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Study abroad

Explore our international banking and services for students looking to leave India for international study.

Your overseas education companion

Overseas education entails managing finances, applying to various schools and preparing for the uncertainties of studying abroad. The whole process can be very exhausting.


Our global network covers more than 100 cities, including the popular education, travel and immigration hubs of London, New York, Vancouver and Hong Kong. At HSBC, we provide you with comprehensive solutions and all the necessary assistance to help you take care of your banking needs, no matter where they are.

How we can help with your study abroad

Open a bank account overseas and at home before moving

Our dedicated team can assist you with opening a non-resident account in India as well as a local account overseas, so you can start banking as soon as you arrive.

  • Dedicated team to assist you with account opening[@ibc]
  • Account opening journeys will start while you’re still in India for a smooth transition
  • Give your family the freedom, with your guidance, to manage their own money with HSBC Premier Parents/Spouse/Children accounts

International banking services wherever you are

You and your parents can manage all your HSBC accounts with a single log-on through Global View and make fee-free[@gmt-free-fees], real-time money transfers between eligible accounts with HSBC Global Transfers.

  • Simple management of all your global accounts
  • Transfer of credit history from your parents to you to avail credit products abroad
  • Supplementary debit and credit cards for your use when you arrive at your new destination

Special rates and products for students

With HSBC, international students get access to preferential rates.

  • Fees waived for HSBC Premier customers when applying through our International Banking Centre (IBC)
  • Preferential rates on money transfer for tuition fees and overseas education-related costs
  • Loans for education purposes[@tax-at-source] with preferential pricing through loan against property for secured loan or through personal loan for unsecured loan

HSBC Premier worldwide privileges

Children of HSBC Premier parents will enjoy the same privileges[@premier-qualification], with global HSBC Premier status in all countries and regions.

  • Emergency assistance overseas, such as card replacement and emergency cash at any HSBC branch worldwide, and international travel insurance coverage
  • Contactless HSBC Premier Platinum Debit Card to use worldwide with no withdrawal fee at HSBC ATMs in India and overseas

How HSBC can help

Start your student life abroad with the support of our international network and global expertise.


Our products and services suit customers moving overseas or already residing abroad. 


Get guidance as you prepare for, shortlist and apply to universities[@third-party-merchant-disclaimer][@partner-services].


Manage your investment portfolio at your convenience anytime, anywhere.

Find out about how we can help

Begin your student life – paying rent, tracking money, making transfers – in an organised way with an HSBC NRE or NRO account.

Visit our International Services site to find out more about the education support we offer across the world.

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