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Frequently Asked Questions

Visa Application and Employment

The application of student visa of non-local undergraduate student is handled and followed up by the Registry (Email: registry@ln.edu.hk) of the University.

Visa application of research postgraduate/ taught postgraduate students are handled and followed up by School of Graduate Studies (Email: sgs@ln.edu.hk) and Taught Postgraduate Programme Offices respectively. The whole application process usually takes around 4 to 6 weeks. The Registry/ School of Graduate Studies/ Taught Postgraduate Programme Offices will mail the student visa to the new non-local students once they received the visa from the Department of Immigration.

You should apply for an “Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macao” (EEP) (往来港澳通行证) (逗留)簽注 and a relevant exit endorsement from the relevant authorities in your hometown before your departure. You should present both the EEP and the student visa when you enter Hong Kong for arrival clearance.

According to the Immigration Regulations, full-time non-local students of programmes at undergraduate level or above whose study period is not less than one academic year may take up internship, part-time on-campus employment, as well as summer jobs.

Duration of the internship can be up to once academic year or one-third of the normal duration of the relevant programme; and must be study/ curriculum-related and be arranged or endorsed by the institution.

Working hours of on-campus part-time job shall not exceed 20 hours per week. Any unused hours cannot be rolled over from one week to another.

For summer employment during the period from 1 June to 31 August, there is no restrictions on the work hours/ type/ location of the employment.

Please visit the website of Immigration Department for details.

 

Arrival

  1. Letter of Admission
  2. LeaveHomeSafe Mobile App

Following the implementation of the “Vaccine Pass” implemented by the HKSAR Government, when you enter the campus, you are required to follow these two steps: (1) use the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app to scan the campus’s QR code; and (2) show the Vaccine Pass/ Provisional Vaccine Pass which shows your vaccination record in form of a QR code and saved in the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app, to the QR Code Verification Scanner device at the University entrance for checking and recording.

3. Vaccine Pass/ Provisional Vaccine Pass

Vaccine Pass/ Provisional Vaccine Pass is the vaccination records in the form of QR code and to be saved in the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app. When you enter the University Campus, you should present and scan the Vaccine Pass/ Provisional Vaccine Pass to the QR Code Verification Scanner device at the University entrance.

Vaccine Pass:

Non-local students who have received three doses of non-local vaccination or mixed local and non-local vaccination, you can obtain the QR code of your non-local vaccination record through the online platform “COVID-19 Vaccination Information Declaration Form” (https://www.chp.gov.hk/vac-df/#) after you have declared your non-local vaccination record before your arrival.

Provisional Vaccine Pass (valid within 180 days (i.e. six months)

If you are travelling from places outside Hong Kong and may not be able to receive the third dose of vaccine, you can obtain a Provisional Vaccine Pass through the following channels:

Non-local students (subject to compulsory quarantine)

  • You will be issued a Compulsory Quarantine Order with a Provisional Vaccine Pass at the boundary control points upon entering Hong Kong.

Non-local students (From the Mainland or Macao)

  • If you enter Hong Kong through Return2HK or Come2HK Scheme, you are required to declare your arrival record at the 18 designated post offices for obtaining the Provisional Vaccine Pass.

Please note that the Provisional Vaccine Pass is only valid for 180 days, non-local students who haven’t received the third dose of vaccine, should take their third dose of vaccine as soon as they can before the expiry of the Provisional Vaccine Pass.

Please visit the website of Centre for Health Protection (CHP) for more details.

 

Hostel

1. Current students:

Yes. Application is required for the hostel place. Please visit the website of Student Hostels/ contact osa-hostel@LN.edu.hk for more details.

2. New students admitted by UGC-funded programmes:

Hostel rooms for 2022-23 residential term will be assigned to you. Application is not required. The room allocation results will be announced in early August through email/ LU Mobile App.

3. New students admitted by self-financed programmes:

Please contact your programme office to submit your hostel application.

It is not compulsory for students to reside in student hostel. Students can arrange their own off-campus accommodations.

Hall 

Bed Size 

Inch 

Feet 

William M W Mong Hall The Bank of East Asia Hall (A) 

33 in x 84 in 

or 

33 in x 77 in  

2.75 ft x 7 ft 

or 

2.75 ft x 6.4 ft 

Tsung Tsin Association Hall Fok Cho Min Hall (B) 

Chung Shun Yee Min Hall (C) 

Lam Woo Hall (D) 

The Jockey Club Hall (E) 

The Jockey Club Hall (F) 

The Jockey Club New Hall (G) 

35 in x 78 in 

3 ft x 6.5 ft 

The Jockey Club New Hall (H) 

Wong Hoo Chuen Hall (WHC) 

Wu Jieh Yee Hall (WJY) 

 

Photo of typical student bedroom of Southern Hostel (A-D) and the Jockey Club Hall (E-F)

Typical student bedroom of Southern Hostel (A-D) and the Jockey Club Hall (E-F)

 

Bed size 33 inch x 84 inch (2.75 ft x 7 ft) for most of the rooms.

 

Very small number of rooms for 33 inch x 77 inch (2.75 ft x 6.4 ft).

Photo of typical student bedroom (except beddings) in the Jockey Club New Hall (G-H)

Typical student bedroom (except beddings) in the Jockey Club New Hall (G-H)

 

Bed size 35 inch x 78 inch.

 

Photo of double room in the WHC and WJY Hall

Double room in the WHC and WJY Hall

 

Bed size 35 inch x 78 inch.

Photo of triple room in WHC and WJY hall (with bunk bed)

Triple room in WHC and WJY hall (with bunk bed)

 

Bed size 35 inch x 78 inch.

Please DO NOT mail your luggage to student hostel before check-in. Staff of the hostel will not receive the luggage on behalf of students.

The following items are standard facilities in all bedrooms:

  • Single Bed / Bunk Bed (Triple Room) (except beddings)
  • Mattress
  • Cabinet
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bookshelf
  • Fan
  • Air-conditioner (Air-conditioning charges are settled by students and shared among roommate(s))

Please visit the website of hostel facilities for more details.

No, parents/ friends of students are NOT allowed to stay in student hostel. Your parents/ friends may consider booking a hotel room at the nearby areas:

Location: 4 Kin Fun Circuit, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong (Map)

3 minutes' walk to Tuen Mun MTR Station

Location: 1 Castle Peak Road, Castle Peak Bay, New Territories, Hong Kong (Map)

Location: 6 Tsun Wen Road, Tuen Mun New Territories, Hong Kong (Map)

Yes, visitors/ parents are allowed to visit the student hostels during non-restricted hours/ visiting hours.

Restricted Hours for Hall commonly known by students as (A), (C), (E), (G), (H), (WHC) & (WJY): 11:00pm to 7:00am;

Restricted Hours for Hall commonly known by students as (B), (D) & (F): 12:00am to 7:00am.

The arrangement of hostel visit may be suspended on the pandemic situation. For latest update, please visit the website of Hostel Rules and Residency Policy.

Before visiting the student hostels:

  • Visitors/ parents should fulfill the latest Vaccine Pass requirements as required by the Government of HKSAR, the University and the student hostels. You are required to follow these two steps: (1) use the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app to scan the campus’s QR code; and (2) show the Vaccine Pass/ Provisional Vaccine Pass which shows your vaccination record in form of a QR code and saved in the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app, to the QR Code Verification Scanner device at the University entrance for checking and recording.
  • Visitors/ parents should complete the registration at the hostel security counter.

Students please check in between 7:00 and 23:00. Hostel check-in can be done on weekdays, weekend or public holidays. For details of the check-in procedures, please visit the website of Student Hostels.

For new student intake, the hall and roommate will be assigned by computer randomly.

For current students, they can indicate their preference of roommate pair-up in their hostel place application. If you would like to pair up with one or two of your friends, you and your friends should indicate the roommate preference on the online hostel application forms as a proof of mutual pair-up preferences. The Office of Student Affairs will take the preference into consideration when allocating the hostel room. While it is subjected to the actual situation and availability of the chosen room types.

Also, offical room swapping application will be open around 2-3 weeks after the beginning of each residential term, residents may apply for room swapping through online application. The details of room swapping application will be announced via email.

The hostel room allocation result will be released in late July 2022.

Please download the LU Mobile App and login with your Lingnan account. You may check your room allocation from “Student Affairs” > “Hostel Allocation Result”. The hostel room will be shown in this format (Hostel Block /Room No. /Bedside) “HA101A”

HA 101 A 

Abbreviation 

Hostel full name 

Commonly known as 

HA 

William M W Mong Hall The Bank of East Asia Hall (A) 

Hall A 

Southern Hostels 

 

HB 

Tsung Tsin Association Hall Fok Cho Min Hall (B) 

Hall B 

HC 

Chung Shun Yee Min Hall (C) 

Hall C 

HD 

Lam Woo Hall (D) 

Hall D 

HE 

The Jockey Club Hall (E) 

Hall E 

Northern Hostels 

 

HF 

The Jockey Club Hall (F) 

Hall F 

HG 

The Jockey Club New Hall (G) 

Hall G 

HH 

The Jockey Club New Hall (H) 

Hall H 

WHC 

Wong Hoo Chuen Hall (WHC) 

WHC Hall 

New Hostels 

WJY 

Wu Jieh Yee Hall (WJY) 

WJY Hall 

LU Mobile App-Hostel Allocation Result

LU Mobile App-Hostel Location

By clicking the "pin" icon next to the hostel room number, users can find the location of student hostels. 

Please login to myLingnan Portal > Student Services > eFees Note for Student to view your hostel fee note. Students can settle the hostel fee via online banking or at any Bank of East Asia, please refer to the Payment methods in Hong Kong and Payment methods outside Hong Kong.

For UGC-funded students, their air-conditioning charges will be levied on actual consumption basis and will be shared by the residents of the same room. If one of the residents moves out and no new student moves in, the staying student is required to pay the entire air-conditioning fee for the rest of the residential term. 

For self-funded students, a flat lump sum will be charged.

 

Reporting

If you arrived the University campus during office hours, please present the ORIGINAL documents including your personal identification and application documents submitted via online application system and/ or e-mail, for verification at the Registry at Room ADG08, G/F, Wong Administration Building (Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am-12:30pm & 1:30-5:36pm).

After collecting your new Student. I.D. Card at the Registry, please visit the security counter of your assigned hostel block for hostel check-in. For details of check-in procedures, please visit the website of Student Hostels.

If you arrived the campus outside the office hours of Registry, please go to the security counter of your assigned hostel block for hostel check-in first, then present the aforesaid documents for verification at the Registry during the office hours.

Individual departments will have different arrangements on reporting/ meeting with academic advisers. Please contact your academic departments for more details.

All new non-local undergraduate students of AY2022-23 should complete their Reporting online on 3 August. New undergraduate students will receive an e-mail with individual link for online reporting. You are required to complete the online reporting procedures on 3 August. Please read the procedures of Online Reporting at https://www.ln.edu.hk/f/upload/50613/onlinerps.pdf.

 

Orientation

All new non-local undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to attend the online “Orientation Talk for New Non-local Students” on 25 August 2022 afternoon from 3:00pm to 5:30pm. The content of the talks are specially designed for new non-local students. You will learn many useful information and living tips which will help you better adjust to the live in Lingnan as well as in Hong Kong. The details and Zoom link of the talk will be sent to you through email in early August.

All new students are required to attend the “New Student Orientation (NSO)” on 26 August.

NSO organised by the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) aims at providing the essential information and supporting network to new students to facilitate their adaption to the University life.

All new students are required to participate in the New Student Orientation (NSO), which accounts for 15 ILP units.

 

Campus Facilities

Summer Term, 2021-22

8:00am - 8:00pm (Monday - Friday)

Semester 1, 2022/23

7:45am - 9:15pm (Monday - Friday)

9:00am – 6:00pm (Saturday)

Sunday and Public Holiday

Closed

Lingnan House, a Chinese restaurant located in 1/F, Lau Lee Yuen Haan Amenities Building, providing full table service with a comprehensive seasonal menu of Chinese cuisine and dim sum.

McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and other restaurants can be found in neighboring areas such as Fu Tai Shopping Centre, V City and Tuen Mun Town Plaza