You are considered as a non-local student if you are a holder of the following documents issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR:
- Student visa/entry permit;
- Visa/entry permit under the Immigration Arrangement for Non-local Graduates; or
- 3. Dependent visa/entry permit (for students who were 18 years old or above)
Note: EDB in November 2018 reviewed and redefined its definition of dependent visa/entry permit for non-local students, applicable to all applicants, as students holding dependent visa/entry permit who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa/ entry permit by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR.
If you are offered admission into HKUST as a non-local student, you are required to pay tuition fees according to the fee schedule for non-local students.