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A view of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with buildings and water in the distance.

Program at a Glance

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Country or area Hong Kong
City Hong Kong
Class Level Jr, Sr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 3.0
Term Year, Fall Semester
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

The iconic skyline of Hong Kong is the ultramodern backdrop, showing hints of Chinese and British colony roots. Overlooking Clear Water Bay, the futuristic-looking Hong Kong University of Science and Technology campus is just 45 minutes from downtown. The university offers classes for any major, but engineering and business majors will find value in its interdisciplinary programs. Socially speaking, the student life is incredible. Campus clubs include dragon boat racing, photography, magic, and martial arts. Hong Kong offers anything from a steaming bowl of dim sum, indie music on the harbor, Chinese opera in a bamboo theater, or pre-dawn tai chi. 

Where you'll study

Ranked 12th in the world for global employability, this young university is creating a bright future for students. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is an international research university with strong ties to global thought leaders and strategic partners in Mainland China. HKUST is dedicated to forming well-rounded graduates with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking—a necessary foundation for a changing world. The campus features futuristic architecture perched on a jaw-droppingly beautiful hillside. The waterfront complex overlooks the Clear Water Bay peninsula. The library is a study haven. With its five floors and 24-hour access, it’s the most popular place for students to settle in with a book and enjoy a view of the glittering sea.


Optional field trips and activities to introduce the local culture are available through your host university. Most events are free or discounted, but some come with an additional cost not included in UCEAP fees.

<p>Hong Kong city day tour</p>

Hong Kong city day tour

<p>Lamma Island hiking trip</p>

Lamma Island hiking trip

<p>Martial arts day camp at Shaolin Temple</p>

Martial arts day camp at Shaolin Temple

<p>Chinese calligraphy lessons</p>

Chinese calligraphy lessons

<p>Workshops on making milk tea and egg tart pastries</p>

Workshops on making milk tea and egg tart pastries