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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 03/08/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Some programs may start earlier for orientation and end later for final exams than the approximate dates listed. All dates and acceptance status MUST be verified with the host institution/affiliate BEFORE any travel arrangements are made. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program location and should wait to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Affiliate, and/or Host University about the final program dates.
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 03/08/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Some programs may start earlier for orientation and end later for final exams than the approximate dates listed. All dates and acceptance status MUST be verified with the host institution/affiliate BEFORE any travel arrangements are made. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program location and should wait to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Affiliate, and/or Host University about the final program dates.
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 09/22/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Some programs may start earlier for orientation and end later for final exams than the approximate dates listed. All dates and acceptance status MUST be verified with the host institution/affiliate BEFORE any travel arrangements are made. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program location and should wait to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Affiliate, and/or Host University about the final program dates.
Calendar Year 2020 09/15/2019 09/22/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Some programs may start earlier for orientation and end later for final exams than the approximate dates listed. All dates and acceptance status MUST be verified with the host institution/affiliate BEFORE any travel arrangements are made. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program location and should wait to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Affiliate, and/or Host University about the final program dates.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: U of U: Utah Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Undergraduate Transfer Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency Click here for a definition of this term Badge Opportunities: Independent Options
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18, OPEN to ALL Majors Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Program Description:

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

DESCRIPTIONHong Kong University of Science & Technology

  • Hong Kong University of Science Technology was established in 1991, but has since earned many international rankings and achievements.
  • This is an engineering exchange ONLY. Courses outside of engineering are NOT available to exchange students. HKUST's School of Engineering has six academic departments to choose from.
  • Hong Kong University of Science Technology overlooks Clear Water Bay, located on the Sai Kung Peninsula. The area is often considered as one of Hong Kong's havens for outdoor lovers.
  • Exchange Student Information (Click on the Homepage link above)

ACADEMICS

  • Host University Courses: Click Here
    • Exchange is currently available to College of Engineering students
  • Credits earned through a U of U exchange program will count as transfer credits
  • See the Learning Abroad Handbook, for information about Course Pre-Approval
  • Participants are required to maintain full-time status at the University of Utah
  • Participants must enroll in a minimum of 12 U of U credits or the equivalent per semester
  • Participants should compare the host university academic calendar to the University of Utah academic calendar
  • The fall semester at HKUST generally runs from early September to late December, and the spring semester generally runs from late January to late May 

LEARNING ABROAD BADGES

In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Badge Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options.  Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Host University Housing Information: Click Here
  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Housing and meals are NOT included in the program cost

APPLYING TO A U of U EXCHANGE PROGRAM

U of U students participating on this program are required to complete the following steps:
  1. U of U Learning Abroad Application for OUTGOING students
    • Click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page
    • Submit an initial payment
    • Schedule a meeting with a Learning Abroad Coordinator BEFORE the application deadline
  2. U of U Exchange Nomination
    • Receive notification of status through Umail within two weeks after the application deadline
  3. Host University Application 
    • Schedule a meeting with a Learning Abroad Coordinator to complete the host university application AFTER nomination
  4. Host University Acceptance
    • Upload a copy of host university acceptance letter to application

FINANCES

  • Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
  • Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
  • Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
  • Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information

LEARNING ABROAD HANDBOOK

The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.


Program Ratings:
Housing:
1 2 3 4
Course quality:
1 2 3 4
Cost value:
1 2 3 4
Overall experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Level of cultural immersion:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
JACOB VALENTINE, Fall 2018 Participant
Potentially the best experience I have had in my college life.

JACOB Robert BROWN, Fall 2018 Participant
It's easier than you think to have an experience you'll remember for a life time.