All non-local students should come to the International and Non-local Students section of the Mainland and External Affairs Office to pick up a Welcome Pack after arrival. The Welcome Pack contains details about the Orientation Programme and other useful information to guide new students through their initial period in Hong Kong and at the University.
International and Non-local Students Activities
International Student Band (November
Kong Tour – A taste of the Pearl of the Orient
(All Are Welcome)
Kong is a place where cultures mixed unconventionally
yet harmonically. To most people, HK is a modern city
and thought to have only 150 years of history.
In many visitors’ eyes, HK
has adopted the entire western culture and living style
in the urban landscape and the way people live. However,
it is only 50% true.
If you join the
we will show you the equally real but different sides of
HK. Both East and West, old and new, busy and quiet.
Participants are required to pay the programme
fee in advance. Registration for
Tour can be made
at MEAO Starting Point during the office hour.
Campus Tour & Its Neighborhood (All Are Welcome)
Where to get a haircut? Where is the bank? Where is the computer center? Where is a grocery store? Where is the post office?
Every year we have so many students who are new to Hong Kong asking similar questions as above. In this connection, we will arrange a campus and neighborhood tour this year for you to get familiarized with the surrounding areas. You will be led by fellow students on a tour around the main campus and the neighborhood. We will show you where you can take care of your basic need without any sweat.
Information about the
University and some out-of-classroom opportunities (All are
Briefing on Academic Matters
Introduction to the academic
system and regulations of CityU
Student Residence Office
Introduction to residential life and
English Language Centre
Students proficient in English language
may become an English mentor through their voluntary programs
The CityU sports teams in various disciplines you
may enter during your stay
CityU Empowerment Project
Its a program that gives you
opportunity to provide voluntary service to the local
Meetings with law enforcement authorities and consular officials in HK
To safeguard your well-being and interest, we have arranged a series of meetings with several authorities from HK to talk about the things you need to know when you are studying and living here.
Talk on crimes and safety in HK by the Police
(All are welcome)
Talk on the corruption-clean HK by ICAC
(For Foundation Year Students)
Meeting with the Consulate General office of your home
MEAO Welcoming and Buddy
Fun Fair (All are welcome)
MEAO will hold an arrival briefing
during the orientation week as a
to express our warm welcome, as well as to give some useful
information at the very beginning of the semester.
Buddy Fun Fair is a meeting between all
the new students and CityU Buddies. It is a very good
opportunity to make new friends from all around the world!
Services of MEAO
Our services for international / non-local students include:
Providing pre-arrival information and coordination
Assisting with student visa application and insurance related matters
Organizing orientation programmes and providing on-arrival assistance
Providing pastoral care and giving advice on non-academic matters
Offering information on the range of support services on campus
Making referrals where necessary
Feel free to contact us at MEAO and find out how you can make your university experience a fruitful and colorful one!
Mainland and External Affairs Office (International and Non-local Students): 2/F, Block 2, To Yuen Building, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR