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List of Abbreviations

Abbreviation Full Form
ABRSM The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
ACL Alternative Qualifications in Chinese Language
AMEB The Australian Music Examinations Board
ApL HKDSE Examination Category B: Applied Learning
ApL(C) HKDSE Examination Category B: Applied Learning Chinese
Applicants' User Guide The Online Application System User Guide for Applicants
BEA The Bank of East Asia
CIHE Caritas Institute of Higher Education
CityU City University of Hong Kong
CUHK The Chinese University of Hong Kong
DPP Data Protection Principles
EDB Education Bureau
EdUHK The Education University of Hong Kong
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
GCE General Certificate of Education
GCSE General Certificate of Secondary Education
HD Higher Diploma
HKALE Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination
HKBU Hong Kong Baptist University
HKCEE Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination
HKCHC Hong Kong Chu Hai College
HKDSE Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
HKEAA Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
HKID Card Hong Kong Identity Card
HKMU Hong Kong Metropolitan University
HKMU Self-financing Programmes Self-financing Full-time Bachelor's Degree Programmes Offered by HKMU
HKSAR Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
HKSYU Hong Kong Shue Yan University
HKU The University of Hong Kong
HKUST The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
HSBC The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
HSUHK The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
IELTS International English Language Testing System
IGCSE International General Certificate of Secondary Education
IVRS Interactive Voice Response System
JUPAS Joint University Programmes Admissions System
LCM Exams London College of Music Examinations
LingnanU Lingnan University
NCS Non-Chinese Speaking
OCR Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations
OEA Other Experiences and Achievements in Competitions / Activities
PDPO Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance
PolyU The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
RCM The Royal Conservatory of Music
RR Results Upgraded HKDSE Examination Results on Subject Levels / Grades after Rechecking and Remarking
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
SBA School-based Assessment
SLP Student Learning Profile
SMS Short Message Service
SPN School Principal's Nominations
SSSDP Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors
SSSDP Programmes Full-time Bachelor's Degree Programmes Offered by the SSSDP Institutions
TCL Trinity College London
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language
TWC Tung Wah College
UGC University Grants Committee
UGC-funded Programmes UGC-funded Full-time Bachelor's Degree Programmes / Full-time Higher Diploma Programme Offered by the 8 UGC-funded Institutions
UOWCHK UOW College Hong Kong
VMEB Vienna Music Examination Board
VTC-THEi Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Vocational Training Council