Jesuits to charge HK$250,000 for college tuition

The Jesuits' first university in China could also have Hong Kong's highest tuition fees at HK$250,000 a year.

Thursday, 28 June, 2012, 12:00am

Student credit data handover rejected

The privacy commissioner has rejected a government proposal to hand over credit histories of students who fail to repay government loans to a credit reference agency.

Allan Chiang Yam-wang warned this action could prompt other government units and private companies to press for similar rights to check people's credit histories.

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tuition fees shouldn't leave graduates broke

Universities were invented by the Catholic Church to train its clergy, and did not charge fees. In this way, they could attract talented people from both the rich and the poor.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Expensive education

Britain is renowned for its higher education institutions. Its universities attract applicants from around the globe.

2 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Graduates face bleak future

The Chinese proverb 'a book holds a house of gold' has been used by teachers for centuries to motivate students and instil in them the idea that good academic performance is a ticket to success.

19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 By how many times has the number of undergraduates and doctoral degree holders increased on the mainland in the past 10 years?

a. 2

b. 3

c. 4

d. 5

2 Lie Zhiwe feels trapped in a maze because ...

19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Catch-22 for graduates without means

The Chinese proverb 'a book holds a house of gold' has been used by teachers for centuries to motivate students and instil in them the idea that good academic performance is a ticket to success.

12 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Educator gives warm lesson in humanity

Zheng Hong is an educator with extensive experience in the United States, where she earned a master's degree in public administration at Harvard University. She returned to Beijing and in 2005 set up a middle school for migrant workers' children in the Daxing district of the capital, giving it the poetic name Dandelion School.

23 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

DSS schools cut fees as subsidies given boost

The provision of 12-year free education beginning this academic year has prompted some Direct Subsidy Scheme schools to make a drastic cut in tuition fees.

Information provided by the Education Bureau has revealed that 47 DSS schools had applied for fee adjustments for this academic year.

1 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Dream ... and plan

You have found your dream university, but you are not sure whether your parents can afford it.

What should you do first? You should get as much information as you can on this university, such as tuition fees, subjects and the duration of the programme.

You also have to look up the other expenses, including travel, books and meals.

22 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Scholarships up for grabs

Form Six and Seven students have the chance to win valuable scholarships to study at the University of Cambridge under the Prince Philip Scholarship Scheme. The scholarship consists of a one-off cash award of GBP2,500, and a pair of return economy class air tickets between Hong Kong and London.

20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

54 held over student loan scam

The corruption watchdog has arrested 54 people in the past three days over a bribery syndicate suspected of cheating the government out of HK$3 million in loans for continuing education.

Those arrested included five employees of a training institution and its founding company - two managers, a supervisor and two instructors, the Independent Commission Against Corruption said.

20 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Lawmakers push for free evening classes for adults

Panel tells bureau not to be tight-fisted

Lawmakers this week accused education officials of taking a penny-pinching approach to funding continuing education as they pushed for evening schools for adult learners to be made free of charge.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Funding sought for mature students

The Concern Group for Former Government Evening Schools has called for more resources to run evening classes for mature students. Nearly 80 per cent of the students earned less than HK$8,000 a month, yet they had to pay HK$7,200 in annual tuition fees to attend classes to finish junior secondary education.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

14-year-old medical student wins scholarship to cover tuition fees

Gifted student Ho Hoi-lam has been awarded a newly-established scholarship to cover her six years' tuition fees at Chinese University's medical school.

The 14-year-old said the HK$200,000 gift would ease her family's financial burden.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am