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Chu Hai College of Higher Education Information Day 2020

More details about admissions talks, workshops and activities will be released shortly. If you would like to learn about our programmes, please visit: Undergraduate programmes https://www.chuhai.edu.hk/undergraduate Taught Postgraduate programmes https://www.chuhai.edu.hk/postgraduate Programme pamphlets https://www.chuhai.edu.hk/college-publications

HKFYG Online Tutoring Platform

Looking for some assistance to help with your homework? No worry, you can raise your questions to the tutors on the Free Online Tutoring Platform provided by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. The instant tutoring services, suitable for all Primary One to Secondary Three students, are supported by volunteers from enterprises, tertiary institutions and senior secondary schools. These tutors have answered more than 2,000 academic questions since the platform has been launched. The tutoring services are now available on Facebook Messenger and LINE, you can raise questions with just a few clicks! Online Tutoring Platforms:   Website:https://yvn.hkfyg.org.hk/study/ Facebook Messenger:http://m.me/VNET.HKFYG LINE:https://lin.ee/hsidDa2   Service Hours of the Online Tutoring Services (for Primary One to Secondary Three students): Monday-Friday: 4 P.M. to 10 P.M. Saturday: 12 noon to 6 P.M.

Information Days of Tertiary Institutions 2020

Virtual Information Days for post-secondary admissions, covering introduction to various programmes and admission requirements, will be held from October onwards.   Date Institute Highlights 10 October The Chinese University of Hong Kong Live chats sessions 10 October The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Live chats with staff and students on Admissions Chat Box 17 October Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Expert talks, Interview tips, Q & A webinar  17 October The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Individualized consultation, Virtual campus tour 17 October The Education University of Hong Kong Live webinars with Q&A sessions, Virtual campus tour 24 October City University of Hong Kong (Details to be announced by the institute) 24 October Hong Kong Baptist University Live chats, JUPAS application and interview tips, Virtual visit to laboratories 31 October* The University of Hong Kong Live chat with HKU professors and student ambassadors *Information Month is held throughout October 7 November The Open University of Hong Kong Live talks, Videos, OU360˚ 14 November Hong Kong Shue Yan University (Details to be announced by the institute) 14 November Tung Wah College Online talk - Tips for JUPAS applicants, Live chat with the Physiotherapy teaching team, Virtual tour of laboratories 14 November UOW College Hong Kong (Details to be announced by the institute) 20 & 21 November Caritas Institute of Higher Education (Details to be announced by the institute) 21 November Chu Hai College of Higher Education Admissions talks, workshops and activities (Details to be announced by the institute) 21 November The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong Seminars of selection strategies of programmes, workshops and taster activities, On-site application and assessment, Campus Tours Pre-registration may be required for certain online events to receive the updates on event schedule. Please refer to the latest official announcement via the links.

DSE Way out: Vocational and Professional Education and Training

Students may apply vocational and training programmes after the DSE. Some other education providers offer various vocational and professional education and training programmes for them, allowing them to devise their own pathways according to their abilities and aspirations. The course providers will adopt flexibility to meet with the demands of students. Hong Kong Institute of Construction - Certificate in Construction (For S3 or above)  - Diploma in Construction (For S6 graduates)  - Advanced Diploma (For DSE students)  - Full-time Short Courses Clothing Industry Training Authority- Certificate/ Diploma/ Professional Diploma Programmes Employees Retraining Board (ERB) - Manpower Development Scheme (Placement-tied Courses, Generic Skills Training Courses and Youth Training Courses)HKPC Academy - Training ProgrammeSocial Welfare Department - Navigation Scheme for Young Persons in Care ServicesVocational Training Council - Diploma  - Diploma of Vocational Education  - Diploma of Foundation Studies  - Earn & Learn Scheme Labour Department - Youth Employment and Training Progamme (YETP)  - Youth Employment Start (Y.E.S.)  

What DSE result is required for entering local Universities/Sub-Degree Programmes?

Entrance requirements for undergraduate programmesStudents taking the HKDSE have to attain a minimum of level 3 for Chinese Language and English Language and level 2 for Mathematics and Liberal Studies (i.e. “3322”), in order to meet the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the 4-year undergraduate programmes offered by the University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded institutions. Apart from the four core subjects, institutions will also set the requirements for one or two elective subjects, and other admission requirements. For the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and self-financing institutions, general admission requirements regarding the core subjects are the same as the UGC-funded sector. For elective subjects, the general requirement is level 2 in one subject. Details of the admission requirements could be found at the JUPAS website and the tertiary institutions websites. UGC-funded InstitutionsCity University of Hong KongHong Kong Baptist UniversityLingnan UniversityThe Chinese University of Hong KongThe Education University of Hong KongThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityThe Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyThe University of Hong Kong Self-financing Post-secondary InstitutionsCaritas Bianchi College of CareersCaritas Institute of Community EducationCaritas Institute of Higher Education (formerly known as Caritas Francis Hsu College)Centennial CollegeChu Hai College of Higher EducationCity University of Hong Kong, School of Continuing and Professional EducationHong Kong Shue Yan UniversityVocational Training CouncilOpen University of Hong KongThe Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Entrance requirements for Sub-Degree ProgrammesThe Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education has recommended that the general minimum entrance requirement, as set under the updated Common Descriptors for sub-degree programmes (including associate degree programmes and higher diploma programmes), should be level 2 obtained in five subjects (including Chinese Language and English Language) in the HKDSE or equivalent. The Vocational Training Council also adopts the same minimum entrance requirements for their higher diploma programmes. Details of the admission requirements are as follows: Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education. Please visit HKEAA website for more details.

DSE way out: Enrol the Nurse Training Programmes

The Nursing Council of Hong Kong has set out the minimum entry requirements for applicants with HKDSE Examination results for receiving 3-year pre-registration or 2-year pre-enrolment nursing programmes。For 3-year preregistration nursing programmes, the minimum entry requirement is Level 3 for Chinese Language and English Language, and Level 2 for Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Senior Secondary subject in the HKDSE Examination.For 2-year preenrolment nursing programmes, the minimum entry requirement is Level 2 in five subjects, including Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and two other Senior Secondary subjects or Applied Learning subjects (“Attained”) in the HKDSE Examination. Individual training institutions (List of Gazetted Registered Nurse Training Schools, as at 29 March 2019 / List of Gazetted Enrolled Nurse Training Schools, as at 18 December 2018) may set their own entry requirements and admission policy for nurse training, provided that the required standards meet the minimum educational standard set by the Council. Students may note further information to be provided by individual institutions in due course. For details, please visit the website of the Nursing Council of Hong Kong.

DSE Way out: Ten things that you should know before enrolling non-local Courses in HK

Many Instituions launch non-local degree programmes in Hong Kong, include first-year bachelor's degree programmes and top-up degree programmes. The number of places offered will be flexible to cater for demand. Below are ten points that you should pay attention to.1. Choose courses which are registered or exempted;2. Verify the registration/exemption status of the courses by checking the lists of registered and exempted courses at this site or making enquiries to the Non-local Courses Registry's hotlines (Tel: 2520 0255, 2520 0559);3. Take notice that an advertisement of a registered course should bear the registration number of the course. For an exempted course, it should be stated clearly that the course is an exempted course. In addition, all advertisements of registered courses or exempted courses should contain the statement which reads "It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead";4. Not to pay any fee or charge before it is sure that the course is registered or exempted under the Ordinance;5. Check the payment arrangements and refund policy before making payment;6. Obtain receipts from the course operator when making payment, and the receipts should contain details such as name of the operator, name of the course and the service(s) paid for, amount of the fees/charges, etc.; 7. Keep all receipts and course information issued by the course operator since some of them may serve as a contract with the operator.8. The registration or exemption of a non-local course under the Ordinance does not carry with it any indication or implication whatsoever that this confers any particular standing to the course or comparability to a local degree programme. The recognition of any qualification for employment purposes is a matter within the discretion of individual employers.9. If the course you are interested in is delivered in distance learning mode which does not require to be registered, you are strongly advised to check with the course provider/operator on the course details, in particular the qualification to be obtained, the payment arrangements and refund policy before making payment.10. Understand that some of the courses on the list of registered/exempted non-local courses are locally accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications under the Qualifications Framework and listed in the Qualifications Register. For more details, please visit Education Bureau website.

CityU: Revamped degree classification system aligns with US universities

Since adopting the 4-year degree programme in 2012, CityU has regularly reviewed all practices for academic programmes and has moved increasingly toward the US education system. CityU’s new minimum graduation CGPA and the awards for undergraduate degrees, which the Senate members thoroughly discussed and approved, will further enhance the reference value of our award classification system, ensuring we recognise truly outstanding graduates. The new arrangements approved by the Senate below will be applied to all students admitted from 2020/21 onward: Under the approved system, the minimum graduation CGPA for a degree will be set at 2.0. Students who fail to attain a minimum semester GPA (grade point average) of 1.7 on three occasions will face the prospect of losing their place on the degree programme. To better reflect the capability of outstanding students, the Senate considers it essential to review the existing classifications and abolish degrees awarded as First-, Second- and Third-class Honours. Consequently, the top 15% of departmental/school graduates (based on CGPA ranking) will be recognised under the following arrangement: New Classification of Awardssumma cum laude (Highest Distinction)    the top 2%magna cum laude (High Distinction)    the next 5%cum laude (Distinction)    the next 8% This new CityU award classification system is similar to schemes implemented in many top US universities. Removing the First-, Second-, and Third-class classifications also eliminates any long-lasting connotation of bias or discrimination presented in the past. For details, please visit the CityU website.

DSE Hub

The date of 2020 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) results release is approaching. By collecting and consolidating useful DSE information into the “DSE Hub”, Youth.gov.hk's editorial team strives to assist students to plan for their multiple pathways and to step forward for their academic and career aspirations.    This “DSE Hub” is comprised of four sections, namely 1. Preparation before DSE Results Release 2. Study Series 3. Career Series 4. Subsidy Series - [Preparation] Helpful Tips for the Big Day - [Preparation] We Support You!   - [Study] JUPAS Participating-institutions' Admission Requirements - [Study] Information on Non-JUPAS Applications - [Study] Study in the Mainland and Overseas - [Study] Instructions to Repeaters & Private Candidates - [Study] How to Prepare for Your Interview? - [Career] Ways to Get Employed - [Career] Advice on Finding and Adapting to a Job - [Career] On-the-job Training  - [Subsidy] Subsidy Schemes for Local Studies - [Subsidy] Any subsidy for Studying in the Mainland?  

[Study] How to Prepare for Your Interview?

The key to success in getting in most tertiary education institution programmes is not academic performances only, but also your interview performances. An interview is a process that aims to foster communication and mutual understanding. Graduates may also prepare a Students Learning Profile (SLP) to summarise their learning experiences in senior secondary school. Some of you may be doubtful while preparing for the interviews, here are some common questions from the students during the preparation of interview. - What can I prepare before the interview?- What are the common interview questions for different faculties?- What are the purposes and common formats of the interviews?- How to make a good impression at an interview?- How to write the Students Learning Profile (SLP) strategically? Answers of the above questions can be searched from the “Careers Guidance Handbook for Secondary School Graduates 2020” which is jointly published by the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters. Moreover, there are some suggestions from the University Admission Officers on the ways of writing your Students Learning Profile. Recommended chapters of the “Careers Guidance Handbook for Secondary School Graduates 2020”:•    Preparing for interview P.16•    Preparing Yourself for the HKDSE Results P.22 Most students will have the chance to go through admission interviews and have a better understanding of oneself throughout the preparation process.  We believe that if you work hard and try your best, your efforts will pay off!   Source: Education Bureau - Life Planning Information Website

[Study] Information on Non-JUPAS Applications

Apart from getting a place into universities through JUPAS, students may consider applying post-secondary programmes not covered by JUPAS. Here are some information about non-JUPAS applications, including programme duration, tuition fees, academic accreditation, professional recognition of a programme and career pathways. Students are advised to access: 1.  The Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CSPE)2.  The Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes (IPASS) For application details for full-time accredited sub-degree and bachelor degree courses outside of JUPAS, please refer to “2020 Application Information and Admission Arrangement for Full-time Locally-accredited Sub-degree and Undergraduate Programmes NOT Covered under JUPAS”. For more information, please contact the corresponding institutions directly. The corresponding institutions are listed (in alphabetical order) below:  Caritas Bianchi College of Careers Caritas Institute of Higher Education Chu Hai College of Higher Education Community College of City University/ UOW College Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong – School of Continuing and Professional Education Gratia Christian College HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) HKU SPACE Community College HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College Hong Kong Art School (a division of Hong Kong Arts Centre) Hong Kong Baptist University (Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Accountancy) Hong Kong Baptist University - Academy of Film Hong Kong Baptist University – College of International Education Hong Kong Baptist University – School of Continuing Education Hong Kong College of Technology HKCT Institute of Higher Education Hong Kong Institute of Technology Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education Hong Kong Shue Yan University Lingnan University (Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Animation and Digital Arts) Lingnan Institute of Further Education The Chinese University of Hong Kong - School of Continuing and Professional Studies The Education University of Hong Kong The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Hong Kong Community College The Hong Kong Polytechnic University –School of Professional Education and Executive Development The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Applicable to the Bachelor of Business Administration in World Business only) (The Bachelor of Business Administration in World Business only accepts Year 1 entry.) The Open University of Hong Kong The Open University of Hong Kong – Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education Tung Wah College Vocational Training Council Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education YMCA College of Careers Note: The information above is for general reference purpose.  For details, please contact individual institutions direct.  There is a lot of information regarding non-JUPAS admissions. Gather your information in advance and plan ahead.   Sources: Education Bureau - Life Planning Information Website Education Bureau - The Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education

DSE Way out: Diploma Yi Jin

The academic qualification is equivalent to five subjects achieving level 2 in the DSE The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications has assessed and confirmed that for students who have successfully completed the Diploma Yi Jin (DYJ) Programme, the qualification thus obtained is deemed comparable to the attainment of Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination. For students who have successfully completed the Maths Plus elective course, the qualification acquired under the Programme is comparable to the attainment of Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics in the HKDSE Examination.Overview of the ProgrammeThe Programme appreciates the importance of proactive and interactive learning. Hence, apart from classroom teaching, other learning activities such as field trips and visits are arranged for some of the elective courses. Except for the English Language course, the medium of instruction is Cantonese and the course materials are mainly in Chinese. For some elective courses, English is used for course materials as well as assessment. Some other elective courses are offered with both Chinese and English streams and students choosing either stream will be taught and assessed in the chosen language.>>>List of Elective Clusters for 2020/21 Academic Year Institutions Offering the programmeThe DYJ programme is run by the following member institutions of the Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education (FSTE): Lingnan Institute of Further Education; Hong Kong College of Technology; School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University; Caritas Institute of Community Education; Hong Kong Institute of Technology; School of Business and Information Systems, Vocational Training Council; The Open University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education.Tuition Fee and Financial Assistance ArrangementBoth full-time and part-time eligible DYJ students will receive reimbursement of 30% of the tuition fees paid for each satisfactorily completed course, subject to their having attained an overall pass in the course and achieved 80% attendance or above for the course as confirmed by the institutions. Students may also apply for other financial assistance and loan schemes. Please click here for further details.Application and Admission ProcedureFull-time ProgrammeFirst Phase of AdmissionDate: From 5 December 2019 until 20 July 2020Application Website: http://www.yj.edu.hkDeadline for Application and paying Application Fee: 4:00 pm on 20 July 2020Second Phase of AdmissionDate: Starting from 9:00am on 21 July 2020Details: Provider institutions will admit students direct. Applicants should submit their applications to institutions providing the Programme direct for processing Part-time ProgrammePart-time students are directly admitted by provider institutions in the 2020/21 academic year. Interested persons may apply directly to the institutions providing part-time Programme. For details, please refer to the announcement to be made by the respective institutions.

DSE Way out: Repeating S6/Private candidates

Before deciding whether to repeat S6, students should think and consider: (i) the reasons for the unsatisfactory results;(ii) the confidence of making improvement in the new attempt;(iii) the advice and suggestions of teachers and family; and(iv) whether there are other study pathways.Repeaters should noteSchool-based Assessment (SBA) is compulsory for S6 school repeaters. They, however, need to submit SBA marks for S6 only, which will be proportionally adjusted to the full weighting of individual subjects and incorporated into their subject mark. Their SBA results obtained in previous examinations will not be counted. The EDB will release the list of “Schools admitting HKDSE S6 repeaters from the other schools (2020/21 school year) at this Website and Life Planning Information in mid-July. Private candidates should notePrivate candidates are not required to complete the SBA component of the subjects entered. Their subject marks will be based entirely on their public examination results. For Visual Arts in which the SBA component carries a weighting of 50%, private candidates will be required to submit a portfolio in lieu of the SBA. Repeating S6 is definitely not the only option. Multiple pathways under the NAS are available to senior secondary graduates. Students can consider applying for subdegree programmes or other programmes/training, including Diploma Yi Jin, Vocational and Professional Education and Training programmes, Youth Employment and Training Programme of the Labour Department or employment. For more information, please visit the “New Academic Structure Web Bulletin – Multiple Pathways for Senior Secondary Graduates”.

Earn & Learn Pilot Scheme for Retail Industry

The Government, the Vocational Training Council and the Hong Kong Retail Management Association jointly launched a Pilot Earn and Learn Scheme for the Retail Industry (Earn and Learn Scheme) to provide student-workers with an opportunity to "earn and learn" as well as a well-defined progression pathway, aiming to attract talents to join the retail industry.  According to the Scheme, if participants are employed by the same employer upon Scheme completion, graduates of Diploma of Foundation Studies will be entitled to a monthly income not less than $11,000, while the monthly income of graduates of Higher Diploma can reach up to $13,000. Earn and Learn Secondary 6 leavers (student-workers) have to attend 3 days class per week on Diploma in Foundation Studies (Retail) or Higher Diploma organised by VTC. Student-workers will work at the shops of participating employers for another 3 days per week. Participating employers will sponsor part of the tuition fee for student-workers and guarantee their salary level during the Scheme. The programmes "Diploma of Foundation Studies (Retails)" and "Higher Diploma in Retail Innovation and Management" are now open for application. Application deadline is 14/08/2020. Diploma of Foundation Studies (Retails)Salary and Allowance: An average of $7,300 monthly income and allowance Tuition Fee: The employers’ sponsorship equivalents to $1,300 per month as the tuition fee, a student-worker will only need to pay an average of $616 per month. Entry Requirement: Completion of Secondary 6 or above. Applicants will be required to attend job interviews.Higher Diploma in Retail Innovation and ManagementSalary and Allowance: An average of $7,920 monthly income and allowance Tuition Fee: The employers’ sponsorship equivalents to $2,900 per month as the tuition fee, a student-worker will only need to pay an average of $1,436 per month. Entry Requirement: Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3)/ Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education/ Diploma of Vocational Education ; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent. Applicants will be required to attend job interviews. For more details, please visit VTC website.

Study Paths for IT and Maritime Fields

IT Study Corner If you are interested in pursuing a career in the information technology field, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) has set up a "Study Corner" on its website to consolidate information on all full-time locally-accredited Information and Communications Technology post-secondary programmes offered by local tertiary institutions. The programmes are categorised into three areas: Fintech, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and cover Degree Programmes, Top-up / Senior Year Places Degree Programmes and Sub-degree Programmes. Information about their funding is also provided.  Young people can make use of the information to plan for their study and career path at different stages. Gangway to a Maritime Career How about a career in the maritime industry? Good news! As long as you are 16.5 years old and have completed Secondary 3 or above, then you are eligible. The Maritime Services Training Institute of the VTC offers the Certificate for Junior General Purpose Ratings, a 23-week full-time course which provides fundamental knowledge about the industry. As an approved programme under the Local Vessel Trade Training Incentive Scheme, it is sponsored by the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board. The majority of the course graduates are employed to serve on local tugs, bunker barge, harbour ferries or high-speed ferries, etc., while the rest work in maritime-related trades. Having gained the required maritime service experience, graduates may further enhance their skills and develop their career by sitting for the examinations of the Certificates of Competency, Class 3 Deck Officer (River Trade) or Grade 3 Coxswain (Local Vessel).

Subsidy to benefit more than 2000 sub-degree students!

Scope of the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) was expanded from the 2019-20 academic year to benefit students enrolling in designated sub-degree programmes . To meet keen manpower demand in specific industries,  the scheme will subsidise a total 2 416 places in 31 sub-degree programmes of six post-secondary institutions, namely Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College, Hong Kong College of Technology, The Open University of Hong Kong (including Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education), Tung Wah College and YMCA College of Careers, for the 2020/21 academic year. These 31 designated sub-degree programmes fall under six disciplines, namely architecture and engineering, computer science, creative industries, health care, sports and recreation, and tourism and hospitality. The subsidy amounts will be adjusted according to the movement of the Composite Consumer Price Index. The annual subsidy amounts for laboratory-based programmes and non-laboratory-based programmes will be increased to $37 300 and $21 400 respectively. Eligible students will pay tuition fees after netting off the subsidy. The tuition fee and more information of the programmes for the 2020/21 academic year will be available via SSSDP webpage.