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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Summer Program

Language of Instruction: English
Hong Kong,
Term: Summer

Study a variety of subjects as a Columbia Engineering student at HKUST for a summer


HKUST is a research university that focuses on science, technology, and business, though a few social science or humanities courses may be available. Columbia College and SEAS have an exchange agreement that allows nominated students to attend the program tuition free. Students still need to pay a program fee, flights, and all incidentals. Students can earn 3-9 credits on the program. Speak to your OGP advisor for more details.


A wide variety of courses taught in English can be chosen: tentative summer 16 courses. Columbia College and SEAS students have different summer transfer credit rules. Students interested in this program should review summer transfer credit eligibility to help determine which courses offered on HKUST's summer program will be eligible for transfer credit. The tentative 2017 summer course schedule can be found here.

Program Features

The program offers a wide variety of social and cultural activities to round out your experience in Hong Kong. All students live in student dormitories on campus.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved by the OGP on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • Clearance applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis or reviewed soon after the application deadline. If eligible, you will be nominated as an exchange student. If nominated, the Office of Global Programs & Fellowships will provide further information about next steps in the nomination process. You will be required to submit additional materials to be formally admitted to the university.

Fact Sheet

Language of Instruction:
Hong Kong,

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017