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Definition of Local and Non-local Students


Definition of Local Students

According to the Education Bureau (EDB), LOCAL STUDENTS, for the purpose of admission to post-secondary programmes, are defined as follows:

The student is a holder of:

LS1

HKID Card (Permanent)

香港永久性居民身份證

LS2

Documents issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR showing right to land / right of abode in Hong Kong

由香港特區入境事務處簽發享有香港特區的居留權/入境權之證明文件

LS3

One-way Permit for entry to Hong Kong

中華人民共和國前往港澳通行證(單程證)

LS4

Full-time employment visa / work permit

來港就業入境簽證/進入許可證

LS5

Dependant visa / entry permit (for students who were below 18 years old) Note

Note Students holding dependant visa / entry permit who were below 18 years old when they were first issued with such visa / entry permit by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR.

受養人簽證/進入許可證(未年滿18歲的學生)

 獲香港特區入境事務處首次簽發受養人簽證/進入許可證時未年滿18歲的學生,均視為本地生。

LS6

Visa / Entry permit for Quality Migrant Admission Scheme

優秀人才入境計劃(簽證/進入許可證)

LS7

Visa / Entry permit for Capital Investment Entrant Scheme

資本投資者入境計劃(簽證/進入許可證)

LS8

Visa / Entry permit for Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents

輸入中國籍香港永久性居民第二代計劃(簽證/進入許可證)

LS9

Visa label for unconditional stay

無條件限制逗留(簽證)

Definition of Non-local Students

According to the EDB, NON-LOCAL STUDENTS, for the purpose of admission to post-secondary programmes, are defined as follows:

The student is a holder of the following documents issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR:

NLS1

Student visa / entry permit

學生簽證/進入許可證

NLS2

Visa / Entry permit under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates

在非本地畢業生留港/回港就業安排下的簽證/進入許可證

NLS3

Dependant visa / entry permit (for students who were 18 years old or above) Note

Note Students holding dependant visa / entry permit who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa / entry permit by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR.

受養人簽證/進入許可證(已年滿18歲的學生)

 獲香港特區入境事務處簽發受養人簽證/進入許可證時已年滿18歲的學生,均視為非本地生。

Applicants who do not hold any of the documents in LS1 – LS9 above are defined as NON-LOCAL students.

For enquiries concerning the definition of local and non-local students and corresponding education policies, please contact the Higher Education Division of the EDB:

Email: edbinfo@edb.gov.hk (Attn: Higher Education Division)
Enquiry Hotline: (852) 3509 7396

 

For enquiries related to the JUPAS applications please contact the JUPAS Office at:

Email:

info@jupas.edu.hk

Enquiry Hotline: (852) 2334 2929 / 2233 2929 (Operating Hours)