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.
There are a number of things that you may take note of before your departure to Hong Kong and upon your arrival. Please refer to the Global Student Programs Office website for the details of the following:
After checking-in at your student hostel, please go to the general enquiry counter of the Academic Records and Registration Office to complete program registration as an official HKUST student. Upon registration, you will be issued a HKUST Student Identity Card which will enable you to use the campus facilities. Remember to bring along with you your passport/travel document (with your valid student visa/entry permit affixed on it) for verification.
A series of orientation activities for exchange students, such as cultural tours, welcome lunch, etc, will be arranged by the Global Student Programs Office. The School will also hold an academic induction session exclusively for science exchange students. Most of the orientation activities are free. If fees are charged, the range will be within a few hundred Hong Kong dollars.
‘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.’