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Studying in the U.S.

The U.S. is a prime destination for studying abroad and HSBC helps students every step of their educational journey.

Simple, secure banking to support both students and their parents

If you're planning to study in the States, HSBC has plenty of helpful resources to help you manage your student finances. Explore our tools, credit cards and accounts designed to support your educational journey. 

Guides to studying in the U.S.

Resources and advice to support your educational journey in the U.S.


Everything you need to know about studying in the U.S. as an international student. 


Get your head around some U.S. financial terms and services, so you can make the most of your finances. 

Key benefits of HSBC international banking

  • Enjoy easier payments with an international checking account [@premierqualify]
    We can set up banking services for students before they arrive in the U.S.[@internationalaccountseligibility] to help make it easier to pay for tuition fees, housing and other expenses.
  • Build a U.S. credit score with a credit card
    Make purchases and on-time payments with a credit card like our HSBC Premier and Elite cards to build a U.S. credit score - all while earning unlimited rewards.
  • Move foreign currency between accounts
    Through our unique Global View Global Transfers feature, parents and students can easily manage money between countries while studying abroad.[@gvgtonlypremjade]
  • Enjoy a relocation package
    Get complimentary 12-month access to a wide range of relocation benefits, including a free 30-day SIM card, car rental discounts and exclusive pricing on premium services.[@newtousservices]

Explore our range of products


Make the most of life, no matter where you are now or where you’re going next. 


Get unlimited rewards and exclusive benefits - designed for the way you live and spend. 


A multi-currency bank account designed to meet your international needs. 

Get started by opening an HSBC Premier U.S. account

If you’re newly arrived in the States, we can help you open an HSBC Premier U.S. account here.

If you’ve just arrived in the States, we can help you open an account back in your home country so you can make full use of our international services.

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Here's a wide range of relocation benefits to help you settle into your new life. Complimentary, for 12 months. 


View all your global accounts in one place online and instantly move money between them, fee-free[@gvgtonlypremjade]. 


Easily and securely transfer money online from any device, whenever it suits you. 

Additional information

    For clients located outside of the U.S. - Our products and services are not specifically directed at individuals located in the European Union. Our U.S. representatives, as well as our public website,, provide products and services governed by U.S. laws and regulations. Our products and services, as well as their specific terms and conditions, are subject to change and may not be available in all territories or to all customers. If you are not located in the U.S., the laws and regulations of your country of residence could affect the offering, negotiation, discussion, provision, and/or use of HSBC U.S. products and services. If you are not a U.S. resident, please read the specific cross-border product and service disclaimers, which are available on the Cross Border Disclosure page of our public website at Deposit products are offered in the U.S. by HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Member FDIC. Lending products are offered in the U.S. by HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Investments and certain insurance products, including annuities, are offered by HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. (HSI), member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC. Whole life, universal life, term life, and other types of insurance are provided by unaffiliated third parties and offered through HSBC Insurance Agency (USA) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

    HSBC Elite World Elite Mastercard® credit cards are issued by HSBC Bank USA, N.A., subject to credit approval, and require a qualifying U.S. HSBC Premier or Private Bank Relationship.

    HSBC Premier World Mastercard® credit cards are issued by HSBC Bank USA, N.A., subject to credit approval and require a U.S. HSBC Premier relationship. To learn more, speak with an HSBC Premier Relationship Manager.

    HSBC credit cards are issued by HSBC Bank USA, N.A., subject to credit approval and requires a U.S. HSBC checking account relationship. To learn more, speak with any HSBC representative.

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