For students without the right to abode in Hong Kong, they must apply for a Hong Kong student visa in order to study in local universities. Look for further information from the Global Affairs Office website of EdUHK.
To study in Hong Kong, foreign students must apply for a Hong Kong student visa to be able to study and join the enrollment to The Education University of Hong Kong. Please note that foreign students must apply for the visa before arriving.
It is easy to apply for a Hong Kong student visa if you have all the necessary documentation prepared prior to beginning your application. Having every item on the list of requirements will ensure that your application process will proceed without any issues.
To get started, make your way to the website of the Global Affairs Office, The Education University of Hong Kong. Navigate to the Admissions page which you will find by clicking on the three horizontal lines icon on the upper right corner of the webpage.
Immediately, you will see instructions on how to begin your student visa application process. Aspiring students will easily be able to see a link to download the first form to be filled out to begin their process to apply for a Hong Kong student visa. Applicants can start their study after the visa is approved.
To guarantee that you do not waste any time when you apply for a Hong Kong student visa, print the following list out or keep a copy of it when acquiring the necessary documents included in the list. The list of required documents is as follows:
· The completed downloaded form from the school’s official website with a passport-sized photo of the applicant attached to the document.
· A copy of a document proving your current financial standing
· A copy of the page where your information is stated on your passport. Keep in mind to include important information such as the date of issuance and the expiry date.
· For student applicants under the legal age of 18, please include a letter from your parents authorizing a person living in the HKSAR to be your designated guardian. It is important for the guardian to sign this letter as well.
· A copy proving you will have financial support during your stay at the university.
Once you have acquired all the necessary documents and filled out the important files, you can expect an update on your application in approximately 6 weeks. If your application is approved, you will be sent a visa label to conclude the process. Upon receipt of the visa label, waste no time and apply the adhesive label onto your passport. It is important to place the visa label immediately so as not to lose it.
Finally, when you arrive in Hong Kong, you will be asked to present your passport with the visa label granted to you and the assigned Immigration Officer will mark it with a stamp. This final step will allow your student visa to have an active status.
If you have further questions about how to apply for a Hong Kong student visa, then you can proceed to downloading the Guidebook for Entry for studying in Hong Kong. You will find it on the website of the Global Affairs Office, The Education University of Hong Kong.
To apply for a Hong Kong student visa has its financial aspect just like any other visa application process. A non-refundable fee is required to be fulfilled to compensate for both administrating and transportation fees. Further details regarding the rates will be disclosed once you have been accepted to EdUHK.
Please be reminded that additional processes such as visa extensions may entail additional processing fees.