Program Registration

You need to complete procedures for both program registration and class enrollment in each regular term to become a registered student. Program registration involves payment of tuition fee and other presrcibled fees.

Upon first registration, you will receive a student identity card, the HKUST Card.

Class Enrollment is the process by which you get a place and become an enrolled student in a class of a course.

Fees and Charges

Prior to the start of a regular term, you will be notified of the amount of tuition and other fees that you need to pay and how to make payment. Be sure you settle the fees before the deadline. If you have difficulties meeting the payment deadline, you may contact the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office (email:, tel. 2358 6697) for advice or assistance.

Caution Money

In addition to your tuition fee, you are required to pay a deposit of $300 as caution money on your first registration. Charges will be made against this deposit if you have any unpaid claims, such as outstanding library dues. The balance will be refunded if you leave the University before graduation. At graduation, you are required to restore the balance of the caution money to its original level and the full amount of the caution money will be transferred towards the graduation fee.