Application Arrangements for MTR Student Travel Scheme 2017/2018

The MTR Student Travel Scheme 2017/2018 is open to full-time registered students at age below 26. Each eligible student can get ONE PRE-ENDORSED application form from SAO.

Application Date
All year round after 1 September 2017

Registered full-time students aged below 26. Students who are on study leave and not paying tuition fee will not be eligible for the scheme.

Students who are on leave, exchange and internship should apply in person when they resume study at HKUST.

For exchange-in undergraduate students, they can get the PRE-ENDORSED application form through Global Student Programs Office (GSPO).

Get the PRE-ENDORSED Application Form
Bring along your valid Student ID Card in person to the Student Service Counter at G/F Student Lounge of the Indoor Sports Complex (near lift 4 or lift 6) during opening hours as listed below:



Opening Hours


1 & 4 September

Student Service Counter

10:00am – 5:00pm


all year round after 4 September

9:30am – 12:30pm &
2:15pm – 5:15pm

Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Please take note that:
1. Each eligible student can get ONE application form from SAO. The form is pre-printed with the name of HKUST and endorsed with a SAO official stamp.
2.  Students are required to present the Student ID Card in person for checking and record keeping when obtaining the form.
3. Limit 1 form per student. Application form will not be re-issued or re-endorsed for any student who has already obtained one in SAO records. The form should not be transferred to anybody else.
4. DO NOT lose or damage the form, as it will not be re-issued or re-endorsed.

Submit the Form
For renewal application: complete the Endorsed Application Form (no photo required) and drop it into the collection box at any MTR Customer Service Centre^ within 14 days.  Then, activate your Octopus Card with an administration fee of $20 at any MTR Customer Service Centre^ on or after 1 October.
For new application: complete the Endorsed Application Form with a photo affixed.  Submit it together with an application fee of $90 in person within 14 days to any MTR Customer Service Centre^.  Then, collect your card at the designated MTR station on the date as specified in the receipt.

Students are required to show the HKUST Student ID and/or HKID Card to MTR staff when submitting the form and/or collecting the card for authentication of HKUST student status and eligibility.

^ Except Airport Express Stations, Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau, Racecourse, Disneyland Resort, Sunny Bay, Wong Chuk Hang, Lei Tung and South Horizons Stations

Aged under 18
Students at age under 18 are required to complete the Statement of Consent by Parent or Legal Guardian in Part D on Page 4.  If a student cannot get the signature from parents, please leave the completed form to the counter staff.  SAO would pass the form to the Dean of Students, the legal guardian of the University, for his signature.  The processing time normally takes a week. Students will be notified to pick up the signed form via email to their ITSC account.

MTRC hotline: 2881 8888
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 1:00pm

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