Payment Methods and Procedures

I. Hall, Tuition and Other Term Fees

Students may pay hall, tuition, caution money, non-local student compulsory medical insurance, and Student Union (SU) fees via:

Internet Banking

Internet payment may be made through deduction from student’s own bank or credit
card account with the following banks:

  1. Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (http://www.bochk.com)
  2. Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. (http://www.bankcomm.com.hk)
  3. China CITIC Bank International Limited (http://www.cncbinternational.com)
  4. China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited (http://www.asia.ccb.com)
  5. China Merchants Bank Hong Kong Branch (http://hk.cmbchina.com)
  6. Chiyu Banking Corporation Limited (http://www.chiyubank.com)
  7. Chong Hing Bank Limited (http://www.chbank.com)
  8. Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited (http://www.citibank.com.hk)
  9. Dah Sing Bank, Limited (http://www.dahsing.com)
  10. DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (http://www.dbs.com/hk)
  11. Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (http://www.fubonbank.com.hk)
  12. Hang Seng Bank Limited (http://www.hangseng.com)
  13. The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (http://www.hsbc.com.hk)
  14. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited (http://www.icbcasia.com)
  15. Nanyang Commercial Bank Limited (http://www.ncb.com.hk)
  16. OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited (http://www.ocbcwhhk.com)
  17. Public Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (http://www.publicbank.com.hk)
  18. Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited (http://www.shacombank.com.hk)
  19. Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (http://www.standardchartered.com.hk)
  20. The Bank of East Asia, Limited (http://www.hkbea.com)
  21. Wing Lung Bank Limited (http://www.winglungbank.com)

Students should always input a valid Student Number as Bill/Account Number for payment of Bill Type “01”; MUST NOT choose Bill Type “02”.

Please print a hard copy of the screen which shows that the payment has actually been effected and keep it as a proof of payment.

Automated Teller Machine (ATM)

Payment can be made at any ATM of HSBC/Hang Seng Bank and any ATM of JETCO with “JET PAYMENT” logo. The payment procedures are as follows:

For HSBC/Hang Seng Bank Account Holders

  1. Enter the personal identity number (PIN) of the ATMcard
  2. Select “Bill Payment”
  3. Select category “Education - Universities”
  4. Select “HKUST”
  5. Select the Bill Type “01” ; MUST NOT choose Bill Type “02”
  6. Key in the Student Number as Bill / Account Number
  7. Key in Payment Amount
  8. Collect the ATM slip, check that the transaction is accepted by bank and keep it as a proof of payment.

For JETCO ATM Card Holders

  1. Enter the personal identity number (PIN) of the ATMcard
  2. Select transaction account (i.e. bank account to be debited)
  3. Select “Bill Payment”
  4. Select “Education”
  5. Select “HKUST”
  6. Key in a two-digit Bill Type “01” ; MUST NOT choose Bill Type“02”
  7. Key in Student Number as Bill / Account Number
  8. Key in Payment Amount (then a screen setting out the Bill Type, Bill/Account Number and Amount will present itself for checking)
  9. Confirm
  10. Collect the ATM slip, check that the transaction is accepted by bank and keep it as a proof of payment.
PPS by Phone or Internet

Payment can be made at any time during a day, 24 hours, by a tone-dial phone or via internet after registering with PPS Terminal. The operation details are as follows:

Through a tone phone Via Internet

I. Open a PPS account with an ATM card or a credit card with ATM function at a registration terminal

II. Bill Registration

  1. Dial 18011 (English) or 18013 (Cantonese) through a tone phone
  2. Key in “1” for bill registration
  3. Key in PPS Account Number
  4. Key in Merchant Code “9153” (for HKUST)
  5. Key in Student Number as Bill Number (for Bill Type “01”)

III. Bill Payment

  1. Dial 18031 (English) or 18033 (Cantonese) through a tone phone
  2. Key in PPS Phone Password
  3. Key in Merchant Code “9153”
  4. Select Bill Type “01” ; MUST NOT select Bill Type “02”
  5. Key in Student Number as Bill Number (for Bill Type “01”)
  6. Key in Payment Amount
  7. Key in “1” to confirm or “3” to re-enter
  8. Don’t hang up until the whole Payment Reference Number has been given. Otherwise, the whole transaction will be cancelled.

Please keep the Payment Reference Number as a proof of payment.

I. Open a PPS account with an ATM card or a credit card with ATM function at a registration terminal

II. Bill Registration

Visit PPS website @ www.ppshk.com

  1. Login with your PPS Account Number / Name & Password
  2. Click on “Add Bill”
  3. Select Merchant Code “9153” (for HKUST)
  4. Key in Student Number as Bill Number (for Bill Type “01”)
  5. Click “Confirm” to confirm the payment

III. Bill Payment

  1. Login with your PPS Account Number / Name & Password
  2. Click on “Pay Bill”
  3. Click the “Pay” button of the corresponding Student Number (for Bill Type “01”)
  4. Select Bill Type “01” ; MUST NOT select Bill Type “02”
  5. Key in Payment Amount
  6. Select the Payment Date
  7. Click “Proceed”
  8. Click “Pay” to confirm the payment
  9.  

Payment  Reference Number will be shown on the screen. Please print the screen as a poof of payment.

Hang Seng Bank Counter

Payment can be made at bank counter or via Cheque Deposit Machine at any branch of Hang Seng Bank located in Hong Kong.

(1) Payment at Bank Counter

Payment can be made via counter at any branch of Hang Seng Bank using the prescribed pay-in-slip to be collected at the Academic Registry, Student Housing & Residential Life Office or the Finance Office.

For payment by cheque, please write down the Student Name (per ID card or passport), Student Number on the back of the cheque. The cheque should be crossed and made payable to “The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology”.

After payment is made, please check that the Student Number printed on the validated pay-in-slip is correct. If it is not correct, please ask the bank to amend immediately. Please keep the pay-in-slip as a proof of payment.

 

(2) Deposit cheque at Cheque Deposit Machine

Please write down Student Name (per ID card or passport), Student Number and contact phone number / email address on the back of the cheque and place the cheque at the Cheque Deposit Machine as per bank’s instruction. Please keep the scanned image of your cheque and deposit slip as a proof of payment. The cheque should be crossed and made payable to “The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology”.

Please key in the HKUST bank account (account no. : 262-324999-002) and MUST input the Student Number in the Customer Reference field for identification.

Bank Remittance / Wire Transfer

For overseas students, payment can be made through bank remittance or wire transfer by providing the following information to the remitting bank:

Name of bank: Hang Seng Bank
Bank account number: 024-262-324999-002
Bank account name: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Bank address: Hang Seng Bank Building, 83 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
SWIFT code: HASE HKHH

i. Student Name (per ID card or passport) and Student Number MUST be quoted in the remittance advice for identification. Please retain the payment advice or customer receipt (issued by bank) as a proof of payment.

ii. Please pay EXTRA HK$250.00 for bank remittance and administration charges. In case bank charges incurred are in excess of HK$250, the shortfall would be recovered from the student.

There is a time lag between payment and bank data transmission onto the SIS for record update. It may take 1-3 working days; and overseas bank remittance may require a longer period of 10 working days for interbank clearance. Please keep a copy of the bank receipt, pay-in-slip, cheque or internet payment advice as a proof of payment.

For enquiries, you may login to Student Online Service Desk or email to fostudent@ust.hk and mark your Student Name and Student ID in the email subject.

II. Miscellaneous Charges

Various miscellaneous charges other than hall, tuition and term fees may be paid by:

Charge Item On-line Credit Card
Via Student Information System (SIS) (Note)
On-line Credit Card
Via respective departmental website
Student Smart Card Octopus Card Cash
Transcript fee & postage - Yes Yes - -
Visa application handling fee & postage Yes Yes - - -
Testimonial fee Yes - - - -
Replace student ID card Yes - - - -
Data access request search fee Yes - - - -
Award cert letter Yes - - - -
Student Union Annual/Entry Fee Yes - - - -
Locker rental - Yes Yes - -
Print quota - Yes Yes - -
Student Smart Card Add-value - Yes - - Yes
Laundry fee & Air-conditioning charges on student halls - - Yes Yes -
Misc. charges on student halls e.g. penalty, late check-out, lost key, key replacement, door opening service, etc. - - - - Yes
Library Charges - - - Yes Yes
Student dental service fee - - - - Yes
Miscellaneous charges by department e.g. course fee, examination fee, photocopying charges, summer camp, student activities, etc. - Yes Yes Yes Yes

Note

In the SIS, there is a "Miscellaneous Purchase Section", Students may select any of the listed items and pay by a visa/master card.