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International education

An international education can help broaden horizons. Help your child make the most of studying abroad with HSBC.

Preparing for overseas education

To set your children on course to a successful overseas education, we can help you get ready and guide you through the process with our global network and education partners.

HSBC can facilitate introductions to leading OxBridge Academic programs which provides university-level courses and cultural immersion experiences in leading universities in UK, US, France and Spain.

HSBC customers can avail a 15% discount on program fees tuition using a HSBC Credit Card and a priority admissions review as well as receive preferential 1-1 consultancy services like mock interviews, resume preparation and coaching for the university application.

To enjoy this discount, apply through our HSBC UAE Oxbridge application page and the discount will be automatically applied.

We can also connect you with Crimson Education. Their services include an evaluation with one of Crimson Education’s experienced Academic Advisors, free of charge to HSBC customers. There is a 10% discount to the normal pricing that Crimson charges for customers purchasing standard consulting and tutoring services with their HSBC card.


International education solutions

Let us help you manage your children’s needs, with round-the-clock international support while your child studies abroad.

Pre-departure international account opening; We can open an international account for your child ahead of time at the destination country and have your child’s ATM card ready before the move.

Instant Global Money Transfers between own HSBC accounts with no fees; You can instantly transfer money to your child at any time and from anywhere with Global Transfer, and manage your worldwide accounts with one single log-on with Global View. 

Premier for you and your family; If you're our Premier customer, and have a joint account with your children, your child will enjoy the same level of privileges and emergency support. And in case of any emergency or accident, your child will have access to cash advances at any of our branches around the world.

Ready to open an overseas account?

If you're looking to open an overseas account, then you can request a call back. One of our team will contact you at a convenient time to walk you through the account opening process.

Not yet a Premier customer?

Whether you're new to HSBC, or looking to upgrade your existing account, you can unlock everything HSBC Premier has to offer if you meet one of the following criteria:

Option 1: deposit your salary

Deposit an on-going individual monthly net income of at least AED 50,000 into your account.

Option 2: your savings and investments

Maintain a Total Relationship Balance (TRB) with us of AED 350,000 in deposits and/or investments.9

Option 3: your HSBC mortgage

Hold a mortgage with us with a drawdown of AED 3,000,000 or above for the first 24 months, after which one of our other eligibility criteria will have to be met.

Option 4: international Premier

Already hold, and qualify for, an HSBC Premier account in another country or region.

How to apply

Apply online

If you are new to HSBC, confirm your eligibility to get an approval in principle and apply.

Already banking with HSBC UAE?

Apply by phone

For more information on HSBC Premier, please call us.

800 4320 (within UAE)

+971 4 224 1000 (outside UAE)

Lines are open 24 hours. Calls may be recorded to help improve our service to you.

Or, if you are an existing Premier customer, call your relationship manager to discuss next steps.

Apply in branch

If you are an HSBC customer, you can visit us in branch to discuss your HSBC Premier needs.

Pre-departure international account opening; The process is simple and easy. All you need to do is to talk to your relationship manager who will be able to direct you to International Banking Helpdesk, for them to guide you through the process and required documents for account opening at destination market. Our International Banking helpdesk can also provide you more information on special international student offers we provide in several markets, that include assistance and services that help your child settle in right after arrival.

Instant Global Money Transfers between own HSBC accounts; You can instantly transfer money to your  global HSBC accounts at any time and from anywhere with Global Transfer, and manage your worldwide accounts with one single log-on with Global View.

Important notes

The academic programmes mentioned are provided by OxBridge. This is only general information and none of the information in any way constitutes a solicitation, offer, opinion, or recommendation by HSBC. HSBC is not the supplier of and accepts no liability for the services provided by OxBridge, the service provider’s terms and conditions apply. The terms and conditions applicable to these academic programs will be of OxBridge and HSBC will not be responsible for them.

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