The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) was established in 1991 as a research university, and quickly gained a global reputation. The faculty consists of 130 scholars from 35 countries with different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The university strives to set the pace in the scientific, technological and business fields that drive development in today's knowledge economy. Its four schools, Science, Engineering, Business and Management, and Humanities and Social Science provide a comprehensive range of program options to equip students with the well-rounded skills needed to be leaders in the workplace and play an active role in society. HKUST's location in Hong Kong means it has strong links through exchanges and collaborations with leading universities and institutions around the country.

Please note: students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. You can start your online application today!

The City

With a population of seven million, Hong Kong is the world's eleventh largest trading economy and has the second busiest container port globally. It is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city where Chinese traditions coexist with the latest world trends. Chinese art and culture are available alongside western performing and visual arts, including Chinese and Western films, international pop tours, and clubs. Colorful Chinese festivals provide insight into some of the traditions of China's 500-year-old culture. Returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, the flow of people, goods and vehicles between Hong Kong and Mainland China have been expanding rapidly.

Student Life

Minibuses link the campus to nearby Mass Transit Railway subway stations which take you to most parts of the city. Buses and taxis are also available. On campus, there are numerous food options, offering northern and southern Chinese, other Asian, as well as international food, as well as a coffee shop and a snack shop. There are also banks, postal services, a supermarket, hair salon, bookshop, co-op shop, souvenir shop and self-service photocopiers. A health center is available with medical and dental clinics. There are a variety of recreational facilities, including but not limited to swimming pools, fitness facilities, climbing wall, tennis courts, and music rooms. HKUST's advanced IT network and internet access covers all parts of the university, with bilingual Chinese and English capability.

Term Dates

Fall: September - Mid December
Spring: End of January - May

Courses Available

Use our course equivalency database to see which courses available at HKUST would apply to your UF degree!

Other business courses may be submitted for UF equivalency. Please see an academic advisor for information pertaining to requesting additional equivalencies.

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Estimated Expenses
Rough Expense Comparison Semester at UF Semester at HKUST
UF Tuition $3,085 $3,085
UFIC Admin. Fee --- $250
Health Insurance $730 $890
Airfare --- $1,700
Housing $2,620 $1,000
Internet/cable $455 Included
Food $2,065 $1,800
Books $540 $200
Transportation $270 $600
Visa --- $50
Total $9,765 $9,575


International full-time students are offered on-campus accommodation. There are six undergraduate residence halls. Most rooms are shared by two students, and are air-conditioned and furnished. Common facilities include bathrooms, lounges with TVs, pantries, microwaves, telephones, and coin-operated laundry facilities.


Hong Kong Dollar (HKD).

Travel Opportunities

Hong Kong's fast and cost-effective public transportation system provides easy access to beautiful beaches and countryside. For travel to China, Asia and the world, Hong Kong's award-winning, ultra-modern Chek Lap Kok airport serves 40 cities in China and over 100 destinations worldwide. Most major Asian locations are within a four-hour flight and half the world's population is within five hours by air. Beijing's Forbidden City and the Xian Terracotta Warriors are both just three hours away.


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Contacts Abroad

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Wendy Cheung
Executive Officer
Undergraduate Programs Office HKUST Business School
Lee Shau Kee Business Building
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone: 852 2358 8047
Fax: 852 2358 1467
Email (bmwendy at