Hong Kong SAR

Registration Requirements: English proficiency requirement: TOEFL or IELTS score
Possess GCSE-AL and IB qualifications
Application Period: November to February of the following year
Tuition Fees (Per year): Bachelor’s Degree: Approx. HK$110,000 - HK$135,000
Living Expenses (Per month): Approx. HK$5,000
Visa Procedure and Enquiries: Applicants should complete application form (ID955A) issued by Immigration Division of Office of the Government of the HKSAR and nominate local Hong Kong sponsor (either education institution granting acceptance or individual) who must complete application form (ID955B) together with admission letter issued by institution plus supporting documents. Post to Immigration Division of Office of HKSAR Government to apply for student visa.
Enquiries: Immigration Division of the Office of the Government of the HKSAR
Agency for Enquiries: Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government
Address: 15/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2891 0088
E-mail: edbinfo@edb.gov.hk
Website: http://www.edb.gov.hk/en/edu-system/postsecondary/local-higher-edu/institutions/index.html
  Source: HokYau Club

 

Japan

Registration Requirements: Admission requirements vary according to individual institutions and programmes
Pass in Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) and Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Application Period: September - November (application periods vary according to individual institutions)

Tuition Fees (Per year):

Bachelor’s Degree: Approx. JPY820,000 - JPY2,000,000
Master’s Degree: Approx. JPY820,000 - JPY1,500,000
PhD Degree: Approx. JPY820,000 - JPY1,500,000
Living Expenses (Per month): Approx. JPY80,000 - JPY130,000
Visa Procedure and Enquiries: Visa application is submitted by the institute. After the visa is approved, a Certificate of Eligibility will be issued. Students can collect the visa at the Consulate – General of Japan in Hong Kong.
Enquiries: Consulate - General of Japan in Hong Kong
Agency for Enquiries:

Consulate - General of Japan in Hong Kong, The Japan Universities Alumni Society Hong Kong
Address: 47/F, One Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2532 2374
E-mail: infojp@hn.mofa.go.jp
Website: Consulate - General of Japan in Hong Kong 
     http://www.hk.emb-japan.go.jp/eng/index.html
                 The Japan Universities Alumni Society Hong Kong 
     http://www.juas.hk/index.php
Facebook: Japan Universities Alumni Society Hong Kong (JUAS)

 
Sources: Consulate - General of Japan in Hong Kong
The Japan Universities Alumni Society Hong Kong

United Kingdom

Registration Requirements: English proficiency requirement: TOEFL or IELTS score
Admission requirements vary according to individual institutions and programmes
Possess GCE-A level, IB, or equivalent qualifications
Application Period: From September to August in the following year (application periods vary according to individual institutions)
Tuition Fees (Per year): International Foundation Programme / International Diploma: Approx. GBP4,000 - GBP18,500
Higher National Diploma / Foundation Degree: Approx. GBP5,000 - GBP12,000
Bachelor’s Degree: Approx. GBP9,400 - GBP18,300 (Medicine: Approx. GBP22,600 - GBP34,200)
Master’s / PhD Degree: Approx. GBP10,000 - GBP19,600 (Medicine: Approx. GBP11,200 - GBP40,000; MBA: Approx. GBP10,600 - GBP32,300)
Living Expenses (Per month): Approx. GBP800 - GBP1,000
Visa Procedure and Enquiries: Visa application has to be done online. In addition, applicants should make appointment afterwards to submit related documents in person and have their biometrics information enrolled (fingerprint scanning and photograph taking) at the Visa Application Centre of the British Consulate - General in Hong Kong.
Enquiries: Visa Application Centre at the British Consulate - General in Hong Kong
Agency for Enquiries:

British Council
Address: 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2913 5100
E-mail: enquiries@britishcouncil.org.hk
Website: https://www.britishcouncil.org/
Facebook: British Council Hong Kong

 
Source: British Council

Q&A

Q: Can I apply to higher education institutions in the UK if I haven’t taken the GCE A-Level Examination?
A: Yes, you can. Students can apply with their academic results from secondary school; as for admission requirements, it depends on each institution.
   
Q: Are students eligible to apply to higher education institutions in the UK after taking the GCE A-Level Examination?
A: Students need only take a minimum of three A-Level subjects before applying for higher education institutions in the UK.
   
Q: Is collective registration through high school necessary when applying to higher education institutions in the UK?
A: It would certainly be more convenient if schools provided assistance for collective registration; however, students can apply online as an individual. For registration and details, please visit the website of Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Germany

Registration Requirements: Studienkolleg (university preparatory course): holder of B1 (intermediate level) or above on German proficiency
University: completed Studienkolleg (university preparatory course) and passed the Feststellungsprufung test; or finished the first year of university study in Macao in the same major.
Application Period: For programmes starting in Summer: October to January of the following year
For programmes starting in Winter: April - July

Tuition Fees (Per year):

Public: Approx. EUR0 - EUR1,000
Living Expenses (Per month): Approx. EUR650 - EUR 850 
Visa Procedure and Enquiries: Submit original admission letter issued by institute plus application form and supporting documents to apply for visa at German Consulate General in Hong Kong. (Portuguese passport holders need not apply for visa)
Enquiries: German Consulate General in Hong Kong
Agency for Enquiries:

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Information Centre - Hong Kong and Macau 
Address: Room 1126, 11/F, Academic & Administration Building, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3411 5326 / (852) 3411 2142
E-mail: daadhk@hkbu.edu.hk 
Website: http://ic.daad.de/hongkong
Facebook: DAAD Information Centre Hong Kong & Macau

 
Source: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Information Centre

Q&A

Q: How can students pursue further education in Germany after graduating from high school in Macao?
A:

(1) Students can take the first year of a degree programme in Macao and then apply to retake the first year of the degree programme in a German university; the programmes they apply for must be the same as those studied in Macao.
(2) Students can also apply for a university foundation course in Germany, and then attend the university courses; however, those who enrol in the foundation courses must have knowledge of German, thus this approach is generally less used.

   
Q: Do I need to submit proof of German proficiency if I apply for a school that uses German as the medium of instruction?
A: International students must submit certified proof of their German proficiency upon enrolment in a course that uses German as the medium of instruction. Therefore, it is suggested that students fail to meet this requirement may consider attending a fulltime one-year German course in Germany, in order to cope with the language proficiency test. Students can bring along their secondary school transcript after passing the German proficiency test, and directly apply to a university in Germany. In addition to German language skills, your secondary school academic performance is very important.
   
Q: Are there other restrictions if attending the first year of degree programme in Macao before further studying in Germany?
A: Since the tuition fees of universities in Germany is relatively low, they attract quite a lot of student applicants from the Mainland and Eastern Europe but the competition is greater. Applicants must have secondary school or higher qualifications; in addition, if they apply for programmes that use English as the medium of instruction, they must provide English proficiency test scores.

Portugal

Registration Requirements: Admission requirements vary according to individual institutions and programmes
Application Period:

Public universities: First phase : July
                                   Second phase: September
Private universities: Vary according to individual institutions

Tuition Fees (Per year):

Public universities: Currently, the fee won’t exceed 1065.2 Euro
Private universities: Vary according to individual institutions

Living Expenses (Per month): Approx. EUR500 - EUR 600
Visa Procedure and Enquiries: In order to apply the visa, please submit the admission letter, application form and medical insurance issued by the admitted institution and other identification documents to the Portugal Consulate General in Macau.
Enquiries: Portugal Consulate General in Macau
Agency for Enquiries:

Portugal Consulate General in Macau 
Address: Rua Pedro Nolasco da Silva 45, Macau
Tel: (853) 2835 6660
E-mail: mail@macau.dgaccp.pt 
Website: https://cgportugal.org/pt

 
Source: Portugal Consulate General in Macau

Q&A

Q: Do students need to acquire foundational Portuguese skills prior to studying in higher education institutions in Portugal?
A: If the course is conducted in Portuguese, students must have foundational Portuguese skills. It is suggested they take Portuguese courses in Macau Portuguese School for one to two years before going for further study in Portugal. In addition, students can choose to take intensive Portuguese courses in Macau Portuguese School, IPOR and the University of Macau to master basic Portuguese skills within a short period for their needs in daily life.
   
Q: Can students use the results of Joint Admission Examination for Macao Four Higher Education Institutions (Subject: Languages and Mathematics) (called the “JAE” hereafter) to apply for studying in the public higher education institutions in Portugal?
A: Yes, they can. The Tertiary Education Services Office has signed cooperation protocols with Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas (CRUP) and Conselho Coordenador dos Institutos Superiores Politecnicos (CCISP) in September 2017. Starting from the date of signing the protocols, the Portuguese public higher education institutions, which under the CRUP or CCISP, accept the results of JAE as selection criteria for Macau students who are interested to apply for their programmes. Students, who hold the results of JAE and are also interested in studying in the Portuguese public higher education institutions under CRUP or CCISP, can complete the application according to the requirements of the institutions and submit the results of JAE together with other required documents. For details, please visit the “ JAE related website”.
   
Q: Prior to applying to Portuguese higher education institutions, students must conduct academic qualification authentication. What are the relevant procedures?
A: With the high school graduation certificate, students can apply for academic qualification authentication at the secretariat of Macau Portuguese School to confirm whether their academic qualifications are equivalent to those in Portugal.
   
Q: What is the procedure for visa application to study in Portugal?
A: Those intending to study in Portugal should take their travel documentation / enrolment certification from school in Macao, certificate of criminal record, health certificate and financial statement to the Consulate General of Portugal in Macau to apply for a National Visa prior to three months studying there. With this visa, students can stay in Portugal for 120 days and apply for a stay permit there, valid for one year. Students must renew the stay permit every year until the end of the course.
   
Q: With a bachelor’s degree obtained in Macao , can students directly apply for a Master’s programme in Portugal?
A:

Yes, they can. If the academic qualification is recognised by the university and the students can meet admission requirements, they can usually be enrolled by the university. For those students who have strong English ability, their chance of acceptance is higher. Apart from English, it is suggested that students master basic Portuguese skills for better communication with classmates and for daily life.

Australia

Registration Requirements: English proficiency requirement: TOEFL or IELTS score
Admission requirements vary according to individual institutions and programmes
Application Period: April - May or October - November
Tuition Fees (Per year): Vocational Education and Training: Approx. AUD4,000 - AUD22,000
Bachelor’s Degree: Approx. AUD15,000 - AUD33,000
Master’s / PhD Degree: Approx. AUD14,000 - AUD37,000
Living Expenses (Per month): Approx. AUD1,500 - AUD2,000 
Visa Procedure and Enquiries: Submit Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) plus supporting documents to apply for student visa.
Enquiries: Department of Immigration and Citizenship of the Australian Government in Hong Kong
Agency for Enquiries:

Australian Consulate General in Hong Kong
Address: 23/F Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
E-mail: hongkong@studyinaustralia.gov.au
Website: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/hongkong
Facebook: Study In Australia

 

Source: Australian Consulate General in Hong Kong

Q&A

Q: Do I need to submit the transcripts of 3-year high school education following graduation of Form 6 when I apply to universities in Australia?
A: Yes, you do; and you need to request your school to rate the academic results in the form of A, B, C, D.
   
Q: If I have been attending the first year of my degree programme in a university in Macao, and English is the medium of instruction, do I need to submit the TOEFL or IELTS score as I am going to transfer my studies to a university in Australia?
A: Basically the TOEFL or IELTS score is required; however, each university has its own registration requirements, it depends on the actual situation.
   
Q: How can a Chinese passport holder apply for a student visa?
A: Passport holders of all countries can apply for student visas to Australia but documentation requirements will vary. For related visa application procedures and document requirements, please visit the website of Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong.

 

United States of America

Registration Requirements: English proficiency requirement: TOEFL or IELTS score (individual institutions require ACT or SAT score)
Admission requirements vary according to individual institutions and programmes
Proof of financial support (should at least covers the tuition fees and living expenses for one year)
Application Period: One year before school starts

Tuition Fees (Per year):

Public universities: Approx. US$7,000 - US$18,500
Private universities: Approx. US$13,000 - US$29,000
Living Expenses (Per month): Approx. US$2,300 - US$3,000
Visa Procedure and Enquiries: Must pass the interview and document review. Submit application form and schedule an interview appointment via United States Consulate website. If your visa is approved, the visa will be sent to your designated location selected when you scheduled your appointment.
Enquiries: Web-based Information System of U.S. Consulate
Agency for Enquiries:

EducationUSA
Tel: (852) 2841 2402
E-mail: HKeducationUSA@state.gov
Website: https://educationusa.state.gov/
Facebook: EducationUSA

 
 Source: EducationUSA

Q&A

Q: Do I need to provide SAT score if I enrol in university courses directly after graduating from high school?
A: SAT is one of the important registration requirements for application to universities in the United States; if you enrol in a four-year university programme, SAT scores are generally required to be provided.
   
Q: Do I have to take ESL courses to enrol in university programmes in the United States?
A: In general, students who enrol for related programmes will be arranged for English Placement assessment examination, and then take different levels of ESL courses according to the exam results. ESL course time is relatively flexible, so students can choose the appropriate course time to fit in with their majors.

Canada

Registration Requirements: English proficiency requirement: TOEFL or IELTS score
Admission requirements vary according to individual institutions and programmes
Application Period: Nine months before school starts

Tuition Fees (Per year):

College: Approx. CAD5,500 - CAD15,000
Bachelor’s Degree: Approx. CAD8,000 - CAD26,000
Master’s / PhD Degree: Approx. CAD12,000 - CAD20,000
Living Expenses (Per month): Approx. CAD600 - CAD1,100
Visa Procedure and Enquiries: Apply for student visa with the letter of acceptance issued by the institute plus supporting documents.
Enquiries: Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong  
Agency for Enquiries:

Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong
Address: 14th Floor, One Exchange Square Central Hong Kong SAR
Tel: (852) 3719 4700
E-mail: hkong@international.gc.ca
Website: http://www.hongkong.gc.ca
Facebook: Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong & Macao/Consulat général du Canada

 
 Source: Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong

Q&A

Q: If students completed high school education in the UK, can they continue their study in higher education institutions in Canada?
A: As the system of credit transfer is an agreement between individual institutions, it depends on the institutions. Generally speaking, students completing high school education in the UK are free to apply for higher education institutions in Canada.