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Newsletter Issue 42

24 JULY 2015

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Careers Inf ormation f or Year 11 13 Students


Special Announcement
Year 13 students:
Please remember to update, either via your Counsellor or in Gateway, your university application
information. If you cannot remember your password for Gateway then please email Mr Kuh in the
Careers office.
Please be informed that should you have any questions related to your IB results (such as
university / course choices, just not meeting your conditional offer, etc), you should let us know by
e-mailing careers.office@kgv.edu.hk (not to certain counsellor, not to me but
careers.office@kgv.edu.hk).
Please be informed that your FINAL IB transcripts will be available for pick up at the Careers Office
on 8 July, 2015 and onwards.
Final BTEC transcripts will be available near end of July / early August.
Should you want to:
pick up your FINAL transcript at the Careers Office; or
have your FINAL transcript sent to university,
please fill in the google forms (which have been separately sent to you via E-mail) accordingly.
Year 12:
You should ALL now have created a UCAS account and linked to school using the BUZZWORD.
You now have the time to work on this over the summer. Ensure you have your iGCSE certificates
so you can input the correct info.
Now you should be continuing with your research and narrowing down your choices of
universities, with a range of REACH and SAFETY. Plan for any supplementary tests that you may
need to do, keep working on your Personal Statement, plan for any work experience that you may
need to support your application and, if possible, visit any universities over the summer.
PSAT & SAT:
KGV is due to administer the PSAT for the first time in October 2015. Over 130 students have
applied to take the test.

- - SC H O LA RSH I PS
[NEW]Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships for Overseas Studies 2016/17 and Sir Edward Youde
Memorial Overseas Scholarship for Disabled Students 2016/17
Max values of award for the 2015/16 academic year are:
Scholarship:
HK$280,000 / year
An applicant for the Scholarship must fulfil the following criteria:
i.
Be a permanent resident of HK;
ii.
Has received at least 5 years of continuous full-time education in HK;
iii.
Be responsible for fulfilling all application procedures and admission requirements at the
institution of his/her choice and be offered a place subsequently;
iv.
Be proficient in English and Chinese and has a good mastery of the language in which his/her
studies will be undertaken.
Application deadline (by post/e-mail):
30 September, 2015
Students who are interested in applying please come to the Careers Office and see Mr. Kuh by
11 September, 2015 for more information.

NORTH AMERICA REGION


http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/index.aspx?lang=eng
http://www.educationau-incanada.ca/educationauincanada/scholarships_bourses.aspx?lang=eng
University of Toronto - link
School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) - link
University of La Verne - link

UK / EUROPE REGION
For students who are interested in applying for scholarships offered by individual university,
students should start researching for scholarships after receiving conditional offer from the chosen
university. Application procedures and deadlines would vary depending on the specific scholarship
offered by individual university.
Please contact Ms. La u should you have any questions.

- - IM PO R TA N T INF O R M ATIO N - NORTH AMERICA REGION


SAT
Test Dates
3 Oct, 2015
7 Nov, 2015
5 Dec, 2015
23 Jan, 2016
7 May, 2016
Early Reg.
27 Aug, 2015
1 Oct, 2015
29 Oct, 2015
17 Dec, 2015
31 Mar, 2016
Deadline
Regular Reg.
3 Sep, 2015
9 Oct, 2015
5 Nov, 2015
28 Dec, 2015
8 Apr, 2016
Deadline
KGV CEEB Code:
670530
Sha Tin College Test Center Code:
62233
Please refer to this link for more information and registration.
*Please e-mail Ms. Chan if mid-year grades need to be submitted for your college.*

4 Jun, 2016
28 Apr, 2016
5 May, 2016

ASIA REGION
Important dates for HK university applications (please see Mr Yau or the relevant ppt on LIONeL 2
[CoursesCareers Guidance] for more information)
For other institutions in Hong Kong, please visit their official websites for admissions details. Please ensure all
sections of application are completed and required documents handed to Mr Yau by relevant deadlines.
Message on Universities in Asia (including Australia & New Zealand)
Admission application cycles of universities in Asia including Australia and New Zealand are generally in Term 2.
Any questions, please contact Mr Yau.

- - O U TS I D E K G V - ASIA REGION
University of Melbourne Information Day
Date:
Venue:

25 July 2015
the Excelsior Hotel

Time: 14:00 17:00

Explore Study & Career options in Biological & Health Sciences


Date:
29 July 2015
Time: 17:00 20:30
Venue:
3/F British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty
Click here to register

Experience SCAD Hong Kong in July Click for events list


- - O U TS I D E K G V - EUROPE REGION
Explore Study and Career Options in Biology and Health Sciences
Date:
29 July, 2015
Time:
17:00 20:30
Venue:
3/F, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty
UCAS Clearing Last opportunity to find a suitable degree at Education UK exhibition in Hong Kong
Date:
15 - 16 August, 2015
Time:
13:00 19:00
Venue:
Rotunda 3, Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Kowloon Bay
NORTH AMERICA REGION
EducationUSA - Pre-Departure Orientation
Date:
Venue:

30 July, 2015
Time:
G/F Lecture Theatre, The Hong Kong Central Library

16:00 18:00

KGV Careers Newsletter 24 July 2015 arranged by Chris Kuh.


Careers and Guidance Department / careers.office@kgv.edu.hk
King George V School
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