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