Payment Procedure/Instructions

Once the online application is accepted, you will be able to access payment information through the online application system. This information includes the exact amount to be transferred and your “virtual account number”. A virtual account number is an account number that is only intended for you, therefore DO NOT share your number with any other students. All payments that are received on that virtual account number will be counted as your payment.

HISS offers two options for students to complete their payment. You may pay by credit/debit card in your local currency using Flywire or Alipay, or make the payment via bank wire transfer through your local bank.

Flywire / Alipay Bank Wire Transfer
  • Flywire accepts bank transfers, credit/debit card payments, and other online payment methods. You may complete the payment in your local currency, and check the payment progress in real-time via the Flywire website.
  • Alipay: Click to download payment instructions.
Bank wire transfer is also available through the Flywire system, therefore, please try the Flywire system first before you make the invoice request. If Flywire is not available in your country, please send an email to to request a separate invoice.

Payment period

The payment period for 2024 HISS starts from February 1st to May 24th. Keep in mind that international transfers might take several days to be received. Payment is being checked by the date of receiving, not the date of sending. Payments that are not correctly received will result in unsuccessful registration for HISS. Please contact us timely if you experience any problems.

Refund Policy

Refund Amount Dates Conditions
Application Fee Non-Refundable
Full Refund -June 7 Within 7 days after the 2nd round of the course registration
No Refund June 8- After the above-mentioned period

*Refund for the ‘HISS Culture’ program is only available until May 24th. Any cancellation afterward will not be accepted.

Refund process

Please send an email entitled “Refund Request” to Once the email is received, we will reply with the Refund Request Form attached. Complete the Refund Request Form and send it back to us and the refund process starts. Additional bank and postage charges will be deducted from the refund amount. Refunds are issued to the bank account provided in your Refund Request Form. The refund can be remitted to another person’s account (ex. parents) if the student provides proof of relationship. It will take approximately 3 to 4 weeks from the date of request.