University & School Entrance Interview Tips - Questions & Answers Hong Kong

The last hurdle students face before getting into university or college is the dreaded entrance interview. By preparing yourself in advance you can reduce your nervousness and perform confidently on the big day.


The best way to get ready is to take a University / college Entrance Interview Course in Hong Kong. However, knowing the types of questions the admissions panel will ask you is a great advantage.

Read ahead and learn the common types of questions you will be asked. Try making up the answers and practicing with a friend.

Sample University Entrance Interview Questions


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Oxford and Cambridge University Type Interview Questions

These two universities are always in the top ten in the United Kingdom but perhaps also in the world. They are looking for students who can "think out of the box" and the types of obscure questions they ask reflect this.

General: Do you thunk you are intelligent? Why

Biology: Why do flowers have petals?

Engineering: Why is the wheel round?

Medicine: Why do we have two ears?

Law: If you had to defend a murderer and you knew he was guilty of committing horrendous crimes against innocent children what would you do?

History: If we didn't have any records of the past except shoes what would we learn?

Geography: How do you know that the world is round?

English: What is the future of books?

Latin: Why are you bothering studying an obsolete language?


General University & School Entrance Interview Questions


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Boarding School in England. Entrance Interviews are very difficult for Hong Kong Students

Most of the universities and boarding in England (and indeed the USA and Canada) are a little less harsh when it comes to the interview process. The questions they ask are, perhaps, easier to answer. Read Ahead

Tell me about yourself.

Why did you choose to study science?

Why did you choose our university and this course in particular?

What can you contribute to the student life here?

What are your strengths?

What are your weaknesses? Give me some examples.

How would dour best friend describe you?

How would your favourite teacher describe you?

What did you dislike most about your school?

What is the vision for your life?

You are applying for law but have you ever worked in a lawyers office?

What do you expect to gain from this course?

What are your interests?

What motivates you?

What is the worst thing that has happened to you in your life up to now?

Why do you want to become a pharmacist / accountant / doctor / lawyer?

What was the last book you read? Would dyou recommend it to a friend?

Which field of medicine do you want to work in? Why?

Have you considered studying overseas?

Why did you choose HKU as your first choice?

Have you thought about having a gap year?

What will you do if you fail the first year exams?

What will you do if you fail your final exams?

What is the biggest challenge you have faced in your life?

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