A total of 15 Shenzhen takers of the National College Entrance Examinations, also known as the gaokao, achieved top scores among all exam takers in Guangdong Province, according to the Guangdong Provincial Education Examination Authority that released gaokao results yesterday.
In particular, seven Shenzhen students achieved top-50 results among exam takers who sat for exams for humanities and social science majors. Another eight local students’ results ranked top 50 among exam takers of science and engineering subjects.
These students received text messages from the authority that their gaokao results ranked top 50 for the two kinds of exams but were not informed about specific scores yesterday morning.
According to Wang Binwei, head of the provincial education examination authority, the minimum university admission score is 455 for liberal arts majors and 390 for science majors.
The minimum score for a gaokao taker to get admitted to first-tier universities is 546 for liberal arts majors and 495 for science majors.
Starting from today till Tuesday, candidates will be required to submit their list of preferred colleges and majors. The admission work of universities and colleges in Guangdong Province will officially start July 7.
Most universities in Shenzhen have already announced their enrollment plans for this year. Shenzhen University will enroll 6,750 undergraduate students, and Shenzhen Technology University will, for the first time, independently admit 800 students.
A total of 1,200 students will be accepted to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Southern University of Science and Technology is going to take in 1,080 undergraduates.
Sun Yat-sen University’s Shenzhen campus announced over the weekend that it will admit 1,500 students.
Cooperative universities like the Sino-Russian joint Shenzhen MSU-BIT University will take in 205 undergraduates, including 25 international students. Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen will accept 1,000 bachelor’s degree students this year.