Before you proceed with your application, think carefully about why you want to pursue further studies and what you want to achieve. By setting a clear goal for yourself, you will find it easier to figure out your path ahead.
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Research available programmes that match with your background, ability and aspirations.
a) Studying in Hong Kong
You may consider postgraduate studies in different institutions in Hong Kong which offer a wide array of programmes.
- Postgraduate programme at HSUHK
- Postgraduate Studies in Hong Kong – information of local UGC-funded institutions
b) Studying abroad
Alternatively, you may consider pursuing further studies abroad. Below are some online resources that offer advice for studying in popular foreign study destinations :
|Australia||Study in Australia|
Canadian Education Centre – Hong Kong
Studying in Canada
|China||Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre
Study in China
|Japan||Study in Japan
Japan Study Support
|Korea||Study in Korea|
|Netherlands||Study in Netherlands|
|New Zealand||Education New Zealand|
|Singapore||Ministry of Education, Singapore|
|Sweden||Study in Sweden|
|Taiwan||University Entrance Committee For Overseas Chinese Students
Study in Taiwan
Chinese Language Centers in Taiwan
|United Kingdom||Education UK
Prospects – Study in the UK
|USA||Institute of International Education
c) Advisory agencies
Some local agents can provide professional advice or even logistics support for your overseas study plan. Please be aware that a fee may be incurred for using such services.
d) Other online resources
- Studylink – Search for courses
- AC Online – Student’s road map to studying abroad
- AccreditedOnlineCollegesOnline – Online master’s degree
e) University ranking
It can be useful to take reference of the rankings of your desired universities and programmes.
Once you have shortlisted some desired programmes, you should then submit an application according to the timeline. It will normally take some time to complete the application. Start your application as early as possible to avoid any delays. The below sites may be useful for your application. Admission essay and personal statement advice:
- Prospects – Personal Statement for Postgraduate Application
- About Education – How to Write Your Graduate School Admissions Essay
- Write a Graduate School Essay that Will Knock Their Socks Off
Obtaining a recommendation letter:
Required entrance tests for some programme applications:
Differences between GMAT and GRE:
A language test is likely also required for international study, such as:
Try to answer some practise questions before taking a test. A few are usually available for free on the test website. Test preparation material is also offered by many external providers, although pricing varies substantially depending on the test and desired tuition level:
In financing your further studies, It is a good idea to contact the office of your desired/ enrolled programme and check out the available scholarships/ grants for the specific programme. In the meantime, you may also source for some scholarships offered by various organizations. Please note that many scholarships are open for application during the last quarter (Sep – Dec) of each year. Therefore, you may need to start looking for scholarships during or even before making your programme applications.
Scholarship searching platforms:
Some available scholarships/ grants schemes for consideration:
Good luck to your future academic/ career pursuits!
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