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Mainland students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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