The Education Bureau (EDB) organises the Mainland exchange programme for students entitled “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Exploration Series (High Speed Rail): One-day Exploration of Guangzhou (2018/19)” (the Programme).  In line with the school curriculum, the Programme aims at providing life-wide learning experience for students to enhance their understanding of history and culture, urban planning and technology development of Guangzhou. In addition, students can also experience Hong Kong's role as a regional transportation hub by taking the High Speed Rail and reflect on how the opening of the High Speed Rail brings opportunities for Hong Kong.


EDB has commissioned a service provider to organise 2 one-day trips between December 2018 and August 2019.  Students from Primary 4 to Secondary 3 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 2 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 this Programme, and all participation 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 website of the service provider.  The completed application form should be returned to the service provider by fax at least five weeks prior to the departure of the trip which the school intends to join.




For enquiries on the enrolment and itinerary, please contact the service provider at 2802 1831.  For general enquiries on the Programme, please contact the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section of EDB at 2892 6517 or 2892 5734.


For details, please refer to the Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No.175/2018. [download]