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Summer: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology- Engineering and Computer Science
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Outgoing Program)
Thirteen years after its reunification with mainland China, Hong Kong has adjusted well to its new status as a Special Administrative Region (SAR). The former British colony on the South China Sea is today one of the world’s most densely populated areas, home to some seven million people. According to the principle of ‘One country, two systems,’ Hong Kong maintains a different political system from the mainland, with an independent judiciary and an emerging multi-party system. The city also remains one of the world’s financial centers, as evidenced by its high-rise skyline. Public transport in Hong Kong, whether by ferry, subway, bus or tram, is first-class while connections to China and South East Asia are equally good. As if all of that weren’t enough, many people consider Hong Kong to be the best place in the world for Chinese food.
*Please note that the HKUST summer CS courses are not equivalent to Rutgers CS major or minor requirements. CS majors and minors may take these courses for experience and total graduation credits. Students looking to fulfill requirements outside of the CS major or minor should have their department evaluate the courses.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Summer Exchange Program website. Tentative course listings for Summer 2015 are now available. Please note that this list may change between now and the application deadline.
Summer students are allowed to take 1-3 courses. Students are encouraged to have a backup course or two in mind as access to top choices isn't guaranteed.
The credit translation system between HKUST and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at HKUST will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Arrival: June 19th
Departure: August 12th
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Students will be placed in double or triple occupancy on-campus rooms with shared bathrooms. There are no meal plans at HKUST. Students will have access to on-campus cafeterias, as well as local restaurants and shops.
For more information on housing options, please visit the HKUST web page.
Program Cost: Summer 2017
For more information about the additional non-billable expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and national scholarships.