Local Students (other qualifications)


There are local Hong Kong students holding subdegree and/or international qualifications such as IB. Though they are usually regarded as local students, for some specific induction and orientation activities, they are specified as local students with international qualificationsdirect-entry or senior-entry, etc.

Welcome to HKUST. Hope you have a smooth transition and feel at home at HKUST. 

Important item checklist for local students (other qualifications)

The checklist should help you identify important activities to kick start your university study and life here. 
All new students are also invited to attend various Enrichment Talks, Tours and Workshops


  • Complete Program Registration and Collect Student Card in person (refer to the email notification)
  • Activate your HKUST network/ ITSC account at myaccount.ust.hk (refer to email notification)
  • Access and check your HKUST email (@connect.ust.hk) at http://O365.ust.hk or myPortal (important information and notifications from different units will be sent to this email account)
  • Attend Academic Advising & Peer Mentoring sessions (these sessions are very useful and critical for your class pre-enrolment; refer also to respective Schools' orientation information, SBM, SSCI, SENG, SHSS, IPO & individual email notifications for details; absence from these sessions may affect your study progress)

Jul 5 onwards  Enroll English Language Proficiency Assessment - ELPA (local students with sub-degree qualifications ONLY)

Jul 17-22  Attend ELPA - Written and ELPA - Speaking (local students with sub-degree qualifications ONLY)

Aug 7 onwards  Enroll English Language Proficiency Assessment (students of all other qualifications ONLY) and Getting Started & HLTH1010

Aug 7-9 Apply Student Accommodation (students who miss the application, please contact ughousing@ust.hk)

Aug 20 onwards  Check class pre-enrollment results via "Student Centre" in myPortal

Aug 19-23  Attend ELPA - Written and ELPA - Speaking (students of all other qualifications ONLY)​​​​​​​

Aug 22-23  Enroll first term classes via myPortal

Aug 26-28  Join University-wide Orientation Attend Getting Started & HLTH1010 

Sep 2  Commencement of the 2019-20 Academic Year

Sep 2-16  Add/ Drop classes via myPortal

School Welcome and Orientation

Aug 26  School of Science (SSCI) 15:00-19:00 at S.H. Ho Sports Hall

Aug 27  School of Business and Management (SBM) 12:00-14:30 at S.H. Ho Sports Hall

Aug 28  School of Engineering (SENG) 10:00-17:00 at S.H. Ho Sports Hall

Aug 30  Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) 11:00-14:00 at LG1031 and Sports Hall Lobby 

Sep 6  School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) 18:30 - 21:30 at G/F China Garden Restaurant

HLTH1010 Required Activities

Aug 26-28  Attend Fitness Training

Sep 6-8  Attend Health and Fitness Assessment