Before departure, ensure that you have the right travel documents and insurance coverage for your exchange study in Hong Kong, and consult a medical practitioner for medical advice.
Visa, Health and Insurance
The Hong Kong Immigration Department requires all non-local students to obtain a student visa in order to study in Hong Kong. In general, if you do not possess the right of abode or the right to land in Hong Kong, or hold a dependent’s visa, then you will require a student visa.
After you receive HKUST’s confirmation of your exchange placement, you will receive information to assist you with the student visa application process. You should send your application to HKUST, as HKUST will submit your student visa application to the Hong Kong Immigration Department on your behalf. The student visa is an e-visa in PDF file format. When your visa is approved, HKUST will email it to your email address on MyStudyAbroad system before you depart for Hong Kong.
More information on other immigration-related matters is available here.
You are required to purchase travel insurance through HKUST that covers the duration of your study. The policy provides for the coverage listed below. Details about the policy are available here.
- Medical and hospitalization for illnesses and accidents
- Personal liability
- Medical evacuation and repatriation
Students who fail to comply with the insurance requirements will not be able to officially register at HKUST.