The Hong Kong Immigration Department requires all non-local students to obtain a student visa in order to study in Hong Kong. In general, if you do not possess the right of abode or the right to land in Hong Kong, or hold a dependent’s visa, you will need a student visa.
After you receive HKUST’s confirmation of your exchange placement, you will receive information to assist you with the student visa application process. You should send your application to HKUST, as HKUST will submit your student visa application to the Hong Kong Immigration Department on your behalf. The student visa is an e-visa in PDF file format. When your visa is approved, HKUST will email it to your email address on MyStudyAbroad system before you depart Hong Kong.