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

Country
  • Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China)
Area(s) of study
ArtsCommerceEngineeringManagementScience
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

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated 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 institution. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partner's websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver
Applied Science (Engineering)
UBC course: EECE 2nd year
Title: Programming Fundamentals & Methodology
Partner course code: COMP 1004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: EECE 2nd year
Title: Digital Circuits and Systems
Partner course code: ELEC 2200
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: EECE 2nd year
Title: Electronic Circuits
Partner course code: ELEC 2400
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: EECE 3rd
Title: Introduction to Embedded Systems
Partner course code: ELEC 3300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-03
UBC course: EECE 4th
Title: CMOS VLSI Design
Partner course code: ELEC 4410
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-03
Arts
UBC course: ARTH 1st
Title: Introduction to Chinese Painting
Partner course code: HUMA 2660
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-16
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: 20th C Chinese Ink Painting
Partner course code: HUMA 3660
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-10-03
UBC course: CHIN 101
Title: Putonghua for Students With Non-Chinese Language Background I
Partner course code: LANG 1120
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-19
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business Innovation with Social Network
Partner course code: ISOM 4950B
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-26
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: HIST 3rd
Title: Reading Modern Chinese History Historically
Partner course code: huma 3430
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-06
UBC course: LING 100
Title: INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE
Partner course code: HUMA 1010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-16
UBC course: LING 100
Title: Introduction to language
Partner course code: HUMA 1010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-16
UBC course: MUSC 326
Title: Enjoyment of Classical Music
Partner course code: HUMA 1102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-23
UBC course: SOCI 100B
Title: Contemporary Hong Kong Society
Partner course code: SOSC 1662
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-14
UBC course: SOCI 350A
Title: Social Theory and Modernity
Partner course code: SOSC 3000C
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-08
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 204
Title: Operations Management
Partner course code: ISOM 2700
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-04-15
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Social Media: Collective Intelligence & Creativity
Partner course code: ISOM 1090
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-03-08
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Technology & Innovation: Social and Business Perspectives
Partner course code: ISOM 1380
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-03-08
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 365
Title: Marketing Research
Partner course code: MARK 3220
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-14
UBC course: COMM 370
Title: Intermediate Corporate Finance
Partner course code: FINA 3303
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-04
UBC course: COMM 371
Title: Intermediate Investments
Partner course code: FINA 3103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-23
UBC course: COMM 386A
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: Business Intelligence and Data Mining
Partner course code: ISOM 3360
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-07-15
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Advanced Network Management
Partner course code: ISOM 3380
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-02-03
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Corporate Valuation
Partner course code: FINA 3403
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-05
UBC course: COMM 436
Title: Information Systems Analysis and Design
Partner course code: ISOM 3210
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-16
UBC course: COMM 437
Title: Database Design and Administration
Partner course code: ISOM 3260
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-09-15
UBC course: COMM 443
Title: Service Management
Partner course code: ISOM 3740
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-07-15
UBC course: COMM 447
Title: Business Project Management
Partner course code: ISOM 4750
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-07-15
UBC course: COMM 449
Title: Supply Chain Management
Partner course code: ISOM 4770
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-11
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 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 477
Title: Derivative Securities
Partner course code: FINA 3203
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-07-31
UBC course: COMM 477
Title: Derivative Securities
Partner course code: FINA 3204
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-07-15
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Corporate Strategy
Partner course code: MGMT 4210
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-04
UBC course: MUSC 326
Title: Enjoyment of Classical Music
Partner course code: HUMA 3220
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-09
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 Computing with Java
Partner course code: comp 1022p
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-04-24
UBC course: PHYS 301
Title: Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I
Partner course code: PHYS 3033
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-14
UBC course: PHYS 3rd
Title: Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
Partner course code: PHYS 4050
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-14

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

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
Program Dates

June to August

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