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New Arrivals from Abroad

CUHK has committed itself to ensuring students as well as faculty think beyond borders, while also creating conditions that promote cross-fertilization of cultures. The University admitted around 600 non-local elites this year through the Non-JUPAS admissions scheme. Many of them achieved exceptional results in internationally/locally recognized examinations, including top scorers of IB, SAT, GCE A-Level and Taiwan GSAT.

Besides the 31 mainland provinces and municipalities, Macau, and Taiwan, CUHK has admitted students from 26 countries around the world, including India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, France, Italy, Russia, Canada and the UK. For the first time ever, Brunei Darussalam, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Morocco, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan saw their students enrolling in CUHK’s undergraduate programmes.

Through the National Unified Universities and Colleges Entrance Examination System, 303 mainland students joined the CUHK community, some of whom hailed from as far as Jiamusi in Heilongjiang and Hami in Xinjiang. Eighteen of them are from rural households and 22 of different ethnic minorities.

A diverse range of backgrounds of the new admittees enriches the multicultural environment on campus, and fosters mutual respect, understanding and appreciation.

Karlygach Kainazarova
Karlygach from Kyrgyzstan received the National Award as the second runner-up in the University Entrance Exam of Kyrgyzstan. She feels honoured to be awarded a scholarship by CUHK to study integrated business administration. Karlygach hopes to make friends from various majors and enjoy a vibrant university life through CUHK’s unique college system.

Aleksander Vaeaer
Aleksander from Estonia is impressed by CUHK’s forward-looking education policy, international reputation and the flexible credit unit system. The hospitality and enthusiasm of CUHK teachers and students also win his heart. He aspires to working in business for the benefit of the community at large after graduation.

Abdalla Mohamed Salama Sayed Moustafa
Born in Cairo, Abdalla was relocated to Germany due to his father’s pursuit of further studies there. His experiences in Germany gave him the idea of studying abroad in a metropolitan city that has a rich blend of cultures. Abdalla chose to study engineering at CUHK because he was attracted by the University’s teaching excellence and research achievements.

Dhvanii Chawla
Dhvanii from India is amazed by the wealth of learning opportunities offered by the University. She looks forward to meeting new friends and exploring her potential through joining different kinds of extra-curricular activities and student organizations. She has enrolled at the School of Life Sciences and wishes to pursue research in life sciences and genetics in the future.


This article was originally published in No. 504, Newsletter in Oct 2017.

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