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Study Abroad

Studying abroad isn’t easy but you can settle in faster with HSBC International

Start your student life on the right foot

When you move abroad for study, the opportunities can bring immense joy and excitement. But it can also be challenging as you navigate the emotional journey of moving to a new country without the comforts of home around you. At HSBC, we believe that studying abroad shouldn’t mean sacrificing your sense of belonging and that’s why we teamed up with Virat Kohli to surprise Indian students in the UK with a game of gully cricket – something that is uniquely Indian and a lovely reminder of home, and also a wonderful way to create new connections and a new sense of belonging with other students in the UK. Watch the video to see their reaction!

How HSBC can help you

  • Transfer money between HSBC accounts of your family, friends and your own around the world securely and fee-free
  • Investment and insurance - build your wealth and secure your future via HSBC FinFit and our range of insurance products

Supporting your education

Planning for overseas education

Not only can overseas education be expensive, but it's also difficult to estimate its cost accurately. We can help you with the financial planning to manage the costs ahead.

  • Start planning early. Learn more about financial planning for your children's overseas education.
  • Make an appointment with us to find out more and plan towards your goals.
  • Through HSBC Premier, you can get access to our global education consultants, who offer overseas study guidance in some of the most popular destinations.

Preparing to go overseas

Wherever your children choose to pursue their education, either in Singapore or overseas, HSBC can help you and your family to open an account in your destination country, even before departure.

  • Open your bank account and have your supplementary credit card / debit card ready before leaving home country for a smoother transition[@studyinginsingapore-premieremastercard-supplementarycard].
  • Stay worry-free by providing your children full medical coverage even from miles away with HSBC Life
  • Pay tuition fees and accommodation expenses conveniently with our online banking or mobile app via HSBC Global Money Transfer at zero fee
  • Enjoy services from our list of partners to kick start your children's move overseas. Enjoy EUR250 off relocation services with Sanelo and exclusive offers with Novel Student, our partner student accommodation provider in UK and Ireland.
  • Global Study is designed for students pursuing overseas studies. Get coverage for unexpected events such as accidents, illness, study interruptions, and even holiday travel disruptions, with 1-month up to 12-month cover options.

Studying or settling overseas

Your parental concerns don't end once your children settle down in Singapore or overseas – the next step is to ensure their living and wellness are taken care of.

  • Explore local and international offers through HSBC Credit Card - Entertainer dining offers, and other exclusive offers on Home&Away
  • Get access to real-time foreign currency exchange rates online, or contact your Relationship Manager for other foreign currency products, including HSBC Foreign Exchange Loyalty Pricing programme
  • With access to up to USD2,000 of emergency cash from HSBC outlets worldwide, you and your children will always be well equipped to deal with any unexpected circumstances
  • Work with our education partners to help your children to plan for their careers

Planning for future

Organise your finances for future. Invest, insure and build your wealth with wealth management solutions from HSBC.

  • Partner with us in your financial journey and enhance your financial confidence in the areas of financial guidance, wealth creation support and long-term planning.
  • Investment and insurance - build your wealth and secure your future via HSBC FinFit and our range of insurance products
  • Get access to our insights for wealth management and planning for next generation

Resources for studying overseas

Sending your children to study overseas can be expensive. Let us help you to start planning early.
Visas, health insurance, accommodation and bank accounts - we've created a series of student checklists to get you started on overseas living.

Here's how students can learn to balance their physical, mental and financial health, and thrive.

Open an HSBC account

Get up to SGD27,100 as a welcome gift when you join HSBC Premier. Find out more.

Apply for an HSBC Premier account to enjoy exclusive worldwide privileges[@minimumbalance].

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