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

Hong Kong

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.

Further details about the HKUST International Summer Program.

Program Dates

June to August

  • Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China)
Area(s) of study
Tuition payable to
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018

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

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. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice (you can include a second choice as a backup on the same application if needed by selecting the "Add Item" button). 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 and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution. 
  3. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
  4. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university. This application typically includes the supporting documents listed below:
    1. Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
    2. UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)

Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

To receive a refund from Go Global, you must withdraw by e-mail to your Go Global advisor by March 30.

You are eligible for a refund of $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

You will receive an $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing before March 30 for reasons other than those stated above.

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 the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

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


Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

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


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
Program Dates

June to August

  • Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China)
Area(s) of study
Tuition payable to
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018