Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong is an International Baccalaureate school that boasts a unique boarding experience that is almost guaranteed to make students more independent and college-ready. Needless to say, its admission process is extremely rigorous:
Students have to fill in an application form of more than 10 questions ranging from personal interests to world views.
After submitting the application form, students might be invited to take an approximately 3-hr long aptitude test which consists of Reading, Mathematics, Written Expression and Abstract Reasoning sections.
If shortlisted, students will be invited to a Challenge Day where they’ll be participating in a whole day of group activities. Essentially, it is a day where the admissions and LPC students get to see how applicants interact with one another. Typically, activities include learning a new language, a debating on social issues, learning and performing a dance on stage in front of the headmaster. Rather than skill challenges, they are designed to put students outside of their comfort zones. Upon receiving the invitation for Challenge Day, students might be asked to choose between Chinese and English as their preferred language. There is no advantage to either language, but we would recommend students to choose the language that they feel most comfortable with.
Students will be “grilled” by a panel of interviewers possibly including the principal. Here are some questions a student of mine was asked:
Please introduce yourself
Why would you like to enter UWC?
Why are you only applying to Hong Kong UWC? You could've chosen the UWC in Germany if you speak basic German
What UWC values inspire or attract you? Briefly account the UWC international history. Especially talk about world peace, and how it can be interchangeable to HK
What are your local political views? Why?
Have you been in a situation where you live with other students in a dorm?
Oh so you went to an abroad summer school program and lived with other boys. How was it like?
Do you have any questions for us here?
Apart from the above questions, very specific questions about the students’ own interests are expected. For instance, if the student takes a particular interest in computer programming, be ready to answer questions that relate to the computer programming industry in Hong Kong or Facebook’s recent data scandal.
Good luck and feel free to contact us for more inside information!