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Hong Kong universities to recruit Taiwan students

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Two prestigious Hong Kong universities will hold admissions consultation meetings in Taiwan to recruit local students to study in Hong Kong, a university official said.

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will each offer scholarships of over NT$600,000 (US$20,200) per year to outstanding and disadvantaged students to pursue education in Hong Kong.

Grace Chow, CUHK director of admissions and financial aid, told CNA that the school recruited 32 students last year after holding its first admissions meeting in Taiwan.

The Taiwanese students who entered the university last year have been excelling, Chow said, adding that the enrolment quota this year will be flexible and will depend on students’ performance record.

Benefiting from the fast growing economies in the Greater China area, universities in Hong Kong offer an international environment and are popular among students from around the world, Chow said.

CUHK students will be able to take part in exchange programs with universities in China and other countries during their four-year study, Chow said.

Meanwhile, HKU plans to hold interviews, seminars and admissions counseling at National Taiwan University on Saturday to help reach its enrolment quota of 30 students from Taiwan this year.

CUHK and HKU are listed among the top 10 universities in Asia, according to a report by Quacquarelli Symonds, a London-based company specializing in education and study abroad.

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