20 May 2021

Who Gets in and Why – A Brief Guide to University Applications

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

Many students and families wait until Year 12 to start thinking about university applications. But really, you should start thinking about university admissions as early as Year 9 and 10. While students won’t actually be applying until Year 13, Years 9 and 10 is the time for students to reflect on their interests they’d like to pursue through extracurricular activities, CAS and GCSE/IGCSE subjects and more.

To address some common misconceptions regarding university applications and to explain the application process we have arranged a ZOOM presentation on Thursday June 3rd (6:30pm to 7:30pm). The presentation looks at the five main countries that Sha Tin College students typically apply to; UK, HK, Canada, US and Australia. In this presentation we’ll also address the criteria that admissions tutors consider when deciding which students should receive conditional offers.

Please also note we have an extensive library of higher education reference books that both students and parents/guardians are welcome to borrow – please visit our HE website (https://shatincollege.edu.hk/he-careers/he-resources/).

Finally, we have developed a LibGuide that has a number of resources and references material, again available to both students, parents and guardians. (https://shatincollege-hk.libguides.com/c.php?g=941724)

To attend the presentation please complete and return the attached Google Form.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions at highered@shatincollege.edu.hk.

Kind regards,

David Stott – Head of Careers and Higher Education


Gigi Lam – Higher Education Counsellor