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HSBC International Education Forum

We invited top experts in the education field to share their insights at International Education Forums held in 3 major Chinese cities from December 2017 to February 2018.

Special highlights

The Beijing forum held on 2 December 2017 saw a global field of experts sharing their insights on the latest study-abroad trends.

The forum held on 10 December 2017 in Shanghai focussed on the potential impact of an international education on children, of which the top concerns were age, language ability, basic life skills and psychological aspects.

Topics discussed included; The top concerns when considering an education abroad, looking at factors such as age, language ability, basic life skills and psychological aspects. For example, you may think twice about a high school student who struggles with language or lacks basic life skills, while some of the more major issues related to college students include, higher levels of stress and complexity of psychological factors. Besides, it’s also critical to choose the right accommodation environment, for example having the child stay at a local family (home-stay) to help them adjust quicker and understand the local culture.

The Guangzhou forum held on 3 February 2018 saw experts discussing their perspectives on studying abroad and the future prospects that an international education can bring.


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China Thinks Big (CTB) is China’s premier high school research and innovation competition, initiated by Harvard University, giving talented high school students around the country the opportunity to demonstrate their intellectual creativity. Most recently, HSBC became the official sponsor of CTB.

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We've teamed up with Xinmin Evening News and Xinmin Media to create the Xinmin International Education Expert Advisory Board, a platform dedicated to international education-related research, raise regular discussion on international education topics, and share insights with parents and students who are considering international education.

International education services

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The experts at our International Banking Centres can open overseas HSBC accounts for you even before you depart to your new home country so you can relax and enjoy your overseas experience. 

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We have upgraded the popular HSBC International Education Payment System to version 2.0. 

Now you can complete foreign exchanges online to pay for your tuition fees via our system.

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Conduct domestic and international transfers and payments with ease. You can visit any HSBC branch or use Phone Banking, Internet Banking, WeChat and Mobile Banking at your convenience.

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We understand that accidents can happen, so we provide easy encashments and card replacement services for you and your family should such an emergency arise. Instant cash up to USD2,000 can be arranged for you from HSBC branches worldwide.

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Kick-start your adventure with the HSBC Premier Travel Credit Card to enjoy a new range of travel benefits throughout your journey.