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Overall Timeline

​for International/Non-JUPAS students

Latest Update of Important Dates

From 12 December 2023

Offers are out!  Accept your offers

March 2024

Visa application opens

You may visit the following website to learn more about the visa application process

*The processing of Entry for Study visa application will take 8-10 weeks upon receipt of a complete set of application documents. The actual processing time could be longer for individual cases, especially if your set of documents is incomplete.You are advised to apply for the visa as soon as possible after accepting an offer of admission to study in HKU.

For Mainland Chinese applicants, you should reserve additional 2 weeks to apply for an Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao (EEP) (港澳通行證) and the relevant exit endorsement (逗留D簽).

May 2024

Hall application (for NON-LOCAL STUDENTS)

Go to the CEDARS Office's website for more application details:

(Under "Undergraduate/Housing and Student Residences)

Submit your application here:

June 2024

Registration and orientation details available

July 2024

Plan your trip to Hong Kong!

For Non-Local Students

  • Check latest pre-arrival information for non-local students HERE

    • Non-local Student Welcome Guide

    • Orientation schedule

    • Registration & Student Card

    • How to Go to HKU

    • and MORE! 

  • You can also find about Student Registration details HERE

Non-local Student Welcome Guide

August 2024

1) Hall registration for LOCAL STUDENTS

Local students may apply to the Hall of Residence in August after your student registration with the University. Each Hall of Residence will consider application independently. 

For details about non-residential hall membership and the application form, please refer to the following website of the Academic Support and Examinations Section (ASE) of the Registry: (under the heading “Residential Halls/Residential Colleges/Non-Residential Halls”)

2) Course Selection - to be updated

3) Student Body Registration & Hall Information Day for Local StudentsTo be updated

4) University Registration and Induction Programme for New Students - To be updated 

5) Weeks of Welcome (WoW) - To be updated

6) Orientation Day for Non-local Students and Student Club Fair - To be updated

7) Inauguration Ceremony for New Students - To be updated

September 2024

Semester starts! Our first day of teaching is September 2nd (Monday), 2024

For details of the schedule such as course selection, add & drop period,

please visit the Academic Advising Office's website

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