Prepare Your Packing List
- Passport or travel documents with a minimum of 6 months' validity
- Exit-Entry Permit for travelling to and from Hong Kong (for students from Mainland China)
- Visa or Entry Permit Label by the HKSAR Immigration Department
- Admission offer letter issued by HKUST
- University housing confirmation email or letter issued by HKUST
- Travel or health Insurance policy documents
- Proof of residential address in your home country (e.g. letters issued by banks, utility companies or the government, etc.)
- Original copies of your academic credentials
- Other identity documents
- Passport-sized photos for application of hall resident cards, travel visas, etc.
- Photocopies of your passport, identity documents, credit cards for back-up
- The cost of living varies with each student, depending on the accommodation and lifestyle choices.
- Please visit here for more ideas about the living cost in Hong Kong.
Other Personal Belongings and Items
- Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate with distinct seasons:
- Spring (March to May) - 17°C - 24°C
- Summer (June to August) - 26°C - 31°C (can rise above 31°C)
- Autumn (September to November) - 21°C - 27°C
- Winter (December to February) - 12°C - 20°C (can drop below 10°C)
- It is good to bring a good variety of clothing.
- Layering is recommended. Most campus buildings and university areas are air-conditioned.
- There is no central heating in the buildings. Adequate warm clothing is recommended for winter time.
- Bedding items: Bedding is not provided in the university accommodation.
- Laptops and computing facilities are available throughout the campus, but if you wish to use it in your student hall, it’s better to bring one.
- Adaptor: The voltage in Hong Kong is 220V/50Hz AC. The plugs are 3-pin square.
- Hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrush, bath towels, etc.) and medicines are good to have.
- If you are taking any medication, it is a good idea to bring enough to last at least the first month. That would provide you enough time to source it after you settle in Hong Kong. Before you leave home, it is advisable that you check with your medical practitioner at home to ascertain whether your medication is available in Hong Kong.
- Any personal items which make you feel at home.