The CUHK MBA Recruitment Guidelines are provided as reference for recruiters and non-local students who attempt to work in Hong Kong, to ensure an efficient and licit recruiting process between them. All recruiters are expected to comply with these guidelines. If you have any further enquiries, please contact our Center for support.
Non-local MBA students (excluding exchange students) are eligible for taking up part-time study/ curriculum-related internship, part-time on campus job and summer employment under the relaxation of employment restriction for non-local students by the Immigration Department of HKSAR Government since May 2008.
Eligible non-local students will be notified of the relaxation individually by a “No Objection Letter” (NOL), which will be issued upon issue of the student visas/ entry permits.
For details, please visit HKSAR Immigration Department’s website: FAQs > Immigration Policy on Study > Employment during the Study Programme
You may also visit CUHK Career Planning and Development Center’s website: How can non-local students be employed legally in Hong Kong?
Under the Immigration Arrangement for Non-local Graduates (IANG), non-local graduates are allowed to stay and work in Hong Kong after their graduation, subject to the following conditions:
Non-local students who have obtained a degree or higher qualification in a full-time and locally-accredited Program in Hong Kong.
However, the IANG does not apply to nationals of the following countries:
If you require further information on the IANG, please visit:
The MWO applies to all employees for full-time employment, study/ curriculum-related internships as well as summer internships.
We believe the waive of statutory minimum wage will be less likely to apply on hiring our MBA students, given that most of our students should have a few years of work experiences and are over the age of 26 years, while most of the internships are regarded as beneficial to students’ learning experiences, rather than a compulsory or elective component for the award of academic qualifications by MBA Programs, CUHK.
Important Notes on the Hong Kong Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) (Cap. 608)
Under the MWO, the statutory minimum wage does NOT apply to:
“Student intern” means:
for which the work is a compulsory or elective component of the requirements for the award of the academic qualification to which the Program leads.
“Work experience student” means:
and is under the age of 26 years at the beginning of employment. The work experience student may agree with the employer to have a continuous period of up to 59 days as exempt student employment if:
For details, please visit HKSAR Labour Department’s website: