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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Academic Level: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite
Housing Options: Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term On-Site Language Course Required: No
Click here for a definition of this term Credits: 3, 6, 9 Program Advisor: Haruka Fesi
Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Chinese, Computer Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Physics Minimum GPA: 2.3
Program Description:
Hong Kong Skyscrapers

Hong Kong University
of Science & Technology Summer

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 Catholic University.
  • HKUST is a globally-minded institution that welcomes international exchange students.

The City

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.


Course offerings are varied, and nearly all courses are taught in English, thereby requiring no Chinese language proficiency. A majority of courses taken must be from the schools of Humanities or Social Sciences. Summer students may enroll in one to three classes for a total of up to 9 credits. See the course offerings page for the more information.


Students must register for on-campus housing in the university residence halls. Rooms are typically doubles. Meal plans are not available, but there are many options for dining both on and near campus.

Exchange Scholars

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.

Photo by HK Arun

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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