About Mills College
Mills College has been setting the standard for quality in liberal arts education for more than 160 years. Historically a college for women only, Mills continues that proud tradition today on the undergraduate level. To provide enhanced professional opportunities for all students, Mills also offers renowned graduate programs open to both women and men. Ranked sixth among top colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills has also been named one of the top "Great Schools, Great Prices" for our high academic quality relative to the net cost of attendance.
Mills is located in the foothills of Oakland, California, on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay, within reach of the diverse metropolitan centers that make up the greater Bay Area.
Amid the green, rolling hills and century-old eucalyptus trees, students find a great place to live and learn. The Mills campus is heavily accented with Mediterranean-style buildings, many designed by architectural innovator Julia Morgan. Paths and streams wind their way through tree groves and meadows, adding to the lush feeling that pervades our 135 acres.
About Mills College Summer Session
The Summer Semester lasts for 6 weeks and is a regular semester at Mills. You must take at least one course during exchange. Course information will be updated here in Feb.
Students will be exchanging to Mills in Summer Session III. Program dates for 2018 to be confirmed.
Six weeks from late May to mid July
- You are expected to arrive on the day before the program starts for student dormitory check-in. Please refer to the host institution’s acceptance package for the arrival information.
- You should only depart after completion of the program.
Under the student exchange agreement, tuition and application fees are waived. HKUST students will bear the costs for accommodation, meals, travel, visa, insurance, personal expenses and other administrative fees.
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Rates for 2018 will be announced in Spring 2018
Mills College is a women college, UG exchange students from HKUST are restricted to female students. Students should also fulfill the following requirements:
- have completed Year 1 by the start of program; and
- have a cumulative CGA of 2.5 or above (Students with CGA below 2.5 may also apply. Offers may be given with special consideration).
For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.
HKUST students must apply through the Global Student Programs Office. Individual direct application to Mills College will not be accepted.
To apply, click the “Apply Now” button on this page. The whole application process has two steps.
Step 1: Complete HKUST application form and submit supplementary documents (CLICK HERE for details)
Step 2: The Host Institution Application (TO BE COMPLETED AFTER YOU ARE NOMINATED BY HKUST)
If you are nominated, you will be notified to submit a formal host institution application. Detailed information and application instructions will be provided in due course.
The HKUST Study Abroad Financial Assistance aims to help HKUST students with financing their study abroad programs. More details can be found at HKUST Study Abroad website.
You are advised to discuss your study plan with your major department or any pre-major advisors in your School. For details of the credit transfer procedures, please CLICK HERE.
You will need a visa to study in the United States. Please CLICK HERE for details.
International students are required to enrol in the Health Plan. Please CLICK HERE for details.
HKUST students who take part in the University's exchange programs will be covered by the University's Travel Insurance Plan. Please CLICK HERE for details.
More information on housing will be available HERE in Feb.
Disclaimer: The host institutions may release updated information from time to time. Information on this page will be updated on a rolling basis. While the Global Student Programs Office tries the best effort to post the most updated information on this page, you are advised to refer to the host institutions' official websites for the most updated information.
Last update: 14 November 2017