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Host Family Scheme

To enrich the experience of non-local new undergraduate students, Non-Local Student Services Team (NLSST) of Student Affairs Office has organized the Host Family Scheme for Non-Local Students with support from PolyU Staff Evangelistic Mission (SEM) for Mainland Students and Research Centre for Gerontology and Family Studies for International Students.

Successful applicants of this Scheme will be introduced to a PolyU staff or alumni or professional recognized by PolyU and be invited to join these host families occasionally to experience family life, local cultures, ideas and values in Hong Kong. Please note that the host families WILL NOT provide accommodation to the participants.


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HFS 1  HFS 3  HFS 2  HFS 4

  • To demonstrate care for non-local new students
  • To organise ways for non-local students to adapt to PolyU and Hong Kong
  • To show and tell non-local students about the local culture
  • To provide opportunities for non-local students to befriend a Hong Kong family
  • For host families and students to demonstrate mutuality and healthy crosscultural exchange

Normally around 2-3 activities per year are expected but students can always decide the number of activities with their host families.

Two official events are scheduled for this scheme, successful students are expected to reserve the following day and connect with their host families:

  • Welcome Session on 9 Sep 2023 (Sat)

                Session 1-   10:00 a.m. for International Students

                Session 2-   3:00 p.m. for Mainland Students

All new full-time non-local undergraduate students are welcome to apply. 

Invitation for application will be sent to eligible students in July/August.

For enquiry, please contact NLSST at or (852) 2766 5408.

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