Hong Kong University
of Science & Technology
Why Attend HKUST?
- Hong Kong is a vibrant, modern, and visitor-friendly city.
- Hong Kong's metro system (MTR) is efficient, inexpensive, and easy to navigate.
- HKUST classes are taught in English (even for Chinese students).
- HKUST has compelling Liberal Arts courses that will transfer back to CUA.
- HKUST is a globally-minded institution that welcomes international exchange students.
The Catholic University of America (CUA) offers a student exchange program with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Through the exchange program, qualified CUA students may spend a semester taking social science and humanities courses at HKUST, or pursue up to 9 credits in science and engineering over the summer.
Hong Kong is a dynamic and prosperous metropolitan city with a population of about 7 million. Though it became a part of the People's Republic of of China in 1997, the region still maintains its own currency, legal system, and political system. Described as a place where east meets west, the region is rich in ancient Chinese tradition but heavily influenced by the history of British colonization.
The HKUST campus is located on the Clear Water Bay peninsula on the east coast of Hong Kong. The campus covers approximately 150 acres adjacent to the Cross Harbour Tunnel, and is about 30 minutes from Central Hong Kong.
Studios, workshops, music rooms, television and game rooms, meeting rooms, common rooms, and office space for student societies are all part of the main academic complex. Athletic facilities include a multi-purpose sports hall, an athletic field with all weather turf, modern running tracks, playing fields, tennis courts, squash courts, an Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool, and an indoor swimming pool.
The CUA-HKUST exchange program is for undergraduate students interested in taking Humanities, Social Science, and Asian Studies courses while abroad. Only summer participants may take engineering courses. Nearly all courses are taught in English at HKUST, thereby requiring no Chinese language proficiency. A majority of courses taken must be from the schools of Humanities or Social Sciences.
Students enroll in a full course load of 12-15 credits. Other restrictions may apply. View HKUST course selection information for more details and a link to the HKUST course catalogue. Syllabi can be found on the course websites for the individual schools, and credit values can be found in the course catalogue.
Students may enroll in 3 - 9 credits. See the HKUST summer exchange page for the most recent list of course offerings.
Students may register for on-campus housing in the university residence halls. Rooms are typically doubles or triples. Meal plans are not available, but there are many options for dining both on and near campus.
Exchange Scholar programs at The Catholic University of America provide an immersive international experience for a limited number of highly qualified students. This exclusive opportunity enables students to study at a select group of prestigious universities worldwide. Exchange partner schools are selected on the basis of mission, academic excellence, dedication to internationalization, and a commitment to research.