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Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Hong Kong, China (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Website: Click to visit
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Areas of Study:
Business, Engineering, Foreign Languages, Global Studies, Humanities, Life Sciences, Other, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Program Type:
Language of Instruction:
Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), English
Language Prerequisite:
0 semesters
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
Enrollment Restricted To:
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Internships Available:
Graduate Courses Available:
GPA Requirement:
International Coordinator:
Abby Dalpra
College Sponsor:
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details


Video courtesy of HKUST

Quick Facts

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, submit complete fall or academic year applications by February 1st and spring applications by August 1st.
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is the Ira Fulton Schools of Engineering's hand-picked exchange partner in Asia, and Fulton Schools students have the opportunity to study engineering (taught in English) at one of the top universities in the world for one or two semesters.
  • HKUST is ranked No. 1 in Greater China (globally 16th) in 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Engineering & Technology.  For more information about HKUST click here.
  • Only undergraduate students are eligible for this program.
  • The competitiveness of this program is considered moderate to low.  For more information, contact the International Coordinator.


Photo: Hong Kong

Location Details

Hong Kong is a dynamic region containing more than six million people spread out over a 400-mile area.

Today, the major urban areas are Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Visitors are attracted by the areas vibrant energy and diversity. Hong Kong boasts outstanding cuisine, a hopping nightlife, unique cultural attractions, plus duty-free shopping. It is also a major financial center, recognized internationally for its trading and manufacturing. Highlights include the lively Jade Market, the Hong Kong Museums of Art and History, the Temple of 10,000 Buddhas, and the revered Po Lin Monastery. The offshore islands of Lamma and Lantau are excellent retreats to escape the bustle of Hong Kong.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program & Courses

Engineering students have the option of taking courses at HKUST in the following disciplines: chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electronic and computer engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering.

A list of courses at HKUST and course descriptions can be found in the on-line Course Catalog under “Course Catalog."

Note: Exchange students are excluded from all self-financed programs and courses, courses earmarked for special programs, and Business courses at postgraduate (PG) level (i.e. 5000-level or above). To view the list of course prefixes that exchange students are excluded from, please view the fact sheet (link at the bottom of this page).

Academic Culture

Please note that past participants have reported rigorous academic expectations at HKUST.

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will convert to ASU credits and grades.

Video courtesy of HKUST


HKUST Housing
Photo courtesy of HKUST

Program Housing

Exchange students can choose to live in one of HKUST's six student halls of residence or to live in housing off-campus (independent housing). Learn more about housing at HKUST.

Students who submit the form by the prescribed deadline are guaranteed a place in one of the on-campus residential halls. As housing in Hong Kong can be extremely expensive, exchange students are highly recommended to apply for on-campus housing. Arranging off-campus accommodation is strongly discouraged and unlikely to be successful.


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Photo courtesy of HKUST


Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following non-refundable fees:

  • $50 Application Fee
  • $400 Administrative Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Fee*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetSpring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 09/01/2017
Rolling Admission 01/29/2018 05/29/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 1, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2018. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2018.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2018. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2018.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
This program is currently not accepting applications.