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Joint University Programmes Admissions System

Public exams being devalued, principals warn

School principals fear Hong Kong universities will take in more pupils who have studied international curriculums at the expense of those who take local public exams.

Tuesday, 13 November, 2012, 8:53am 4 comments

University banding system failing students

Last week, it was reported that students admitted into Polytechnic University's higher diploma programme in civil engineering actually scored better in the Joint University Programmes Admissions System than students admitted into the bachelor degree version of the same subject. This is intriguing, as local students usually prefer a degree programme over a higher diploma programme.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:10am 1 comment

Relieved Ishaq a major star within a minority

It was 8.30am at Delia Memorial School in Mei Foo.

Ishaq Farrah Mohammad was sitting quietly in a classroom corner, looking anxious.

Her frown turned into an expression of happy surprise when her class teacher, Gordon Yu Kin-fu, handed the 14-year-old Pakistani girl her results.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Envelopes await final A-level pupils

'Something that started so long ago ends with us. One day, we're going to tell our grandkids that we were the last batch.'

That was how Gurwinder Kaur, 20, bid farewell to Hong Kong's A-level examinations that she was one of the last to sit. Kaur is one of 40,000 candidates who will open a fateful envelope containing grades today.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A-level students learn their fate today

A total of 35,318 applicants for university places will find out today if they have been successful. Some 49.9 per cent will receive an offer to study for a degree, associate degree or higher diploma through the Joint University Programmes Admission System. The University of Hong Kong will admit the most students with three grade As or more at A-level - 150.

29 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Increase in applicants choosing medical studies

More top students have opted for medicine in the Early Admission Scheme this year, statistics show. Chinese University said 158 students put medical studies as their first choice, while University of Hong Kong recorded 124 - an increase of 40 and 20 applicants on last year, respectively.

7 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

22,600 miss out on university place

More than 22,600 school-leavers have missed out on a degree offer in public-funded university programmes through Hong Kong's central admissions system.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Foundation helps students clear the learning hurdles

There is no single route to higher education. Dennis Tsang Kwong-wing suffered setbacks at the local public examinations, but thanks to the Alistair Harvey Foundation Scholarship, offered through the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, he was able to fulfil his dream of studying for a bachelor's degree in biotechnology.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Helplines all ready to guide or console

Counselling helplines across the city are ramping up their services in anticipation of this morning's release of A-level results.

Many are extending their operating hours to console, guide and advise the thousands of students who are this morning realising they need to rethink their plans.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Lawmaker critical of HKUST plan to lure students with scholarship

The University of Science and Technology yesterday dangled a huge carrot in front of Hong Kong's best students, who will receive their A Level results tomorrow, offering annual subsidies of almost HK$100,000 to those with four As or more.

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am