International Exchange Program
The School of Science comprises 4 academic units that offer a wide variety of courses and programs in biological science, chemical science, environmental science, mathematical science and physical science.
Being an exchange student at the School of Science, you may choose to study at HKUST for either a term (Fall or Spring), or for a full academic year (Fall & Spring).
You are free to take a combination of courses across different disciplines, with priority in taking courses offered by the School of Science. Credits earned at HKUST are transferrable to your home institution.
When your exchange term draws to a close, make sure that you have done the following before you leave:
Your feedback on the exchange experience in HKUST would definitely help us understand exchange students’ needs more for further improvement. Towards the end of the term, the School will approach you for help to fill out an online survey on your exchange experience.
‘I love the outdoors, nature, and photography. Luckily Hong Kong delivers chances for all of them in fairly close distance. I also like the ability to travel freely and change destinations with ease. It is a great experience to not know what the next day will bring or who you will meet.’
‘Best experience of my life! Bet every expectation imaginable! I've met great people and made best friends! I've seen so much and done things I could have only ever dreamed of! Living the dream!’
‘My semester of HKUST has given me a new outlook on life. I have created new life-long friendship, both with locals and other exchange students. The academic aspect of the exchange has been fruitful, and I might want to come back for research later.’