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.)
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- 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
Partner university's areas of study
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
Who can go?
- Only Science, Commerce (UBCV), Electrical and Computer Engineering students may attend
- Semester 1: Early September - Late December
- Semester 2: Early February - Late May
- Summer programs available: see HKUST - International Summer Exchange Program page
- Research opportunities available at this university: see HKUST - SENG International Internship Program page
Course equivalency formula
- Units same as UBC credits
Credit transfer process
* 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
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
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.
- 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.
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.
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’ for Federal 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.
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
Types of accommodation available
- 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