HONG KONG, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Thirteen more Chinese mainland universities have joined a scheme that waives the requirement for Hong Kong students to take a joint entrance exam, the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said here Friday.
Under the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education, participating universities admit Hong Kong students based on their Diploma of Secondary Education Examination results, exempting them from also sitting the Joint Entrance Examination for Mainland Institutions.
This brings the total number of institutions participating in the scheme to 103, the bureau said.
The universities span 18 provinces and municipalities, plus one autonomous region on the Chinese mainland, which gives students a wide choice, the bureau said.
To help students and parents gain a better understanding of the scheme, the bureau and the Ministry of Education will jointly hold the 2017 Mainland Higher Education Expo on Dec. 2 and 3 in Hong Kong.
During the event, there will be talks by the Ministry of Education on the details of the application procedure and admission arrangements under the scheme, as well as briefing sessions conducted by representatives from the institutions on the characteristics and career prospects of individual programs.