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, Collection of Student Card and Hall 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 19  Check-in @Student Residence Hall (10:00 onwards)

Aug 19-21  Airport Pick-up Service

Aug 20-21  Program Registration and Collection of Student Card in person (refer to the email notification)

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

Aug 20-21  *Attend ELPA Written (required)

Aug 21-24  *Attend ELPA Speaking (required)

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

Aug 29  *Attend "On Your Mark! Get Set!" (for international students) (required)

Aug 31  *Attend "University Years To Go" (for Mainland JEE (Non-local) Students) (required)

Aug - Sep  *Attend Enrichment Talks, Tours and Workshops

School Welcome & Orientation#

Aug 25  School of Science (SSCI) 15:00 - 19:00 at S.H. Ho Sports Hall 

Aug 26  School of Business and Management (SBM)12:00 - 17:00 at S.H. Ho Sports Hall 

Aug 27  School of Engineering (SENG) 10:00 - 17:00 at S.H. Ho Sports Hall 

Aug 31  Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) 11:00 - 15:00 at Tin Ka Ping Hall, University Center

Sep 7  School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) 18:30 - 21:30 at UniQue, Conference Lodge​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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

HTLH1010 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 25 Join *English Day Camp: Explore the Unexplored

Aug 25 - 27 Join University-wide Orientation

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

Sep 3 Join My First Day 


* 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.