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A special invitation from the PolyHack team

On June 20th, we will announce the finalists. Whether you are advanced or not, we want you here with us for the Final Pitching & Award Ceremony on June 24th.

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Apply financial support, if needed

With the official letter we have sent to your email, try to apply for funds/grants/scholarships from your institution that support students in joining global or international competitions. You should approach your school's student office for details, especially for an urgent application or conditional approval.

2  —

Book flight, hotel, and insurance

If you are able to afford such, you can just book your flight, hotel, and travel insurance right away! This page will offer you information on visa, flight & hotel discounts, and arrival support. Remember that you should arrive before and leave after June 24th. 

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Join us for the finale in Hong Kong!

If everything is done, we can't wait to see you! Regardless of the announcement of entering the finals or not in June 20th, you can still join the finale as a spectator and learn from your fellow participants (and of course, we want to meet you too!) You must RSVP for both our Final Pitching and Award Ceremony separately.

Exclusive Hotel Discounts

Thanks to the generous sponsorship and support from Chinachem Group, all PolyHack participants are eligible for a special rate for room bookings!

A contemporary urban hotel immediately connecting you to Causeway Bay, Nina Hotel Causeway Bay features 275 rooms and suites, some of which offer stunning harbour views, a premium Cantonese restaurant, and a rooftop swimming pool.

Featuring 432 rooms, some with private balconies, a neighbourhood café and bar I-O-N, Nina Patisserie, and leisure facilities, Nina Hotel Island South is a pleasurable Southside urban oasis.

A modern hotel located in the heart of Kowloon’s CBD, Nina Hotel Kowloon East has 254 rooms, including 2 duplex units, a neighbourhood café and bar I-O-N, Nina Patisserie, and leisure facilities.

As Hong Kong's largest hotel, Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West is a grand hub with 1,608 rooms, three restaurants, and the largest event spaces. It is connected to nearby shopping areas via footbridges.








Is there any COVID-19 measures?

Short answer is no.

  • All mandatory mask-wearing requirements are lifted with effect from 1 March 2023. However, citizens entering certain venues such as medical facilities or residential care homes for the elderly or residential care homes for persons with disabilities still need to follow the administrative mask-wearing requirement.

  • Considering the balance between infection risks and resumption of economic and livelihood impetus, the Government decided to cancel the arrangement of issuing isolation orders to infected persons according to the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599A) from January 30.


Wondering if you need a visa for Hong Kong?

Visitors from most countries are not required to obtain a visa and can stay for periods varying from 7 days to 180 days, depending on your nationality.

Visa requirements vary depending on your passport, Hong Kong has a separate immigration policy from Mainland China. Under the existing visa-free visit regime, nationals of about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong without a visa/entry permit for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days.


For more information on visa/entry permit requirements for visitors to the HKSAR, you may refer to the “Visit Visa / Entry Permit Requirements for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” webpage.


In general, all visitors to Hong Kong must have a passport that is valid for at least one month after the period of their intended stay!


What period should I stay in Hong Kong?

It's up to you! You can stay as long as you want, but make sure your arrival and departure time does not clash with the Final Pitching & Award Ceremony (June 24, 10:00 - 17:00 HKT). 

You might need to consider the flight cost and hotel cost for a longer trip in Hong Kong. But of course, we are more than happy to welcome you here.


Will the PolyHack support me before and during my trip in Hong Kong?

We offer 24/7 support in Discord to answer your questions before and after arriving in Hong Kong. We will try our best to make your flight and stay in Hong Kong smooth and comfortable.

However, as a student and non-profit organisation, we do have to note that we do not bear any responsibility or liability for any incident, accident, or injury when you are in Hong Kong. This is a voluntary participation, and you are strongly advised to purchase global travel insurance beforehand.

Again, you are reminded to join our Discord server, as it will be used for sending out instant updates. You are strongly suggested to install Discord on your phone to receive notifications from us.

We can't wait to meet you!

Image by Lok Yiu Cheung

Come to Hong Kong!

Join the finale of PolyHack 2023 face-to-face

Cathay Pacific Airways, the home carrier of Hong Kong, is the Partner Carrier of PolyHack 2023.


Registered participants, along with travel companions, are entitled to enjoy great savings on your flight.


Book now to enjoy the exclusive offer! Click the button below to access our participants-only page for the discount code. 

Special Airfares from Cathay Pacific

Partner Carrier

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