Overview

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

City: Hong Kong
Language of instruction: English
  • Specializes in excellent business, engineering and science and technology programs
  • Academically ranked among top 3 universities in Hong Kong, ranked 1st in Asia 2011 according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings
  • 10,000 students
  • On campus student and faculty housing, restaurants, supermarket, hair salon, bookstore, visitor lodgings and banks, athletic and recreational facilities, multi-purpose sports hall, athletic field with all weather turf, modern running tracks, playing fields, tennis courts, squash courts, Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool,  indoor swimming pool

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Partner university's areas of study

Commerce (UBCV)EngineeringLand and Food SystemsScience

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Chinese and other language courses (credit-bearing, and non-credit bearing but fee-paying courses) are offered during the term
  • Relevant information will be available nearer the start of each term

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • Only Science, Commerce (UBCV), Electrical and Computer Engineering students may attend

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Early September - Late December
  • Semester 2: Early February - Late May

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • Units same as UBC credits

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate researchUndergrad research

Course information and restrictions

  • Areas of concentration (Commerce): Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Operations Management, Management of Organizations, Marketing
  • Areas of concentration (Science): Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

Full course load information

  • 12 credits/term minimum
  • 18 credits/term maximum
  • Courses normally carry 3 or 4 credits

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Applied Science (Engineering)
UBC course: EECE 2nd year
Title: Programming Fundamentals & Methodology
Partner course code: COMP 1004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: EECE 2nd year
Title: Digital Circuits and Systems
Partner course code: ELEC 2200
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: EECE 2nd year
Title: Electronic Circuits
Partner course code: ELEC 2400
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: EECE 3rd
Title: Introduction to Embedded Systems
Partner course code: ELEC 3300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-03
UBC course: EECE 4th
Title: CMOS VLSI Design
Partner course code: ELEC 4410
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-03
Arts
UBC course: ARTH 1st
Title: Introduction to Chinese Painting
Partner course code: HUMA 2660
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-16
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: 20th C Chinese Ink Painting
Partner course code: HUMA 3660
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-10-03
UBC course: CHIN 101
Title: Putonghua for Students With Non-Chinese Language Background I
Partner course code: LANG 1120
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-19
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business Innovation with Social Network
Partner course code: ISOM 4950B
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-26
UBC course: ECON 345
Title: Money and Banking
Partner course code: ECON 4334
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-17
UBC course: ECON 356
Title: International Macroeconomics and Finance
Partner course code: ECON 4374
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Reading Modern Chinese History Historically
Partner course code: huma 3430
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: LING 100
Title: INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE
Partner course code: HUMA 1010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-16
UBC course: LING 100
Title: Introduction to language
Partner course code: HUMA 1010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-16
UBC course: MUSC 326
Title: Enjoyment of Classical Music
Partner course code: HUMA 1102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-23
UBC course: SOCI 100B
Title: Contemporary Hong Kong Society
Partner course code: SOSC 1662
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-14
UBC course: SOCI 350A
Title: Social Theory and Modernity
Partner course code: SOSC 3000C
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-08
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 204
Title: Operations Management
Partner course code: ISOM 2700
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-04-15
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Social Media: Collective Intelligence & Creativity
Partner course code: ISOM 1090
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-03-08
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Technology & Innovation: Social and Business Perspectives
Partner course code: ISOM 1380
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-03-08
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: BUSINESS STATISTICS
Partner course code: ISOM 2500
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: COMM 329
Title: Organizational Behaviour
Partner course code: MGMT 2110
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-15
UBC course: COMM 365
Title: Marketing Research
Partner course code: MARK 3220
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-14
UBC course: COMM 370
Title: Intermediate Corporate Finance
Partner course code: FINA 3303
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-04
UBC course: COMM 371
Title: Intermediate Investments
Partner course code: FINA 3103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-23
UBC course: COMM 377
Title: International Finance
Partner course code: FINA 4493
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-07-15
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business Intelligence and Data Mining
Partner course code: ISOM 3360
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-07-15
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Advanced Network Management
Partner course code: ISOM 3380
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-02-03
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Corporate Valuation
Partner course code: FINA 3403
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-05
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Markets Trading and Structure
Partner course code: FINA 4103
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-09-03
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Student-Managed Investment Fund
Partner course code: FINA 4929
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-09-04
UBC course: COMM 436
Title: Information Systems Analysis and Design
Partner course code: ISOM 3210
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-16
UBC course: COMM 437
Title: Database Design and Administration
Partner course code: ISOM 3260
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-09-15
UBC course: COMM 443
Title: Service Management
Partner course code: ISOM 3740
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-07-15
UBC course: COMM 447
Title: Business Project Management
Partner course code: ISOM 4750
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-07-15
UBC course: COMM 449
Title: Supply Chain Management
Partner course code: ISOM 4770
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-11
UBC course: COMM 465
Title: Marketing Management
Partner course code: MGMT 2120
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-15
UBC course: COMM 469
Title: Global Marketing
Partner course code: MARK 3430
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-03
UBC course: COMM 471
Title: Mergers, Acquisition and Corporate Restructuring
Partner course code: FINA 4203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-06
UBC course: COMM 477
Title: Derivative Securities
Partner course code: FINA 3203
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-07-31
UBC course: COMM 477
Title: Derivative Securities
Partner course code: FINA 3204
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-07-15
UBC course: COMM 47X
Title: Banking and Financial Intermediation
Partner course code: FINA 4503
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-09-09
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Corporate Strategy
Partner course code: MGMT 4210
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-04
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: International Management
Partner course code: MGMT 4230
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-08-15
UBC course: MUSC 326
Title: Enjoyment of Classical Music
Partner course code: HUMA 3220
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-09
Science
UBC course: CHEM 1st
Title: Chemistry in Everyday Life
Partner course code: CHEM 1004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-02
UBC course: CPSC 1st
Title: Introduction to Computing with Java
Partner course code: comp 1022p
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-04-24
UBC course: MATH 3rd
Title: Stochastic Modelling
Partner course code: MATH 3425
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-07-16
UBC course: PHYS 301
Title: Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I
Partner course code: PHYS 3033
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-14
UBC course: PHYS 3rd
Title: Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
Partner course code: PHYS 4050
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-14
UBC course: STAT 344
Title: Sampling
Partner course code: MATH 3426
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-07-18
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Summer students attend through our exchange agreement and pay tuition to UBC based on the number of credits earned at the partner institution
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

General outline - approximate costs of living (all amounts in HK Dollars):

  • Food (if no meal plan) : $35/meal on campus
  • Books and Reading Materials: $4,500/term
  • Health Insurance per 5 months coverage: $2000
  • Personal expenses (eg. local transportation, basic entertainment, etc.): $10,000
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • Business students are required to stay on-campus
  • Science students will be accommodated on-campus as much as possible
  • Students apply for housing with the Student Housing Office (SHO) - application forms will be enclosed in the acceptance packet sent out to all exchange students, to be sent back according to the deadline outlined in the package
  • On-Campus Room and Board: UG Halls: $4,500/resident/double bedroom/semester including utilities except electricity expenses for air-conditioner

Information on Accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO