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Congratulations and welcome to HKUST!  Read through the checklist below to get prepared for your arrival and studies at HKUST.


Apply for Student Visa
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Most of the non-local students are required to obtain a student visa/ entry permit before coming to Hong Kong for study. Learn more

Note Important Dates and Events
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Go through the email communication for details of program registration.

Arrange for Insurance
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All non-local students are required to subscribe to the HKUST Compulsory Travel Insurance Plan.

Arrange for Accommodation
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Priority for university housing is given to regular research postgraduate students. As such, please be prepared that you may have to arrange your own accommodation off-campus. The Off-Campus Housing Section of Student Housing & Residential Life Office provides general assistance for students who are looking for off-campus accommodation. Learn more

Activate ITSC Network Account
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Activate your ITSC network account to receive important emails from the University: 

  • Check your Student ID number on the Online Admission System.
  • Use your Student ID number and HKID card number/ date of birth to activate.
  • Add "" as approved sender in your email to ensure you can receive the emails from the university.
Prepare for Arrival in Hong Kong (for Non-Local Students)
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Click here to see what you should prepare for your arrival. 

Complete Program Registration
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You will receive an email notification inviting you to register on your program of study. Follow the instructions to complete the program registration.

Explore the Campus
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Get familiar with our campus, facilities, services and student welfare here.