Mainland students

Hong Kong universities raise fees by up to 20pc for non-local students

Professor Chung Yue-ping of Chinese University. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong's eight government-funded universities have raised tuition fees by as much as 20 per cent for non-local students this year, attributing it to inflation and a stronger yuan.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 7:43am 2 comments

Lack of hostel space in Hong Kong forces non-local students into rental market

The Tai Wai MTR area, which is popular with students.

At least 12,000 non-local university students, most from the mainland, are living in private-sector flats because of a lack of campus hostel places. The students are putting pressure on the market as they compete with locals, yet they have been overlooked by the high-level committee that is formulating the city's long-term housing policy.

21 Feb 2013 - 7:42am 7 comments

Mainland students hit by rising rents in Hong Kong

Mainland students hit by rising rents in Hong Kong

Given a choice, mainland undergraduate Judy Su Xiaolin would prefer to stay in a hall of residence to enjoy university life to the full. Instead, the second-year politics student at the University of Hong Kong, like many other mainland students, has to rent a private flat in Western District. Returning to the city after an exchange programme last semester, she failed to secure a room in the residential hall where she stayed during her first year.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:12am

Thousands of mainland students flock to Hong Kong for SAT exams

Candidates wait outside an SAT test centre in Hong Kong on Saturday. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Mainland Chinese students flooded to Chep Lap Kok’s AsiaWorld-Expo early on Saturday morning, to take the SAT US college entrance exams, The Beijing News reported on Monday.

4 Dec 2012 - 10:01pm 5 comments

Mainland students may see ban on studying at foreign institutions lifted

Mainland students may see ban on studying at foreign institutions lifted

Hong Kong is considering easing an old rule that bars mainland students from entering a full-time programme with an overseas institution while in the city.

The change would be part of an effort to establish Hong Kong as a regional education hub.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am 1 comment

Generic Sha Tin estate City One gets some colour from mainland students

A cycle track near City One.

City One could have come straight out of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, with its setting in a place called Airstrip One. With 51 towering white-and-green blocks, the residential complex in Sha Tin is as nondescript as its name.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:57am