Top-class tips on overseas study

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 April, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 April, 1997, 12:00am

Almost 40 overseas and local educational institutions will take part in the third Hong Kong Postgraduate Fair from May 9 to 11.

The fair will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and will provide the latest information on postgraduate study opportunities available to Hong Kong students.

First staged in 1995, the fair was so well received that it has become an annual event.

In response to considerable market demand for postgraduate study opportunities by distance learning, a large contingent of locally based universities and partner organisations will join the fair this year. These include four of the six Hong Kong universities.

Overseas participants include universities from Australia, Singapore, the United States and Britain. Many of these institutions offer distance learning courses as well as full-time programmes.

In view of the booming business centre that is Hong Kong, an MBA programme is still hot on demand. A high proportion of the exhibitors will offer MBA programmes with diverse specialisations.

The programmes promise flexibility as well - some can be completed full time in one or two years, while others can be pursued part-time or by distance learning. In addition to MBA, a full range of taught masters and research degrees are offered.

A number of participating institutions at the fair specialise in art and design.

Visitors who are keen to pursue postgraduate study in the visual arts are advised to bring their portfolios or photographic representations of their work for evaluation by the schools' representatives.

Graduates, undergraduates, managers and professionals are admitted free of charge and will be required to declare their status when registering for admission at the door. Others may be required to pay an entrance fee.