Hong Kong University of Science and Technology- International Summer Program

Program Details

Program Location Hong Kong, China
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20135
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Summer 2024 06/13/24 to 08/10/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology- International Summer Program

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology offers Purdue undergraduates the opportunity to complete courses during the summer.  Students must enroll in at least two, three-credit course, and can complete as many as three courses.

Situated in the heart of Asia at the southern tip of China, Hong Kong is a unique place where you will find a fast-paced, 21st-century lifestyle interwoven with local traditions and countryside charms. Here, you can be a part of the city’s hustle and bustle in the morning, unplug with a stroll or hike along a picturesque beach or peak in the afternoon, and come evening, choose from an array of entertainment options. Hong Kong’s first-rate public transport system puts every corner within easy reach. And while you can go off to explore a nearby nature reserve or a sleepy fishing village, rest assured that Hong Kong offers all the conveniences of a world-class city.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology- International Summer Program

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering] [Daniels School of Business] [College of Science] [Polytechnic Institute]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Courses are offered by different schools of HKUST:

  • School of Science (SSCI)
  • School of Engineering (SENG)
  • School of Business and Management (SBM)
  • School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS)
  • Interdisciplinary Programs Office (IPO)

Course offerings vary from year to year.


Local tours will be arranged for the ISP participants.  Exact information about the tour destinations and costs will be announced in late spring.


Students will be housed in fully-furnished double or triple rooms in air-conditioned halls.  Common facilities include bathrooms, TV rooms, pantries with microwaves and laundries.  Pillows, linens and towels are not supplied. Meals are not included.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2019

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,600.00
Housing $1,000.00
Weekend Travel $100.00
Local Transportation $100.00
Visa $75.00
Books and Supplies $100.00
Meals $1,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $1,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Summer Feb 1

Returnees Information

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology- International Summer Program

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.