Student Visa Application
The Taught Postgraduate Studies Section (TPSS) processes student visa application for non-local students for submission to the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Newly admitted non-local students should submit their student visa application to the University through the Visa Application System. The processing time is around 10-12 weeks. Returning non-local students who have been suspended from study should send the visa application documents by post to the Taught Postgraduate Studies Section.
Documents required for student visa application
For Mainland and Taiwan residents only
For final year undergraduates on conditional offer, please upload a copy of your degree and graduation certificate(s) of your undergraduate studies (with quoted student number) to the Visa Application System by early July or as soon as it is available.
- Please click here to view the flowchart of student visa application.
- In order to register as our students, you must activate your student visa by presenting the student visa ("e-Visa") to the officer-on-duty at the Immigration Counter when you enter Hong Kong.
- It is required by the Immigration Department (“ImmD”) that non-local students residing in Hong Kong (such as current students) who has applied for another entry permit for study have to exit and re-enter Hong Kong (*information valid as of March 2022). All Mainland student entry permit with ImmD reference starting with "MEEN" means it is an entry permit instead of an extension label. To activate a new student visa, students should plan and arrange their trip to Hong Kong accordingly by considering the time required for the health quarantine before they commence their studies at HKBU. All non-local students should observe the latest news and comply with the quarantine measures of the HKSAR Government.