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Arrival Info & Updates

Starting from 30 Jan 2023, HKU has now resumed normal operations, subject only to Covid regulations mandated by the HKSAR Government, this means we no longer require a Vaccine Pass for campus access and we no longer expect close contacts of Covid cases to stay away from work or study. Also, quarantine is not required upon arrival to Hong Kong. 

Arriving at Hong Kong - A Step by Step Guide

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1.Plan for Arrival

Apply for visa and hall

  • Non-local students should apply for visa and hall as soon as possible, even with conditional offers.
    • The visa label will be mailed out only after a firm offer of admissions has been uploaded to the visa application system. Please refer to HERE for more details about visa application

    • You may visit HERE for more details about the residential hall application (application begins on May 10, 2023) 

    • Hall application results will normally be sent out by email in August. More information on halls here.

Confirm offer

  • Upload your final results onto the HKU application system as soon as they are available. Screenshots are acceptable at this stage.

  • Declare your programme choice (if you have accepted multiple offers).

  • Please refer to 'Step by Step Guide' to accept your offer(s)

Submit official documents

  • You will be asked to submit official or officially certified documents to the Admissions Office, if applicable, once your offer is confirmed.

    • Details on submission of official documents here.

Master Registration

  • You will receive an email with instructions within a week after the official documents submitted are verified.

    • More information on Master Registration here.

Review pre-departure checklist

  • Your valid passport or travel documents

  • Your student visa (you have to present your visa label / entry permit at the immigration counter upon arrival)

  • The original letter/notice of Offer of Admission from The University of Hong Kong

  • Proof of funds available (e.g. bank draft, transfer of funds, credit, scholarship or other) and/or credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard

  • The address and telephone number of where you are going

  • Documents with details of your insurance policy (if any) issued in your home country

  • A passport photo for student residence registration (if applicable)

  • A proof of your permanent address in your own country (e.g. original bank statements of the past 2 months in English, driving license)

  • Laptop computer

2.Arrive in HK

Complete government's arrival procedures at airport

  • Collect a landing slip and keep both the visa label / entry permit and landing slip throughout your stay in Hong Kong.

Last update: May, 2023

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