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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Exchange)

UConn students are able to take courses in the HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science only.

The Program

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is an international research university. Founded in 1991, HKUST is an international research university with strong ties to global thought leaders, whilst having wide-ranging connections with Mainland China. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating well-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking – the necessary foundation and skills for the changing world.

Recognized by QS University Rankings 2013 as the top university in Asia for the third straight year, HKUST has developed a distinctive East-West global profile through strategic partnerships, academic agreements, research collaborations, internationalization of students and faculty, and overseas alumni connections.

The University is housed in a hillside and waterfront complex overlooking the Clear Water Bay peninsula, less than 30 minutes’ driving time from Central Hong Kong.

The Academics

UConn students are able to take courses in the HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science only. The School of Humanities and Social Science prepares front-runners of tomorrow in business, government, education and engineering, and trains humanists and social scientists to work inside and outside academia. The School provides our students with skills in social and cultural analysis and communications. The School’s interdisciplinary China-focus, in a free academic environment, has created research and educational outcomes unique in Greater China and the world.

Supported by 400 renowned faculty members and equipped with state-of-the-art learning and research facilities, HKUST provides a boundless platform for you to acquire knowledge, conduct research, identify your strengths and advance your abilities. Click here for more resources for your learning at HKUST.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

The Experience

Fronting one of Hong Kong’s most pristine stretches of coastline, the HKUST campus is spread over 60 hectares of lush natural scenery on the Clear Water Bay peninsula. The magnificent views provide the perfect setting for a dynamic university community that prides itself on teaching and research excellence. Click here to find out more about our vibrant and internationalized campus.

Undergraduate exchange students are provided with on-campus housing. After HKUST confirms your nomination status, you will be sent more information on student housing. Most rooms are designed for double occupancy. All are air-conditioned and furnished.

Active participation in campus life is an important component of university education. here are over 100 student societies affiliated to the Students’ Union that meet the diverse interests of students in sports, community service, arts and culture as well as academic affairs.

View the HKUST Student Exchange Prospectus.


Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3