Study in U.K.

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Study in the UK

About the British

British education is known for its long history, rigorous standards and high quality, with most British schools having passed rigorous standards checks by quality control bodies。The quality, diversity, rigour and excellence of our programmes。Boarding schools in The UK are internationally famous, so it has always been a popular choice for Hong Kong students to study in the UK。According to the Independent Schools Council's (ISC) 2019 report, there are now more than 5,000 Students from Hong Kong studying in British boarding Schools。On average, more than 1,500 Hong Kong students go to boarding schools in Britain each year。

Excellent educational environment

The education system in Britain is very good and very large。In 2020, there are 1397 private schools,592 boarding schools and more than 100 universities registered in the UK ISC。Compared with the United States, British higher education must pay more attention to the research of basic theories and the development of high technology。Its research results are well known in the world。Regarded as the birthplace of science and creativity, the UK has the second highest number of Nobel Prize winners in the world。


Short study time and high global recognition

British courses are not only widely recognized by the world, but also set up a compact and rigorous curriculum. Therefore, it usually takes three years to complete the bachelor's degree and one year to complete the master's degree, which enables students to quickly enter the workplace and further their professional field

Reduces the cost of studying abroad。


Boarding school £4000 - £10000 / semester (total 3 semester)

GCSE/IGCSE £12,000 - £26,000 / year

A-level £10000 - £28000 per year

University Foundation courses £10,000 - £18,000 / year

University Diploma courses £10,000 - £25,000 / year

University Bachelor's courses £10,000 - £20,000 / year

University Masters courses £10,000 - £20,000 / year

The British educational system

Primary and secondary schools

Primary and secondary education in the UK is generally divided into three stages: a six-year primary school system, a five-year secondary school system and a two-year preparatory system。On completion of Class 11, students are required to take the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).。Equivalent to the old HKCEE。After GCSE, students can move on to a-level.。


Bridging Course - International Diploma

The International Diploma is similar to the first year of university. It is only for students from the UK. It is suitable for sixth form students and lasts for one year。This course can also be regarded as a conditional entry to a British university. Students who achieve the required results will be admitted to the second year of their original school, i.e., two more years of study will lead to a British university degree。The advantage is that its admission requirements are lower than straight into the university, and can be connected to the second year of the university, is a good choice for many students to study in famous universities in Britain。


University Foundation

Most UK universities offer Foundation courses to help students move on to university. These courses are suitable for secondary 5 and 6 students and last for 6-12 months。Form 6 students who do not meet the university admission criteria or have not taken the elective subjects required by their preferred university may choose to take this course to enter a UK university。The University Foundation course is a popular choice for students studying in the UK. Upon completion of the course and meeting the required requirements, students can proceed to the first year of university。

Comparison between Hong Kong and UK academic system

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UCAS is The Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).,Similar to JUPAS in Hong Kong,UCAS is available for Hong Kong students,Use the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results directly without the need for additional qualifications such as A-levels to apply to UK universities,Choose up to five。You can check your application progress online at any time after application。


If all 5 applicants are not accepted, they can attend the standby application or make-up application procedure。


In applying for a bachelor's degree at a British university, UCAS will convert DSE scores into UCAS Tariff Points.

Below are the comparison scores of core subjects and elective subjects in category A


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