Information for Non-local Applicants (TPG)
The Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government requires all full-time non-local students (both international and from Mainland China) to obtain a student visa in order to study in Hong Kong. Non-local students are defined as students holding student visa / entry permit, visa under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates, or dependent visa who are aged 18 years old or above before 1 September of the year of which they are admitted to relevant post-secondary programmes in Hong Kong issued by the Director of Immigration. Part-time non-local students should possess appropriate and valid visa to prove their eligibility to stay and study in Hong Kong.
Newly admitted non-local students should apply for student visas through the University. Please click here for more information about student visa application.
For details regarding the Immigration Policy on studying in Hong Kong, please visit the website of the Immigration Department.
Before your departure:
Prepare your travel documents for entering Hong Kong
It is a legislative requirement that non-local students must activate the student visa/entry permit label at the time they enter Hong Kong. In other words, you must provide an activated student visa/entry permit label to the University for Registration. There are no other alternatives.
Students from Mainland China are required to produce both (a) the visa/entry permit label issued by the Immigration Department and (b) the exit endorsement issued by your county at the time you enter Hong Kong.
Activate your student visa/entry permit label
As required by the HKSAR Government, non-local students are required to present the following documents to the Immigration Department upon arrival.
|Students from Macao||
Visit Permit for Resident of Macao to HKSAR (澳門居民往來香港特別行政區旅遊證)
The visa/entry permit label, which has been delivered to you by courier, should be affixed onto a blank page of your Visit Permit for Resident of Macao to HKSAR for presentation to the Immigration Officer at the Immigration Counter upon arrival.
|Students from Mainland China||
Exit-entry Permit (EEP) for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao (中華人民共和國往来港澳通行證)
Upload your landing slip issued by the Immigration Department
- You should receive a landing slip issued by the Immigration Department after entering Hong Kong as a non-local student. The landing slip should bear details like your English name, travel document number, name of the University, arrival date to Hong Kong, and conditions and limit of stay in Hong Kong.
- You are required to upload a copy of the landing slip to the University's Visa Application System.
Check out the information regarding accommodations and cost of living and make the necessary arrangement if applicable