For many of his friends in Hong Kong, Li Yangs choice is somewhat exotic.
He participated in the Hong Kong High School Diploma Examination (commonly known as the Hong Kong College Entrance Examination) and scored very high. He could choose a good major from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. However, he eventually gave up the opportunity to enter Hong Kong and went to Zhongshan University in Guangzhou this year to study Chinese Language and Literature as a freshman.
I like the mainlands more comprehensive schools and can choose all kinds of majors. And many colleges and universities have beautiful environment, which is in line with my imagination of the University environment. Finally, considering the geographical location, I chose Sun Yat-sen University. Li Yang told economic reporters in the 21st century.
There are many Hong Kong students who have made the same choices as Li Yang. According to the data released by the China Education and Overseas Studies Exchange (Hong Kong) Center, there are 10433 Hong Kong secondary school graduates who have applied to mainland universities through various channels this year. Among them, this year, the number of students enrolled in mainland universities through the Hong Kong Student Enrollment Exemption Scheme for Some Mainland Universities has increased by nearly 10% compared with the same period last year.
Four main ways to go to mainland universities
Li Yang is a fresh man at Sun Yat-sen University this year. He has always had a good academic record. He chose to study at Sun Yat-sen University in the Mainland. At first, he was not supported by his family and friends.
My family didnt particularly understand me at first, because at that time, with my diploma score, I could choose a good major at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. My parents felt that it was a pity that I gave up and wasted all my previous efforts, because if I want to enter Sun Yat-sen University, I need to take the independent entrance examination. After a discussion with my parents, they decided to respect my choice. He said.
Like Li Yang, he wanted to study in the Mainland, but at first his family objected to Xu Zihao.
My family didnt agree at first. After all, they thought it would be more competitive to study in Hong Kong. After several discussions with them, they agreed to my decision.
At present, Xu Zihao has been studying in Jinan University for five years, from undergraduate to postgraduate. Talking about why he would choose to study in the Mainland, he put forward the idea of breaking the comfort circle.
Junior 6 (Senior 3) began to have the intention of returning to the Mainland to study because at that time I thought Hong Kong was a little small and wanted to leave my comfortable circle to meet new people, things and culture. So I chose to go to the Mainland to study nearby. I hope I can reach more people from different areas, broaden my social network and network, and provide more opportunities for future development. Xu Zihao said.
How to study in the Mainland? He said that there are several main ways: the first is to apply for a diploma test in Hong Kong to schools in the Mainland (exempt admission plan); the second is to take the National Joint Examination (Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan compatriots). The scores are determined by the schools themselves, and the better the school scores are, the higher the school scores are; the third way is through the recommendation of the principal of the school and in school. High school grades.
Generally, a letter of recommendation signed by the famous principals of Hong Kong can basically be recommended to some good universities in the Mainland, taking high school grades as admission criteria, and the principalsrecommendation as admission criteria. The premise is that the strength of secondary schools should be high, and the general history of running a school in Hong Kong is about equal to the strength of the school. Xu Zihao said.
In addition to these three ways, Sun Yat-sen University, Jinan University and Overseas Chinese University will have separate entrance examinations for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, which Li Yang participated in.
In mainland universities, Sun Yat-sen University, Jinan University and Overseas Chinese University have independent enrollment plans. The test of CUHK is not particularly difficult. All majors have the same test paper, but I need to prepare English for three subjects independently. I need to buy all the test questions and relevant textbooks. These materials can be found in the mainland bookstores. The syllabus is similar to that of the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Federation. Xu Zihao said.
According to Li Yang and Xu Zihao, if you want to enter a good university in the Mainland, the comprehensive threshold for Hong Kong students is not low. Taking the exemption enrollment plan as an example, the five major universities in the mainland (returning to Zhejiang in Northern Qing Dynasty) have fewer places to enroll and more competition. The difficulty of taking the exam is comparable to that of the top five schools in Hong Kong (HKU, Hong Kong Science and Technology, Hong Kong Chinese, Hong Kong Polytechnic and City University). Some 985 schools in the mainland, such as Sun Yat-sen University, Wuhan University and Beijing Normal University, have the same threshold as Hong Kongs Baptist University, Lingnan University and Education University.
Generally speaking, it still needs unremitting efforts to be admitted to the mainland universities which are comparable to the strength of Hong Kong universities. It is very difficult to be admitted to the top 985 universities. However, the Mainland Colleges and universities have a wide range of choices, a large space for development and a strong overall strength. The same score, Hong Kong students can have more diverse choices, according to their own score level to correspond to the requirements of different levels of schools, the same level will generally have different regions, different advantages of professional schools to choose. Li Yang said.
Willing to work in the Mainland
In interviews with 21st century economic journalists, they found that the first thing Hong Kong students need to do when they come to the Mainland to study in universities is to pass the language barrier, but they have overcome it by their own means.
Xu Zihao said that his Putonghua was not ideal at first, so there were some problems in communicating with his classmates, and he would lag behind in class. Later, through basketball, I met many good friends. I improved a lot by listening to and talking to them. I worked harder in the course, so I could catch up with the progress.
Li Yang also mentioned this issue. Sometimes chat with friends from the north, there will always be inaudible situation, at this time politely ask the other party to repeat, or modestly ask some unknown words and network terms they do not know, they will patiently explain, they will constantly contact the hot spots of the network, and over time can flow. I communicated with my classmates from all over the world freely.
In addition to language barriers, there are other challenges.
For example, Li Ling, a Hong Kong graduate student majoring in Tourism Management at Jinan University, thinks that because everyone comes from all over the world, their ideas are not necessarily the same. Some students will ask us where we come from when we are grouped in group assignments, or identify us according to our accent, but this is still rare.
Studying in the Mainland has greatly expanded the circle of friends of Hong Kong students.
Xu Zihao believes that although it needs adaptation at first, Jinan University is a place where overseas Chinese students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and mainland students converge and merge. He recognizes many friends from different places and places, broadens his social circle, and can also get in touch with and understand different cultural customs in the mainland. Vulgar.
When you have academic problems, you will communicate with each other, and group work is often done together. Through sports and community activities, you can also get to know many friends, generally speaking, it is quite pleasant. Xu Zihao said.
Li Yang said that he had known his classmates from different regions. They were very friendly and willing to share what they saw and heard. They got along well with each other.
At the same time, they all praised the teaching quality of mainland universities. Xu Zihao said that the quality of teaching in mainland universities is very good, and the teachers who teach are very responsible. Li Ling also said that the quality of teaching in the Mainland is very good.
In addition to expanding the circle of friends, many Hong Kong students who come to the Mainland to study have changed their vision of the future. Most of them are willing to stay and work in the Mainland.
Reading in the Mainland has actually helped me in different ways. For example, before I went to find some internships in Hong Kong trading companies that developed in the Mainland. They will be very interested in my internship experience in the Mainland and give me a bonus. Later, I had the opportunity to practice there for a period of time, and even followed them to a Canton Fair. Xu Zihao said. He intends to work in Shenzhen after graduation. He believes that the construction of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Dawan District is a golden opportunity. Hong Kong and Macao students with different cultural backgrounds should have great advantages. Li Yang also said that he planned to develop in the Mainland and hoped to take advantage of Sun Yat-sen University as a broad platform to engage in the work of media, education or copywriting related to his major. I feel that it is easier to find suitable internship or employment opportunities in the Mainland. I will give priority to grasping the opportunities in the Mainland. Source: Responsible Editor of 21st Century Economic Report: Zhou Xinyi_NB12002
Reading in the Mainland has actually helped me in different ways. For example, before I went to find some internships in Hong Kong trading companies that developed in the Mainland. They will be very interested in my internship experience in the Mainland and give me a bonus. Later, I had the opportunity to practice there for a period of time, and even followed them to a Canton Fair. Xu Zihao said.
He intends to work in Shenzhen after graduation. He believes that the construction of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Dawan District is a golden opportunity. Hong Kong and Macao students with different cultural backgrounds should have great advantages.
Li Yang also said that he planned to develop in the Mainland and hoped to take advantage of Sun Yat-sen University as a broad platform to engage in the work of media, education or copywriting related to his major.
I feel that it is easier to find suitable internship or employment opportunities in the Mainland. I will give priority to grasping the opportunities in the Mainland.