Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Fall Semester 2020
Fall Semester 2020
University: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Student body: Undergraduate: 9,995; Graduate: 5,560
International students at university: 5,997
The College’s agreement enables students to study in these two schools.
Course load: IU students are expected to take 15 credits
Course catalog: View course catalog
Language of instruction: English
Course equivalencies: Review the Credit Transfer Service to see how courses might be articulated to your IU record. Courses that are not in the database will need to be evaluated by IU faculty.
Grades + Transcripts: HKUST uses a grading system similar to IU's. HKUST will provide transcripts detailing the courses taken and the grades obtained. At the student’s request, the College will review courses to determine how they will apply to your degree. Please note that IU does not accept Pass/Fail.
Fall semester: February 3-May 28, 2020
Arrival date: Late August 2020 (TBC)
[Academic Year: September 1, 2020- May 28, 2021]
Student visa information: The HKUST Office of Global Learning will assist exchange students with the student visa application process. Detailed information will be provided upon acceptance.
Air travel: Exchange students will be responsible for arranging and purchasing their own round-trip international airline tickets for dates appropriate for the term at the host university. Exchange students should only purchase tickets once HKUST has confirmed the dates of arrival. Students who are nominated for the exchange are eligible for a travel grant from OIA.
Nearest international airport: Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
Housing: There are nine on-campus halls and one off-campus hall for undergraduate students. Exchange students can choose between on-campus and off-campus accommodation and will be randomly assigned to a double room in one of these HKUST student halls.
Pre-departure orientation: The College OIA staff will provide an in-person orientation near the end of the fall semester to help students prepare for their programs.
Departure preparation + arrival details: You may sign up for free airport pick-up on the designated arrival date. The HKUST Exchange Buddy Program pairs you up with a HKUST student (optional).
Estimated costs per semester:
Student eligibility requirements:
For this exchange program, students must be nominated by the College Office of International Affairs (OIA).
Deadline for student applications to HKUST:
Questions can be directed to the College Office of International Affairs at collOIA@indiana.edu.