Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

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Program Overview

Term Dates

  • Fall semester: late August to late December
  • Spring semester: mid-January to late May
  • Summer Program: late June to mid-August
Note: Dates are approximate and may be subject to change

HKUST Semester Program


"“HKUST is a dynamic and forward-thinking University that embraces a truly global outlook and an innovative spirit. Founded in 1991, the University has been rapidly established as a top global institution and built a respectable reputation in the region by aligning world-class educational resources with the growth momentum of Asia. The University has developed a unique East-West educational ethos centered on the core values of excellence, diversity, and open-minded curiosity. As the leading Global Business School in the region, our vision and ambitions distinguish us from the rest.

By becoming an exchange student at HKUST Business School, you will enter an exciting chapter in your life. The University campus occupies a 60-hectare (150-acre) site of sweeping natural beauty on the Clear Water Bay peninsula in East Kowloon. Our mission is to provide a holistic academic experience, developing the intellectual & personal strengths of our students. Our Exchange Programs, with 135 partners globally, is an integral part of the experience and international students add a dimension of cultural vitality to campus life." - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Approximate Living Expenses

  • Exchange Student Fee: HK$9,400/semester. This fee includes university-provided housing of HK$8,400/semester, student visa fees of HK$700, and mandatory HKUST insurance of HK$300/semester.
  • Food (no meal plan available): approximately HK$35/meal on campus
  • Books & Class Reading Materials: approximately HK$1,500/semester
  • Local Transportation & Personal Expenses: approximately HK$12,000/ semester

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Exchange students have university-provided accommodations either on-campus or in the off-campus Jockey Club Hall. Students need only indicate in the application form. All rooms are double-occupancy including utilities except for electricity expenses for air-conditioner in the room.

Student Services

  • Academic Advising: Academic Advising is available from the Business Schools’ Exchange Program Coordinator
  • Buddy Program: Our Business School has a one-on-one business buddy program for all business exchange students. Enrollment is automatic. Through this program, we hope that exchange students can more easily adapt to their new environment. Buddies may also provide airport reception. A buddy activity is organized on the first Saturday after the Orientation. Besides this business buddy program, students can also opt into a secondary buddy program through our Global Students Programs Office (GSPO)
  • Global Students Programs Office (GSPO): Supports the University’s incoming and outgoing study abroad programs. They also handle student visa and arrange activities for international students.
  • Computer Services: Each exchange student is given access to the online University’s Student Information System (SIS) and an e-mail account after official registration. Computer facilities are easily accessible.
  • On-Campus Sports and Recreation Facilities: Exchange Students will be given a student identity card. They can gain access to all kinds of sports and amenities facilities on campus including the indoor/outdoor swimming pool, track field, rock-climbing wall, soccer field, seafront BBQ pits, and etc. Refer to these links for a listing:

HKUST Summer Program

Summer Program Overview

HKUST offers an eight week International Summer Exchange Program from the end of June until mid-August every year for its partner schools' students. Stern students can take between 3 to 9 credits at HKUST and transfer back the same amount of credits to their Stern degree, pending course approval by Stern. Local excursions and cultural activities will be arranged exclusively for participants and there will be ample activities and events for students to interact with each other and local HKUST students.

Approximate Living Expenses (Summer Program)

NYU summer tuition applies to this program on a per credit basis, ranging from approximately $4,158 (for 3 credits) to $12,474 (for 9 credits). This is in addition to HKUST program fee of 7,650 HKD (approx. $994 USD) for housing, visa and insurance fees.  You should also expect additional expenses for transportation, books and personal expenses   - similar to the expenses outlined above for the semester program.