraging young people from Hong Kong to study in Mainland schools
Concessionary policies applicable to Mainland students such as transport and admission to tourist attractions will also be applied to Hong Kong students studying on the Mainland and holding Mainland Travel Permits for Hong Kong and Macao Residents.
Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme
The Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme encourages enterprises with operation in both Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area to recruit and deploy local university/ tertiary institution graduates to work in the Mainland cities of the Greater Bay Area. The Scheme will provide 2000 places, around 700 of which are designated for innovation and technology posts.
Hong Kong residents holding bachelor degrees or above awarded by local universities/ tertiary institutions or universities/ tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong in 2019 to 2021 are eligible to join the Scheme. For details and job vacancies, please refer to website of the Scheme.
If you wish to gain deeper understanding of employment market, work culture and development opportunities on the Mainland, the Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas, Thematic Youth Internship Programme and other internship programmes can let you have personal experience of actual workplace environment on the Mainland.
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Cultural Exchange Tour
The Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province, Higher Education Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region and the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region jointly organise the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Cultural Exchange Programme. The Programme increases participants’ understanding of the young people and the cultures of the three places through exchanges, visits, seminars and other activities in Hong Kong, Macao and the Mainland.
Tertiary students aged 18 to 35 are welcomed to join the Programme which is free of charge. For details and enquiries, please contact your institutions.