VTC International Development Office

Study in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Asia’s World City     
Hong Kong is a leading international business and financial centre.  Located in the heart of Asia and adjacent to China, one of the world’s fastest growing regions, Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city offering global connectivity, security and rich diversity.  The city is home to an international community and over 8,200 multinational companies. It enjoys one of the most advanced business infrastructures in the world, and is the freest economy for 24th consecutive years.

The city’s urban cityscape is world famous, but the contrast of Chinese heritage and European colonial history, the thriving arts and cultural activities, the UNESCO-listed geopark and the quaint countryside are equally impressive.  About three-quarters of Hong Kong’s total area of 1,108 sqm is countryside.

  • Gateway to China, Asia and the world
  • Metropolis linking East and West
  • World class education system
  • Free city
  • Vibrant life for studying and living



According to the Education Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR, “Non-local Applicants” for the purpose of admission to post-secondary programmes, are defined as follows:

  1. Non-Hong Kong residents who wish to enter Hong Kong for study. Any person other than those who have the right of abode or right to land in Hong Kong, must obtain a visa before coming to Hong Kong for the purpose of study. (If you are not sure whether you need a visa/entry permit to study in Hong Kong, please visit the website of the Hong Kong Immigration Department or click here.)
  2. Persons holding

        (a) student visa/entry permit
        (b) visa/entry permit under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG); or
        (c) dependent visa/entry permit who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa/entry permit by the Director of Immigration
Mainland applicants please click here.