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PolyU & You: Online Lecture Series 2021

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PolyU & You: Online Lecture Series 2021

Time: 4:15 pm – 5:05 pm
Medium of Instruction: ^ English  * Chinese

April 13 Fun with Language^

April 21 Challenges in Developing the CHang’e 5 Surface Sampling and Packing System^

April 28 Food as a Universal Language in World Toruism*

April 29 Robot Alice: The Science behind an Application that Stole the Hearts Worldwide^

Study in Japan at Ritsumeikan University

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Greetings from Kyoto, Japan! This is the International Admissions Office at Ritsumeikan University.

We are writing to you today to invite students to our upcoming online sessions below. For both events we will introduce English-taught programs at Ritsumeikan University.

The main targets of this session are students looking to enroll in April/September 2022 or after but if you have seniors looking to expand and reconsider options please share the information with them too.

With a growing interest from Japanese students and parents, one event will be held in Japanese. Details are as below.

Saturday, April 10th, 2pm-3pm (Japan Standard Time)

Registration can be made HERE. (Webinar link will be sent upon registration)

Recording will be sent to registrants after the event.

Saturday, April 18th  *Session in Japanese

立命館大学 英語で学位を取得するプログラム 帰国生向け説明会


We are more than happy to assist you and your students. We would love to be able to catch up and schedule a call with you or an online information session for your students at your school. Feel free to contact us at


HKUST: Jan 9 Business Alumni Forum for High School Students

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The Business School is going to hold an alumni forum “Career & Admission: What Exactly Can You Do with A Business Degree?”  as the first event in 2021 and would like to invite your talented students to join.  Appreciate if you could disseminate the below to your students.

Career & Admission: What Exactly Can You Do with A Business Degree?

HKUST Business School has invited recent graduates of various business majors to meet prospective students on Zoom! Alumni had studied international qualifications prior to admission to the School, like you! Speakers will share their business learning journey and their current jobs. We hope these insights can inspire prospective students and illuminates their way forward. At the end of the event, there will be two parallel admission consultations- one for admission offer holders and one for potential applicants of 2021 entry. Attendees will have a chance to have real-time interaction with alumni and admission officers.

Date: January 9, 2021 (Sat)
Time: 2:00p.m.- 4:00p.m. HKT
Medium: English
Platform: Zoom


Lingnan University Online Admission and Programme Talk (Direct Admission) [17 Dec 2020]

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We write to invite you, your students and parents to join our online admission and programme talk for applicants who apply via Direct Admission (Non-JUPAS).  Details are as follows:

Date: 17 December 2020 (Thursday)

Time: 4-5pm

Language: English

Tentative rundown:

Time Programme Speaker


Brief Introduction on Lingnan University


Registry staff


Programme highlights and features of the Faculty of Arts

(Contemporary English Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Philosophy, Translation, Visual Studies)


Arts Faculty representative


Programme highlights and features of the Faculty of Business

(Accounting, Data Science, Finance, HRM, Marketing, Risk and Insurance Management)


Business Faculty representative


Programme highlights and features of the Faculty of Social Sciences

(Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology)


Social Sciences Faculty representative


Programme highlights and features of the BA (Hons) in Global Liberal Arts Programme


GLA Programme representative


Admission and Application Information



Registry staff

Please click here for the undergraduate programme offering in Lingnan.

For those who are interested, please feel free to register here.  Application fee will be waived for those who have registered and joined our online talk.

California State University Northridge International Student Events in December

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California State University—Northridge (CSUN) is a public institution that was founded in 1958. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 34,900. CSUN is located 23 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The university offers 134 different bachelor’s degrees and master’s degree programs in 70 different fields, as well as four doctoral degrees. The most popular majors at CSUN include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology; and Communication, Journalism, Film, Music and Related Programs.

CSUN is hosting interactive Q&A webinars for international students to learn majors and other opportunities at CSUN.  You and your students can learn more about CSUN by attending one of our online events. You can register it and see the event time in your area by using the links in the attachment. If the following times won’t work for you, you can also join the others.

Southeast Asia Session–December 11th 6:00-7:00 pm PST

East Asia Session—December 18th  6:00-7:00 pm PST

More Information about CSUN:

Admission Requirements

Scholarships you can try to apply after you received acceptance:

Upcoming application period for international students:

2021 spring: apply before October 31st 2020

2021 fall: apply between October and May

YouTube Videos:

Brochure: Discover CSUN Flyer Dec 2020

BridgeU European University Showcase

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With low tuition fees and a vibrant culture, Europe has become an increasingly popular destination for international students, a trend which has only been accelerated due to COVID-19.

With this in mind, please join us for the last of our Autumn University Showcases on Wednesday 25 November at 11:00 GMT / 19:00 HKT.

You’ll have the chance to hear from leading universities from around the continent:

  • 11:00 GMT / 19:00 HKT: IE University
  • 11:30 GMT / 19:30 HKT: École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)
  • 12:00 GMT / 20:00 HKT: Stockholm School of Economics
  • 12:30 GMT / 20:30 HKT: Radbound University
  • 13:00 GMT / 21:00 HKT: Bocconi University

Register here.

Study in Japan Information Session for Hong Kong

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Greetings and Konnichiwa! There is more interest and intrigue than ever about studying in Japan. To combat Zoom fatigue and an overload of individual visits for schools, a group of 5 universities in Japan that offer English medium programs have gathered to offer an information session open to all counselors, students, and parents in Hong Kong. The participating universities are of different types (national, private, and American) and offer a mix of majors including natural sciences, engineering, business, liberal arts, social sciences, etc. Please find the details below:
Study in Japan Information Session for Hong Kong
Date/Time: Thursday 3rd December 18:00-19:00 pm (Hong Kong Time)
Participating Universities:
  • Nagoya University
  • NUCB Undergraduate School
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  • Temple University, Japan Campus
  • Why study in Japan
  • Individual Short University Presentations (Overview of English medium programs, scholarships, application, etc.)
  • Q&A
We would really appreciate it if you could help us spread the word to your students and within your community! If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Smiley (Ritsumeikan APU) at
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[HKUST] The IPO Pop Quiz!

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Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) of HKUST is going to organize The IPO Pop Quiz for all Hong Kong high school students to know more about the three undergraduate programs offered by IPO: Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management (JS5901), BSc in Environmental Management & Technology (JS5812) and BSc in Individualized Interdisciplinary Major.

Weekly Quiz about IPO Programs will be posted on for 3 consecutive Fridays starting from 20 November 2020.  Participating students will have chance to win weekly and grand prizes.  Details please refer to the attached poster and the event webpage:

We would be grateful if you could forward the poster and message to your students and encourage them to join this fun event.

If you and your students are interested in knowing more about the 3 undergraduate programs offered by IPO, we could also arrange the following session(s) at your School:

  1. i)Student Sharing – Peer sharing is most appealing to students as they have been in their shoes before. IPO students will talk about program details and share university life from youngster’s perspective. We will try to identify IPO students who graduated from your School to share as alumni.
  2. ii)Program Talk by Faculty – Professors will present the features and uniqueness of our three programs.

iii)                Other Format – Open for discussion

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me ( / T: 2358 5823) or Ms Carrie LIEW ( T: 3469 2482).  We will be more than happy to assist.

HKUST SAAS Online Information Session (Nov 14)

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HKUST SAAS Online Information Session (Nov 14)

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Are you interested in knowing more about the recently-reformed HKUST Student Athletes Admission Scheme (SAAS)? Do you know that the new SAAS is even more beneficial to student athletes than ever? Register now for the HKUST SAAS Online Information Session on Nov 14 (Sat) at 15:00-16:30!


During the Info Session we will cover:

  • Overview of HKUST Sports Development
  • Virtual Tour of HKUST Sports Facilities
  • Introduction to HKUST SAAS
  • Current SAAS Student Sharing
  • Admissions Requirements and Tips (both JUPAS and non-JUPAS)

Grab this rare chance to know more about HKUST SAAS to your advantage! Register now at (


Visit the SAAS webpage for more details, or contact for enquiries. See you!

HKU Taster @ Christmas programme 2020

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We are pleased to let you that the HKU Taster @ Christmas programme 2020 for S2-4 secondary school students is back and available to enroll starting now until November 29,2020. Students may choose to enroll on their own (  or school can nominate your students:

School Nomination (Deadline for school nomination: November 25,2020)

I am writing to invite you to nominate your students (S2-4) to join our HKU Taster@Christmas 2020 for S2-4 . believe that this programme will be a great chance for students to have a taste of the discipline at an earlier stage and hopefully will help them to make a better career planning decision

If you are interested, please fill the attached form. Once your nomination is confirmed,  we shall arrange a debit note for the programme fee.

HKU Taster@Christmas 2020

Date : December 28, 29 , 30, 2020

Details are as follows:

Programme Objective:

A virtual Three-day programme offering junior secondary school students a splendid array of faculty-based activities. Grasp this opportunity to experience the dynamic vibrancy of HKU and stimulate all your sensations!

Date : December 28, 29, 30, 2020

Level of Study: S2-S4

Method of Delivery: Via Zoom

Programme Fee: $1,200

Application Deadline: November 29, 2020

Application Fee: $50 (Online enrolment)

Attend a virtual HKU Taster and discover what it would be like to study your chosen subject at University level.

Workshops offered by HKU Faculties:

* Faculty of Architecture

* Faculty of Education: Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences

* Faculty of Engineering (Co-organized with Innovation Academy, HKU)

* HKU School of Business

* Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

Disclaimer: Programme contents are subject to change without prior notice

To learn more, please visit our website at

You are invited to join our Facebook group( ) to know more recent news from HKU Taster as well as information about forthcoming events.

Should you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to email us at