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The HKSAR Government has set up a Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local Research Postgraduate Students. Starting from 2018/19, eligible local students enrolled in full-time UGC-funded RPg programs will be given the tuition waiver for their entire normative study period.
Details of the scheme can be found here.
Students may be required to pay late charges or subject to other penalties for failure to complete certain University procedures by stipulated deadlines. These include fines for overdue library books, services suspension for delinquent payments including tuition/hall fees, and administrative charges for resumption of suspended services. Late charges and penalties are imposed in accordance with the rules and regulations set by respective offices.
The University offers on-campus accommodation for eligible full-time research postgraduate students at the University Apartments (UA) and the Stephen Kam Chuen Cheong Hall (SKCC Hall). The UA provides single rooms in 4-person or 5-person apartments, double rooms in 5-person apartments, and rooms for married couples in few designated apartments. Single rooms are available in the SKCC Hall.
Further details about student accommodation and the charges can be found at the Student Housing and Residential Life Office website.
The University policy stipulates that compulsory medical insurance is required for all registered full-time degree-seeking non-local postgraduate students studying at HKUST on student visa/entry permit.
The compulsory medical insurance aims to provide better resources and safety net for non-local students in the event that they need prompt, appropriate and affordable medical services locally or outside of Hong Kong. While students may use the free general consultations and medications of the campus clinic, they might need other medical services such as hospitalization in some circumstances. There are always long waiting lists for public hospital services in Hong Kong, while medical costs in the private hospitals are high.
Details about student insurance schemes can be found at the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office website.