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Non-local Taught Postgraduates

Policy & Legal Matters: Non-local Taught Postgraduates

Currently, non-local students in full-time locally-accredited postgraduate programmes are individually issued with a "No Objection Letter" (NOL) by the Immigration Department on approvals of their entry applications. The NOL allows a non-local student to take up a certain number of hours of part-time employment on campus, curriculum-related internships or summer jobs. 
Starting from 1 November 2023, full-time non-local postgraduate students are temporarily exempted from the restrictions on taking up part-time jobs. The arrangement, led by the Labour and Welfare Bureau, will be implemented on a trial basis for two years. The new NOLs setting out the above exemption arrangement will be issued to eligible students later.