AIPE – Hong Kong

Each TFAS international program requires participants to complete pre-institute paperwork.  This section is for participants who have been accepted to and are attending the TFAS International program in Hong Kong.

Below is a list of AIPE requirements for all attending participants:

Travel Information

It is important that the Hong Kong program staff have your travel information before the program in case any issues arrive during your trip or if extra accommodation is needed. The travel form should be completed as soon as you make your travel arrangements to the program. We understand that travel details take some time to arrange so it is possible to delay this until your travel reservations have been confirmed.

Tuition Payment

Your tuition payment is due in full by the date specified in your acceptance letter.  AIPE tuition is listed in US Dollars. Payment for the program is accepted in four ways.

  1. Credit Card
  2. Wire Transfer – Email Ms. Brenda Hafera for instructions
  3. PayPal
  4. Check or Money Order – Please make checks payable to ‘The Fund for American Studies’ and write ‘AIPE’ in the subject line. Checks or Money Orders should be sent to:

Ms. Brenda Hafera
Director, Asia Programs
The Fund for American Studies
1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

For specific payment questions please contact Ms. Brenda Hafera.

Electronic Photo

Please upload a digital passport-sized photograph of yourself for the AIPE student biographies and indicated your t-shirt size by completing this form.

Visa Information

All accepted students require a visa to attend AIPE – Hong Kong.  You are responsible for obtaining a student visa before entering Hong Kong regardless of your nationality. The University of Hong Kong will assist you in securing your student visa and will also serve as your sponsor. The online application for sponsorship of your student visa and the official Hong Kong student visa application form can be accessed here:

Detailed instructions will be sent out by email. The deadline to submit the online visa form is March 15. Students from Afghanistan, Cuba, Laos, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Nepal, and Vietnam must submit the online application by March 1, as the process takes longer. There is a HK $900 visa processing fee that you must pay. Please note that the processing time for visa application is between 8 – 12 weeks, so it is important to submit your application on time.

Program Logistics

Please read the Student Handbook 2019 for more information about the program.