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Summer is quickly approaching, and that means it’s time to start finalizing your summer plans.
Summer Discovery offers 300+ courses in Business, STEM, Fashion, Acting, and more, and if you enroll before February 15, you’ll receive Priority Registration. This means you’ll be granted access to course registration before anyone else, which can be really helpful in saving your spot in your top-choice courses.*
For 53 years, we have been helping middle school and high school students have the summer of a lifetime. We can’t wait for you to join us.
Campus Managers are available to help you choose the right program or to answer questions. Give us a call at (516) 621-3939.
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The University of California, Irvine is one of the U.S. leading public research universities and home to an outstanding liberal arts college, an integrated academic medical center, and some of the best professional and arts schools in the country.
Experience University Research (EUR) at UCI extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the EUR program will balance academic, scientific research and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – South California.
EUR courses are taught by UCI faculty and experienced professionals of the UCI academic community. EUR programs’ faculty create an engaging academic experience by combining lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, guest speakers, and academic field trips to locations throughout Los Angeles and Irvine. Each course is designed to be more interactive, engaging, and challenging than accelerated high school classes or the broad introductory courses offered by other summer pre-collegiate programs.
Summer 2019 Eligibility Requirements
- You must be 15 and above by the first day of Class.
- You should be pursuing a rigorous high school curriculum.
- You are required to attend all class meetings beginning July 14, 2019.
- You may be either a domestic or international student.
International Student Application
Friday, May 31th, 2019
Calendar: 2019 EUR HS Calendar – Sample
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Date: 23-24 February 2019
Time: 12:00 – 18:00
Venue: Level 8, Cordis Hong Kong Kong Hotel at Langham Place, Mongkok
Students and parents can meet with representatives from more than 25 leading institutions of pathway, undergraduate and postgraduate programs during the exhibition. Information seminars with guests from leading Australian universities will be held concurrently during this event to highlight the study opportunities in Australia and the pathways to obtain professional qualifications. The Australia’s “Group of Eight” (Go8) will also be participating in this event. The participating Go8 universities include:
- Monash University
- The University of Sydney
- The University of Adelaide
- The University of Western Australia
- The University of Queensland
- UNSW Sydney
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Date: 26 Jan 2019 (Sat)
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: IDP Wanchai Office
Registration: Click here
2:30-3:45pm – Study in UK Pathway Programs Seminar
4:45-5:15pm – UK Pathway Programs Sharing
5:00 – 5:30pm – Counselling and Application Session
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Date: 19th February 2019
Time: 13:30 – 14:20
EU Business School is a multi-campus private business school with campuses in Geneva and Montreux, Barcelona and Munich.
A popular tourist destination, Barcelona is known as an affordable and lively cultural capital, FC Barcelona’s home turf and the birthplace of Antoni Gaudi, Salvador Dali and a thousand startups and entrepreneurs.
Geneva is a thriving financial hub and European headquarters of the United Nations, World Health Organization and Red Cross, while Montreux, also in Switzerland, is within close proximity to some of the world’s most popular skiing slopes and hosts a world-famous annual jazz festival.
Then there’s Munich, a booming, multicultural business hub described as “the capital of laptops and lederhosen”, and famed for the annual Oktoberfest.
International – Our student body is comprised of more than 100 nationalities, with 98% of students speaking two or more languages.
Small Class Sizes – Greater interaction between students and faculty guarantees heightened academic achievement.
All Classes Taught in English
Experiential Learning – The case study method and a pragmatic approach are two of our most effective tools.
Top tier of global and European rankings.
Building a Business Personality – We are committed to encouraging students to build the most valuable brand they can market: themselves.
Programs available – Undergraduate
Accounting & Finance
- BA – Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Public Relations
- BA – Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
- BA – Bachelor of Arts in Leisure & Tourism Management
- BA – Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management
- BBA – Bachelor of Business Administration
- BS – Bachelor of Science in Business Finance
- BS – Bachelor of Science in Digital Business, Design & Innovation
Business & Management Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Public Relations
- Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
- Bachelor of Arts in Leisure & Tourism Management
- Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management
- Bachelor of Science in Digital Business, Design & Innovation
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Date: 22nd February 2019
Time: 18:30 – 19:45
Venue: Newman Catholic College, 2 Cliff Road, Yaumatei
Please sign up via this link (https://goo.gl/forms/
DC1kaVKaph5dtwel1) on or before Jan 31, 2019.
The University of Oxford is committed to attract and admit students from all backgrounds, with outstanding academic potential and the ability to benefit from an Oxford education. As you may be aware, your school has track record of student/s being admitted to Oxford over the past five years. I hope interested students at Discovery College will take the opportunity to get to know Oxford and scholarship opportunities. Please feel free to share the details of this event directly to students, parents, and teachers
The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship aims to nurture, empower and connect promising and insightful leaders who will take Hong Kong into an even brighter and more caring future. The Foundation awards a maximum of 22 Scholarships every year including 20 Scholarships to undergraduate students from four local partner universities including The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in addition to two Scholarships to secondary graduates admitted to The University of Oxford in the UK. For details, please visit www.dhcfscholarship.com.
You are invited to apply for the prestigious D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship (陳廷驊基金會獎學金), which recognises and supports outstanding local Year 1 undergraduate students with a passion for service.
The scheme generously offers:
- renewable full support of tuition fee;
- a one-off overseas exchange/study trip allowance up to HK$80,000; and
- possible annual living allowance (based on financial need).
Multiple awards are available, on competitive basis with three other local universities
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Republic of Ireland
Date: 13th February 2019
Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Venue: Chinese International School
This event is a dedicated information session for parents and students from the Hong Kong region delivered by academics from Trinity College Dublin’s School of Medicine. Hear all about studying Medicine at Trinity, meet the academics and have your questions answered.
The School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Trinity College Dublin, founded in 1592 is Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious university. Our School of Medicine ranks in the top 100 in world (QS Rankings, 2019). With a proud tradition of scholarship and research, it has made a significant contribution to development of medicine. The School, through its educational programmes, strives to be innovative, research-driven, interdisciplinary and international.
Who will be speaking?
Professor Michael Gill, Head of School
Professor Michael Gill (MD, MRCPsych FTCD) is Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist at St James’ Hospital. He developed and led the Neuropsychiatric Genetics Research Group which conducts Phenotypic and Genomic research to identify and investigate the function of genetic variation contributing to risk for major psychiatric disorders. The group has been part of several significant discoveries in recent years published in journals such as Nature, Nature Genetics, Archives of General Psychiatry and the British and American Journals of Psychiatry. Professor Gill is a member of the steering group iof the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium and a lead investigator on the international PGC3 award, focusing on whole genome sequencing of large pedigrees segregating psychiatric disorders. From 2011 to 2017 he was Director of the Wellcome/HRB Clinical Research Facility at St. James’ Hospital which opened in 2013. He is a Board member of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Clinical Research Development Ireland and Empower the User, a spinout in the soft skills space. In 2016, Professor Gill led a successful bid to establish the Wellcome HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme involving six universities; the postgraduate training bodies in the North and the South and the HSE-NDTP and HSC. In July 2017, he was appointed as Head of the School of Medicine at Trinity.
Professor Martina Hennessy, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and Director of Intern Education
Professor Martina Hennessy is a clinical pharmacologist and consultant physician at St James’s Hospital Dublin with clinical expertise in hypertension, cardiovascular risk and medication safety and research interests in antiretroviral pharmacology, international development and medical education. Prof. Hennessy is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin and recently took over from Professor Michael Gill as the Director of the HRB/Wellcome trust funded CRF at St James’s. The CRF is a collaborative partnership between Trinity College Dublin and St James’s hospital.
Dr. Alex McKee, School Manager
Dr. Alex McKee received his BA and PhD in Genetics from Trinity College Dublin. As a research fellow Alex worked on neuropsychiatric genetics and gene therapy, investigating the role of genes in memory and learning. In 2012 he moved to TCD finance, managing the University’s portfolio of research projects. In 2017 Alex took on the role of manager of the School of Medicine, supporting the day to day running of the school, as well as long term strategic management and development.
HKTDC Education and Career Expo 2019 at Wanchai – Information Hub for Opportunities in Hong Kong and Overseas
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Date: 24th – 27th January 2019
Time: 10:30am – 7:00pm
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai
21 January 2019 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 29th edition of the HKTDC Education & Careers Expo will run from 24-27 Jan at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Open to the public with no admission charge, the expo provides comprehensive information on education and job opportunities available in Hong Kong and overseas.
Four Career Theme Days Spotlight Popular Trends
Featuring two major zones – the Education Zone and Careers Zone – the four-day fair will host 880 organisations from 22 countries and regions, including educational institutions and consultants, professional associations, government departments, public organisations and private companies.
“This year’s Education & Careers Expo will see the launch of new education-themed zones, including Creative and Educational Support Services and Tertiary Academy, to clearly define the opportunities available in further education and continuing education,” HKTDC Assistant Executive Director Sophia Chong said at a press conference to introduce the expo. “In terms of employment opportunities, the 2019 expo features four career theme days, including three new themes − Culinary Arts, Exploring Construction and Tech & Creativity − as well as the popular Civil and Public Servicestheme day. We hope to put visitors on the path to success by presenting the latest information on education and employment trends.”
On the first day of the expo (24 Jan),the Culinary Arts Day, co-organised with the Chinese Culinary Institute and International Culinary Institute, features four interactive workshops, including sugar blossom making and plating, to provide hands-on experience for visitors looking to work in the culinary industry. On the second day (25 Jan), the Exploring Construction Day, co-organised with the Hong Kong Institute of Construction, will invite industry experts to interact with visitors interested in a construction career, while seminars will focus on future developments in the industry.
As Hong Kong’s innovation and technology sector sees rapid growth, more and more technology enterprises are setting up in Hong Kong and looking to attract fresh graduates. The Tech & Creativity Day (26 Jan), co-organised with the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), will examine the latest trends and developments in the industry. One of the seminars will explore how augmented reality (AR) can be applied to develop Hong Kong as a smart city, using games such as Pokemon Go and Iron Man as examples.
The last day of the expo (27 Jan) will feature the Civil & Public Services Day, with representatives from government departments and the disciplined services, including the Hong Kong Police Force, Hong Kong Fire Services Department, Immigration Department and Correctional Services Department, along with public organisations such as Airport Authority Hong Kong and the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, introducing different jobs and recruitment details.
More than 2,500 On-the-spot Job Vacancies
The 2019 Education & Careers Expo sees the debut of Recruitment Square, which cooperates with recruitment platforms to invite companies such as the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Sa Sa Cosmetic and Sportshouse to provide on-site job recruitment, with some offering on-the-spot interviews. Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts will offer more than 100 job vacancies for positions such as restaurant managers and shop supervisors. Various government departments and public organisations − including the Hong Kong Police Force, Hong Kong Fire Services Department, Immigration Department, Correctional Services Department, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and Airport Authority Hong Kong − will also conduct on-site job recruitment. More than 2,500 job opportunities will be offered during the expo.
The Youth Zone is returning this year with information on internships and job opportunities for young people. Representatives from the Labour Department will introduce various employment opportunities as well its Working Holiday Scheme that allows young people to explore opportunities available overseas.
Brand New Education Themed Zones to Meet Different Needs
Four new educational zones are set up at the expo this year. The Tertiary Academy zone brings together universities and higher education institutions offering articulation opportunities, including Hong Kong Shue Yan University and the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. The Vocational and Professional Education zone will feature the Vocational Training Council (VTC), Hong Kong Institute of Construction and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, introducing a comprehensive range of pre-employment programmes. At the Continuing Education zone, Hong Kong language schools EF Language, Wall Street English and the Japanese Language School Affiliated with Tokyo International University will offer value-added programmes.Among the exhibitors in the Creative and Educational Support Services zone is iACL Pacific, which will introduce programmes offered by HASSE Space School.
Education theme days will provide an in-depth introduction to studying in the United States (25 Jan) and Europe (26 Jan). Representatives from EducationUSA and the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao will host seminars highlighting the prerequisites for admission, application procedures, campus life and more. The International Exchange Village will also return to provide visitors with on-site consultation services for studying and working overseas. Participating Consulate General offices and official education authorities include Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden and the United States.
Inspiring and Exciting Events
Close to 90 events will be organised during the four-day expo:
24 Jan (Thursday)
Entertainment cultural brand Manner creates entertaining videos shared through social media. Actors Hou Dee (豪dee) and Weng Chan (雞Wing) will talk about their experience of becoming YouTubers and share some of the challenges of being online celebrities.
25 Jan (Friday)
Sapeiar and BlueGodZi, two novelists famous for their online works, will share how they draw inspiration from daily life at the “A Day in the Life of a Novelist” seminar. Separately,
Jayden Lam, a renowned Chinese tutor, will provide tips for passing Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examinations and show ways to use language skills to be more successful in job interviews.
26 Jan (Friday)
The e-sports industry has become a fast-growing trend in recent years. Lo Sing, Team Manager of the Emperor Esports Stars G-Rex PUBG team and e-sports commentator, will share his views on e-sports and discuss ways to enter the industry. Meanwhile, a series of seminars on working holidays will highlight the job opportunities and application requirements in Austria, France, Germany, Japan, Korea and more.
27 Jan (Sunday)
Jeffrey Hui, Executive Director of Metro Education Plus, will teach participants how to develop the most effective resume, while workplace consultant Suen Lap-man will examine social skills in the workplace.
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Date: 23rd January 2019
Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Venue: Renaissance College (Ma On Shan)
Are you interested in accessing English speaking medical school options which aren’t dependant on sky-high grades and sky-high tuition fees?
The 5 medical universities in the Czech Republic offer English speaking students have dedicated separate classes; they have students from Japan, Korea, India, the UK, Germany, HK studying there; the fees (!).
The best part is that all 5 medical universities will fly down in May (a week after the IB exams are done) and administer their own tests and interviews. They are not looking at A levels, HKDSA, IB, AP grades at all – two of my students sat their tests in May 2018 and passed with flying colours. Results of admission come out on the same day as the interviews so no anxious waiting time!
Medical Doorways (who help to facilitate the test-taking and interviews) will be coming to Renaissance for a parents/students/counsellors evening on Wednesday, 23 January at 7pm in our Main Hall. Here they will explain the application process; the internship; the pathways after graduation…basically answer any questions that you have.
Charles Stuart School of Animal and Veterinary Science also teaches in English and is a great alternative/addition to where our students currently apply to.
Rough Cost Comparison Fees for international students:
Czech Republic – HK$98,000 – HK$125,000 annually
UK – HK$150,000 – HK$380,000 annually. Cambridge University has been the first to announce that its new fee structure for students studying Medicine in October 2019 will be an eye-watering £52,638 annually and this is expected to rise in 2020 as the UK government is expected to require international students at publicly funded medical schools to pay the full cost of their clinical placements (which are undertaken during Years 4-6 of our course).
Australia – Tuition fees of between HK$250,000 – HK$460,000 annually
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Date: 22nd January 2019
Time: 13:30 – 14:20
Venue: 4F SSC
The University of Leeds is a redbrick member of the Russell Group, a network of UK universities with strong research credentials. It was founded in Leeds in the north of England in 1904. It has one of the largest campuses in the country, a rich community with many green spaces, concert halls, galleries and restaurants
- Top 10 universities in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019.
- Staff have been awarded 25 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university
- Top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019
- Member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities
- More than 27,000 undergraduates
- Over 9,000 international students from more than 170 countries, including exchange students
- Global network of alumni and are in regular contact with more than 250,000 alumni from over 180 different countries
- 3rd in the UK in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey
- The Graduate Market in 2018, has ranked Leeds in the top 10 most targeted universities in the UK by graduate recruiters
- Campus is a ten-minute walk from Leeds city centre
Meet with the university representative and learn about the application and admission process in UK.