Academic Asia was founded in 1980. With over 30 years’ consultancy experience resulting in many thousands of student placements in UK schools and colleges, Academic Asia has developed into one of the largest and most comprehensive UK boarding schools and colleges consultancy in Hong Kong. In 2016, we sent around 700 students to the UK to continue their education.
The success of Academic Asia lies in the professionalism and enthusiasm of our staff. All our consultants were educated in the UK and are committed to providing “the best advice for the best education”, which is our company motto. Annual school visits keep us up-to-date with school developments, and this, together with the first-hand experience of our consultants, will help students to make the right school choices.
Our service is free of charge. Please feel free to contact us and discuss your educational needs, we do care about you and your children!
Academic Asia offers free consultation and initial screening service to parents and students. We provide quality services to give parents the best chance of choosing the right school for their child.
Once students have registered with their selected schools, students are normally required to sit for the entrance examinations. We are very pleased to invigilate the entrance examinations for schools and most of the entrance examinations will be held in the Academic Asia Examination Centre.
Some schools require face to face interview and we are happy to make interview arrangements for UK schools at Academic Asia’s Office on request. In addition, skype interviews, video conferencing and telephone interviews can also be arranged if necessary.
We are an accredited exam centre of :
UK Independent Schools' Entry Test (UKiset)
Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB).
British Universities & Secondary Schools Achievement Tests
The Royal Society of Medicine
Every student studying in a UK boarding school is required to have a guardian. The role of the guardian is to act in place of the parent in all matters. These might include sudden illness or accident, a discipline problem in school, transfers to and from the airport if the school does not provide them, arrangements for homestay for exeats and half term breaks.
Some parents have relatives or friends living quite near the chosen school, who are willing to undertake this role. If you have difficulty in locating a UK guardian, a guardianship agency can offer assistance in making arrangements for your child. The guardianship agency you choose should be officially checked and accredited by one of the two professional organisations who offer accreditation.
If you use an agency, it is the Directors of that agency who are the official guardians of the child, not the home-stay family. In practice, however, it is nearly always the homestay family who form a close relationship with the student and help out with problems.