Local Students (other qualifications)


There are local Hong Kong students holding subdegree and/or international qualifications such as IB. Though they are usually regarded as local students, for some specific induction and orientation activities, they are specified as local students with international qualificationsdirect-entry or senior-entry, etc.

Welcome to HKUST. Hope you have a smooth transition and feel at home at HKUST. 

Action item checklist for local students (other qualifications)

The checklist should help identify useful and important activities to kick start your university study and life here. 

Registration and Collection of Student Card

Jul - Aug

  1. Program Registration and Collection of Student Card in person (refer to the email notification)
  2. Activate your HKUST network/ ITSC account and myemail @connect.ust.hk (refer to email notification)
  3. Access and check your HKUST email (@connect.ust.hk) at http://O365.ust.hk or myPortal (important information and notifications from different units will be sent to this email account)
Academic Advising and Peer Mentoring#

Jul 15 - Aug 29  ^Attend Academic Advising & Peer Mentoring sessions (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

Jul 19-20

Aug 23-24  *Attend Getting Started & HLTH1010 (required)

Aug - Sep  *Attend Enrichment Talks, Tours and Workshops

School Welcome and Orientation#
Class Enrollment 

Aug 21 onwards  Check class pre-enrollment results via "Student Centre" in myPortal

Aug 24  Enroll first term classes via myPortal

Sep 3-15  Add/ Drop classes via myPortal

HLTH1010 Required Activities

Aug 23-Sep  *Attend Fitness Training 

Sep 7-9  *Attend Health and Fitness Assessments

Sep 13-16  *Attend a Sports Skill Class 

Sep 6-Oct 7  Complete the online Student Intake Survey and Wellness Assessments

    Other Important Information and Dates

    Aug 8-9  Attend info. session and apply Government Financial Assistance 

    Aug 8-9  Attend Student-led Welcome Fair 

    Aug 11-23  *Join Student-led O' Camps

    Aug 25  Join *English Day Camp: Explore the Unexplored

    Aug 25  Mass Check-in @Student Residence Hall (new first year student residents only

    Aug 25 - 27  Join University-wide Orientation

    Sep 3 Commencement of Academic Year 2018/19 - First Day

    Sep 3 Join My First Day 


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