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Arriving Hong Kong

  

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Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is located in front of the Lion Rock in the Southern Kowloon Peninsula. Positioned between Junction Road and Waterloo Road in Kowloon Tong, HKBU is only 20 minutes away from the MTR station by walking. Students can also go to the campus by bus or minibus.

Upon arriving Hong Kong, Mainland students can come to HKBU by the following ways:

 
hk airport

Hong Kong International Airport (bird-view)

sz airport

Shenzhen Baoan International Airport

 

 

From the Hong Kong International Airport
Option 1: Airport Bus
Route: Airport bus No.22 (To Lam Tin North) → get off at Kam Shing Road/ Junction Road → arrive HKBU
Journey Time: 1 hr approx.
Fare: HK$18

Option 2: MTR
Route: Airport to Tsing Yi (Airport Express) → Tsing Yi to Lai King (Tung Chung Line) → Lai King to Prince Edward (Tsuen Wan Line) → Prince Edward to Kowloon Tong (Kwun Tong Line) → walking / taxi → arrive HKBU
Journey Time: MTR for 40 mins approx. + walking for 20 mins / taxi for 10 mins
Fare: MTR at HK$60 (Octopus) / HK$69 (Single Journey Ticket)
          + taxi at around HK$40 (inclusive of luggage fee at HK$6 per piece of baggage)

Option 3: Taxi
Route: Airport to HKBU directly
Journey Time: 1 hr approx.
Fare: around HK$250 (inclusive of bridge/tunnel fees and luggage fee at HK$6 per piece of baggage)

From MTR Hung Hom Station
Option 1: MTR
Route: Hung Hom to Kowloon Tong (East Rail Line) → walking / taxi → arrive HKBU
Journey Time: MTR for 10 mins approx. + walking for 20 mins / taxi for 10 mins
Fare: MTR at HK$3.7 (Octopus) / HK$4 (Single Journey Ticket)
         + taxi at around HK$40 (inclusive of luggage fee at HK$6 per piece of baggage)

Option 2: Taxi
Route: Hung Hom to HKBU directly
Journey Time: 25 mins approx.
Fare: around HK$60 (inclusive of luggage fee at HK$6 per piece of baggage)

Form Shenzhen Baoan International Airport
Option 1: Airport Bus
Route: Airport bus from Airport to MTR Kowloon Tong Station (through Shenzhen Bay Port) → walking / taxi → arrive HKBU
Journey Time: Airport bus for 3 hr approx. + walking for 20 mins / taxi for 10 mins
Fare: Airport bus at RMB130
          + taxi at around HK$40 (inclusive of luggage fee at HK$6 per piece of baggage)

Option 2: Shenzhen Metro + MTR
Route: Shenzhen Metro from Airport East to Luohu (Line 1) → MTR from Lo Wu to Kowloon Tong (East Rail Line) → walking / taxi → arrive HKBU
Journey Time: Shenzhen Metro for 1 hr approx. + MTR for 40 mins approx. + walking for 20 mins / taxi for 10 mins
Fare: Shenzhen Metro at RMB9
          + MTR at HK$38 (Octopus) / HK$40 (Single Journey Ticket)
          + taxi at around HK$40 (inclusive of luggage fee at HK$6 per piece of baggage)

From Shenzhen North Railway Station
Option: Shenzhen Metro + MTR
Route: Shenzhen Metro from Shenzhen North Railway Station to Luohu (Line 4) → MTR from Lo Wu to Kowloon Tong (East Rail Line) → walking / taxi → arrive HKBU
Journey Time: Shenzhen Metro for 15 mins approx. + MTR for 40 mins approx. + walking for 20 mins / taxi for 10 mins
Fare: Shenzhen Metro at RMB4
          + MTR at HK$38 (Octopus) / HK$40 (Single Journey Ticket)
          + taxi at around HK$40 (inclusive of luggage fee at HK$6 per piece of baggage)

From Lo Wu Control Point
Option: MTR
Route: Lo Wu to Kowloon Tong (East Rail Line) → walking / taxi → arrive HKBU
Journey Time: MTR for 40 mins approx. + walking for 20 mins / taxi for 10 mins
Fare: MTR at HK$38 (Octopus) / HK$40 (Single Journey Ticket)
          + taxi at around HK$40 (inclusive of luggage fee at HK$6 per piece of baggage)

From Futian Checkpoint
Option: MTR
Route: Lok Ma Chau to Kowloon Tong (East Rail Line) → walking / taxi → arrive HKBU
Journey Time: MTR for 40 mins approx. + walking for 20 mins / taxi for 10 mins
Fare: MTR at HK$38 (Octopus) / HK$40 (Single Journey Ticket)
          + taxi at around HK$40 (inclusive of luggage fee at HK$6 per piece of baggage)

Form Huanggang Control Point
Option: Huanggang Control Point Bus + MTR
Route: Huanggang Control Point bus from Huanggang to Prince Edward → MTR from Prince Edward to Kowloon Tong (Kwun Tong Line) → walking / taxi → arrive HKBU
Journey Time: Huanggang Control Point bus for 40 mins approx. + MTR for 5 mins approx. + walking for 20 mins / taxi for 10 mins
Fare: Huanggang Control Port bus at HK$38
          + MTR at HK$4.5 (Octopus) / HK$4.5 (Single Journey)
          + taxi at around HK$40 (inclusive of luggage fee at HK$6 per piece of baggage)

From Shenzhen Bay Port
Option: Shenzhen Bay Port Bus
Route: Shenzhen Bay Port bus from Shenzhen Bay Port to Kowloon Tong → walking / taxi → arrive HKBU
Journey Time: Shenzhen Bay Port bus for 1 hr approx. + walking for 20 mins / taxi for 10 mins
Fare: Shenzhen Bay Port bus at HK$38
          + taxi at around HK$40 (inclusive of luggage fee at HK$6 per piece of baggage)

Remarks:
1.  Please refers to Section 4.5 Border Checkpoints for the opening hours of  Shenzhen-Hong Kong border check-points.
2.  Routes and fares are updated as of 30 June 2017.

Mainland students must register for a Hong Kong Identity Card within 30 days of arrival in Hong Kong. Students can make prior appointment and submit the application for HKID card at the selected office. Students with HKID card are eligible to use “Hong Kong Resident Channel” for entry or exit Hong Kong.  No application of Macau Individual Visit Permit is needed for travelling between Hong Kong and Macau.

Registration period: Within 30 days of arrival
Supporting document: Mainland China Resident Identity Card and Exit-entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau
Processing time: about two weeks
Fee: Free for the first registration, however a fee of $370 is required for replacement.
Hong Kong Identity Card Registration Offices: http://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/contactus/person-registration.html
Online booking: https://www.gov.hk/en/residents/immigration/idcard/
Telephone booking: 2598 0888

Remarks:
1. Students who are still aged under 18 after 30 days of arrival should register for HKID card for people aged 11 to 17. HKID card for people aged 11 to 17 should be replaced when students reached 18. Students who reached 18 within 30 days of arrival can register for their HKID card when after they reached 18.
2. To avoid missing out on important events, students can check with the university orientation schedule before making prior appointment for registration of HKID card.

Within 3 months of arrival, Mainland students must register for the “Proof of Studying in Hong Kong/Macau” at Education, Science and Technology Department of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong (LOCPG) in person.

Registration period: Within 3 months of arrival
Supporting document: Exit-entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau, Student Card
Fee: Free of charge
Registration location: Room 1003, Shun Tak Centre West Wing, Connaught Road 200, Hong Kong Island
Working hour:

9:30-12:30, 14:00-17:00
Every Tuesday and Thursday from June to October

Every Tuesday from November to May of the next year
Telephone number: Visa registration period: 2559 8923
Non-visa registration period: 2831 4333 (Call forwarding)
Transportation: Exit D, MTR Sheung Wan Station
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Students can settle payments, e.g. tuition fee, easily with a bank account. There are two banks on campus – Hang Seng Bank on the Ho Sin Hang Campus and the Bank of East Asia on the Baptist University Road Campus. Students who open a bank account in the banks on campus can enjoy special offer like management fee exemption.

Remarks: Most banks in Hong Kong impose minimum deposit amount. If the monthly account balance is lower than the minimum deposit amount, the banks will charge for management fee.

 
hsb

Hang Seng Bank
(Ho Sin Hang Campus)

bea

The Bank of East Asia
(Baptist University Road Campus)

 

Octopus card (stored-value pass) is a common smart card payment system in Hong Kong. It is applicable in most public transportations, dining places, retail shops and recreational facilities.

Full-time students under the age of 25 can apply for Personalized Octopus Card with “Student Status” to enjoy MTR concessionary fares at 50% off.

Eligibility: Full-time students aged below 25

Application procedures:

1. Collect and complete the application form
2. Get university’s endorsement by stamping

3. Submit the endorsed form with two photos and application fee to any MTR Customer Service Centre

Application form available and stamped at:

Undergraduates:  Academic Registry (AAB 701)

Postgraduates:    Graduate School (AAB 904)
Application form is also available at all MTR Customer Service Centre
Application fee: $20

Octopus Customer Service Hotline: 2266 2222
Lost Octopus Reporting Hotline (24 hours): 2266 2266
MTR Hotline: 2881 8888
MTR Student Travel Scheme: http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/tickets/student_travel_scheme.html

There are two types of SIM cards in Hong Kong: value-added card and service plan.

Value-added card:
Similar to the SIM cards in Mainland China, value-added cards provide fixed amount of mobile call time and mobile data. Value can added to the SIM card when the call time and/or data is nearly used up. Value-added card can be purchased at convenient stores and telecom operators.  However, unlike that of Mainland China, no registration is required for purchasing value-added card.

Service Plan:
Service plan is provided on monthly basis. Students can choose for a suitable plan accordingly to their needs. Applicants for “service plan” should be 18 or above. HKID card and a residential address proof are required for registering a mobile number. Students aged under 18 can purchase value-added card first

Below are the commonly used telecom operators and their websites.

Telecom operators Website
3HK http://www.three.com.hk
China Mobile http://www.hk.chinamobile.com
CSL http://www.hkcsl.com
SmartTone http://www.smartone.com
SUN Mobile http://www.sunmobile.com.hk

1.7.1 Visa/ Identity Card/ Permit 

Mainland students should bring these documents: Exit-entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau, the Resident Identity, the admission letter of the university, documents for application and the People's Republic of China passport.

Students are suggested to bring all the documents sent by the university and the Immigration Department in Hong Kong, which may be required for visa, identity card, permit or internship application in the future.

1.7.2 Clothing​

Hong Kong’s summer is blistering. There is a big temperature difference between indoor and outdoor when the indoor temperature is maintained at around 20-25°C with air-conditioning. Different kinds of clothing like short sleeves or long sleeves T-shirt, thin coat, cardigan and so on are suggested. Housings in Hong Kong usually do not have outdoor place for drying the clothes. It is hard to dry the clothes in the humid and rainy season except using dryers or dehumidifiers. Moisture absorber and moth balls are recommended to be placed in the closets to prevent your clothes from musty smell and keep them away from insects. In winter, more sweaters and coats are required.

Remarks: Air-conditioning is used in classroom, different transportations, shops and shopping malls, etc. in Hong Kong. It maintains the flow of air and an ideal temperature. To adapt to the temperature difference between indoor and outdoor, students can bring jackets to prevent from catching a cold due to change of temperature.

1.7.3 Electric adapter​

Hong Kong adopts the British standard electrical outlet plug which contains three rectangular prongs. The plug type is different from those in use in Mainland China. Electricity appliances in Mainland China cannot be used in Hong Kong directly. Students can buy electric adapters at electric appliance store, supermarkets or  housewares stores. The price starts from around $10.

 
hk adapter

Plug type in Hong Kong

mainland adapter

Plug type in Mainland China

 

 1.8.1 Undergraduate Halls

ug hall

There are four undergraduate halls at Baptist University Road Campus, namely Y.P. CAI Hall, C.N. YANG, C.L. SOONG Hall and S.R. ZHOU Hall. For more information, please refers to http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/sas

Mainland undergraduate students can reside in undergraduate hall in Year 1 of their study.

 

1.8.2 Dr. Ng Tor Tai International House​

ntt

Dr. Ng Tor Tai International House (NTT) is located at Baptist University Road Campus. It mainly accommodates postgraduates and some Year 2 Mainland undergraduate students. NTT accommodation services: http://sass.hkbu.edu.hk/sass/ntt/guests/eng/

1.8.3 Carlson Court​
Carlson Court, located at No. 51-53 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, is a University-managed off-campus housing offering accommodation mainly for postgraduates. For more information, please refers to https://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/sas/pg-housing/features/carlson-court

1.8.4 Alternative housing options​
Many students choose private rental properties instead of on-campus or off-campus housing provided by the university. Student Accommodation Section provides suggestions and precautions on renting private properties: https://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/sas/living-off-campus/steps-of-renting-off-campus-housing