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Important notice regarding student visa sponsorship
Attention: student should study the refund policy carefully as stated in the student regulations. Course withdrawal after a specified deadline will be subject to handling charge. Withdrawal after add/ drop deadline will not be given any refund.


 

Application procedures

 I.) Full-Time Regular Programme (Certificate/ Diploma/ Advanced Diploma courses)
 
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Applications can be made any time in a year. For those who are not having HKID or valid working visa, application should be forwarded to the centre preferably three months prior to the beginning of the intended programme to provide sufficient time for student visa processing.
 
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Immigration requirement: students who come to study in HK MUST BE either a resident of Hong Kong, working visa and/ or student visa holder. Holder of tourist visa and/or visa exemption status is not allowed to study in any institution in Hong Kong. So, you must be clear about your visa status and apply for visa prior to your study. Otherwise, both you and the centre will be liable for violating the immigration law. Under HKSAR immigration policy, holders of student visas should not take employment, paid or unpaid. Thus, students who intend to work must obtain a work visa with the sponsorship of their employer and then make arrangements for studying at the centre. Applicants without a legitimate immigration status for study purpose will not be allowed to attend a class even if they are already in the school and have paid the fee.
 
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Those who want to have a longer period of student visa (more than one school term), have to prepay the tuition fees for several terms by one installment along the course application before process of the visa application.
Alternatively, students may leave the first term tuition fee by Orientation Day and extend their student visa afterwards term by term in person at the H K Immigration Office before the visa expires.
 
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Tourists who enter into Hong Kong with visa exemption status or tourist visa and want to apply for a CLC course MUST change status from tourist to student in person with the immigration office and this process normally takes one month.  To avoid frustration and possible delay in visa processing, students are advised to forward application to CLC as early as possible.
 
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Working Holiday Visa
 

Documents needed:

  1. Application Form
  1. Signed student regulations; 
  2. Copies of current or previous school documents; (compulsory to award-bearing programmes and some cases in student visa application);
  3. A copy of your passport;
  4. Student service pre-arrangement form;
  5. (overseas students only) Study carefully the Guidance Notes on Student Visa Application and complete student visa application forms - ID 995A; 
  6. (overseas students only) Fill in Certificate of Finance and provide proof of financial standing. (This is to prove student’s financial status. Bank statement, passbook copy can be used for this purpose) ; 
  7. Please provide a statement in no less than 100 words and printed in A4 paper to express (i) why you want to take up the proposed study in Hong Kong and (ii) your immediate plan after completion of the proposed study in Hong Kong. (It is preferably to be written in English or Chinese. Japanese and Korean support will be given if needed.)

  8. Application checklist

* Medical certificate is not required at this moment;

** It is advisable for students to buy their own insurance for studying abroad.

Payment:

  1. School deposit (refundable) and application fee plus visa fee HK$290 (where necessary):
    Total HK$2,000 (US$1 = HK$7.8) or HK$2,290 for those who need a student visa sponsored by
    CLC. Of this amount $400 serves as a non-refundable processing fee. The remaining $1,600 is credited to the student's account after formal registration at the CLC. This deposit serves to reserve a position in the term for which the student wishes to apply and is held by the centre for the entire period a student is studying at the centre as caution money against the privilege of borrowing books from University libraries and tapes from the centre. Refunds will be made upon completion of a student's studies. Should an applicant withdraw after acceptance or fail to register as required for any reason, the deposit will be forfeited. The deposit of a continuing student will not be refunded if the student withdraws without written notice or if the notice does not reach the centre two weeks before the following term begins; 
  2. All fees (tuition fee), application fee, deposit, visa, activity etc.) can be settled in form of credit card (exclude accommodation), bank draft or bank transfer (Hong Kong Dollars only). Local cheque can be made payable to “The Chinese University of Hong Kong”.

 

II.) Short courses/ Seasonal Intensive courses

Immigration requirement: students who come to study in HK MUST BE either a resident of Hong Kong, working visa and/ or student visa holder. Holder of tourist visa and/or visa exemption status is not allowed to study in any institution in Hong Kong. So, you must be clear about your visa status and apply for visa prior to your study. Otherwise, both you and the centre will be liable for violating the immigration law. Under HKSAR immigration policy, holders of student visas should not take employment, paid or unpaid. Thus, students who intend to work must obtain a work visa with the sponsorship of their employer and then make arrangements for studying at the centre. Applicants without a legitimate immigration status for study purpose will not be allowed to attend a class even if they are already in the school and have paid the fee.


Working Holiday Visa

Documents needed:

1.  Application Form

2. Signed “Notes to Application for Non-native Speaker Series Intensive & Short Course”; 

3. Copies of current or previous school documents; (compulsory to award-bearing programmes and some cases in student visa application);

4.  A copy of your passport;

5. (overseas students only) Study carefully the Guidance Notes on Student Visa Application and complete student visa application forms - ID 995A; 

6. (overseas students only) Fill in Certificate of Finance and provide proof of financial standing. (This is to prove student’s financial status. Bank statement, passbook copy can be used for this purpose).  

* Medical certificate is not required at this moment;

** It is advisable for students to buy their own insurance for studying abroad.

Payment:

Application fee and tuition fee are listed in the web site and programmme brochures.  Application fee which is not refundable should be paid upon submission of enrolment form.  Tuition fee should be paid in full upon admission.  Applicants who choose to pay by credit card should complete the amount of application fee and tuition fee payable in Part B of this enrolment form. CLC will debit the tuition fee payable against your credit card account when admission is confirmed.

 

III.) Weekday Evening/ Weekend Part Time Award-Bearing courses

Immigration requirement
: students who come to study in HK MUST BE either a resident of Hong Kong, working visa and/ or dependent visa holder. Holder of tourist visa and/or visa exemption status is not allowed to study in any institution in Hong Kong. Applicants without a legitimate immigration status for study purpose will not be allowed to attend a class even if they are already in the school and have paid the fee.

Working Holiday Visa

Documents needed:

1.      Application Form

2.       Signed “Notes to Application for Non-native Speaker Series Intensive & Short Course”; 

3.       Copies of current or previous school documents; (compulsory to award-bearing programmes and some cases in student visa application);

4.      A copy of your HKID Card / visa label.

Payment:

Application fee and tuition fee are listed in the web site and programmme brochures.  Application fee which is not refundable should be paid upon submission of enrolment form.  Tuition fee should be paid in full upon admission.  Applicants who choose to pay by credit card should complete the amount of application fee and tuition fee payable in Part B of this enrolment form. CLC will debit the tuition fee payable against your credit card account when admission is confirmed.


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