This circular memorandum invites secondary and special schools to nominate Secondary 3 to Secondary 6 students and teachers (including principals) to participate in the captioned programme.




The Education Bureau (EDB) organises the Mainland exchange programme for students entitled “Mainland Exchange Programme for Secondary School Students” (the Programme), in line with the school curriculum, aims at providing different learning experiences for students to deepen their understanding of the history, culture, technological and economic development in the Mainland (including Hunan, Hubei, Henan, Fujian, Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Xian, Hangzhou and Shaoxing).


EDB has commissioned service providers to organise 9 trips between September 2018 and August 2019.  The trips range from four to five days.  Students from Secondary 3 to Secondary 6 may participate.  Please refer to Annex 1 (Chinese version only) for details of the Programme and application procedures and Annex 2 (Chinese version only) for the itineraries and other information of these 9 trips. 


Schools may apply for joining more than one of the trips within the 2018/19 school year and encourage students who have not participated in Mainland exchange programmes before to join.  Participation of students is on a voluntary basis


Schools, which would like to nominate their students to participate in the Programme, should download the application form from the websites of the service providers.  The completed application form should be returned to relevant service provider by fax within the specified period of time [Please refer to Annex 2 (Chinese version only)] before the departure of the trip which the school intends to join.




For enquiries on the enrolment and itinerary, please contact relevant service providers.  For general enquiries on the captioned programme, please contact the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section of EDB at 2892 5762 or 2892 6405.  For more information about the Mainland exchange programmes for students, please visit the “Passing on the Torch National Education Platform” website (


For details, please refer to the Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No. 117/2018. [download]