International & Mainland JEE (Non-local) Students


Embracing a global outlook and international ambiance, HKUST welcomes foreign students from any corner of the globe to study in Hong Kong. Students from geographical origins other than Hong Kong and holding international or non-DSE qualifications are usually termed as international, non-local, Mainland China, Mainland JEE, non-JUPAS and/or non-local degree seeking students.

Welcome all international and mainland JEE students. Hope you have a smooth transition and feel at home at HKUST and Hong Kong. The checklist should help you identify useful and important activities to kick start your university study and life here. 

Action item checklist for International & Mainland JEE (non-local) students

Registration, Identification and Check-in 

Jul - Aug  

  1. Refer to email notifications for Program Registration and Collection of Student Card 
  2. Activate your HKUST network/ ITSC account and myemail (important information and notifications from different units will be sent to this email account)
  3. Apply Student Accommodation & Join First-Year Experience (FYE) @Residence Program

Aug 17  Check-in @Student Residence Hall (10:00 onwards)

Aug 17-18  Airport Pick-up Service

Aug 17-18  Program Registration and Collection of Student Card in person (refer to the email notifications)

Academic Advising and Peer Mentoring#

Jul 15 - Aug 29
Attend Academic Advising and Peer Mentoring Activities  (these sessions are very useful and critical for your class pre-enrolment; refer also to respective Schools' orientation information, SBM, SSCI, SENG, SHSS, IPO & individual email notifications for details; absence from these sessions may affect your study progress)

University Induction Activities

Aug 21  Attend Orientation for Non-local Students (required) at LT-A (09:30 - 11:00)

Aug 22-23  *Attend ELPA Written (required)

Aug 22-25  *Attend ELPA Speaking (required)

Aug 24-25  *Attend Getting Started & HLTH1010 (required)

Aug - Sep  *Attend Enrichment Talks, Tours and Workshops

School Welcome & Orientation#

Aug 29  School of Engineering (SENG) 10:00 - 17:00 at S.H. Ho Sports Hall 

Aug 30  School of Business and Management (SBM)12:15 - 17:00 at S.H. Ho Sports Hall 

Aug 31  School of Science (SSCI) 15:00 - 19:00 atS.H. Ho Sports Hall 

Aug 31  Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) 11:00 - 15:00 at 7/F, LSK Business Building

Sep 8  School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) 18:30 - 21:30 at UniQue, Conference Lodge

Class Enrollment (Fall term of 2017/18)

Aug 14-20 Subsequent to academic advising sessions and/or Schools' instruction, ARR would arranage class pre-enrollment for students to required courses. (Students must attend the academic advising and peer mentoring sessions of respective Schools, SBM, SSCI, SENG, SHSS, IPO for specific students in Jul, Aug9-10 and other dates.)

Aug 22 onwards Check Class pre-enrollment results via "Student Centre" in myPortal

Aug 25 Enroll first term classes via myPortal

Sep 1-14 Add/ Drop Classes via myPortal

HTLH1010 Required Activities

Aug 28-29 *Attend Fitness Training

Sep 8-10 *Attend Health and Fitness Assessments

Sep 14-15 *Attend a Sports Skill Class 

Sep 18-29 Complete the online Student Intake and Wellness Survey

Other Important Information and Dates

Aug 9-11 Attend Student-led Welcome Fair 

Aug 11-24 *Join Student-led O' Camps

Aug 18-19 *Join Hall O' Camp - First-Year Experience (FYE) @Residence Program

Aug 26 Join *English Day Camp: Explore the Unexplored

Sep 1 Commencement of Academic Year of 2017/18 - First Day

Sep 1 Join My First Day & Dinner @HKUST Details & Ticketing


* Many activities and programs require advance enrollment
^ Refer to notifications from emails, peer mentors, School/ Program websites. Attend only your School/Program's sessions and activities.