Term-Time Exchange Program

Term-Time Exchange Program

HKUST Study Abroad
HKUST Study Abroad
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What is it?

Undergraduate students at HKUST are eligible to apply for an exchange place and the program is recommended to all students to complement their degree study program.


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  • Students attend one of HKUST’s partner institutions for one term or semester
  • Students can take credit-bearing courses at the host university
  • Students pay tuition fee to HKUST and do not need to pay tuition fees to the host institution
  • Nomination is required by HKUST


Programs available

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Where can you go?

HKUST has approximately 240 exchange partners across 36 countries around the world. See the list of our partners here:

HKUST Exchange Partners

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Discover the right program for you

You can find information and support from HKUST schools and offices. Take the first step to find out more about term-time exchange:

HKUST Study Abroad Fair
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It is a biannual event which generally happens in March and October every year. Over 100 partner institutions, organizations and offices will participate in this event. Staff / Exchange students from partner institutions, representatives from consulates, schools/IPO and Office of Global Learning will be here to provide you with advice and information for choosing the right destination.

Information Sessions
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Schools and Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO) provides information and organize information sessions on their exchange program. The information session will cover topics about the exchange options and the application process.

Sharing from returned exchange students
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Returned exchange students are great source of information to know more about how exactly the exchange experiences will be like. Read about their student sharing report and contact them are useful for getting advice on the host culture, finances, accommodation and other logistics arrangements.

Do your own research
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Research about the program destinations, know more about the culture there and see if it is a place where you want to go. Review the information on this website would be of a great help too.

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What does it cost?

Students who are accepted into an exchange program do not have to pay tuition fee at the host institution. However, you are responsible for meeting all other costs of the exchange program. Some of these costs include:

  • Accommodation
  • Airfare and transportation
  • Health and travel insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Living costs
  • Books and supplies


HKUST Study Abroad Funding Support

HKUST Study Abroad Funding Support is available for HKUST undergraduate students who have met specific eligibility and requirements of various schemes. For details, please refer to the session "Funding Support".