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Dates and Eligibility

The summer 2020 program has been suspended.

Program requirements are about helping you find your best match in a new academic setting abroad. As a University of California (UC) program, requirements are carefully set to ensure you can access as many programs as possible. At the same time, eligibility will help you narrow the choices and find a program where you can succeed and thrive. Here’s some basic criteria to start.

Are you…

  • a registered, UC student?
  • in good academic standing?

If you answered yes to both of these questions—good news! You meet the qualifications to apply to UCEAP. If you are unsure about some of these questions, check in with your advisor on campus.

Requirements 

The following are minimum requirements to participate in this program. Some requirements are set by the host country, the host university, or third-party providers. Most requirements must be met at the time you apply. However, you have until departure to meet class level and language requirements. If you have questions, a study abroad advisor on campus can help.   

Citizenship

Due to Hong Kong immigration policy, nationals from Afghanistan, Albania, Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, Nepal and Vietnam are not allowed to study abroad in Hong Kong. 

Class Level
Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA
3.00
Prerequisite Courses

Students will be placed in the HKUST Schools of Business and Economics, Engineering, Sciences, Humanities and Social Science, or Interdisciplinary Programs based on their UC major. HKUST is intended for undergraduates advanced in their respective fields of study. Students should be prepared to take lower-level courses if their academic background does not meet the prerequisites for upper-division courses. Students are expected to take the majority of courses in the school in which they are placed.|Transfer students applying for the HKUST Business program must have completed at least one year at UC by time of application.

Eligible Majors
Business Administration / Management, Economics / Business Economics, Engineering: Chemical, Engineering: Aerospace, Engineering: Civil, Engineering: Computer Science, Engineering: Environmental, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering
Language Prerequisite

Some courses in the Divisions of Humanities and Social Science are taught in Standard Chinese or Cantonese.

Language GPA
None
Class Level
Junior, Senior
Minimum GPA
3.00
Prerequisite Courses

Students will be placed in the HKUST Schools of Business and Economics, Engineering, Sciences, Humanities and Social Science, or Interdisciplinary Programs based on their UC major. HKUST is intended for undergraduates advanced in their respective fields of study. Students should be prepared to take lower-level courses if their academic background does not meet the prerequisites for upper-division courses. Students are expected to take the majority of courses in the school in which they are placed.|Transfer students applying for the HKUST Business program must have completed at least one year at UC by time of application.

Eligible Majors
All UC majors welcome
Language Prerequisite
None
Language GPA
None