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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - SENG International Internship Program

Application deadline

  • Apply anytime

Applying to Research Abroad happens in two steps

As soon as you submit your application to Go Global, you will be contacted by the advisor with instructions for next steps. You can apply to Go Global well in advance of the deadline to get a headstart on the rest of your application.

1. Apply to Go Global once you’ve identified programs you're interested in

  • Submit your Go Global application online. You can apply for up to 3 programs on one application.
  • Go Global will contact you within 2 weeks of submission with instructions on how to apply to the partner and an electronic copy of your UBC transcript.

2. Apply directly to the partner university

  • Each research program will have detailed instructions on how to apply and strict submission deadlines.
  • All research programs will require supporting documents that typically include:
    • Academic references (1 – 3)
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • UBC transcript

About the program

Program Length: 2 - 6 Months

The HKUST School of Engineering (SENG) is the largest of the five Schools within the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) making up almost 40% of the University's student body. 

SENG has a strong international reputation and consistently ranks high among major engineering schools around the world. HKUST was ranked 15th in the QS World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology 2017.

The International Internship program aims to provide opportunities for UBC students to gain hands-on research experience from top-notch scholars while using state-of-the-art facilities.

Internships are between 2 to 6 months.

For more information on this exciting opportunity please visit the International Internship Program page

Research area

  • Applied Science:
    • Chemical and Biological Engineering 
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Electronic and Computer Engineering
    • Mechanical and Aerospace Eningeering
    • Industrical Engineering and Decision Analytics
    • Integrative Systems and Design
  • Science:
    • Computer Science

Program-specific eligibility

  • Be a 3rd or 4th year student in any of the above disciplines
  • Have an educational background deemed satisfactory by the host department at HKUST 

General Research Abroad eligibility

  • You must have at least a 70% average in your most recent academic term of full-time studies prior to application
  • We are looking at your Term 1 (Fall term) grades for summer research abroad experiences
  • You should have full-time student status as defined by your faculty in the year prior to your research abroad experience
  • You need to be a UBC student in good standing (e.g. not be under academic or non-academic discipline)
  • You must maintain 70% average prior to your exchange departure

Housing

Generally, housing is provided for students by HKUST. Students are required to pay for on-campus housing. During peak-season, if all housing is full HKUST will offer assistance to students to find off-campus housing.

Program costs and fees

Students are responsible for the cost of travel, optional field trips, insurance and living associated with participating in this program.

Students accepted into this program will be charged the Go Global fee once acceptance has been confirmed.

Students admitted as international interns are required to take a one-credit research project course. The course fee of HK$1,754/credit will be paid by the student.

Awards and funding for Research Abroad

Value: Up to $2000 per term

Eligibility: All students accepted into a research abroad program, through Go Global, will be considered for this award. A separate application is not required. If you meet the eligibility criteria, then you will be notified of your award after acceptance into the program.

  • To be eligible for the award, you must have an average of at least 70% on your best 24 credits in the Winter Session of the previous year (with no failed or incomplete courses).
  • If you were on a co-op work term, you must have at least 70% on your best 12 credits in the other term. 

This award is automatically considered, and you don't need to apply.

Go Global fee and withdrawal policy

The Go Global fee of $415 is applied to the student’s SSC account once accepted into a research abroad program has been confirmed by the student and partner university.

Students are eligible for a partial refund of their Go Global fee ($415 minus the administrative fee of $93.25) if withdrawing from the program due to extenuating circumstances or within 15 days of the deposit being posted.  After 15 days, the fee is completely non-refundable. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global.

Advising Hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed