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If you're a student from China and plan to study in Canada, HSBC can help you plan for your studies with our HSBC International Student Program (SDS) - China

HSBC International Student Program (SDS)     - China

Our International Student Program (SDS) helps you meet fast-track visa requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's Student Direct Stream (SDS), by providing you with a chequing account and a GIC to help you pay for your living expenses while you are studying in Canada.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must reside in a country/region in which the local HSBC bank participates in the International Student Program
  • You must meet the local requirements of the HSBC International Account Opening Service in the country/region of residence

How to Apply

  • 3. Check the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website
  • 4. Call hotline to start the process or using Pre-departure Account Opening process if applicable; if you are in Canada or have any other questions, please contact or call 1-888-310-4722 (in Canada only)

How the process works

If your Visa or Study Permit is withdrawn or refused

Program withdrawal can only be processed when you meet one of the following conditions

You will need to provide the following documents to HSBC Bank Canada by email to

  • Applicant’s refusal or withdrawal letter as provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Once HSBC Bank Canada has confirmed the withdrawal, HSBC Bank Canada will close your account and wire the funds and any unused part of the $100 additional deposit back to your account in your name from where you originally sent the funds to us. The $200 administration fee is not refundable. 

How to Apply

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