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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 

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On or before 12 May Apply for a Hong Kong student visa
On or before 30 June Upload a digital photo for your HKBU Student ID Card
11-21July Apply online for a hostel place at the Undergraduate Halls
July 25 Onwards

Book online for an appointment with the Hong Kong Immigration Department for your

Hong Kong ID card application (Suggested appointment dates:  28, 29, 30 August)

On or before 7 August Provide arrival flight details for the FREE “Meet and Greet Service” on 14 or 21 August
9 August Onwards Activate your BUniPort account
14 August Arrive at HKBU (FREE “Meet and Greet Service” available). Check-in to the Undergraduate Halls
15 August Orientation for International Students
15 August -1 September University orientation days take place (Check dates on university orientation webpage)
15-17 August Pre-register courses via BUniPort
17 August Attend Personal Transformation Workshop
22 August

Orientation for International Students

(For students who cannot attend the “Orientation” on 15 August 2017)

On or before 27 August Apply for Host Family Programme (Optional)
1 September

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

First semester begins

2 September "A New Adventure Begins" for International Undergraduate Students
4 September Classes begin
5 September Convocation and Honorary University Fellowship Conferment Ceremony
7 September International Undergraduate Student Jamboree
9 September Host Family Programme Tea Reception (if you have signed up for this Programme)
4-16 September Add/drop courses period

Useful Link


Academic Calendar