Hong Kong has one of the most liberal policies for immigration and work. After finishing your studies, you can also apply for an extension to stay for upto one year. The student visa can be converted into working visa if you get a job locally.
Established in 1985, Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE) is a young tertiary institution in Hong Kong. At present, it offers bachelor’s degree and higher diploma programmes in various disciplines, including accounting studies, corporate management, marketing and event management, hotel management, information systems, bilingual studies, Chinese and philosophy, English and communication, digital entertainment, community studies, psychology, social work, health sciences, nursing and early childhood education. With its new campus started to operate in 2017, teaching and learning experiences of teachers and students have been brought to a whole new level. In the years to come, CIHE will soon morph into Hong Kong’s first private Catholic university, Saint Francis University. CIHE will continue to strengthen its academic structure and rigor while diversifying its academic provision to embrace a wider portfolio of bachelor’s degree and post-graduate degree programmes in a wider range of disciplines.
Of course! All CIHE programmes have been validated by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), which means both the academic qualification and its status are recognized by the Hong Kong Government.
No. The CIHE Scholarship is only available for non-local students studying at CIHE in full-time mode.
Only BA and BBA students are allowed 20 hours per week of on-campus employment during the semester or full-time work during summer, i.e. June 1 to August 31. HD(Design) students, however, are not allowed to work full-time as per government regulations. Study related internships, if approved by CIHE, are allowed.
Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) has come into force since May 1, 2011 for people working in Hong Kong. With effect from May 1, 2017, the SMW rate is HK$34.50 (US$4.45) per hour.
We do understand that not everyone has a passport so if you expect to arrive in Hong Kong late, you can still apply now and start in the second semester and we will provide you with make-up classes during the summer semester so that you can catch up with the rest of the class before moving onto the second year. No one is ever left behind at CIHE. That’s for sure!
Definitely! If you have friends or relatives in Hong Kong or if you come in a group and would like to arrange for your own lodging, you are more than welcome to do so.