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The Golden pagoda of the Nan Lian garden in Hong Kong.

Program at a Glance

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Country or area Hong Kong
City Hong Kong
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type International
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Summer
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Spend the summer with a global student community on a modern, 150-acre campus  overlooking pristine Clearwater Bay on the Sai Kung Peninsula. Explore Hong Kong’s rich history and heritage while taking classes in science, engineering, business or social science.  This international research university offers an affordable cost of living and a gateway for travel elsewhere in Asia once the term is completed.

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.


Hong Kong city day tour

Lamma Island hiking trip

Martial arts day camp at Shaolin Temple

Chinese calligraphy lessons

Workshops on making milk tea and egg tart pastries