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ST. JOSEPHS COLLEGE OVERSEAS STUDIES 2013 - 2014 Slide 2 Careers Teachers Ms Susanna Kwan ( Staff Room B ) Tel : 36524833 Ms Mandy Yip ( Staff Room D ) Tel : 36524845 Mr. C Lo( Staff Room B) Tel : 36524827 Mr. YL Chung (Staff Room A) Tel: 36524822 Slide 3 Why do you want to study overseas ? For better education ? For easier education ? You prefer living in a foreign country ? Your friends are going overseas ? For better qualification for job hunting ? Slide 4 When to go ? The HK education system is now in line with education system in most overseas countries except UK You want to join the education system of the other countries at which level ? If you want to join the UK education at secondary school level, you have to consider carefully when you would like to go to UK. Before or after completing S5? Give enough time for research about the schools or universities of your choice Dont miss the deadline for application Slide 5 Food for thought from Prof K.M. Cheng:When should we send our children to study overseas? ( ) ?. ( ) ?. UXRno4EKKw&feature=BFa&list=PLC F4DF9D08EDAC9D9 UXRno4EKKw&feature=BFa&list=PLC F4DF9D08EDAC9D9 Slide 6 Where to go ? Which country ? UK ? USA ? Canada ? Australia ? China ? Taiwan? Study the education system of the country you have chosen Compare their curriculum with that in HK Slide 7 2012 DSE % / % (%) (87.72 %) Vs. (8%) (80.63 %) 27.33%~1700015150+3400 50.18%~3100022000 - 27000 3.13%~3800 (7.09%) 4.74%~8000 2.35%~4100 0.21 % 0.09% 0.12% Slide 8 (7.09%) (%) 1.83 % 1.52 % 0.97 % 0.95 % 0.92 % 0.35 % 0.55 % Slide 9 Which part of the chosen country ? Weather condition (e.g. Will it be too cold in winter time ?) Friends / relatives living around the neighbourhood ? Population size / Chinese population ? Slide 10 Reminders for Some Popular Places Slide 11 United Kingdom No.: 200+ UCAS Pros & Cons: many choices easy fit-in Cost: 8 000 ~ 25 000 pounds for tuition tuition fees raised 3 X in 2011 9 000 ~ 18 000 pounds for living Link: http://www.educationuk.org Slide 12 United Kingdom some examples InstitutionRequirements King s College, University of London 5555+55 University College London3535+555 University of Nottingham5*55+554 (X Chi) University of Cambridge5*5*5 University of Leicester444+555 University of Warick555 (x Chi) University of Aberdeen2222+44 Slide 13 Australia No.: ~39 Pros & Cons: varied qualities (esp private ones) can work Cost: A$10 000 ~ 16 500 for tuition A$9 300 ~ 12 000 for living Link: Slide 14 Australia some examples InstitutionRequirements Central Queensland University18 Macquarie University16-25 Monash University18-25 University of Canberra22-25 University of the Sunshine Coast 333 Slide 15 New Zealand No.: ~8 with 24 institutes Pros & Cons: secondary students welcome can work if permitted relatively low IELTS requirement Cost: NZ $10 000 ~ 18 000 for tuition NZ $10 000 ~ 12 000 for living Link: Slide 16 Canada No.: ~76 Pros & Cons: one of the best places to live safe welcome immigrants Cost: Average C$12 000 more expensive in B.C. & Quebec Link: Slide 17 United States No.: HUGE~! Pros & Cons: TOEFL + SAT : 7 times / yr + ACT depends numerous choices emphasis on ECA / community service / leadership should plan well in advance Cost: Tuition: US$ 17 500 ~ 25 200 Link: Slide 18 Japan No.: ~700 Pros & Cons: Must be DSE graduates With pass in Japanese Level 1 or 2 Exam + interview Cost: HK$125 000 to 155 000 Link: Slide 19 ~130 vs HK$18K ~ 36K; 20K~50K Slide 20 241337 334073 5753110 2012-13 Slide 21 5 Slide 22 Others Macau einter_dsej_page.php Singapore ex.asp ex.asp Slide 23 Proceedings Collect data Application Down-payment of school fee/ boarding fee Application of student visa Booking of air tickets Inform the school that you are leaving Slide 24 Collect Data : Information can be obtained from : EDB Service to students and parents Careers Guidance Further studies Non-local Slide 25 Collect Data : Non-profit-making organizations like Consulates or Commissions Slide 26 Considerations : Money Tuition fee, boarding fee, traveling expenses Cost effectiveness ( do you get a good education for the money spent ? ) Students grant and loan ? Scholarships ? (Consult Ms Yip) Slide 27 Which School / College ? Check web-sites of the chosen school / university Curriculum Any agreement with other universities for further studies ? Which University / College is most outstanding in which subject ? E.g London School of Economics Entry requirements ( e.g. results of SAT, GCSE, GCE, TOEFL, IELTS ? ) e.g. to apply for universities in UK, you must score at least 6.5 in IELTS Slide 28 Recognition/Ranking Search for ranking of universities through the internet singaschool/a/ranking.htm Slide 29 Top 400 World Universities (World University ranking 2012-2013) World Rank InstitutionCountry 1 California Institute of Technology USA 2 University of Oxford UK 2 Stanford University USA 4 Harvard University USA 5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA World Rank InstitutionCountry 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA 2 University of Cambridge UK 2 Harvard University USA 4 UCL (University College London) UK 5 University of Oxford UK Slide 30 Proceedings Collect data Application Down-payment of school fee/ boarding fee Apply for student visa Booking of air tickets Inform the school that you are leaving Slide 31 Application Direct application to the school Apply through agencies Be cautious if the proceedings involve depositing a large down-payment Find out whether you will be at liberty to move to another institution in the same country and in what circumstances any fees paid would be refundable Slide 32 What will SJC provide ? Transcript Recommendation letter Slide 33 Predicted Grades Slide 34 Please hand in to the school office an application letter for issuing your transcript Enclose a passport size photograph (in school uniform) The school will only issue one transcript to each student ( Send certified photocopies overseas if necessary ) What will SJC provide ? Slide 35 Application for Letter of recommendation Fill in the application form (available from the school office or download from the school website) Photocopies of your report cards, any certificates or awards obtained for the past 2 years Pre-stamped addressed envelope Slide 36 Please notice Allow at least 5 working days before you can get you transcript and your letter of recommendation During long holidays, school will only certify photocopies of your documents ( must have better planning ahead and apply for necessary documents before the holidays begin ) Slide 37 Please notice We do not respond to requests of overseas schools asking for students reports and personal data unless we receive request from their parents We will not be responsible for supervision work relating to entry to a school abroad Slide 38 Proceedings Collect data Application If you are successful, Congratulations Down-payment of school fee/ boarding fee Slide 39 Proceedings Apply for student visa Booking of air tickets Inform the school properly that you are leaving SJC Slide 40 Overseas Studies Seminar Thank You