International Exchange Program

After Exchange

Formal Credit Transfer Application

When you have finished your exchange study and returned home, you need to make formal application for transferring the credits earned in your host institution back to HKUST. You may submit the application online at Online Application System to the Academic Records and Registration Team (ARR) for approval.

Transcript from Host Institution

In most cases, your host institution will send your official transcript to the School. In case the transcript is sent directly to your home address, please submit a copy to the School as soon as possible.

Exchange Report

You are required to submit an online exchange report, with photos included, to share your exchange experience with us within one month after your return from your exchange study to Hong Kong. More information will be made available to you nearer your return date.

Reimbursements of Exchange Deposit & Sponsorship

Please note that reimbursement of the Exchange Deposit will only be made after we have received your exchange report and transcript. Students failing to meet the program requirements are required to return the Exchange Sponsorship (if any) to the University and will be considered as Exchange Incompletion. 


'Staying at DTU for exchange is definitely one of the best choices I have made in my university study. Apart from living in a completely different environment and tackling with new challenges every day, I have been inspired by the people around. All these have a huge impact on my personal development and helped me develop a positive attitude towards life. 'Life is an adventure with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.' I am really thankful that I have met great companions during exchange!'

LAI Ka Wing, Chemistry, Spring 2017
from Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

'The exchange experience was fruitful and inspiring. First of all, I got to learn more about the American way of college education and improved my academic speaking skills. Second, by putting myself into the new culture, I made interesting friends and had fun together. Third, it prepared me for future graduate study in the USA: independence, time management, transportation, tipping etiquette, etc. It is definitely a precious opportunity to join the exchange program and explore the world!'

BAI Xue, Mathematics and Economics, Spring 2017
from Columbia University, USA

'This five-month exchange has become one of the integral parts of my university life! I have developed a strong sense of belonging in this spacious campus as well as in this fabulous country with a beautiful natural environment surrounding by. The friendliness, kindness and the affectionateness of the people there have made my heart melt, that they were definitely wonderful and have filled my life with colours. I could get help easily from the amiable professors when I faced obstacles in my study. This valuable and irreplaceable exchange experience have shaped me to a brand new person and to be more mature. I can tell you that Taiwan is the origin of love that I have no doubts to love this place and the great people I met there!'

CHEUNG Kam Tim, Biological Science, Spring 2017
from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan