Essential Guide

Welcome to the Hong Kong PolyU Community!

The following brief guide step by step is prepared for all Undergraduate/ Taught Post-graduate Non-local Students to help you get the most out of stay at PolyU and in Hong Kong. We hope that you will make the best use of the opportunities and facilities available to you and wish you every success in your studies at the University, and a fruitful, enjoyable and memorable campus life.

NON-LOCAL STUDENT HANDBOOK

The Non-local Student Handbook for non-local students provides non-local freshmen with immediate and important information on study and life at PolyU and in Hong Kong.  Important points to note before departure and upon arrival, as well as Immigration regulations concerning your stay in Hong Kong as non-local students are listed out clearly in the booklet for your reference.

 Planning your Stay Before Departure
Planning your Stay Before Departure
Few steps you may need to beware before your journey: ... more
Accommodation
Accommodation
Full-time non-local students in publicly funded undergraduate programmes admitted in the academic year of 2009/10 onwards are eligible to apply for accommodation at the University's Student Halls of Residence and normally be provided with hall places for the first three years of their studies, subject to availability of hall places.  ... more
 Life in HK
Life in HK
You may have concern about the general living expenses in HK, banking arrangements, food, grocery shopping etc; ... more
University Life in PolyU
University Life in PolyU
There are services and facilities available for FULL-TIME non-local graduate students like Counseling Services, Personal Development Programme (PDP), Hall Buddies and Peer Tutors etc, we also have Sports Facilities and Communal Facilities on/off campus; You can join different student Organizations to enrich you life in HK, too. ... more
Insurance and Health Care
Insurance and Health Care
The Campus Clinic or 2766 5433 provides primary health care to full-time students. For emergency consultation when the Campus Clinic is closed, you may reach the Queen Elizabeth Hospital ... more
 Internship, part-time on campus employment and summer  job
Internship, part-time on campus employment and summer job
Non-local students should be reminded that, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has implemented a set of new immigration measures relaxing certain restrictions in respect of internship, part-time on campus employment and summer job for non-local students with effective from May 19, 2008. For details, please click... more
Career Planning
Career Planning
We encourage all PolyU students to plan their career early so as to make full use of their time, both during the semester and at the semester break. On top of conceptual learning, experiential learning (e.g. WIE) is also treasured in this University. There are plenty ... more

For enquiry and more information on services to non-local students, please contact the Non-local Student Services Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 3400 2608.