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New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has joined with Hong Kong Baptist University to promote access to the University's undergraduate programmes for students holding New Zealand passports having attained NCEA Level 3, or equivalent. A limited number of vacancies will be available each year and the facilities include (subject to successful application) a range of subjects, scholarship options, accommodation and more. This arrangement provides an unique opportunity for Kiwi students seeking an undergraduate qualification within an international learning environment.
Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong Campus
ABOUT HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), a government funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong, has been providing holistic and creativity-inspiring education. The University is highly reputed for its commitment to the humanities and art, and excellence at the cutting-edge of the science. HKBU seeks to become the region’s premier research-led liberal arts university, delivering academic excellence, innovation and social impact.
With 6,800 undergraduate students and 3,800 postgraduate students, HKBU offers a robust and diverse undergraduate, research postgraduate and taught postgraduate curriculum in seven academic units. Students also enjoy a comprehensive international learning programme to broaden their horizons and global outlook.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES ON OFFER
Over 40 majors are offered in Arts, Business, Chinese Medicine, Communication, Science, Social Sciences and Visual Arts. Medium of instruction is English except for Chinese Language and Literature and Chinese Medicine.
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA, INTERVIEW, OFFER AND SCHOLARSHIP ARRANGEMENTS
1. Academic Performance; 2. Personal attributes and non-Academic Performance; 3. Willingness to study in Hong Kong; and 4. Interview performance (if applicable).
Offer and Scholarship Notification Successful applicants will be informed of the admission offer together with the Scholarship award (if applicable). Applicants who are not awarded the Scholarship will still be considered for admission by the University.
STUDY VISA AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES
HKBU will coordinate the study visa application with the Hong Kong Immigration Department on behalf of the international students.
With the study visa, students are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week on campus during the academic year from September to May. While during summer holiday from June to August, students can work outside campus in any company in Hong Kong. Summer job is without any limitation on number of hours.
Most undergraduate programmes take four years. The year after graduation, i.e. the fifth year, students are eligible to stay in Hong Kong unconditionally for job opportunities.
If the students have been staying in Hong Kong for seven years (inclusive of the four year undergraduate study), they are eligible for the permanent residency in Hong Kong.
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New Zealand National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) Level 3
IB Diploma IB Diploma with 30 points out of 45
GCE Advanced Level (AL)/ International Advanced Level (IAL) i. Grade E or above in three AL/ IAL subjects; or ii. Grade E or above in two AL/ IAL subjects plus two Advanced Supplementary Level (ASL) subjects
(Not including Chinese and English Language subjects. The same subject cannot be counted at both the AL and ASL.)
SAT Minimum score of 1,190 (out of 1,600) in new SAT or 1,650 (out of 2,400) in old SAT (minimum score of 550 in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing), and a sub-score on essay writing of no less than 8.
English Language Qualification
i. A standard of “Achieved” (A) in minimum of 10 credits at level 2 or above in English Literacy on NCEA; Minimum score of 5 credits for both Reading and Writing; or
Ii. TOEFL: 550 (paper-based)/79 (Internet-based) or above; or
Iii. IELTS: 6.0 or above; or
Iv. An English language qualification meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University.
SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Objective: Recognize students who have excellent academic and non-academic performance.
Total Amount: Full and half scholarship of up to HK$170,000 (~NZ$29,800) per annum
Scholarship Renewal: The Scholarship is tenable for the normal duration of the programme concerned and renewable annually subject to satisfactory academic performance i.e. grade point average of 3.00 or above (out of 4.00) each year.
TUITION FEE AND ON-CAMPUS STUDENT RESIDENCE HALLS
Tuition fee per academic year is HK$120,000 (~NZ$21,000).
Accommodation fees for one academic year (nine months) range from HK$9,400–HK$13,500 (~NZ$1,650–NZ$2,350).
International students are guaranteed to stay at the on-campus student residence halls in their Year 1. Scholarship recipients will be eligible to stay in their Year 2.
All enquiries regarding this arrangement must be made directly with Hong Kong Baptist University: Jennifer Chan Assistant Programme Manager International Office Hong Kong Baptist University Room AAB703, Academic and Administration Building 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 3411 5366 Fax: (852) 3411 5568 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.hkbu.edu.hk
Please note: If you are reading this information outside the date parameters detailed below, please use the information as reference for future application and admission periods. We will update as revised details come to hand.