News from University Admissions Officers Around the World

SSIS University Guidance (UG) counsellors help our Senior School students on all aspects of their university admissions processes. Our UG counsellors are constantly on the lookout for university webinars or information on career exploration, which are great resources for both students and parents.

Take a look at the compiled list of upcoming webinars to find out more and to register your place.

SSIS UG Events

11 May (Sat)9:00 – 10:00Extracurricular Activities & Summer Tips (webinar)
The US often places great emphasis on “extracurricular” activities. What should you be doing? What matters, and what does not matter? And with summer approaching, how can you maximize your time without wasting effort on things that the whole world thinks are necessary … when they really do NOT help!

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16 May (Thurs)20:00 – 21:00Q&A on US & UK Applications (webinar)
We will answer any question you have regarding US or UK applications. Scan the qr code below and let us know your questions. We look forward to assisting you in navigating the exciting world of US and UK university applications.

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Upcoming Webinars & Latest Information

Please take note of the different time zones for each event.

Since 2006, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government has established the Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship for Foreign Students to support outstanding foreign students studying in Shanghai.

This initiative aims to advance Shanghai’s position as a global hub for scientific and technological innovation, foster international cooperation in the education sector, and attract exceptional students and scholars worldwide.

The Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship for Foreign Students is divided into A and B categories.

Category A Scholarship (Full Scholarship): Covers tuition fees, accommodation fees, living expenses, and comprehensive medical insurance fees for the corresponding duration of study, applicable to undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and undergraduate preparatory studies.

Category B Scholarship (Partial Scholarship): Covers tuition fees and comprehensive medical insurance fees for the duration of study, applicable to undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies.

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Registration is open for our final webinar for students for the 2023/24 academic year. Details are as follows:

Join us for a session that focuses on preparing and writing your personal statement and how the University of Oxford uses it in our application process. We shall also cover what super curricular activities are and how to use them in your personal statement. We will be joined by current students to share the super curriculars they did and how they put their personal statement together.

Student webinar

Session Title:

Applying to Oxford: Personal statement and super curricular activities


Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Start Time

End Time

Link to Register

10:00 (BST)

11:15 (BST)

Click here to register (AM)

16:00 (BST)

17:15 (BST)

Click here to register (PM)


Admissions info for Koreans residing overseas:

(Will require VPN)

Jiahui Health Scholar Program

– Applications now open –

Unique in its depth and comprehensiveness, our annual healthcare summer program for high school students is now open for applications. For the 5th year running, the Jiahui Health Scholar Program provides an immersion in a truly international medical environment and enables students to acquire the skills and knowledge that will give them a head-start if they wish to pursue a career related to medicine or life sciences.

This year, Jiahui provides students with an upgraded Health Scholar experience, allowing them to learn and benefit from an even more varied array of workshops and lectures within a short amount of time. 

Target audience:
High school students.
RMB 6,000/person.The program fee includes daily lunch allowances.

One week (five working days, Monday to Friday).
Bilingual – English/Chinese.
There will be a total of three program rounds taking place during July and August 2024.A maximum of 15 health scholars are accepted per program round. Candidates will be chosen based on their application, their interest in healthcare, and their interview performance.
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2024 Spring Admissions Officer China Tours

Spots are limited (and registration is required)!

Junior Interviews: Do you need to reflect upon their story and practice their communication skills? Many of your peer schools have been using Junior Interviews as a part of their counseling curriculum, particularly since Junior Interviews include personalized feedback from admissions officers.

Here are some sample videos of the personalized feedback that admissions officers provide:;

If you are interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine; we wanted to let you know that applications are open for our Pre-Vet Summer School which is a 2 week residential programme based at our Hawkshead Campus in Hertfordshire, UK. During the 2 weeks students undertake work placements; gaining both clinical and non-clinical work experience at locations including the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals and Boltons Park Farm. Additionally, students attend lectures delivered by RVC academics and take part in social activities of an evening. To see highlights from the programme please visit:

More information about the programme, such as entry requirements, dates and cost, can be found here:

Applications Close: Monday 15th April 2024.

Enquiries: Email:


For students in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands to connect with universities from across the world! Join live sessions and chat one-on-one with universities from the US, the UK, Europe, and beyond. Learn top tips on how to find and apply to your dream university course.

Wednesday 24 April | 18:00-20:30 HKT

Your students will have the opportunity to connect directly with top universities including Imperial College London (UK), University College Cork (Ireland), Johns Hopkins University (USA), American University of Rome (Italy), University of St Andrews (UK), and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


See details here

The Ambassador Platform — a free service to chat with one of our current international student ambassadors about their experiences at Oxford. Access the platform via the QR code or via our website.

Discover webinars about undergraduate life at The University of Manchester, including:

You can stream previous webinars on-demand, catching up on important topics at a time that suits you.

Explore subject webinars if you are looking for information about undergraduate courses.



Let’s discover the world of HKU with “SA Online Talk – Bite-sized Sharing”, our online lunch gatherings designed especially for secondary school students! These meetings will be held in a relaxed atmosphere, allowing you to chat and talk with our Student Ambassadors (SA) while enjoying your lunch! Join us for these engaging and insightful sessions, where you will hear from the SAs to share their experiences, knowledge, and valuable tips about HKU’s undergraduate programmes, university life, and the admissions process.

Meeting details: 

Date: 20 February – 30 April 2024, every Tuesday
Time: 13:00-13:30 (Lunch Time)
Venue: Zoom
Language: English
Duration: 25-30 minutes per session


A session for parents and guardians of children applying to university courses starting from 2025.

30th May 2024

6.30pm to 7.30pm BST (GMT +01:00)

This session will provide an overview of the university application process for parents of students looking to apply for 2025 entry. It will provide advice on how to support your child throughout their application and guidance on applying for competitive courses.

You will hear from our Admissions & Outreach team and will be able to ask them any questions you have.

While this session will be beneficial if your child is considering applying to Bath, we hope it will be relevant to everyone.



Questions? Get in Touch!

We love hearing from you. Reach out to our University Guidance team ( with your questions or booking inquiries.  

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