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  • Locations: Hong Kong, China
  • Program Time Abroad: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer 10-Week
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: TAMU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 10-Week 2022 02/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 08/15/2022 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Academic College: College of Engineering
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Engineering Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Course Term: Fall, Spring Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Primary Contact: Leslie Donaway ( Housing: Dormitory
Classification: U2 (Sophomore), U3 (Junior), U4 (Senior) Academic Department: Aerospace Engineering, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Industrial Distribution, Industrial Education, Industrial Engineeirng, Interdisciplinary Engineering, Marine Engineering Technology, Maritime Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Radiological Health Engineering, Safety Engineering, University Studies Engineering
Click here for a definition of this term Secondary Contact: Trisha Winkle (
Program Description:

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Program Coordinator

Leslie Donaway

Study Abroad Advisor

Trisha Winkle

Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
HKUST Homepage
HKUST School of Engineering
HKUST Engineering Exchange Program
HKUST Exchange Student webpage
HKUST Course Catalog
HKUST Online Application
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding Options

Housing and Campus Life
HKUST International Student Guidebook
HKUST Living Guide
HKUST Exchange Student Housing
HKUST Virtual Campus Tour
HKUST Estimated Living Expenses
HKUST Global Student Programs Office
HKUST Orientation
HKUST Exchange Buddy Program
HKUST Academic Calendar
Hong Kong City Guide
China Travel Guide

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Hong Kong, China

Established in 1991, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a top tier public research university and one of the nine universities in Hong Kong. The aim of the university is to create an open environment for the exchange of knowledge, views, and innovative ideas between students, faulty, and staff. Active participation in the campus life is a large part of the university experience. There are over 100 different student societies, clubs and organizations that range from art to sports to community service and anything in between.

The HKUST School of Engineering  (SENG) enrolls almost 40% of the university’s student body. SENG has a strong international reputation and is globally recognized in research excellence. In the 2014-2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology, HKUST was ranked first in Greater China and 21st globally. The School comprises six departments – Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Check out the video to learn more about the SENG exchange programs, and how it has benefitted both the exchange students and HKUST as a whole!

The HKUST campus is located on the water front of Clear Water Bay Peninsula roughly thirty minutes away from central downtown Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative region of the People’s Republic of China. It is internationally known for its skyline and natural harbor. Hong Kong is also one of the most densely populated regions of the world with seven million people in one city. It is also one of the leading international financial centers. It is an interesting mix of the traditional Chinese culture, influences from its time as a British colony, and the ever increasing westernization. There is so much to see, do, learn and explore you’ll never tire from living so close to downtown Hong Kong!

  • This exchange is only open to College of Engineering students which includes the College Station, Galveston, and McAllen campuses and the Academies.
  • Have a minimum Junior classification by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Obtain a student visa if needed
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to December; arrival by late-August)
  • Spring Semester (February to May; arrival by late-January)
  • Academic year (September to May)

As part of the exchange program at HKUST, students are open to any course the university offers. Additionally, all courses in the School of Engineering are instructed in English. All students are limited to 4-5 classes and a maximum of 17 credit hours. Final exams are taken the last two weeks of school. Class attendance is mandatory with usually around 30-40 students per class.

There is a compulsory orientation on the last working day before the start of the semester. The Global Students Office will usually host a welcome reception after the orientation.The university also offers an optional Exchange Buddy Program for all incoming exchange students. Your buddy will pick you up from the airport, take you around campus and the city, correspond with you before you even arrive so you know what to pack, and anything else you need!


Accommodations for exchange students are on-campus in double or triple occupancy student halls with different types of housing available. All rooms come furnished with bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, bookshelves, a small refrigerator and internet access. There are single gender floors and mixed gender floors. All floors have a public bathroom and shower. Laundry equipment is available. Additionally, students will be charged a monthly electricity bill for air conditioning and laundry services.
There will be a housing application form with your acceptance letter. Those forms are submitted directly to the housing department. Deadlines for application and fees are strictly observed.
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees:
Estimated rate based on 12 credits of (variable) in-state rate for 2018-19. Use the Tuition Calculator at to calculate yourself.
Education Abroad Fee
Estimated Additional Expenses 
(pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare
Passport & Visa
International Insurance (required)
Incidentals (Textbooks, Supplies, etc.)
Personal Spending
Total Estimated Cost
Texas A&M Semester Comparison
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: or visit for walk-in advising. 


College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student