Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Fact sheet

Traveling to + living in Hong Kong

Coronavirus updates

Student visa information: The HKUST Office of Global Learning will assist exchange students with the student visa application process. Detailed information will be provided upon acceptance.

Learn about immigration + travel

Air travel: Exchange students will be responsible for arranging and purchasing their own round-trip international airline tickets for dates appropriate for the term at the host university. Exchange students should only purchase tickets once HKUST has confirmed the dates of arrival. Students who are nominated for the exchange are eligible to apply for a travel grant from College International.

Nearest international airport: Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

Housing: There are nine on-campus halls and one off-campus hall for undergraduate students. Exchange students can choose between on-campus and off-campus accommodation and will be randomly assigned to a double room in one of these HKUST student halls.

Learn more about housing

Pre-departure orientation: College International staff will provide an orientation the prior semester to help students prepare for their programs. Students are invited to take GLLC-G 291 Study Abroad: Before You Go, a one-credit, second eight-weeks course in Spring 2022.

Departure preparation + arrival details: You may sign up for free airport pick-up on the designated arrival date. The HKUST Exchange Buddy Program pairs you up with a HKUST student (optional).

Learn more about packing information + departure details

Estimated costs per semester:

  • Tuition: IU Tuition
  • Undergraduate exchange student fee (university housing, administrative support, travel insurance): $1,560
  • Food: $2,600
  • Books and supplies: $200
  • Transportation and other expenses: $1,400
  • OVST administrative fee: $238
  • Plus insurance, visa, airfare

Learn more about ASPIRE Exchanges

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