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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 02/01/2018 05/29/2018
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 09/03/2018 12/20/2018
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Patty Welsh
Language of Instruction:
English
Suggested G.P.A.:
3.2, 3.3 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Class Standing:
First semester Sophomore, Junior, Second semester Sophomore, Senior
Number of credits per term:
12-17
Enrollment Restrictions:
Open to New Brunswick Engineering and Computer Science Majors
Non-Rutgers Students:
No
Program Description:
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The Program
  • As an international student in Hong Kong University of Science & Technology’s (HKUST) School of Engineering you will be assigned to a specific department, one that best matches your major
  • As an international student at HKUST, you will also be able to enroll in courses outside the School of Engineering, subject to space and instructor permission. What’s more, you can take advantage of Chinese language classes before trying out your new skills on the streets and in the restaurants
  • The main HKUST campus is located in an idyllic setting on Clearwater Bay, accessible from Hong Kong Island by subway and bus
Your Host City: Hong Kong
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.


Academics
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Engineering website. 

Specific information about the HKUST Engineering departments can be found on their website. Exchange students are assigned to an engineering department that best matches their home major department. Students can choose a combination of courses from the full-time postgraduate disciplinary engineering programs, Bioengineering Program and Environmental Engineering Program, provided that they can meet the course prerequisites. Visiting students are also free to enroll in courses across disciplines.

For courses offered in other Schools, it will be subject to the course quota and approval of the course instructor.  The full course catalogue and can found here. Visiting students are also able to take Chinese language courses.  Relevant information will be available close to the start of each semester or once the student arrives.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to both HKUST and Rutgers University.  That means you will need to take at least 12 credits each semester. 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.  Students can expect to take approximately 15 credits per semester.  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.


Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: Early September – Late December
Spring Semester: Late January – Late May
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the HKUST web page.
*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 are normally placed in double 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.


Financial Information
 
For more information on the total cost of the program go to the top of this page, locate "Budget Sheets" and click on the appropriate term.
 
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 Rutgers Study Abroad policies.



Scholarships
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Rutgers Global–Study Abroad  Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.   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.

To learn more about HKUST please visit their website to watch a few videos about the university and students who study there.