Monthly Archives: January 2020

HKU Open House activities

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Starting from the end of January, HKU will be organizing a series of open house activities to let Secondary 3-6 students have a taste of different programmes. It is a great opportunity for students to get in touch with our teaching teams. Detailed information could be found here. We would greatly appreciate it if you could disseminate the information to your students.

Some of the highlighted activities include:

Date Activity
29 January Faculty of Dentistry – Guided tour and Admissions Talk Register Here
31 January Faculty of Business and Economics – Business Exploration Day Register Here
31 January Faculty of Education – Pathway to Education Register Here
1 February Faculty of Architecture – Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Studies Register Here
8 February Faculty of Architecture – Bachelor of Science in Surveying Register Here
15 February Faculty of Science – Pathway to Science Register Here
22 February Faculty of Social Sciences Register Here
17 April Faculty of Arts – Pathways in the Faculty of Arts Register Here

Please be reminded that seats are reserved on first-come-first-served basis. Kindly let me know if you have any questions.

USC Summer Programs

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USC Summer Programs extend a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California.

Summer Program Duration:
4 week: June 14 – July 11, 2020 (no class scheduled on July 3rd)
2 week: June 14 – June 28, 2020

Over 20 courses offered in a variety of subjects including architecture, business, engineering, journalism, drama, pre-law, pre-health, etc.

Eligibility to apply: 

  • High school students who have completed at least the 9th grade by the start of the program
  • TOEFL 100 or IELTS 7.0 or above
  • Submit all application and information before deadline: March 20, 2020 (International students will require to apply I-20 visa) – Learn more how to apply 

Tuition Fees: Approx. USD9,126 including room and board at one of the USC residence halls

Application Deadline: March 20, 2020  for international students on a rolling basis. For further questions, please contact

USC Summer Programs Website
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CalArts Now Accepting Walk-Ins for London Auditions

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California Institute of the Arts
CalArts Office of Communications
CalArts faculty will now be accepting walk-in auditions
in London for students interested in auditioning for
the School of Theater for Fall 2020.
Both BFA and MFA prospects are welcome.

Monday, January 13
Tuesday, January 14
1 PM – 4 PM

For location and additional information, contact

University of Birmingham (UK) – Physiotherapy Visiting DC | Jan 17

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Date: 17 Jan

Time: 13:30 – 14:20

Venue: 4F SSC

 University of Birmingham (UK) – Dr Alex Jepson from the Faculty of Physiotherapy giving an academic lecture on sports injuries – anyone interested in Physiotherapy or competitive sports needs to be here.

University of Bath (UK) visiting DC | Jan 16

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Academic Lecture: Antibiotic Resistance

Date: 16 Jan

Time: 13:30 – 14:20

Venue: 4F SSC

University of Bath (UK) – Professor Alex Jeffries giving an academic lecture about “Antibiotics resistance” – a fascinating lecture not only for Bio-Science enthusiast.

(Faculty of Biology and BioChemistry)

Northumbria University (UK) – Sports Programmes visiting DC | Jan 15

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Date: 15 Jan

Time: 13:30 – 14:20

Venue: 4F SSC

An overview of Northumbria University‘s performance sport programmes and related scholarships and high-level competition opportunities.

Anyone interested in Sports Science, Sports Management or Studies should definitely attend this!

“Top 15 for facilities in the UK”
Northumbria University has some of the best facilities in the country, expert staff who come from diverse professional backgrounds and courses that are accredited and endorsed by professional and national governing bodies. This ensures that we provide you with the opportunity to develop the attributes and experience you need to succeed in the profession of your choice when you graduate.

Explore the courses including:


DC Alumni Panel Jan 13

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Date: 13 Jan

Time: 13:30 – 14:20

Venue: 4F SSC

Interested in hearing about university life directly from our own DC students?

Great opportunity to hear from our students studying in US, UK, HK, European and Australian universities! They will talk to you about the exciting things they have done, the challenges they have faced and how university life is different from school.

Listen to what they have to say, ask questions and find out what it’s really like to study in university!

British Council: Study UK Fair 2020

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Date: 18-19 JANUARY 2020

Time: 12.00 – 5.30 P.M.

Venue: Hall 1C, HKCEC, Wan Chai

Free admission


Seminar programme session and topics:

Institutions search:

Featuring nearly 90 UK independent schools, further education colleges and universities, the British Council’s Study UK Fair is the major event you can’t afford to miss if you or your children are aspiring to study in the UK. School representatives will be there to answer all your queries about course choices. With free workshops and seminars on local culture and lifestyle, UCAS application procedures, IELTS preparation tips and more, this fair is the first step in planning your UK education!

Visit for a list of participating institutions and seminar programme.

SCAD HK – Rising Star Full Scholarship Nomination for 2020

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I am pleased to announce the SCAD HK – Rising Star Full Scholarship Nomination for 2020.

Students will spend five weeks (June 21-July 24, 2020) immersed in the SCAD experience, earning credit for two college courses while expanding their knowledge of innovative careers in creative fields. They will explore SCAD culture by participating in engaging student activities that highlight the unique features of each learning environment.

Details on the course:

Best of all, they will gain full access to unparalleled resources at SCAD, including inspiring spaces, computer labs, studio, production suites, libraries, galleries, theaters and more.


The first step to nomination is for educator to submit the Rising Star Nomination Form (attached) to Alison Hung: .
Student will need to apply in person and submit documents on SCAD Day on 14th MAR, 2020 at 2-5PM with Miss. Lorrin Au-Yeung.

Have the nominated student register to attend SCAD Day so we will be expecting the student :
14th MAR SCAD Day:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • In order to be considered for this award, students must be nominated by their principal, teacher or university counselor
  • The nominee may be of any nationality but must have the right to study in Hong Kong
  • The nominee should be starting their last year of high school in 2020 – 2021
  • The nominee should be ranked in top 10% of their class


Checklist of documents to submit

  • Rising Star Nomination Form
  • Academic transcripts of school reports ( 2019 – 2020 1st term, 2018 – 2019 , 2017 – 2018)
  • The student’s online application for admission *If submitted online individually and not on SCAD day
  • HKID and Passport


Please email nomination forms to no later than 12th MAR, 2020.

For program specific queries, contact or call David Hughes at +852.2253.8043

ESF University Fair 2020

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Date: 20 Jan 2020 Monday

Venue: King George V School

Time: 13:30 – 17:00

The event aims at providing our students with information on higher education destinations. Each year, over 160 institutions from over the world send representatives to the Fair. It is a great opportunity for students to gain knowledge on universities or countries they are interested in, and to explore institutions they are not familiar with. It also allows universities to get to know ESF schools and our students.

Full Details: HERE

List of Participating Institutions: HERE

Fair Rundown: HERE

Sample Questions to ask Universities: HERE

All Year 12 students will be attending to the ESF fair. We will be leaving Discovery College 12:35 and our fair session is 13:30 – 15:00.

All year 12 parents have received an e-notice and please kindly logon the Gateway to give permission for your child to attend.