Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - International Summer Exchange Program

About the Program

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is offering a great summer opportunity  to take credits and explore the culture of Hong Kong. You can choose from a variety of high-quality courses taught by HKUST faculty and participate in local excursions to gain insight into the region.

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

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Program Dates

June to August

Country
  • Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China)
Area(s) of study
Applied ScienceArtsAsian StudiesBiologyChemistryChinese LanguageChinese StudiesCommerceComputer ScienceEarth and Ocean SciencesEconomicsEngineeringEntrepreneurshipEnvironmental ScienceManagementMathPhysicsPolitical ScienceScience
Tuition payable to
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • December 14, 2021

Additional Requirements or Restrictions

Available to undergraduate students only.

Course Credits

You can earn between 3-9 UBC credits.  Most summer term undergraduate courses at HKUST are 3 credits, unless otherwise specified.

1 HKUST credit = 1 UBC credit

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that other students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. This list is a general guideline only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

UBC Vancouver
Arts
UBC course: ARTS 4th
Title: Chin Creative Writing: Novels
Partner course code: HUMA 3203
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2019-10-10
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Contemporary China: Continuity and Change
Partner course code: SOSC 1350
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-16
UBC course: Anth 3rd
Title: Community and Cultural Identity
Partner course code: HUMA 3630
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-17
UBC course: CNTO 3rd
Title: Cantonese for Chinese Language Background Students I
Partner course code: LANG 1133
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
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: ELEV 1st
Title: Introduction to Graphic Design
Partner course code: HART 1036
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-10
UBC course: Econ 3rd
Title: Industrial Organization and Competitive Strategy
Partner course code: ECON 4114
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-19
UBC course: Econ 3rd
Title: Economic Development and Growth
Partner course code: ECON 4434
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-18
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: MUSC 326
Title: Enjoyment of Classical Music
Partner course code: HUMA 1102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-23
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 203
Title: Human Resources Management
Partner course code: MGMT 3110
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-05-20
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: COMM Elective Credit
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2020-05-20
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 336
Title: e-Business Management and Web Analytics
Partner course code: ISOM 3310
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-03
UBC course: COMM 337
Title: Python Programming for Business Analytics
Partner course code: ISOM 3400
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-18
UBC course: COMM 353
Title: Financial Accounting I
Partner course code: ACCT 3010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-31
UBC course: COMM 362
Title: CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR
Partner course code: MARK 3420
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-31
UBC course: COMM 371
Title: Intermediate Investments
Partner course code: FINA 3103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-23
UBC course: COMM 386G
Title: Venture Capital Financing
Partner course code: FINA 4603
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-03
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business Ethics and the Individual
Partner course code: MGMT 2010
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2018-08-15
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Logistic Management
Partner course code: ISOM 3760
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-04
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Studies
Partner course code: MGMT 4220
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-21
UBC course: COMM 450
Title: Intermediate Accounting II
Partner course code: ACCT 3020
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: COMM 453
Title: Advanced Financial Accounting
Partner course code: ACCT 4010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: COMM 455
Title: Auditing
Partner course code: ACCT 4510
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-18
UBC course: COMM 459
Title: Financial Statement Analysis
Partner course code: ACCT 4020
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
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 498
Title: International Management
Partner course code: MGMT 4230
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-29
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 Computer Science
Partner course code: COMP 1021
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-30
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: CPSC 3rd
Title: Principles of Cybersecurity
Partner course code: CPSC 3632
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-11-15
UBC course: CPSC 4th
Title: Social Information Networks Analysis and Engineering
Partner course code: COMP 4641
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-02
UBC course: CPSC 4th
Title: Building Interactive Intelligent Systems
Partner course code: COMP 4901I
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-02
UBC course: CPSC 4th
Title: Introduction to Bayesian Networks
Partner course code: COMP 5213
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-07
UBC course: ENVR 3rd
Title: Energy Resources and Usage
Partner course code: ENVR 3220
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-19
UBC course: GEOG 211
Title: Introduction to Sustainability
Partner course code: SUST 1000
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-23
UBC course: MATH 221
Title: Matrix Algebra and Applications
Partner course code: MATH 2111
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-16
UBC course: STAT 2nd
Title: Elementary Statistics for Social Research
Partner course code: SOSC 1100
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-16
UBC course: STAT 302
Title: Introduction to Probability
Partner course code: ISOM 3540
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-24

Tuition and Fees

You will pay UBC tuition for the number of credits you enroll in for this program.

Before attending the program, you will be asked to disclose how many credits you are taking in the summer program so that you can be assessed the appropriate tuition. If you enroll in more credits than you claim then you will be assessed for the additional tuition.

The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

Contact Go Global

You can contact Go Global by email, phone, in-person or virtually through Zoom.

Booking a virtual advising appointment

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone, and can be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm PT from Monday to Friday. 

If you require an appointment outside of these hours, contact Go Global and they will do their best to accommodate. Appointments outside of regular hours can only be accommodated virtually.

In-person drop-in advising hours

Starting Tuesday, Sep 7, Go Global will offer in-person drop-in advising at the UBC Life Building during the times below:

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global 101: Virtual group advising sessions on Fridays

Sign up to attend a Friday group advising session online and learn more about the programs, talk to an advisor, or meet other students interested in Go Global programs.

Program Dates

June to August

Country
  • Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China)
Area(s) of study
Applied ScienceArtsAsian StudiesBiologyChemistryChinese LanguageChinese StudiesCommerceComputer ScienceEarth and Ocean SciencesEconomicsEngineeringEntrepreneurshipEnvironmental ScienceManagementMathPhysicsPolitical ScienceScience
Tuition payable to
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • December 14, 2021