Studying in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is the main gateway to China. Residents are multi-lingual, well –travelled and both Chinese (Cantonese) and English are official languages. Focus on globalisation, and study at the heart of Asia’s trade and media sectors.
- One country, two systems. Hong Kong is independent from China’s politics but introduces you to its language, culture and people.
- State of the art technology and transport and a great quality of life.
- Choice of highly rated universities with internationally recognised qualifications.
- Many courses taught in English.
- Easy access to China, as well as all international destinations.
Why study in Hong Kong?
Many courses are available in English. A choice of top-ranking universities are available; such as The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The university offers international exchanges as well as full programs in many fields from accounting to languages.
How much will education cost in Hong Kong?
Housing in Hong Kong is relatively expensive, but it provides top quality education with affordable tuition fees.
Tuition fees vary between US$10,000 and US$11,500 per year.
Living cost for international students varies from US$ 4,000 and US$8,000 per year, including accommodation, food and transportation. University residence halls or dormitories range between US$750 and US$1,800 per semester for accommodation, but off-campus accommodation costs a lot more.
Student get discounts on public transport, some museums, restaurants and shops.
The government offers some scholarships for non-local students to assist with Hong Kong tuition fees and cost of living.
Important information about studying in Hong Kong
Before applying to study at a Hong Kong university or college, it is advisable to get more information on enrolment dates, application deadlines, student visas and language requirements.
Main intake : September
Application deadline: February or March.
Minimum visa requirements: A student visa is required before arriving, unless a permanent Hong Kong ID card is held.
The following documents are needed for a study visa:
- Forms 936 A, E, K, and L.
- Sponsor's Certificate ID (E) 936B (English) or ID (C) 936B (Chinese)
- Photocopy of sponsor Identity Card or passport
- Proof of academic qualifications
- A photocopy of letter of admission from a university in Hong Kong, as well as letter of acceptance to their admission
- One photo
- Evidence of financial standing
- Evidence of residence in Hong Kong
Holders of student visas cannot work in Hong Kong, unless you can convince the Immigration Department that work is an essential part of your studies.
Language requirements: Fluency in English is required to apply for your student visa. IELTS or TOEFL certificates are accepted.