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UVA Commerce: Third Year Core: Hong Kong: HKUST
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
3rd year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Enrollment Restricted to: McIntire School of Commerce Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Angie Turner
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Program Description:

Third Year Core Abroad

Hong Kong University
of Science & Technology

Hong Kong, China

Third year McIntire students:
After completing the online Education Abroad Workshop on this website,
apply to the "UVA Commerce: Semester Abroad" application, not to the specific program.


Program Overview

The McIntire School of Commerce and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) are offering third-year Commerce students an opportunity to study international business in Hong Kong during the spring semester of students' third year of study. HKUST is one of the top universities in Asia and is located in one of the world's most vibrant cities, Hong Kong. Spread over 150 acres in a beautiful setting in Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, the HKUST campus provides students with a relaxing environment in which to study and grow.


The curriculum is designed to provide the essentials of the courses you would have taken at McIntire during your spring semester, so you will not fall behind your classmates who do not study abroad. The skills you develop and the experiences you have in this program will surely be a very valuable part of your total UVa educational experience. HKUST course offerings are extensive, and all Commerce students will find a good selection of courses that interest them.

During the term abroad, students must complete four HKUST offerings, for 12 UVA semester hours. In addition to those four courses, Commerce students must also complete the online UVA-taught Global Strategy and Value Enhancement course, which will result in four UVA credits for COMM 3040 being awarded by McIntire faculty and counting in students' UVA GPA. Each student must complete at least two business courses to equal 9 credits from the course planning list. Those two courses, along with the COMM 3041 online course, will satisfy the spring 9 credit ICE requirements. Additional courses will satisfy appropriate Commerce School or University electives.

For more information, view our course planning information.

NOTE: UVA accepts transfer credit (no grades) for these courses. However, students must earn a grade of C or better for each course to transfer back to UVA.

Application Process

Students must attend the McIntire information session and complete the online Education Abroad Workshop on the website. After completing this workshop, students may complete the online "UVA Commerce: Semester Abroad" application on the ISO website.

Applications are due by noon on the deadline date. Once admission is approved, students will be required to complete an HKUST application packet and attend several orientation sessions later in the semester.


Students will live in on-campus double-occupancy student halls.

Additional Information

This program is an exchange program, with tuition being paid to UVA. Detailed information about this fee can be found in the online Education Abroad Workshop.

All UVA students are required to have both basic international health coverage and emergency assistance coverage when studying abroad. See the Insurance page on the ISO website for more information about requirements. Additional information and details about the HKUST program can be found on the university's website.

This program is currently not accepting applications.