(Yicai Global) March 26 -- The University of Cambridge has taken to social media to clarify its position on recognizing scores from China's college entrance exam in support of applications from the country's students.
The UK university has been accepting test results from the National College Entrance Examination, known as the gaokao, from Chinese students for years, it said on its Weibo account. However, admission does not rely solely on these scores and they only make up part of a comprehensive assessment of each student.
The prestigious institution had been inundated with inquiries after reports spread across China's social media platforms that it was now accepting scores from the test.
The gaokao score represents only one of the university's admission requirements, University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor Stephen Toope said in a speech at the Peking University Forum on March 24. The college recognizes the test scores as it aims to use as many indicators as possible when considering applicants.
Cambridge accepts scores from students in the top 0.1 percentile nationally and also requires them to have top-level English language test results.
Another six British universities accept results from the exam, namely, the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester, the University of Kent, the University of Dundee, Queen's University Belfast and Cardiff University.
Some 420 Chinese students have studied at Cambridge as undergraduates over the last two years while a further 754 attended the university for a master's degree.
Editor: William Clegg