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igcsecrazy
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I'm considering to change to HK passport since I've been living here since I was young, however I'm not chinese.
If I had a hk passport, would that mean that my fees for uk universities wouldn't be super high? I know theres a huge difference between international and EU/UK students which sucks .

I'm 15, in yr11 doing my igcses in a few weeks here in HK (british school)

Thanks xx
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(Original post by igcsecrazy)
I'm considering to change to HK passport since I've been living here since I was young, however I'm not chinese.
If I had a hk passport, would that mean that my fees for uk universities wouldn't be super high? I know theres a huge difference between international and EU/UK students which sucks .

I'm 15, in yr11 doing my igcses in a few weeks here in HK (british school)

Thanks xx
I highly doubt that you'll be getting domestic fees in UK universities with your HK passport.

Instead...keep your British passport and get a HKID instead.
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(Original post by igcsecrazy)
I'm considering to change to HK passport since I've been living here since I was young, however I'm not chinese.
If I had a hk passport, would that mean that my fees for uk universities wouldn't be super high? I know theres a huge difference between international and EU/UK students which sucks .

I'm 15, in yr11 doing my igcses in a few weeks here in HK (british school)

Thanks xx
the only way you can pay the Home/EU fee rate is by living in the UK for 3 years prior to your course start, and that has to be for non educational reasons.
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hahaha I do have a HK ID.
But i was born in the philippines so i have a filipino passport lol.
having a HKID means I get university fees cheaper? like local fee?

thanks!
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(Original post by igcsecrazy)
hahaha I do have a HK ID.
But i was born in the philippines so i have a filipino passport lol.
having a HKID means I get university fees cheaper? like local fee? thanks!
Maybe in Hong Kong, but not in the UK.
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the only way you can pay the Home/EU fee rate is by living in the UK for 3 years prior to your course start, and that has to be for non educational reasons.
oh okaaay thankssss hahaha i wish I lived in london!
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There are people with British passports whose families worked over in Hong Kong so they grew up and went to school there, who have to pay international fees in the UK!
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You will be paying full international fees.
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You will be paying full international fees.
And rightly so.
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Since Hong Kong is not part of the UK you will have to pay full fees.
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THANKS guys!
so i gotta work my arse off for my gcses and after for IB so i can get a scholarship! haha
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Get out my country!!!
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(Original post by igcsecrazy)
THANKS guys!
so i gotta work my arse off for my gcses and after for IB so i can get a scholarship! haha
Good luck!

If you decide not to pursue university education in the UK...then go for HK universities.
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I've got a BNO (British National Overseas) passport too, as given to anyone who was born before 1997 in HK, but they still need to pay full fees!
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You won't get home student fees. I'm a full british citizen living in HK but because i don't own property or pay taxes in the UK, I'm considered an overseas applicant for fees purposes.
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