Hong Kong U of Science and Technology Summer program - Haskayne only

HKUST occupies an architectural award winning campus, occupying a 60-hectare site at the northern part of Clear Water Bay Peninsula in Sai Kung District overlooking, beautiful Port Shelter in Tai Po Tsai.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has been leading the advance of science, technology, business and humanities globally, and is ranked #32 in the world (QS 2020).

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Application information

Application status


Summer 2020 applications

Priority deadline Jan. 8, 2020

University-specific additional requirements

No academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

Summer 2021 applications

Open Nov. 1, 2020

Program details

Students will study at least 3 credits and up to 9 credits of regular undergraduate-level courses offered by HKUST. Local excursions and cultural activities will be organized exclusively for ISP students. There will also be activities and events for ISP students to interact with each other to encourage cultural exchange. 3 credits at HKUST is equivalent to 3 units or 1 HCE at the University of Calgary.

Ensure you review your course selection with a Haskayne exchange advisor before leaving for your exchange to confirm transfer credit.

Haskayne undergraduate students must take their core courses at the University of Calgary. Students can take two senior commerce and/or non-commerce options, and/or a maximum of 2 concentration courses (not ACCT/PLMA). They are required to maintain full time status while on exchange.

The Summer Program will take place over HKUST’s Summer Term, typically from mid June to early August.

Courses will commence and end on different dates within the Summer Term period.

  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. 

    While students do not need to pay tuition fees to HKUST, each student will be charged HK $8,000 which covers the following items:

    • University housing fee
    • Student visa application and handling fee
    • HKUST compulsory travel insurance fee

    The amount will be deducted accordingly for students who do not need a student visa to study in Hong Kong, or if your institution has obtained institutional insurance waiver from HKUST.

    Remember to include things like visas, flights, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.

    Hong Kong cost comparison vs. Calgary: Click Here (note: student housing is much cheaper than standard rent in HK)

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange?  
    Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    UC International administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the funding page for more information.

All exchange students are accommodated in university-provided double occupancy student halls.

Hall assignments are all decided by the housing office. Except for the off-campus Jockey Club Hall, all other on-campus hall and roommate preferences will not be entertained due to limited capacity.

No bed linen/pillows/blankets, etc. are provided due to sanitary reasons. Students are also recommended to purchase a bed protector for the duration of their stay.

For information about the types of Student Halls, click here.

Housing Office Inquiry Email: ughousing@ust.hk

Haskayne students at UCalgary can ONLY apply for this partner through Haskayne, and must meet the Haskayne requirements for exchange.

All university campuses in Hong Kong prohibit smoking on campuses in accordance with Hong Kong law. 

The exchange advisor for this program is: Erin Mizzoni

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.