Student Travel Scheme 2023/2024

This scheme is applicable for students in Hong Kong aged 12 – 25 who attend their classes for not less than 20 hours each week during term time.

The Automatic Fare Collection system would only charge Student Privileged Fares from “Student Status” owners. While the “Status” feature is exclusive for Personalised Octopus cards, the definition of a certain “Status” may change according to the cardholder’s age or according to the social norm.

Therefore, qualified passengers are required to bring their form to any Customer Service Centre or Light Rail Customer Service Centre in order to activate their “Student Status” or get your school’s endorsement to prove your “Student Status” is still valid.

The applicant’s grade when (s)he submitted his/her previous application Validity (years)
Primary 4 (aged 12+) 6
Primary 5 (aged 12+) 5
Primary 6 (aged 12+) 4
Secondary 1 3
Secondary 2 2
Secondary 3 1
Secondary 4 3
Secondary 5 2
Secondary 6 1
Special Schools Depends on the completion date of the course
Universities and other institutions 1

No forms and handling fee submissions are required if the valid period is more than 1 year since your last application. Reminders are also displayed on Octopus Validators to show the expiry date of your “Student Status”.

Students without Personalised Octopus Card can submit electronic application forms online, pay the application fee and the new card will be mailed directly. For students with Personalised Octopus Card can pay then activate / extend “Student Status” in Octopus App after submitting the electronic form and receiving an email confirmation.

⚠️ Transfer your Octopus cards only when the activation of student status is successful

You may submit your paper form and handling fee to any Customers Service Centre or Light Rail Customer Service Centre or collection boxes nearby. However, the following do not accept applications forms:

Sunny Bay and Disneyland Resort Stations

Racecourse, Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau Stations

Hin Keng, Kai Tak, Sung Wong Toi and To Kwa Wan Stations

Wong Chuk Hang, Lei Tung and South Horizon Stations

Airport Express counters

Green forms should be returned to your school or institution. School-processed application is not available this year