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Free UK Mentorship


About our Mentorship Programme

Access Abroad Hong Kong offers a completely free, one-to-one mentorship programme to help under-resourced Hong Kong secondary students apply to top UK universities. Mentors are current UK university students from Hong Kong and are matched to mentees based on the subject they are applying for.

Mentorship Process


University Application

Personal Statement Feedback
Our mentors will offer tailored feedback on your UCAS personal statement and give insight into what university admissions are looking for.

Aptitude Test Training
If the subject you are applying to requires an aptitude test, our mentors will give tips on how to prepare wisely and strategically.

1-on-1 Mock Interview Practice
Interviews can be a crucial part of your application process, especially if you are applying to Oxbridge. Our mentors will host mock interview sessions and guide you on how to approach this.



Scholarship mentorship
As the only organisation in Hong Kong that provides free scholarships mentorship, our scholarship mentors will detailedly explain the requirement for each scholarships and share with you the interview skills. Our mentors will also organise mock interview sessions, improving your chance of studying abroad.

Life Planning Workshop

This July, we welcome students to attend a Life Planning Workshop that we organise in collaboration with Caritas Youth and Community Service. We invite representatives from various industries and sectors to share their personal experience, inspiring students to find and prepare for the future they aspire to have. It is mandatory for all first-round and second-round participants to join the session.



We understand the costs associated with applying to UK universities such as IELTS and aptitude test entry fee can be a financial burden to students. Therefore, we offer financial assistance to underprivileged mentees, alleviating the burden on their families

Our Partner:

“Sometimes it’s quite hard to believe that such a programme is completely free of charge and the mentors are volunteering, expecting nothing in return. In hindsight, AAHK contributed a large part to my dream come true and I am more than grateful for the mentors’ selfless dedication which has inspired me to do the same.”
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Elysia Luo
Natural Sciences / Cambridge /
HKSES scholar / Matriculated in 2022


Starting University in 2025

  • Only those aiming to start their university studies in September/October 2025 would be eligible for our mentorship programme in 2024.

  • F.6 students who plan to take a gap year, current university students studying in Hong Kong who plan to restart their studies abroad, and F.4 students who plan to enter university early are all eligible.

Academic Results

  • Applicants are expected to have a minimum of 5,4,4 for their predicted grades (Applicants can submit the predicted grade proof after submitting the application).

  • Applicants who are under-resourced are prioritised, especially students studying in government / aided schools or students from low-income backgrounds.

  • That being said, we holistically review every single application, so if you are not sure, just apply!

Hong Kong

  • Applicants must be Hong Kong students studying in local schools.

  • Applicants currently studying in government/aided schools or Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) schools with means-tested tuition fee remission and/or government financial assistance will be prioritised.

Applying to top UK universities

  • Applicants should have G5 universities (Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, Imperial, UCL) as their first choice, unless they are studying a course that is only available / well-reputed at a specific university (e.g. Psychology at Bath, War Studies at KCL).

  • ​Rationale

    • We want our mentees to be reasonably competitive for HKSES, which is the only full-ride non-Oxbridge scholarship available for Hong Kong students, and HKSES highly values global university and subject rankings when considering applications.

    • That being said, there are many non-G5 HKSES awardees, and we review each non-G5 application on a case-by-case basis, so we still encourage you to apply nonetheless!

There had been no successful Oxford undergraduate applications from students at my secondary school before, so I was very unfamiliar with UCAS and scholarship application processes. I am very thankful for my mentor, as he arranged weekly interview sessions with me and taught me practical interview skills, enabling me to thrive in my scholarship application. Receiving the full-ride Jardine Scholarship has greatly reduced the financial burden on my family. 
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Yannis Mok
Psychology and Linguistics / Oxford
Jardine Scholar / Matriculated in 2023

Application Timeline

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How to apply?

1. Application form

  • The application form helps us understand your academic and personal circumstances. Information we require include secondary school grades and activities, motivation questions, as well as basic financial information.

  • We may also request additional information/ context from applicants, so remember to check your email.

2. Aptitude Test / Interview

  • Depending on the subject and university you are applying to, you may be given an aptitude test and academic interview. There will also be a more informal chat where we hope to learn more about your motivation and circumstances.

3. Kickoff!!

  • Once accepted, you will be immediately paired with your mentor. The mentorship will last until your application is complete.

  • All mentees are expected to participate in the programme proactively, and all round 1 and 2 mentees need to join the 2-day Life-planning workshop co-organised with Caritas in July 

Please note that the number of mentors for certain subjects is very limited, and mentors will be matched with selected applicants on a first-come-first-served basis.

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