Hong Kong is well-positioned to be an education hub for the region. We have top-notch universities and are stepping up efforts to further internationalise and diversify the higher education sector. In 2009, Hong Kong introduced the New Academic Structure, which offers students a more comprehensive and globally-oriented education.

Education System and Curriculum

Details of Hong Kong's education system and curricula, including those relating to pre-primary, primary, secondary, post-secondary as well as continuing education and vocational training can be found on:

Entry Arrangements for Study in Hong Kong

The guidebook on entry for study in Hong Kong contains detailed information on the entry arrangement for people who wish to come to Hong Kong to study, including the eligibility criteria, application procedures, travel documentation requirements, extension of stay, etc.

Browse https://www.immd.gov.hk/hkt/services/visas/study.html to learn more.

Placement of Students from the Mainland

Information on placement arrangement for newly-arrived children from the Mainland is available at:

School Information

For kindergarten, primary and secondary school profiles, fees and charges in schools and other relevant information, see this website:

UGC-Funded Institutions

The University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong is a non-statutory advisory committee responsible for advising the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government on the development and funding needs of higher education institutions in the HKSAR. At present, there are eight institutions funded by UGC. They are:

See https://www.ugc.edu.hk/big5/ugc/site/he_inside.html for other higher education institutions in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications

The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), formerly the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation, was established in 1990 as an independent statutory body to provide authoritative advice on academic standards of degree programmes in higher education institutions in Hong Kong. In 2007, the Council was reconstituted under the HKCAAVQ Ordinance (Chapter 1150) and took on responsibility for the vocational sector and the statutory roles as the Accreditation Authority and Qualifications Register Authority under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

Find out more about financial assistance provided at various levels of education (pre-primary, primary, secondary, post-secondary and higher education) and scholarships at http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/education/financialassistance/

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