Student Resources & Support

Student Resources & Support

A Glimpse of Student Life @HKU

A Glimpse of Student Life @HKU for Prospective Students 2019-20

Support for Non-local Students

  1. Notes for Non-local Students  (
  2. HKU China Affairs Office  (
  3. Non-local Student Welcome Guide
  4. Student Visa Application

    All students without the right of abode/right to land in Hong Kong must apply for a student visa for the purpose of education from the Hong Kong Immigration Department (ImmD). It is the responsibility of individual students to make appropriate visa arrangement before coming to Hong Kong. 

    All student visa applicants are required to have a local sponsor. While admitting to HKU, they should request the HKU Admissions and Academic Liaison Section (AAL) of the Registry to be their visa sponsor. Details on student visa application procedures can be viewed at

    Application for Extension of Student Visa

    Non-local students studying in HKU for more than one year will have to renew their student visa annually. Currently, for undergraduates and taught postgraduates from the Mainland, the contact office at the University is the China Affairs Office. For other students, please contact CEDARS for visa extension. 

    More Details on Visa Matters

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  5. Finances
    1. Budget
    2. Financial Matters
  6. Health and Wellness

  7. Accommodation
    The university has many halls of residence, but they are mainly for undergraduates. For taught postgraduates, you are strongly advised to find your own accommodation outside the University via the service provided by the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS). Application is opened around June-July every year, which can be done by post. If you are given an offer, you must immediately accept it, otherwise it will be given to someone else on the waiting list. Information on rooms and flats available for renting in the vicinity of the University is available on the CEDARS website at Students who wish to look for rooms and flats in the University Vicinity are invited to enquire at CEDARS.

Adverse Weather Arrangements

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Career Development

Please visit the website of the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) for the latest career news and announcements.

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