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Overseas Study: Other Destinations

The pick of Europe

With spiralling tuition fees, moves to leave the European Union and rumours that the UK may start to limit the number of student visas issued annual, this week we decided to look at other options across ...


A parent's take on IB

Controversy continues in Hong Kong over which path is best for students aged 16 to 18; the IB Diploma, A-Levels or the HKDSE. This week we get a parent’s perspective on the matter as Mrs. Yan, a mother of two, shares her views on her children’s ...


Going Dutch

In recent months universities in the Netherlands have appeared in the international press with increasing frequency.
Much like France or Germany, the cause of this interest is the lower fees when compared with the UK and United States...


Seven emirates, one destination

It has the tallest building in the world, the biggest shopping mall and some of the wealthiest families on the face of the Earth.
Famed for its opulent lifestyle, there really is no better place to study industries like banking, petroleum production...


A different kind of experience in Indonesia

Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and other neighboring countries might not seem like the most obvious choices when students are considering overseas courses. However, there is more than one way...


Rising prospects in Japan

Japan has hundreds of two- or four-year universities and colleges. Every year the University of Tokyo competes with the University of Hong Kong for the title of Best in Asia.
With almost three million students enrolled...


Germany: Land of Ideas

This week we turn our attention back to Germany, and some of the exciting upcoming events in European higher education. If this subject piques your interest, get yourself down to the Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay...


Fabulous Formosa

Each year, 10,000 new international students choose Taiwan as a higher education destination. Home to HTC, Acer, Delta and many other massive global corporations, the value of the top twenty Taiwan companies grew by 40 percent in 2011...


Warm Swiss welcomes

Switzerland is one of the most prestigious international destinations for graduate education, particularly in business or hospitality management.
Claire Camplisson, who is currently studying an executive...


Typical Swiss hospitality

Switzerland provides a dynamic study environment for a number of reasons.
One of the wealthiest nations in Europe, it is not uncommon to find a Swiss person fluent in four languages...


Land of The Hobbits

With the release of The Hobbit and further films to follow, New Zealand is enjoying a great deal of international attention. But those planning to study overseas would do well to consider New Zealand as a vibrant destination home...


Delightful Deutschland

Few Hong Kong students would consider Germany as a viable option for overseas study. However, like France, Germany has some of the best universities and lowest tuition fees in the world, making it a sensible financial and economic choice....


Work on a French accent

Australia, Canada, the United States and UK; everybody considers these options when thinking about going to university overseas.
However, with competitive courses, astronomical fees and associated costs...


Further studies in the Lion City

Singapore might not be the most popular option for students from Hong Kong who want to study overseas, but it has its benefits. It's close to home, has a similar social structure and cultural composition...


In Dublin's fair city

Today we will be looking at the Irish capital, Dublin, and the kind of educational opportunities it offers international students.
Dublin has a population of just fewer than a million and a half; considering Ireland has a population of four and half million, it is...


Luck of the Irish

In Ireland, education is free for all levels from kindergarten to university. Nearly all universities in Ireland have the same requirements, application process and tuition fees for international students...


Ireland: Land of saints and scholars

Next to Britain, hidden under many, many rain clouds lies the island of Ireland, land of saints and scholars.
To those of you who are not too familiar with Ireland, Ireland is an English- speaking country with close cultural...

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