Non-local Research 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.
Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG)
Non-local graduates who submit applications to the Immigration Department within six months after the date of their graduation (i.e. the date shown on their graduation certificates) are classified as non-local fresh graduates.
Fresh graduates may be granted 24 months’ stay on time limitation without other conditions of stay provided that normal immigration requirements are met. Click here to view for further details.
In early July every year, Academic Registry will give all graduates a copy of academic records by post to your Mainland home address. You can use it as a proof of graduation from the University when you apply to the Immigration Department for extension of stay.
In the event that you have lost this transcript of academic records, you may apply to the Academic Registry for a testimonial or an academic transcript (student copy) to serve as a proof of graduation.