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Overseas education

See how we can support you, no matter if you're planning to study abroad or if you're already an international student.

I'd like to view, manage and transfer money between global accounts.

Education planning and support

We understand that education is a top priority for you and your family. Let us help you secure the best possible opportunities for your child to study abroad.

Our offerings at a glance

  • Open an account at your study destination before you travel, for free

  • Make international transfers via our Global View/Global Transfer service, for free

  • Get fee waivers and preferential exchange rates on Telegraphic Transfers

  • Enjoy priority consultancy services through our overseas consultants

  • Gain local knowledge on overseas markets

  • Access our emergency cash encashment services

  • Use our overseas appointment booking services

How do I get started?

Every year, millions of students leave home to study abroad in countries such as Australia, the UK, Canada, the US, Malaysia and India.

The road to getting an international education may be long, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. We're here to help both parents and students navigate the process.

Planning for an international education

How we can help you prepare for your child's study abroad

There's a lot to be done when planning and preparing for your child's overseas education. But with the help of our education partners, we can guide you through the process and make it less daunting.

Getting ready to study abroad

Before your child departs for their destination, we can help you:

  • open an overseas account for them before they go
  • set up a local HSBC bank account
  • get access to a hassle-free loan secured by your existing HSBC relationship balance - this instant credit facility means you can fund your child's education without giving up the income you earn on your current deposits and investments
  • open HSBC Premier Junior to save more money for their future

Managing your finances overseas

Whether you're at home or abroad, you can bank without borders. Our services let you:

  • see all your local and overseas accounts using our Global View service in online banking
  • make fee-free transfers between any of your self-named HSBC accounts via our Global Transfer service in online banking
  • access more than 24,000 HSBC ATMs worldwide, and more than 1 million ATMs via the Cirrus/Plus network
  • manage your money around the clock with our 24-hour online and phone banking services

Getting emergency support

As an international bank, we're here to support you at home and abroad.

In the event of loss or theft, we can provide you with emergency cash of up to USD2,000 (or its equivalent in the local currency) instantly. We can also help with next day card replacement, or provide you with some expert advice for your situation.

Exclusive HSBC Premier benefits

If you're an HSBC Premier customer, you'll also have access to exclusive services such as:

  • a Relationship Manager at your destination so you contact them directly if you encounter any issues
  • fee-free cash withdrawals using your Premier Debit or ATM card at all Group ATMs

Worldwide HSBC Premier status

We operate in more than 64 countries/regions. So no matter where you are, you can enjoy Premier services and worldwide emergency support.

HSBC Premier credit cards and privileges

If you're an HSBC Premier customer, you can also apply for a supplementary HSBC Premier Mastercard on your children's behalf. That way, they can enjoy the same level of privileges and emergency* as you do*.

* Supplementary cardholders must be aged 16 or above.

HSBC Premier eligibility criteria

To apply for HSBC Premier, you'll need to:

  • Maintain a total relationship balance of LKR7.5 Million deposit in Current/Savings/Time deposit accounts. This balance could be maintained in rupees or foreign currency equivalent to rupees or a combination.


  • Remit a minimum monthly salary of LKR500,000

If you're an HSBC Premier customer in another country/region, you're already eligible to join Premier in Sri Lanka - simply speak to your Relationship Manager.

Apply for HSBC Premier now

You don't need to visit a branch to open an HSBC Premier account. You could open your account from the safety and comfort of your home. Simply sign your account opening documents from anywhere, anytime and on any device securely with Live Sign.

HSBC Livesign is powered by Adobe, which is a cloud based service that replaces the ink and paper based signature process, with a fully automated electronic signature workflow.


Please complete this form by filling out your details so we can get in touch with you.

By phone or email

Call us on the hotline for the account you wish to open.

HSBC Premier: +94 11 447 2272

Alternatively, you can email us at

At a branch

If you prefer to apply for an account at a branch, please download and complete the application form for the account you wish to open. You can then bring the completed form when you visit us. Find your nearest branch here.

Below balance fee

Please note that a below balance fee of LKR3,000 applies for each month that:

  • your Total Relationship Balance is less than LKR7.5 million
  • a salary of at least LKR500,000 has not been remitted

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