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Due to the epidemic situation, many students and parents will have many doubts about whether to study abroad and which country to choose. In addition, there are many restrictions on going to other countries and the journey is more troublesome. Therefore, the new application season also calls on everyone to make more options and joint applications from multiple countries according to their own situation, so as to avoid failure to enroll normally.
Among many countries / regions, the most common choice for domestic students is the British Hong Kong joint application or the British Singapore joint application. So today, let’s mainly talk about how to choose these three countries?
Let’s start with the epidemic
In terms of anti epidemic policy, Britain and Singapore are both following the same path – “coexisting with the virus”.
As Hong Kong has the greatest demand for customs clearance with the mainland, its epidemic prevention policy needs to keep pace with the mainland and strictly prevent import.
The following is the vaccination rate of each country: Singapore is the 3rd and the UK is the 11th.
The current UK / Hong Kong / Singapore immigration policy is updated as follows:
UK: at present, China still belongs to the amber list of the UK and needs to comply with the entry rules of the Yellow list countries: personnel entering the UK from overseas must board the plane with the covid-19 nucleic acid negative test report within 72 hours, and also need to undergo nucleic acid test after arriving in the UK, Students from the Yellow list countries need to isolate themselves in their houses or dormitories for 10 days.
But Hong Kong is on Britain’s green list, so there is no need to isolate Britain from Hong Kong.
Hong Kong, China: on September 7, when meeting the media before attending the Executive Council, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam, said that the “easy to come to Hong Kong” plan would be officially launched on September 15.
Singapore: passengers entering Singapore after 23:59 on September 9, 2021 will take the following measures ↓
In terms of vaccination, Singapore recognizes the new crown vaccine urgently approved by who (including China’s Sinopharm and Kexing new crown vaccine); Hong Kong recognizes most of the new crown vaccines vaccinated in the mainland; The UK has not yet approved the new crown vaccine made in China.
Secondly, academic choice.
The master’s degree system in the UK / Hong Kong, China / Singapore is relatively short, mostly 1-2 years, of which the UK and Hong Kong are mostly one-year.
The state of higher education in Britain and Singapore has been relatively stable. Universities in Hong Kong have attracted a lot of attention because of the social events in the past two years.
However, with the promulgation of the “Hong Kong National Security Law” in July 2020, after making up for the legal loopholes in public security management in Hong Kong, Hong Kong society is expected to gradually move towards stability.
The attractiveness of Hong Kong began to pick up again, the number of applications increased and the competition became more intense.
Let’s talk about the difference between the cost and application difficulty of the three regions.
The tuition fees for general science and engineering and liberal arts fluctuate around £ 10000-20000 a year, and those for business related majors can reach £ 20000-40000. Generally, if you rent your own accommodation, it is about 150 pounds per week, and if you are a single studio, it is about 200 pounds per week. Other living expenses are abundant at about 10000 pounds a year.
02 Hong Kong
The tuition fee for teaching graduate students is about HK $100000-200000, while business is generally double or even higher; The rent of most students is about HK $3000 to HK $7000 a month. If they eat and drink normal meals and are not local tyrants, RMB 2000 to 3000 a month.
The tuition fee for teaching graduate students is about S $30000; Every month, all living expenses are s $1000. They rent their own houses. The school does not provide dormitories, which is slightly cheaper than accommodation in Hong Kong.
① The application requirements are significantly higher than in previous years
Compared with the 20-year application season, many British universities have adjusted the application requirements for master’s courses. For example, the application standards of multiple majors of Manchester University have been improved, and the requirement of 2:1 has been adjusted to the requirement of first-class degree. The application standard of 21-year computer science major of Southampton University has been raised to the first-class degree requirement. The 20-year application requirement is 2:1. 85% of domestic well-known universities have the opportunity to be admitted. It is estimated that many students majoring in Shen Nan’an will refuse to accept the letter!
In addition, many British universities, such as Newcastle University and Lancaster University, have adjusted their academic application standards for 21 years, which is significantly higher than that in previous years.
② The card list is more stringent
Different from the domestic postgraduate examination, British University Master’s admission is an application system. In order to identify the strength of the applicant’s undergraduate institutions, in recent years, the recruitment departments of British universities have sorted out and published a list of Chinese universities that can accept applications, and divided them into grade 1, grade 2, grade 3 and grade 4 according to the strength of different schools, Corresponding to different majors and colleges.
In previous years, some applicants with excellent background will be reviewed on a case by case basis even if they are not on the list. However, in the past 21 years, as long as the application is not on the list, it is basically rejected in seconds (it may be the machine Screening of the application system, and the rejection letter will be sent directly if it is not on the list).
Remind students to check whether their undergraduate institutions are on the list of acceptable applications before applying.
③ Card professional background
In previous years, for 985 and 211 undergraduate students, the average score was also good. Even if the professional background was not very consistent, they could offer or adjust their major. This year, they directly refused to accept the letter.
For example, Bristol University and Nottingham University have 985 and 211 backgrounds, and students with an average score of 80 + are easy to be rejected because their professional background does not meet the requirements.
④ More and more schools charge application fees
Compared with previous years, more and more British universities have begun to collect application fees, such as Imperial College (non business major), University of Southampton and University of Liverpool. Other universities, such as UCL, Manchester University, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham, have application fees of 30, 50, 80 and 150 pounds. No money, no trial.
It may be that the number of applications is too large, and British universities will screen out some students through the threshold of high application fees.
02 Hong Kong
The average admission ratio of each major in Hong Kong is about 20-30%. There are few schools, a large number of applicants, the intensity of competition is increasing year by year, and business is more difficult. The courses are still relatively intensive, and the teaching methods of different majors are different. The major majors generally listen in the big classroom, and no one cares about you. It all depends on self-consciousness. In small class teaching, basically everyone should participate in interactive communication. If you pile up homework at the end of the term, there is still a lot of examination pressure, etc.
National and Nanyang Polytechnic have always been the top 2 in Asia. It is conceivable that it is difficult to apply. It is best to apply for 985211. It is very difficult for students with two non one books. They can also try with an average score of 90 +, which is possible to be admitted. The courses are intensive and the learning pressure is great, but they are courses that can be passed with good intentions. They are also relatively novel and can keep up with the development trend. There are large classes and small classes in class. Small classes have to talk all the time. Their homework is similar to that in China and the exam is also similar.
After studying abroad?
If you want to return home / Mainland China after graduation:
New overseas students from Britain and Hong Kong can enjoy a package of benefits for returning overseas students: settlement, rental subsidies, preferential employment and entrepreneurship policies, etc.
If you want to stay here after graduation:
Since this summer, the UK has resumed the PSW visa. For all international students with bachelor’s degree or above, they can stay in the UK for 2 years (Master’s degree) or 3 years (doctor’s degree) after graduation. A series of favorable policies to attract highly skilled talents are being promoted.
02 Hong Kong, China
After graduation, a one-year ang visa will be granted to facilitate graduates to find a job. After seven years of legal residence (including study), they can transfer to Hong Kong for residence. But one of the difficulties in employment is that most enterprises need you to speak Cantonese.
However, the salary level in Hong Kong is generally higher than that in the mainland. Studying in Hong Kong is the most direct way to stay and work there. Relying on the Great Bay area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, there will be more opportunities in the future.
After finding a job after graduation, you can apply for permanent residence by changing s pass or employment pass.
According to statistics, 80 of the world’s top 100 technology companies have settled in Singapore, and 54% of ASEAN’s Internet data have settled in Singapore.
A number of technology companies, including byte jump, Tencent, Alibaba and Huawei, began to set up more branches in Singapore in 2020 and recruit talents locally.
In November last year, the Singapore economic development board (EDB) also announced the tech.pass plan, which aims to attract the world’s top science and technology professionals to join and enrich Singapore’s science and technology ecosystem, and further consolidate Singapore’s leading position as a regional science and technology hub.
When announcing the plan before the closed door meeting with the European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore’s minister of trade and industry Chen Zhensheng also pointed out that enterprises have a surge in demand for professional and skilled talents, and Singapore must strive for these talents.
To sum up, it’s still that sentence. Different countries / regions have their own characteristics.