Careers and University Guidance & Acceptance

YCIS Hong Kong employs University and Career Guidance Counsellors to help our Secondary students evaluate their educational and professional future, and to guide them towards their goals.

The School has three University Guidance Officers

One-to-One Support

The Careers and University Guidance Office (CUGO) provides career planning guidance and assistance with our students’ IB or IGCSE course selection, so they are prepared to attend university in their chosen field and selected country. Our CUGO also offers one-to-one college planning support, assists students in compiling the necessary materials required for university and college applications, and helps prepare transcripts and reference letters for students. Our Counsellors’ expertise helps keep students and parents informed about the requirements for tertiary studies, the courses and programmes offered in various countries, and application processes.

Members of Careers and University Guidance Office (from left to right):
Ms Chew Ling Seet, Ms Virginia Irwin, Ms Grace Poling, Dr Alvin Kwan, Mr Nick Strong and Mr Anthony Dang


Secondary student meets and discusses University options

University Visits

YCIS hosts an abundance of visits from representatives from a vast range of universities and colleges annually, representing the US, the UK, Australia, Continental Europe, Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Singapore, giving students and their parents an opportunity to meet and speak with overseas university representatives about their admission processes, as well as university life and their programmes.


Two teachers planning and preparing courses

Career Planning

Career workshops, courses, and information evenings are frequently organised on our Secondary campus to better prepare our students for the planning of their future. Students also enrol in guidance courses that help them determine and define their passion, goals, and direction for university studies and beyond.


A teacher helps a YCIS student on the computer

University Offers:

University acceptance is impressive year after year, as our culturally diverse and diligent students continue to achieve their academic goals, attaining awards for earning top scores in Hong Kong and around the world. Offers for our students include:

  • United Kingdom
    • University of Cambridge
    • University of Oxford
    • University of St Andrews
    • London School of Economics and Political Science
    • Imperial College London
    • Durham University
    • University College London
    • King’s College London
    • University of Warwick
    • The University of Manchester
    • Royal Veterinary College
  • United States
    • Stanford University
    • University of Chicago
    • University of California - Los Angeles
    • University of California - Berkeley
    • Cornell University
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • Northwestern University
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Purdue University
    • Northeastern University
    • Wellesley College
  • Hong Kong
    • The University of Hong Kong
    • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • City University of Hong Kong
  • Canada
    • University of Toronto
    • McGill University
    • University of British Columbia
    • University of Calgary
    • Simon Fraser University
    • Quest University
    • Ryerson University
  • Australia
    • University of Adelaide
    • University of Melbourne
    • University of Sydney
    • The University of Queensland
  • Spain
    • Universidad Europea Madrid


To know more, please click here to download our University Guidance Service Brochure with University Acceptance Profile.