A review on the admission policies of hong kong universities for non-local students from mainland China

Haoran XIE*, Di ZOU, Tak Lam WONG, Fu Lee WANG

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Abstract

Students from Mainland China are the largest group of non-local students for Hong Kong universities in recent years. To attract more Mainland students and smoothen their application processes, the admission policies of Hong Kong universities are becoming increasingly more compatible for students from Mainland by recognizing various qualifications and standard examinations (e.g., Joint Entrance Exam For Universities in PRC, College English Test and Test for English Majors). However, the quick increasing amount of Mainland students in Hong Kong universities has brought various social issues concerning arguments about the medium of instructions, Hong Kong-mainland contradictions and so on. To understand how the various policy text, this essay reviews the admission policies of Hong Kong universities and related issues from three aspects: institution categories, programme levels, and place of origin. Furthermore, research questions such as what broader politics surround the policy issue, which institutions/actors are involved in the policy process and what the outcomes are answered by employing the political system theories. The social problems related to the admission policies will be examined and discussed, solutions for which will also be proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology in Education
Subtitle of host publicationPedagogical Innovations - 4th International Conference, ICTE 2019, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsSimon K.S. Cheung, Kam Cheong Li, Lap-Kei Lee, Jianli Jiao, Xuebo Zhang, Zehui Zhan
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH and Co. KG
Pages224-234
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789811398940
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Technology in Education, ICTE 2019 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 15 Mar 201917 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1048
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Technology in Education, ICTE 2019
CountryChina
CityGuangzhou
Period15/03/1917/03/19

Keywords

  • Admission policies
  • Hong Kong universities
  • Mainland students
  • Non-local students

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    XIE, H., ZOU, D., WONG, T. L., & WANG, F. L. (2019). A review on the admission policies of hong kong universities for non-local students from mainland China. In S. K. S. Cheung, K. C. Li, L-K. Lee, J. Jiao, X. Zhang, & Z. Zhan (Eds.), Technology in Education: Pedagogical Innovations - 4th International Conference, ICTE 2019, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 224-234). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1048). Springer-Verlag GmbH and Co. KG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9895-7_20