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UVA Exchange: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology:
School of Science
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2018-2019 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.
Fall Semester 2018 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Ryan Hathaway
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Biochemistry, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics
Program Description:



School of Science

Since its official opening in October 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energizing the community's transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time. An innovator in research and teaching, HKUST is the only science and technology research university in Hong Kong, and the only one to offer an all-PhD faculty. Its groundbreaking work in science, engineering, business, humanities and social science is successfully pushing back the boundaries of the information age. Such advances are assisted by the University's top-class facilities.

The School of Science promotes a vibrant and dynamic environment that emphasizes academic excellence, innovation, and collaboration. Comprised of one division and three departments, the School offers a wide spectrum of programs which aim to enhance our students' university experience while preparing them to meet the demands of ever-changing societal needs. Our core academic disciplines include the life sciences, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, the content of which is periodically updated to reflect the latest technological advancements and scientific developments. Our challenging curriculum emphasizes flexibility and creativity, and it is structured to equip our students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to become inspirational leaders and independent thinkers. Many of our students have continued their journeys beyond HKUST to make major impacts on society.

Students will be accommodated on-campus as best as possible. Application forms will be enclosed in the admission package and should be submitted directly to the Student Housing Office by the designated deadline. For more information on on- and off-campus accommodations, please visit the Student Housing Office website.


International Student Homepage
International student information

HKUST Science Info Sheet 2017-18

Divisions of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Life Science

Guidance on courses available to exchange students can be found on the School of Science Study Plan page. All HKUST courses can be found in the Course Catalog. The language of instruction is English.

Not all courses are offered every semester, therefore a list of past course offerings has been prepared to provide insight as to which semester (fall or spring) a course is usually offered.

Students may potentially enroll in classes offered in other Schools but only with the permission of the instructor and subject to the availability of seats.

After the student has been nominated for exchange, he/she needs to select courses from the HKUST website and list those courses on the HKUST application. Course registration is done online in early August for Fall semester and in early to mid January for Spring semester. Students will be assigned with a random number that determines the registration time slots. At an approriate time, students will be informed by email to look up the registration time and random number, the class schedule, the course description, and other necessary information on the "Course Registration" section of the  Admissions, Registration, and Records Office.

3.0 GPA
no language requirement
no academic level restrictions

Fall: September - December
Spring: February - May
Year: students must receive approval from HKUST

UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.  Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses while on a UVA Exchange Program. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses