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International Students

International students are required to apply student visa with the Immigration Department during their stay in Hong Kong.


Application Procedure for International Students

1.  Course application documents:

  • Academic Transcript(s) and Certificate(s)

  • Completed and signed RHK Application Form

  • Passport Copy

  • One passport size photo

  • IELTS Result or equivalent (if any)

  • Portfolio (required upon request)

  • Registration fee at HK$5,000, non-refundable and non-transferable


2.  If your application to Raffles is successful, please prepare the following items for visa application:

  • Visa application form (ID995A), (ID996)

  • Applicant passport (Photocopy)

  • A recent passport size photo

  • Financial Sponsor’s passport (Photocopy)

  • Letter of acceptance issued by the College

  • Financial Sponsor’s financial proof (within 3 months and show a balance that has an amount to cover your tuition, accommodation, cost and expenses during your stay in Hong Kong)

  • Photocopy of the Applicant's Birth Certificate (If the financial sponsor is your parents)

  • 1st installments of your tuition fee

  • International Student Deposit, HK$50,000 (refundable when the student has completed, withdrawn or been terminated from the course)

  • A personal statement 

You may send us the soft copy of the documents for check-up. If all documents are in place, please courier us a signed and completed visa application form in ORIGINAL. If you would like the College to collect the visa label on behalf of you, please also sign and send us the ORIGINAL of the authorization letter.


**All fees incurred in visa application will be borne by the student, i.e. courier fee, all expenses will be reimbursed at cost.


3.  Our admission officer will cross check your forms and documents with you.

4.  Once all form and documents are ready, your application will be filed with Immigration Department. It normally takes 6 to 8 weeks’ for visa application. Now you can start to search your accommodation in Hong Kong.

5.  Occasionally Hong Kong immigration may request supplementary information or documents. We will update you if we have got any update from the Immigration Department.

6.  Student visa is granted, so now you can confirm your air-ticket to Hong Kong, and come to Hong Kong before the orientation day.


7.   Collect your student VISA with a fee at HK$190 payable to the Hong Kong Government.



Living in Hong Kong

Located on China’s southern coast, Hong Kong is a unique place where old meets new & west meets east. A former British colony and current Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong is home to an exceptional culture. Hong Kong offers a distinctive blend of the finest Chinese and international cuisine, brands, and entertainment. You can immerse yourself in a city that never stops and flaunt your sense of fashion and design here!

You can get here and around the world easily as Hong Kong is accessible by flights from most major cities around the world, with about half the world’s population within five hours’ flight time. Meanwhile, most nations have consular offices here such that you can easily get assistance from your home country whenever you need. If you encounter any problem living in Hong Kong, various government offices and also Raffles International College Hong Kong will be here to help you.


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