Inbound

On Arrival

There are a number of things which you will need to take care of upon arrival.

Hall Check-in

Upon arriving in Hong Kong, you should first head directly to your assigned hall for check-in. Check-in service is available from 8:45am to 10:30pm on weekdays (closed at 7:00-7:30pm) and 8:45am to 1:00pm on weekends. Students who need to check in at any other time must inform Student Housing and Residential Life Office in advance.

Students who have applied for university housing will receive the hall assignment notification email approximately one week before the earliest hall check-in date.

Orientation

We have a wide range of orientation activities organized. Details are available here.

Registration

Undergraduate exchange students will attend university orientations, complete online registration procedures, and obtain the HKUST Student Card upon arrival to the campus. Here are the steps:

  • Students must complete the registration online prior to arrival at HKUST.
  • Student card will be issued upon completion of the online registration. HKUST Academic Registry will contact you directly via email for the collection of student card after your arrival to HKUST campus.
  • Pick up your welcome package from HKUST Office of Global Learning. More details will be provided in the email.

Academic Induction

School representatives will brief you how to deal with your class enrolment at the academic induction. Details will be announced by email in due course. 

  • School of Science

    28 January 2022 (Fri)
    3:30pm
    Online
  • School of Engineering

    28 January 2022 (Fri)
    3:30pm
    Online
  • School of Business and Management

    28 January 2022 (Fri)
    3:30pm
    Online 
  • School of Humanities and Social Science

    28 January 2022 (Fri)
    3:30pm
    Online
  • Interdisciplinary Programs Office

    Details will be announced by email.

Hong Kong Identity Card

If you will be staying in Hong Kong for more than 180 days, you are required by law to apply for a Hong Kong Identity Card (HKID) within 30 days upon arrival. Hong Kong law requires that you carry your HKID with you at all times.

To apply for the HKID, you must apply in person at the Registration of Persons Office at the Hong Kong Immigration Department. The HKID for new arrivals are issued free of charge. Bring your passport, identity documents, and the HKUST admission letter to support your application.

We strongly encourage applicants to utilise the appointment booking and form pre-filling service via one of the ways below:

Register with your consulate

You are advised to contact the consulate or embassy of your home country in Hong Kong, and enquire about possible citizen registration services. Some consulates and embassies maintain mailing lists or social media accounts for keeping their citizens updated on matters that concern them.

Check the contact information of your consulate or embassy here.

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