(See also: China)
The link between UCL and Hong Kong has always been strong and many students from Hong Kong have taken their degrees at UCL. In the academic year 2012/13 there are 589 students from Hong Kong enrolled on graduate and undergraduate degree programmes at UCL.
Henry Chow is a BA European Social & Political Studies student on a UCL Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship.
“We’ve all been through that stage - flipping through pages of university prospectuses, trying to decide which path our lives are to take. Do I follow my guts and pick a degree subject that I really want to do, or do I take the safe option at one of the universities back at home?
Kelvin Ling is a first year Biomedical Sciences student from Hong Kong.
Kelvin writes “Every one of us has a dream for his or her education. I am glad that I had, and am still having, the chance to fulfil this dream. Thanks to the University College London-United World Colleges International Outreach Bursary, I could have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pursue my interest and explore more in the field of biomedical sciences for the next few years at UCL.