Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Hong Kong, China
Established in 1991, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a top tier public research university and one of the nine universities in Hong Kong. The university is especially famous for quality education in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School and is consistently rated as one of the best in Asia and the world.
The aim of the university is to create an open environment for the exchange of knowledge, views, and innovative ideas between students, faulty, and staff. Active participation in the campus life is a large part of the university experience. There are over 100 different student societies, clubs and organizations that range from art to sports to community service and anything in between.
HKUST is located on the water front of Clear Water Bay Peninsula roughly thirty minutes away from central downtown Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.
It is internationally known for its skyline and natural harbor. Hong Kong is also one of the most densely populated regions of the world with seven million people in one city. It is also one of the leading international financial centers. It is an interesting mix of the traditional Chinese culture, influences from its time as a British colony, and the ever increasing westernization.
There is so much to see, do, learn and explore you’ll never tire from living so close to downtown Hong Kong!
Students can choose to study abroad during
- This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
- Have upper-level classification by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
- Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Must obtain a student visa
- Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
- Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
- Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
All courses in the Business School are instructed in English. As part of the exchange program, students are open to any course that the university offers including areas such as accounting, economics, finance, global business, information systems, operations management, management of organizations and marketing.
- Fall Semester (September to December; arrival by late-August)
- Spring Semester (February to May; arrival by late-January)
- Academic Year (September to May)
Students just need to meet the prerequisite requirements. All students are limited to 4-5 classes and a maximum of 17 credit hours. Final exams are taken the last two weeks of school. Class attendance is mandatory with usually around 30-40 students per class.
There is a compulsory orientation
on the last working day before the start of the semester. The Global Students Office
will usually host a welcome reception after the orientation.
The university also offers an optional Exchange Buddy Program
for all incoming exchange students. Your buddy will pick you up from the airport, take you around campus and the city, correspond with you before you even arrive so you know what to pack, and anything else you need!
Accommodations for exchange students are on-campus in double occupancy student halls with different types of housing available
. All rooms come furnished with bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, bookshelves, a small refrigerator and internet access. There are single gender floors and mixed gender floors. All floors have a public bathroom and shower. Laundry equipment is available. Additionally, students will be charged a monthly electricity bill for air conditioning and laundry services.
There will be a housing application form with your acceptance letter. Those forms are submitted directly to the housing department. Deadlines for application and fees are strictly observed.
|Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
|A&M Tuition and Fees
|REEP Administrative Fee
|Estimated Fees Paid Directly to HKUST
|Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
|Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc.
|Total Estimated Cost
|Texas A&M Semester Cost
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship
and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student