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Cornell-Engineering Exchange: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Core Program Attributes:
Minimum GPA:
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Minimum Student Status:
Junior, Sophomore Program Advisor: Kristin Blake
Curricular Highlights: Eng/Math/Computer Science
Program Description:

Host Institution:
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology: a technological university ranked 23rd in the world for technology.

Sophomore and junior engineering students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Students typically take five courses in engineering and humanities per semester.  Some courses carry prerequisites.*

Courses are taught in English except for a few optional humanities and social sciences courses.

Program Dates:
Fall Semester: Early September through late December
Spring Semester: Late January/ early February through late May

Students live in furnished residence halls on campus.

Application Deadline:
Fall Semester: Apply early in the Spring Semester
Spring Semester: Apply early in the Fall Semester
See deadlines below.

Program Cost:
Tuition and Fees: Since this is an exchange program, students pay the customary tuition to Cornell University. Students are responsible for their own living expenses including travel, visa, accommodation, meals, healthcare, books and supplies during the exchange period.  These expenses range from approximately $2,200-$4,500.  Standard financial aid packages are applied and are adjusted to include the additional expenses related to studying abroad including travel.

*This program may fit some students’ curriculum plans better than others’ depending on a variety of factors including Advanced Placement credit, completed prerequisites, and major affiliation requirements. Speak with an Advisor in Engineering Advising to see if this program matches your interests and needs.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.