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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: UVA
Click here for a definition of this term Advising Appointment Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Hayley Spear
Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: No
Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Anthropology, Art, Asian Studies, Chinese, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Drama, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Global Development Studies, History, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy and Administration, Religious Studies, Sociology
Program Description:
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UVA Exchange
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology: School of Humanities and Social Science


Since its official opening in October 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energizing the community's transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time. An innovator in research and teaching, HKUST is the only science and technology research university in Hong Kong, and the only one to offer an all-PhD faculty. Its groundbreaking work in science, engineering, business, humanities and social science is successfully pushing back the boundaries of the information age. Such advances are assisted by the University's top-class facilities.

The School of Humanities and Social Science prepares front-runners of tomorrow in business, government, education and engineering, and trains humanists and social scientists to work inside and outside academia. The School provides our students with skills in social and cultural analysis and communications. The School's interdisciplinary China focus, in a free academic environment, has created research and educational outcomes unique in Greater China and the world. The School's wide range of faculty expertise and boundary-free curriculum enables students to acquire broad-based knowledge derived from diverse human civilizations; globally-derived skills of research, writing, and critique; and an awareness of civic duty and social responsibility. Our faculty members' high quality research on China adds depth, as well as analytical and methodological rigor to students' understanding of the world they live in. Through unrestricted discussion of issues of intellectual and social significance, our students come to think independently, guard against the pitfall of binary views and arrive at solutions to problems of society and culture.

Announcements IconAnnouncement

This program is not accepting applications for any terms in Academic Year 2023-2024.

Location IconLocation

HKUST is located in the Sai Kung district of Hong Kong's New Territories, on a hillside overlooking Clearwater Bay. Often described as The City of Light, Hong Kong is the meeting place of East and West where the indigenous culture of Southern China comes into contact with some of the best arts and entertainment in the world. Hong Kong is also particularly well served in terms of performance venues and arts festivals.

HKUST Fish Market HKUST Night View

Courses IconAcademics

Students enrolled in the School of Humanities and Social Science can take courses in the following departments:

All HKUST's approved courses can be found in the Academic Calendar. The language of instruction is English, except for some humanities and social science courses.

Not all courses are offered every semester, therefore a list of past course offerings has been prepared to provide insight as to which semester (fall or spring) a course is usually offered.

Students may potentially enroll in classes offered in other Schools but only with the permission of the instructor and subject to the availability of seats.

After the student has been nominated for exchange, he/she needs to select courses from the HKUST website and list those courses on the HKUST application. Course registration is done online in late July or early August for Fall semester and in early January for Spring semester. Students will be assigned with a random number that determines the registration time slots. At an appropriate time, students will be informed by email to look up the registration time and random number, the class schedule, the course description, and other necessary information on the "Course Registration" section of the  Admissions, Registration, and Records Office.

3.0 GPA
no language requirement
no academic level restrictions

Fall: September - December
Spring: February - May
Year: students must receive approval from HKUST

Accommodation and MealsAccommodation

Students will be accommodated on-campus as best as possible. Application forms will be enclosed in the admission package and should be submitted directly to the Student Housing Office by the designated deadline. For more information on on- and off-campus accommodations, please visit the Student Housing Office website.

Cost IconCost

UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expenses IconExpected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.

This program is currently not accepting applications.