According to regulations stipulated by the Immigration Department, non-local students who do not have the right of abode / right to land in Hong Kong are required to apply for a valid HKSAR student visa / entry permit through their Hong Kong institutions, which will take up the sponsorship for their studies in Hong Kong. HSUHK will assist those admitted students in applying for student visas / entry permits. Students need to pay the administration fee (visa application fee inclusive) to the Registry along with the visa application documents. Persons with visitor visas are not allowed to study in Hong Kong.
Complete and Submit Application
Complete and sign the application form ID995(A) with a recent photo affixed. The application form and application guideline can be downloaded from the website of the Immigration Department www.immd.gov.hk.
Submit Supporting Documents
Submit the photocopies of the following supporting documents (Do not submit original copies. All submitted documents will not be returned.)
- Applicant’s travel document containing personal particulars, date of issue, date of expiry and/or details of any re-entry visa held (if applicable). For an applicant who is currently staying in the HKSAR, photocopy of his/her travel document page containing the latest arrival stamp/landing slip/extension of stay label in the HKSAR.
- Proof of financial standing, e.g. savings account passbooks, family or individual salary slips, asset proof, etc. If the financial sponsorship is taken up by a third party, not parents, please provide a signed undertaking stating 1) relationship with the applicant, 2) guarantee to sponsor the applicant’s expenses incurred during his / her period of study in Hong Kong, 3) sponsor’s contact details e.g. telephone number or email and 4) attach the official proof of relationship with the applicant.
- If the applicant is under the age of 18 and wishes to authorise HSUHK to be the guardian, a consent letter duly signed by both the guardian and one of the applicant’s parents should be produced.
- Applicant’s Macao identity card [for Macao residents only].
- Applicant’s household registration in Taiwan and Taiwan identity card [for Taiwan residents only].
Applicants should post the completed application form with signature and required supporting documents to Registry (Registry, 1/F, N Building, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hang Shin Link, Siu Lek Yuen, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong) before the deadline stipulated by the HSUHK.
Collect Student Visa
HSUHK will collect the HKSAR student visas / entry permits on behalf of students. The student visas / entry permits will be posted to the students by express delivery.
After Receiving Student Visa
After receiving the HKSAR student visa / entry permit:
- Students from Mainland China: apply for an “Exit-entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao” (EEP) (往來港澳通行証) with the relevant “exit endorsement” issued by the relevant Public Security Bureau Office in the Mainland.
- Students from other countries/regions: affix the visa label onto your valid passport/travel document before entering Hong Kong.
- Visa label will be activated upon students’ arrival at Hong Kong. Please take note of the Non-stamping Immigration Clearance Arrangement for Hong Kong Non-permanent Residents.
Eligible students will be notified of the relaxation individually by a “No Objection Letter” (NOL) upon approval of entry applications. Students are required to present the original copy of the NOL for taking up study / curriculum-related internship in the HKSAR.
Extension of Stay
Admitted non-local students are required to obtain a valid travel document and student visa / entry permit during the period of study in Hong Kong. Students may apply for extension of stay via the Hong Kong Immigration Department if necessary, within 4 weeks before the visa expiry date so as to continue their studies in Hong Kong. Such application takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks upon receipt of all necessary documents to process. Students may choose to contact the Registry for details, or visit the homepage of the Hong Kong Immigration Department (www.immd.gov.hk).
The above content should be subject to the latest announcement on the homepage of the Hong Kong Immigration Department.
Preparation before arrival
Non-local students may take the following checklist as reference:
11. Insurance certificate
12. Address proof of your permanent residence (for opening bank account)
Pillows, bed sheet and bedding can be purchased after arrival. Students should arrive in Hong Kong in late August. Our Student Affairs Office and all programme offices will organise various orientation activities to help new students get familiar with the University as well as studying at HSUHK. For details of the Registration Day and orientation arrangements, please refer to the calendar of orientation activities provided together with the admission letter or the arrival guide for better preparation.