HK students vie for mainland universities

A record 3,511 Hong Kong students applied for universities on the mainland this year, mostly in Guangdong, according to China Daily.

The number of applicants for the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong to Mainland Higher Education Institutions – one of the major means for the city’s youth to try to enter mainland universities – experienced a 9.2% rise from last year.

The Hong Kong-based center, affiliated with the Ministry of Education, attributed the increase to the development blueprint launched recently for the Greater Bay Area. Mainland universities have also been boosting their international profiles in recent years.