Useful Advice for Graduates



Once you graduate from a HKUST degree program and your graduation status is officially confirmed by the Academic Registry Office (ARO), you automatically become a member of our alumni body. No membership is required!

However, some of the alumni associations/groups that have been voluntarily established by alumni and which are independent from HKUST, do charge membership fees.

Yes. Alumni get get an Alum eCard through our alumni app. You can enjoy the special discounts exclusive to HKUST alumni by present the eCard. However, some alumni privileges and campus facilities require your alumni ID, that is your @connect or @alumni email account, BOC HKUST Alumni Credit Card, or HKUST Alumni Association (HKUSTAA) Membership Card to prove your alumni identity.

More details on alumni services and benefits

DAO stands for Development and Alumni Office. In your days as a student, you would have sometimes been in contact with SAO (Student Affairs Office) and Office of the Dean of Students (DST) for assistance. DAO is the equivalent for alumni: you can reach out to the alumni team of DAO. If you have any enquiries on alumni matters, please contact us at

Further details on DAO

Former exchange-in student can keep his/her @connect account after studying at HKUST. 

Presently, all other alumni services and benefits are only offered to HKUST degree graduates whose graduation status is officially confirmed by the Academic Registry Office (ARO).

However, we welcome our former exchange-in students to join some of our overseas gatherings. Keep abreast of forthcoming events via our Facebook, LinkedInWeibo and WeChat.

Matters relating to the diplomas / transcripts, study proof, etc. are handled by our Academic Registry. You can contact them for more details or apply online.

SSCI,JS: Tel: (852) 2623-1116
SBM, SHSS: Tel: (852) 2623-1117
SENG, IPO: Tel: (852) 2358-8699


Tel: (852) 2623 1115

Proof of English Medium
Tel: (852) 2623 1111


Fresh graduates are entitled to access JIJIS during the first year after graduation. You can use the same username and password of your ITSC student account as before.