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

Apply anytime. Please apply to Go Global before applying to the partner directly.

About the program

Rolling acceptance and start dates (apply 3 months in advance of proposed travel dates)

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

  • 3,200 undergraduates
  • 2,000 postgraduates

About 30% of the University's faculty members are in SENG.

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.

International Internship Program

The International Internship program aims to provide opportunities for overseas studenst to gain hands-on research experience from top-notch scholars, using the state-of-the-art facilities at HKUST.

Internships are between 2 to 6 months.

For more information please visit the International Internship Program page

Research area

  • Applied Science

Eligibility and Prerequisites

Applicants should be registered as a senior undergraduate student or a research postgraduate student at a recognized tertiary institution.

Awards and Funding

All students are considered for the Go Global Learning Award.

Each successful International Internship student will normally receive a stipend at around HK$10,000-12,000 (~US$1,300-1,500) per month to cover living cost (subject to agreement with faculty).


HKUST has some room’s on-campus for in-bound student interns, and the stipend covers the on-campus accommodation fee.  In case all the rooms are full during the peak season, the housing office can still provide assistance to look for off-campus accommodation.

Program costs and fees

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.

How to apply

All structured research abroad programs involve two parts: applying to Go Global to request nomination and submitting an application to the partner university.

Go Global reviews all applications for nomination on a rolling basis and encourages students to submit their Go Global applications as soon as possible.

1. Review the project lists or available labs on the partner website to ensure there is a project or lab you are interested in. 

2. Apply to register your interest with Go Global online.

3. Go Global reviews all applications on a rolling basis and contacts students with partner application instructions within 2 weeks of submission.

4. Each partner application may request different supporting documents. For the SENG program, prepare to have the following documents ready to include with your partner application:

  • Official post-secondary transcripts.
  • Copy of identity or travel document.
  • Credit Card authorization form for payment of application fee (HK$450).
  •  Visa application package.
  • Financial support letter (if available).
  • Student visa application

5. Once you have your application complete please forward all documents to Go Global to send to HKUST on your behalf.

Go Global fee and withdrawal policy

If you are accepted by a host university for a structured research program, you will be asked to confirm you participation in the program and you will be charged the Go Global fee of $415. The fee will be posted to your SSC account following confirmation of your acceptance. Go Global will contact you with complete information on how to pay the fee.

You will not be able to make payment in-person at Brock Hall (Vancouver), University Centre (Okanagan), the Go Global office or your financial institution. You cannot pay this fee directly through your financial institution’s online banking interface as payments made through this method will only be counted towards your tuition and your Go Global fee will remain unpaid.

You will receive a $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing to your Go Global Advisor before March 31, 2018. If your notification of acceptance from the host university is after the refund deadline, then you have two weeks from date of acceptance to withdraw and receive a partial refund. Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising Hours

Advising hours

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

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at International house (Vancouver). 

If you’re looking for more information on where you can go, please visit our Resource Library located on the top floor of the International House. Here you can freely browse our collection of material sent from partner universities including international student handbooks, course catalogues and departmental overviews.