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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)
LS2 Documents issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR showing right to land / right of abode in Hong Kong
LS3 One-way Permit for entry to Hong Kong
LS4 Full-time employment visa / work permit
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 issued with such visa / entry permit by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR.

LS6 Visa / Entry permit for Quality Migrant Admission Scheme
LS7 Visa / Entry permit for Capital Investment Entrant Scheme
LS8 Visa / Entry permit for Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents
LS9 Visa label for unconditional stay

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
NLS2 Visa / Entry permit under the Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates
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.

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: 3509 7396

 

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

Email:

info@jupas.edu.hk

Enquiry Hotline: 2334 2929 / 2233 2929 (Office Hours)