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CSE Exchange in Hong Kong: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Asia & Oceania

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.

Program Details

Hong Kong, China
Academic Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Session
College of Science & Engineering

Program Eligibility

Student Type
Student Type
UofM Students
Student Year
Student Year
Language Prerequisite
Language Prerequisite
No Language Prerequisite


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.

Program Model

University Study

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.

More Information

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

Program Fee

Spring 2023 Cost of Participation

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.

Spring 2023

CSE Exchange in Hong Kong: Hong Kong U of Science & Technology

Spring Semester 2023

Program Fee

  • UofM students pay program fee instead of on-campus tuition & fees while abroad
  • Billed through UofM account
Non-refundable deposit $400
Tuition and educational costs $9,100
International health insurance $200
Housing and/or meals $0
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $9,700
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $9,700

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Financial aid-eligible but not included in program fee
Costs Typically Incurred Prior to Departure These costs may need to be paid before your financial aid is disbursed for your term abroad.
Transportation to and from program site $1,600
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documents $125
Travel clinic/immunizations* $0
Housing deposit $0
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $1,875
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $200
Housing and/or meals not included in program fee $3,000
Essential daily living expenses $1,500
Total Estimated Cost Incurred After Arrival in Host Country $4,700

Total Estimated Cost of Participation

  • UofM students—compare this to your estimated on campus cost of attendance
Total Estimated Cost of Participation $16,275
Spending money and personal travel Not included in financial aid calculation $1,000
Additional Notes & Information
* Immunizations Note: This estimate is based on approximate cost of travel-related vaccinations and medications required for entry or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your travel clinic, the specific immunizations and medication prescribed, and your insurance coverage.


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:


Once CSE 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.