Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a universitywide partner in Hong Kong, China.

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General information for exchange students

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 1st week of September – 3rd week of December
Semester II: 1st week of February – 4th week of May

Orientation generally commences the last week of August for Semester I and the last week of January for Semester II.

Exams take place the first 3 weeks of December for Semester I and the last 3 weeks of May for Semester II.


GPA (Average Grade)

There are no GPA requirements for this programme.

English Language Requirement

Proof of language proficiency is not required for this programme.

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. If you are interested in courses at one of those faculties, please inform the region coordinator after selection.

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


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

Average living costs per month for a student living on-campus are around 10.700 HKD (1350 EUR).

You can find a more detailed breakdown of the living costs here.


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). 


Selection was not necessary in the past few years.

Additional information

Students with Chinese nationality can not apply for an exchange at this university.



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

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
E-mail: region1@uu.nl

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
E-mail: region2@uu.nl

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
E-mail: region3@uu.nl

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
E-mail: region4@uu.nl

General exchange questions

Names: Tamar Oderwald and Patrick Chan
Email: exchange@uu.nl

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to erasmus@uu.nl

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.