Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


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This means this destination is available to all students of Utrecht University

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General information for exchange students

Course information

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Academic calendar

Fall Term: 1st week of September – 3rd week of December
Spring Term: 1st week of February – 4th week of May

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Students should have a comparable proficiency in English as courses at HKUST are mainly conducted in English.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Chemistry, Environmental Science, Life Science, Mathematics and Physics.

(Science exchange  students are allowed to take courses offered by School of Engineering, School of Business and Management and School of Humanities and Social Science subject to the course pre-requisites, class quota and the course instructor’s approval.)

Courses at Master’s level

In principle, eligible science exchange students are allowed to take postgraduate science courses subject to approval of course instructor and the availability of seats.

However, please note that science exchange students are very unlikely to enrol in the postgraduate courses offered by the School of Engineering, School of Business and Management, and School of Humanities and Social Science, since they are with very limited class quota or self-financed.

Details of Postgraduate courses are available here.

Language of instruction

Courses in HKUST are mainly conducted in English. Exceptions include some foreign language courses offered by the Center for Language Education, and some courses related to Chinese cultural heritage or local Hong Kong community offered by School of Humanities and Social Science.

Housing assistance

Students will be arranged with university accommodation as far as possible. You will be assigned to a double or triple room in a undergraduate student hall for the program duration. 

The Student Housing and Residential Life Office also provides students with relevant information and advice on self-arranged accommodation.

For details, please look here.

Estimated living costs per month

Living expenses

Estimated Cost  (HKD$)

Food/Meals 14,000

On-campus Accommodation
(no compulsory hall meal charges) 8,400

Student Visa Application Fee 600

University Medical Insurance Scheme 1,000

Personal Expenses (e.g. local transportation, laundry, sundries, etc) 12,000

Academic Expenses (e.g. books) 1,500

Total 37,500
(around EUR 4,095)


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

6 places per year (3 places for Fall Term and 3 places for Spring Term). 



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.