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Areas of Study: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Logistics Management and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):: Aerospace, Biomolecular, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electronic, Environmental, Industrial, Industrial Management, Mechanical
Program Description:


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) or University of Science and Technology was established in 1991 and became quickly ranked Asia No 1 by the independent regional QS Asain University Rankings for three consecutive years. HKUST strives to set the pace in the scientific, technological and business fields that drive development in today's knowledge economy. HKUST is not only known for the quality and range of its academic programs offered in English for undergraduate and graduate students and top-notch research facilities, but also because of its location. Its 58 acres campus is located in the new territories of Hong Kong. It is wonderfully located away from the busy Center of Hong Kong overlooking the Port Shelter in Tai PO Tsai, while still being and easy access back to the city Center where it is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, and where Chinese traditions coexist with the latest world trends. Chinese art and culture are available alongside western performing and visual arts, including Chinese and Western films, international pop tours, and clubs. Colorful Chinese festivals provide insight into some of the traditions of China's 500-year-old culture.


The university is composed of four school (School of Science (SSCI), School of engineering (SENG), School of Business and Management (SBM), and School of Humanities (SHSS). S&T students can take courses in all four schools, but have to apply to either the School of Engineering or the School of Science for at least 50% of their courses in one of the two schools in order to take courses in the other three schools. For more information, please research the HKUST School of Engineering website. 

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HKUST has nine on-campus student halls along the sea and one off-campus student housing offered for undergraduate students. Exchange students may select a room in one of these student halls with the submission of a housing application. You will be assigned to a double room randomly. Each room is furnished with beds, dressers, bookshelves, desks, chairs, and a mini-fridge. It is important to note that there is no bedding provided. Students can acquire internet in their rooms by using the HKUST network or  WIFI. 

Students reside in groups called Living Learning Communities (LLC). Some examples of these themes are: Fitness Connection, Live Green, Rise & Shine, Arts a-LIVE, and Creative Affinity and iVillage. These learning communities are a great way for students to meet friends who like similar topics. Living expense will be determined based on housing accommodation. Air conditioners are operated through student cards. Once a student receives their card they can charge the cards at Add Value Machines (AVM) to operate air-conditioners  and other facilities. 

More information about housing accommodation and meals can be found on the 
HKUST Student Housing and Residential Life website.   

Note - For fall semester 2019 and spring semester 2020 - on-campus housing is available for only two students per semester.  Additional students will be handled on a case by case basis.


HKUST campus
HKUST campus
HKUST sunset
HKUST overlooking the water at sunset

Living Expenses
Below is an approximate breakdown of costs for students. Prices are listed in HK$ (the Hong Kong currency) and US Dollars. These prices could change from year to year. Prices are an approximation based on student's choices of lifestyle and spending. HKUST recommends students budget HK$40,000 per term. This excludes airfare and any personal traveling that students might do while in Hong Kong. 

Table is from Spring Semester 2018
Major Expense Hong Kong Dollar Approx. US Dollar
University provided accommodation
-Double Rooms
-No meal plan available
8,400 1,100
Food- approx. HK$35/meal on campus 13,000 1,700
Books and supplies 1,500 200
Health Insurance 1,000 130
Visa application and handling fee 600 80
Transportation and other personal expense 8,000 1,040

Programs for the School of Engineering are: 

•    Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering
•    Civil and Environmental Engineering
•    Computer Science and Engineering
•    Electronic and Computer Engineering
•    Industrial Logistics and Management
•    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

For specific course offerings at HKUST, please visit the undergraduate course catalog or the postgraduate course catalog.  
Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA and meeting course requirement prerequisite(s), if any, needed for a specific course.
Language of instruction is in English, but students can take a course in Mandarin to explore the language. Students should be aware that the official language in Hong Kong is Cantonese, not Mandarin. 

Academic credit 
For each semester of academic work completed abroad, you may earn up to 12 credit hours. Course credit transfers to S&T, but your grades will not appear on your S&T transcript and are not calculated into your grade point average. Courses abroad are recorded as a Pass or Fail and will shows an “ex” on your S&T transcript. Courses you pass will earn your credit hours toward your degree, but will not affect your GPA. Although you will receive credits for successfully completed courses, you must work with your academic advisers to get approval for how the courses you take might fulfill specific degree requirements at S&T.

Some courses have been approved for direct transfer from HKUST.   Please refer to the Missouri S&T Transfer Credit Course Equivalency Database for a list of these courses.
Overlooking HKUST
Picture taken overlooking HKUST by student studying here in Spring 2018 
Hong Kong map
HKUST students enjoy having the sea within a close walking distance from campus. The university's campus occupies 150 acres of land along the shore of the Clear Water Bay peninsula in East Kowloon. This is less than 30 minutes from Central Hong Kong. 
There is so much more to Hong Kong than the ‘shopping mecca’ and ‘food paradise’ that it is commonly known for. This former British territory offers a lifestyle so vibrant, dynamic and varied, it has and continues to be an irresistible destination for people to work and live in. With a population exceeding 7 million people, Hong Kong's society personifies the essence of both the eastern and western traditions. This is where ancient Chinese temples are juxtaposed against towering steel and glass skyscrapers, and where dragon boat races are held alongside the annual Rugby Sevens. 

Helpful Links

Click here for HKUST School of Engineering Exchange Program 2019-2020
Click here for HKUST website 
Click here for HKUST Exchange student book
Click here for drone tour of HKUST campus
For more information, check out HKUST's website for exchange students and visit HKUST School of Engineering Facebook page.


S&T Term S&T Application Deadline Program Start Program End
Spring October 1 January June/July
Academic Year March 1 September June/July
Fall March 1 September January

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Semester 2022 02/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2022 02/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA