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STUDY IN HONG KONG AND ENJOY THE MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT: A STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS
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STUDY IN HONG KONG FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS: PakStudyAbroad BRINGS THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR YOU!
ABOUT HONG KONG
Cosmopolitan city Hong Kong is one of the beautiful, developed and modern cities of the world. This modern city situated on China’s southern coast. This eastern city of Asia represents the western values and life style. It has lot of influence of British administration. This former British colony handed over to china in 1991 after finishing the lease agreement between United Kingdom and Chinese King. This Asian city was developed by British administration in their rule. British administration worked on the infrastructure of Hong Kong and makes it like big cities of Europe. Hong Kong has all the facilities of big European cities. You can experience the blend of Chinese and modern culture in Hong Kong. Citizens of Hong Kong accept the western values and modern trends but they also kept alive the ancient Chinese traditions. Hong Kong is consisting of 1,104 square km with the population of 7.402 million. Majority of its population is Chinese. But almost 0.5 million people are living in Hong Kong for study, job or business purpose. These foreigners include Pakistani, Japanese, Australian, American, Filipinos, Indonesian, Nepalese, Thai, Indian, British and others.
This fast city of Asia never sleeps, you can feel the electrifying atmosphere in this thrilling city. You have lot to do in Hong Kong, high buildings, skyscrapers, bars, cafes, clubs, cinema halls, theaters, shopping malls, play lands, restaurants never spare you to sleep. If you are planning to go Hong Kong then PakStudyAbroad.com suggests you to go with full of energy because this vibrant city will flow you with it and will make your every moment full of joy and fun. There are lots of skyscrapers in Hong Kong. Actually Hong Kong is number one in the world according to the quantity of its skyscrapers.
Chinese and English are official languages of Hong Kong. Most of the universities are using English as teaching language. As a tourist you will not face any language barrier because almost every citizen of Hong Kong knows English very well. Citizens of Hong Kong are very loving, helping and soft natured persons. They welcome the tourists in their city. You will always feel like home as foreigner in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is a paradise for women and shopaholics. You can get every top brand of the world and local products from shopping malls of Hong Kong. You can shop any time from any place in Hong Kong, as we mentioned earlier that this city never sleeps. This city has world’s most busy airport. Flights from Hong Kong go to every major city in the world. This busy and most populated city is properly linked by roads and railway tracks. The transportation system of this city is world’s efficient transportation system. The fares of public transports are very economical and affordable including rails and buses.
The telecommunication system of the city is very modern and fast. If you are in Hong Kong then you are well connected with world by telephone, mobile phone and internet. You can enjoy high speed WiFi internet in this fast city. As student you can take help from this high speed WiFi in your studies. This commercial city is economic hub of Asia. Hong Kong welcomes everyone with open arms. There is no racism in the city, no matter which race or country you belongs to, permanent or temporary resident, you can use all the municipal and civil facilities in Hong Kong.
WHY STUDY IN HONG KONG?
Study in Hong Kong for international student is always a good idea. The education system is based on British and Chinese standards. China and United Kingdom are famous for their top quality education system. Here you can experience the excellence of both education systems in Hong Kong. The prestigious universities of Hong Kong are known for their modern and quality education. Universities of Hong Kong are in world’s top 50 universities. Foreign students are highly welcome in the higher education institutions of Hong Kong. This beautiful city truly can be said education hub of Asia, where almost every country’s students are taking education in different study programs. Higher education institutions of Hong Kong follow international standards of education. The good news for Pakistani students is that English language is used as teaching language in Hong Kong like Pakistan. Although, Chinese language is also used for teaching but it is optional. You can study in any language by proving your proficiency in language. All the development of Hong Kong is only due to its top quality education system. Higher education institutions of Hong Kong accept all the brilliant minds from the world, either they are students or teacher. If you have innovative skills and you have aim to do something new every day then believe us that higher education institutions of Hong Kong are best place for you.
There are 20 higher education institutions in Hong Kong, two of them are in top 50 universities in the world and four are in top 10 universities of Asia. Universities of Hong Kong are serving a lot in the field of business administration. There are world’s top and up to date business management studies programs are taught in higher education institutions of Hong Kong. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology also offers EMBA program with the collaboration with Kellogg School of Management of the Northwestern University Evanston, United States.
The higher education in Hong Kong is mostly research based. Higher education institutions of Hong Kong provide lots of research facilities and activates in every study field. Students are encouraged to present their research work in front of others. Discussion groups are made by teachers and students share their ideas with fellow students and teachers to innovate new things. These innovative and unique ideas of students become a new line of research for them and one day it becomes a new theory in their specific field. PakStudyAbroad.com strongly recommends Hong Kong for higher studies.
STUDY PROGRAMS IN HONG KONG
The higher education institutions of Hong Kong offer bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral programs to students. PakStudyAbroad.com presents the detail of these study programs. The study calendar consists of two semesters. The spring semester starts in January 15 to May 31 and fall semester starts at September 01 to December 31.
BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM
Higher education institutions of Hong Kong offer bachelor’s degree programs in different study fields. The students who have completed their secondary education are eligible for admission in bachelor’s degree program. Pakistani students are required intermediate certificate with required grades by university. International students who want to take admission in bachelor’s degree program in English language as teaching medium are required proficiency certificate. For English language proficiency, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) are accepted. Deadline for admission can be varying from one institute to another institute. Students should check the admission criteria and admission deadline dates from the official website of higher education institute of Hong Kong.
MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM
Universities of Hong Kong are best place for master’s level studies. All master’s degree programs are research based. This research based studies clear all the concepts of students in their respective fields. There is lots of master’s degree programs are offered to students. Students who want to take admission in master’s degree program are required bachelor’s degree with good CGPA. English language proficiency certificate is required from international students. For English language proficiency, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) are accepted. Deadline for admission can be varying from one institute to another institute. Students should check the admission criteria and admission deadline dates from the official website of higher education institute of Hong Kong.
DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAM
The doctoral degree in Hong Kong is totally research based. There are lots of doctoral degree programs are offered to students by higher education institutions. Students who want to apply for admission for doctoral degree program are required good research work in their respective field of education with an impressive thesis. The thesis should be well written with innovative research work. Thesis should be published in national newspaper and can be defended in all public forums.
TUITION FEES OF UNIVERSITIES IN HONG KONG
Tuition fees of higher education institutions of Hong Kong are very affordable for Pakistani students. There is very much variation in the fees of different higher education institutions of Hong Kong. It is very difficult to assess average fees of different study programs and courses. PakStudyAbroad.com only informs you that fees of higher education institutions of Hong Kong can be charged from US $ 11,500 to US $ 34,000 per year. Students who have decided to take admission in higher education institutions of Hong Kong should check the exact fee from the official website of their desired university’s website.
COST OF LIVING IN HONG KONG
Living expenses in Hong Kong are very economical due to neighborhood of china. Though rent of rooms and flats are bit high due to over population of this cosmopolitan city but other necessities of life are very inexpensive. Food, travelling, clothing, books, stationery, personal maintenance, entertainment and other basic needs of human are very much affordable as compare to other big cities of world. But keep in mind one thing that Hong Kong is cosmopolitan city. And life in big cities is always expensive, so that in Hong Kong. But as compare to some big cities like Tokyo, Seoul, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Oslo, etc. Hong Kong is way too economical. Don’t expect Hong Kong living expenses as low as Lahore, Karachi, Delhi, Colombo, shanghai etc. PakStudyAbroad.com always says that cost of living depends on your living style. Students should have US $ 4,000 to US $ 6,500 per year to live in Hong Kong. This cost can be reduced by sharing your accommodation with other fellow students. Students are offered different types of discount on student’s card. Students should avail these discounts which are given on travelling, cinemas, theaters, some restaurants, museums and some groceries stores. Cost of studies in Hong Kong is also low as compare to European countries.
SCHOLARSHIPS IN HONG KONG FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
If you are intelligent student with good academic record then PakStudyAbroad.com has good news for you. There are numbers of Hong Kong government scholarships for international students are waiting for you. Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is giving huge grant to eight University Grants committee. If you are student of one of those universities then you can apply for your scholarship for study as non-local student. Government of Hong Kong is doing lots of steps to attract foreign students, scholarship is one of that steps. Foreign or non-local students are awarded approximately US $ 10,300 per year for their study in Hong Kong.
Some scholarships are offered to students of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries.
If you are planning to go to Hong Kong for Doctoral (PhD) study program then you should apply for PhD fellowship scheme of Hong Kong. You can get US $ 30,000 per year as scholarship for Doctoral studies. You will be awarded US $ 1300 along with scholarship for research and travelling etc. students should check the official website of university to apply the dates of scholarship.
HONG KONG VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS
All foreign students need visa to enter in Hong Kong including Pakistani students. The students who successfully get admission in higher education institution of Hong Kong needs a local sponsor, normally university arrange this sponsor for you. After arranging sponsor you need to apply for visa / entry pass immigration department, which takes 6 weeks to process your documents. Following are the general documents which are required to get visa.
- Form ID995A correctly filled and signed by candidate
- Form ID995B correctly filled and signed by sponsor
- Photo copy of travelling documents & ID card
- 1 photograph pasted on Form ID995A
- Bank statement with sufficient funds to pay course fees & one year living expenses.
- Proof of scholarship fund (if any)
- Accommodation reservation confirmation letter
These are general visa requirements, students should go to official website of embassy to check exact visa requirements according to their course duration.
INTERNSHIP AND PART TIME WORK IN HONG KONG
The government believes that students should work during study to get practical experience and earn for their future. They also believes doing work during studies make you confident and prepare you for financial life after studies. But government of Hong Kong also strictly believes that basic duty of student is study not work. So they allow students work during studies but only in shape of internship in their study relevant field. There are some restrictions about internship. The duration of internship should not be less than one year or less than one third of the entire period of study program. Internship should be totally related to students study field. Students who get internship in their study field have no restriction for job hour, amount of salary or nature of work. Students who are interested in internship should apply for internship with admission.
PART TIME ON-CAMPUS JOBS OR SUMMER JOBS IN HONG KONG
The students whose course is not less than one year and they are not studying in Hong Kong as exchange students can apply for on-campus job or summer job. Universities pay good remuneration for on-campus jobs. Students are advised to apply for on-campus jobs with admission. Students who will be consider as eligible for on-campus job by university will be issued No Objection Letter (NOL). The students who get the NOL should read the terms and conditions carefully to understand the nature of jobs they may have to do during studies.
Good news is that after completing the graduation successfully foreign students are allowed to stay in Hong Kong for one year without any job searching restriction. And if student get job in Hong Kong during this one year stay they are granted work permit.
PakStudyAbroad REVIEWS ABOUT STUDY IN HONG KONG FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS
Study in Hong Kong is good deal. If you choose Hong Kong for studies then you will get a chance to live in cosmopolitan city and live a vibrant and electrifying life. The rich culture, colorful traditions, blend of east and west, essence of ancient and modern, galaxy of skyscrapers, huge shopping malls, no language barriers and top quality education from world’s prestigious universities, Hong Kong is paradise of students and tourists. Hong Kong universities ranking is very impressive. The main reason to go for study in Hong Kong is that students are not free to work jobs as other countries. By this practice students do not waste their precious time on searching and doing job and give their complete time to their studies. Which make their knowledge and grades strong!
We rate 4 out of 5 for this cosmopolitan city.
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