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Education - Studying abroad

Our suite of financial products and services targeting an international education provide one-stop convenience for students furthering their studies overseas. Get a complete view of all your local and overseas HSBC accounts in just a few easy steps and make cross-border foreign currency transfers with zero charges and hidden fees.

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 - Studying abroad

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HSBC Premier customers will have access to all their HSBC accounts in different countries or regions using online banking or the HSBC China Mobile Banking app. You'll also be able to make global transfers of foreign currency seamlessly between the accounts under your name, completely free of additional charges or fees.

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Make fast transfers from China to you and your family's HSBC accounts overseas with zero charges and hidden fees (applicable only to customers under the same HSBC Premier Family Financial account).

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Global banking coverage

Our global coverage spans major destinations for an overseas education such as the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong SAR, with extensive branch networks in key cities. Our services in some of these countries and regions also come complete with communication capabilities in Mandarin.

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Stay Premier, wherever you go

Dedicated support is provided no matter where you are in the world. Being Premier doesn't stop when you cross the border. You'll get Premier status, wherever you bank with us.

Global emergency cash services 

In the event you lose your cash and/or credit card overseas, you've got the option to arrange for an emergency cash advance of up to USD2,000 in over 245,000 branches across 200 countries or regions, and we'll get your replacement card sent to you as soon as possible.

HSBC International Education Financial Services Hotline: 400-920-0828

The HSBC Premier Travel Credit Card package, which includes an HSBC Premier Travel UnionPay Diamond Card and an HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard™, grants you global privileges, access to great offers, and a unique experience, no matter where in the world you are.

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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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