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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” – Stay connected with us!

On or before 30 June Upload a digital photo for your HKBU Student ID Card
10 - 20 July Apply online for a hostel place at the Undergraduate Halls
20 July Onwards

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

Hong Kong ID card application (Suggested appointment dates:  28 to 30 August and 3 September)

On or before 7 August Provide arrival flight details for the FREE “Meet and Greet Service” on 14 or 21 August
8 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 - 3 September University orientation days take place (Check dates on university orientation webpage)
15 - 17 August Pre-register courses via BUniPort
16 - 17 August Attend Personal Transformation Workshop
22 August

Orientation for International Students

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

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

First semester begins

4 September

Classes begin

Convocation and Honorary University Fellowship Conferment Ceremony

6 September

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

8 September Host Family Programme Tea Reception (if you have signed up for this Programme)
13 September International Undergraduate Student Jamboree
4 - 17 September Add/drop courses period

Useful Link


Academic Calendar