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COVID-19 support for students and parents

Advice and guidance for international students and their parents.

Support for students and parents impacted by COVID-19

At HSBC, we understand the uncertainty that COVID-19 is having on everyone's day-to-day lives, especially those who have loved ones living abroad. As a result, we have provided a number of useful resources for international students and their parents.

Information provided by our partners

  • Official departments for education

    For further government information on COVID-19 and education related to a specific country, please use the links below.




  • For the latest information relating to higher education around the world, Times Higher Education offers articles written by professors, students and professionals, highlighting the impacts of COVID-19 globally.
  • UCAS has provided a hub for COVID-19 related updates for international students who may be applying to university in the UK from abroad.
  • IDP are leading international education experts providing useful information to students and parents who are thinking about or currently studying abroad. From general advice to virtual education fairs, IDP may be able to help you answer some of your international education queries.
  • For up-to-date news and business analysis for professionals in international education, The Pie News has created a number of articles on COVID-19 and its impact on international education globally.

Visa information

As travel is being restricted globally due to COVID-19, it's important you check the status of your visa and take the advice of your local government with regards to visa regulations. For links to the main government bodies, select your country below for more information.

As the latest news and advice around coronavirus continues to evolve quickly, we're working hard to stay a step ahead and provide you the best service we possibly can. Check the government websites of where you live or are travelling to for the most up-to-date information. For information on how we're supporting our customers around the world, you'll find links in our global directory to the HSBC websites of the countries and territories where we do business.