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Education - Going abroad for school

Even before you head off for your studies abroad, HSBC's suite of financial solutions targeting international education has you covered. Our offerings range from loans and proof of funds for your overseas studies, overseas* account opening and international tuition payment services to foreign exchange related tools. All you need to do is pack your bags and get ready to board that plane that will take you on a new adventure abroad.

For enquires about HSBC International Education Financial Services, leave your contact details with us and we'll be in touch within 1-2 business days.

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Education - Going abroad for school

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Prepare for opening bank accounts abroad before your departure: We've got a dedicated team to gather information you'll need to open a Premier account abroad.

*Includes overseas territories, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan

For more information about Tariffs, please refer to Tariff of accounts and services for personal customers

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As an HSBC Premier customer, you can carry out international education payment instructions securely online using the HSBC China Mobile Banking app or the HSBC China WeChat service account. This service is available for transactions made from foreign currency and RMB-denominated accounts to major educational institutes in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong SAR.

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Whether you're planning to study overseas, travel or migrate, we can assist you by issuing certificates of deposit with frozen deposit capabilities to facilitate your visa application. With our more than 150-year legacy of professional banking services and stellar global reputation, we've got your back.

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Parents can apply for their children to get access to HSBC Premier Family services and spouses can do the same for each other. That way, you'll be able to manage your finances with great ease by keeping track of your investments and transactions seamlessly.

If you're already a Premier customer, you have the option of applying for a Junior Account for your underaged child (between 14-18 years old).

Our overseas education loan will give you a chance to chase your dream of an international education. With a loan amount of up to RMB300,000, you won't need to provide pledges or guarantees.

Whether it's for saving, travelling, studying abroad or as an investment, we've got Foreign Exchange solutions to meet your needs. Enjoy fast and convenient real-time services at our branches and via e-Banking.

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Leave your contact details with us and we'll be in touch within 1-2 business days.

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HSBC International Education Financial Services Hotline (For personal banking services only)


(24H, Mon - Sun)

Please dial the country code of mainland China +86 if you are calling from overseas, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, or Taiwan


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Feeling a little lost about pursuing an overseas education in the middle of a global pandemic? Whether you're traveling to a new country for school or attending virtual classes online at home, tune in to our brand new live programme! Join us to find out all you need to know about studying abroad from seniors who have been there and done that! Listen as they share their insights on pursuing a foreign education, with topics that range from how to get your basic living necessities in order to the ins and outs of student life.

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We've teamed up with VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology service specialist for governments and their diplomatic missions worldwide. Our exclusive partnership will ensure all your travel, foreign education and related financing needs are met, harnessing the wide reach and expertise of HSBC's global banking and international education services all over the world.

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We've teamed up with Crimson Education Group to offer our customers resources and support for international education applications. Crimson is a successful and sought-after US/UK university admissions support consultant. Students who engage their services are 4X more likely to be accepted by Ivy League universities in the US, as well as Oxford and Cambridge in the UK1.

1 Source: Crimson Education

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DBC has over 3,000 experienced mentors from the top 9 investment banks, renowned consulting companies, the Big Four accounting firms, as well as Fortune Global 500 companies.