HKCC offers new incentives

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 25 April, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 25 April, 2006, 12:00am

The Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) has introduced up to 30 scholarships worth $10,000 each, as well as two new admission schemes, to encourage more students to apply for its associate degree programmes.

The HKCC - affiliated to the Polytechnic University - will offer a total of 22 sub-degree programmes (courses which can lead to a degree) for the 2006/2007 academic year.

The new Self-Recommendation for Admission Scheme encourages prospective students to select the programme of their choice.

The Principal's Recommendation for Admission Scheme is an opportunity for school heads to nominate students who have all-round abilities.

HKCC director Dr Simon Leung Tak-wing said the application process helps students to identify and fully develop their strengths.

Self-recommending students may select up to three programmes and submit their applications together with information about their extra-curricular activities and services to their school or community.

Principals can nominate students who have a good learning attitude, conduct, communication and leadership skills and been involved in extra-curricular activities.

Meanwhile, a maximum of 30 study scholarships worth $10,000 each will be awarded. All newcomers pursuing their stage one studies at the HKCC in the next academic year are eligible to apply for the scholarship, with a recommendation from their school principals. The deadline for applications is May 30.

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