This entry arrangement is for persons who wish to enter the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) for study.

Eligibility Criteria

      1. An application for a visa/entry permit to enter the HKSAR for study may be favourably considered if :
        1. the applicant:
          1. is admitted to a private school registered under the Education Ordinance (Cap. 279) or Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320) (entry for study in public or aided schools is not permitted except for tertiary education);
          2. takes up studies in a full-time locally-accredited post-secondary programme including short-term course, part-time locally-accredited taught postgraduate programme, or full-time exchange study programme for not more than one year at degree or above level; or
          3. is enrolled in a course on the register of non-local higher education or professional courses as set up under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (Cap. 493);


        1. the applicant is:
          1. from the age of 5 years and 8 months to 11 for primary education; or
          2. below the age of 20 for secondary education;


        1. the applicant holds a school acceptance letter to confirm that he/she has been accepted for a course of study; and


      1. the applicant is able to meet the fees for the course, the living expenses for his/her maintenance and accommodation without working and without recourse to public funds.

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