Student visa application

International student information

Student visa application

Application procedures

Edith Mak, student success coordinator at SCAD Hong Kong, will assist you with the visa application. Procedures are as follows:

  • Email Edith Mak with your intended length of stay.
  • Receive visa application form and guidelines from Mak.
  • Scan completed application and supporting documents to Mak for review.
  • Once approved, submit your application to one of the following:

Current SCAD students:

Savannah: Gregory Renda, Bradley Hall, room 319
Atlanta: Stephanie McManus, Building A, room 538

New students admitted by SCAD Hong Kong should mail to:

Attn.: Edith Mak
SCAD Hong Kong
292 Tai Po Road, Sham Shui Po
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Once your application has been approved by Hong Kong Immigration Department, Mak will confirm the mailing address. Allow five to seven business days for delivery.

Activation of student visa

Upon receipt of your visa permit label, please immediately affix it to a blank visa page of your passport. To activate your student visa, present the page with the label to the Immigration Officer at the Hong Kong International Airport. Please note that it is illegal to study in Hong Kong without an activated student visa.

Fee

A charge of US$21 for a student visa and US$20 postage will be placed on the student's account when the visa is shipped.

Postage may exceed US$20 for some countries. Under such circumstance we will notify the student and post the actual fee on the student's account.

Common documents required

All students are required to submit:

  • Completed student visa application;
  • Photocopy of passport information page

If the student will financially support his/her own study, please submit:

  • Bank statement or official letter issued by the bank; screen capture of online banking will not be accepted
  • Financial award notification letter issued by SCAD if student receives grants, loans or scholarships.

If the student's parents are the financial sponsor, they must submit:

  • Birth certificate of the student
  • A photocopy of the financial sponsor's passport
  • Financial sponsorship letter (template can be found in the guidelines obtained from Mak)
  • Bank statement or official letter issued by the bank; screen capture of online banking will not be accepted
  • Pay slip for the past three months or a letter issued by the employer
  • Financial award notification letter issued by SCAD if the student receives grants, loans or scholarships.