Students are required to settle the tuition fee in full by the prescribed deadline. Information on tuition fees for individual programs is available in their respective program entries in the Postgraduate Program Catalog.
Students on taught postgraduate programs who have to extend their study beyond the normative period of study may be required to pay a term-based fee, or they may need to pay additional fees based on the number of credits they enroll for the term concerned.
Students who have financial hardship to settle the payment may approach the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office (SFAO) to apply for deferral of tuition. Tuition fee paid is NOT refundable.
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Late Charges and Other Penalties
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.
University Student Accommodation
All taught postgraduate students should expect to make their own housing arrangement outside campus. Only few full-time students from certain programs have student accommodation options which are arranged by their Schools/Program Offices. Information on the accommodation arrangements and charges will be provided to individual students by their Schools/Program Offices directly.
Compulsory Medical Insurance
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 private hospitals are high.
Details about student insurance schemes can be found at the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office website.