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International Students

Important Dates

This page includes a timeline of important dates which serves as a checklist with everything you need to do prior to and upon your arrival at HKBU.


Upon Acceptance to HKBU 

1. Apply for a Hong Kong student visa

2. Join Facebook Group “HKBU International Students” and follow us on Instagram (@hkbu_internationaloffice)

    – Stay connected with us!

On or before 30 June Upload a digital photo for your HKBU Student ID Card
9 - 19 July Apply online for a hostel place at the Undergraduate Halls
8 August Onwards Activate your BUniPort account
On or before 13 August Provide arrival flight details for the FREE “Meet and Greet Service” on 20 August
14 - 16 August Pre-register courses via BUniPort
15 - 30 August  University orientation days take place (Check dates on university orientation webpage)
20 August Arrive at HKBU (FREE “Meet and Greet Service” available). Check-in to the Undergraduate Halls
21 August Orientation for International Students
23 August Attend Personal Transformation Workshop
On or before 25 August Apply for Host Family Programme (Optional)
2 September

First semester begins

3 September

Classes begin


3 - 16 September Add/drop courses period
5 September

Joint-Hall O’Night (for hall residents only)

7 September Host Family Programme Tea Reception (if you have signed up for this Programme)

Useful Link


Academic Calendar