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You have been admitted to the interACT exchange program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. There is a lot to do before your trip can start.



For your study at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology you need a student visa. You should start the application process at least 3 months better 3 1/2 months before your study at HKUST.

At first its very important for the HKUST to know the intended period (from DD/MM/YY to DD/MM/YY) of your stay.

Besides, you need to organize your flight, a place to live, appointments with contact persons and the consulate, fill in forms etc.

The following documents are required for student visa application:

  1. A copy of the letter of HKUST offering you admission to HKUST.
  2. A bank letter stating the amount of financial support you have for your study at the HUKST. HKUST recommends that students should have no less than HK$ 24,000 per semester (approximately US $ 3,000) to cover their expenses for one semester (about  six  months). Besides the letter needs to be in English.
  3. Two photos.
  4. A copy of your passport.
  5. The application form: ID (E) 936 A, ID (E) 936 E, ID (E) 936 K and ID (E) 936 L which can be downloaded from the following website: www.seng.ust.hk/exchange/files/ID(E)936.pdf
    Then submit all the above-mentioned documents to Josie Man, ECE Department  eejosie@hkust. The documents will be forwarded to the Admissions, Registration and Records Office. Once they have received all the necessary documents, it may take 4 to 6 weeks to process the visa application.

For further questions you can contact Josie Man per e-mail.