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CSE: Engineering Exchange in Hong Kong

  1. Program Details

    Since its official opening in October 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a research university, in a pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science and technology, and educating the new generation of front-runners for Asia.

    This program is administered by College of Science & Engineering. Applications are processed by the Learning Abroad Center.

    Location Hong Kong, China
    Term Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Session
    Housing Apartment, Dormitory
    Credit Type Transfer Credit
    Sponsor College of Science & Engineering

    Program Eligibility

    GPA 2.5
    Student Type UofM Students
    Student Year Juniors, Seniors
    Language No Language Prerequisite
  2. About CSE: Engineering Exchange in Hong Kong

    Take classes in engineering and related fields with Chinese students at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), a state-of-the-art university in cutting-edge Hong Kong. HKUST is a US-style institution that teaches in English, educating future scientists and engineers to create the knowledge and advanced technologies that will shape the future, and educating leaders.

    Application Deadline

    Open to juniors and seniors with a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students earning a degree in the College of Science & Engineering. Application deadline mid-March for academic year/fall Semester; mid-October for spring semester. You must apply through the College of Science & Engineering.


    Design a program of study in consultation with College of Science & Engineering faculty. Instruction is in English by Chinese faculty. Typical credits: 24–30 for academic year; 12–15 for fall or spring semester.

    Program Fee

    Program fees include tuition, fees, and international health insurance. Housing, meals, airfare, and personal expenses are additional. Use the budget estimate for this program to help plan for the estimate cost of the program. Participating students receive updated cost information as soon as it is available.

    Fall 2020 or Spring 2021

    Academic Year 2020/21

    More Information

    Contact CSE International Programs with questions about applying for this CSE exchange.

  3. Prepare

    Complete pre-application advising.

    Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.

    It is your responsibility to apply directly to the College of Science & Engineering and your host institution. Be sure to work with CSE to give yourself enough time to prepare the required documents. Once you have been accepted by CSE and your host institution, you may proceed with the LAC online application process. Please contact CSE International Programs with questions about applying for this CSE exchange.

    To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:

    Center Name TC Learning Abroad Ctr
    Education Abroad Term See Snapshot page for term options
    Program Name Engineering Exchange in Hong Kong
    Track Name Engineering Exchange in Hong Kong
    Country China


    Once the college/department has nominated you for the program, you will receive a link to the Learning Abroad Center's application system by email. You must complete this application to enter yourself in the Learning Abroad Center's system. This ensures that you retain your U of M student status while abroad, as well as access to financial aid, international insurance, etc.


    Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received and that you are now in the Learning Abroad Center's system. Once you are accepted to your host university, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which will include the following items:

    • First Step
    • Confirmation and Payment Agreement
    • Health Information Form
    • University of Minnesota Release and Waiver

    Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the confirmation checklist assigned to you. You should also continue working with CSE and your host institution for pre-departure considerations.

COVID-19 Update

This program was canceled for spring semester 2021 due to COVID-19.