About Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University was found in 1853 with a mission to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching, and learning. Washington University is a medium-sized, independent university located in the center of the US.
About International Summer Study Program
Washington University in St. Louis welcomes undergraduates from around the world for summer study. Current undergraduate students can participate in WUSTL's five-week International Summer Study program, taking two courses, attending social and cultural events, and meeting with university deans and directors. WUSTL's small courses and friendly campus provide the ideal introduction to American education.
Students admitted to International Summer Study may enroll in two courses during Session IV, earning up to 7 units of credit. Students may select courses from a variety of disciplines. Course details will be available HERE in January.
Five weeks from 13 July to 17 August 2018
- You are expected to arrive on 13 July before 5pm. Please refer to the host institution’s acceptance package for the arrival information.
- You should only depart after completion of the program.
This is a fee-paying program and HKUST students will bear the program fee, which includes the items below, the costs for travel, visa, personal expenses and other administrative fees. A 8% discount may be offered to students who applied through and are nominated by HKUST upon confirmation by the host institution.
The program fee of USD 7,895 includes:
- Tuition and lab fees for two undergraduate courses
- Housing in a secure air-conditioned residence hall located on campus
- $500 meal plan (for use on and off campus)
- Weekly off-campus excursions
- Private sessions with university deans, directors, and admissions counselors
- Designated PEER Mentor
- Opening and closing banquet
- Transportation pass for MetroLink light rail and bus system
- Health insurance (for international students only)
A limited number of $2,500 competitive scholarships are available. During the online application process, students will be prompted to complete an essay in order to compete for a scholarship.
You are eligible to apply for summer exchange if you:
- will have completed Year 1 by the start of program; and
- have a cumulative CGA of 2.0 or above (Students with CGA below 2.0 may also apply. Offers may be given with special consideration.).
For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.
Documents required by host institution
- Academic transcript
- Short essay
- Proof of funding (after official acceptance by host institution)
HKUST students must apply through the Global Student Programs Office. Individual direct application to Washington University 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 can be found HERE.
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.
International students will be required to obtain a visa for studying in the US. More information will be provided to you upon acceptance.
All international students are required to participate in the basic plan on a mandatory basis unless there is proof of U.S. insurance through a U.S. employer via an employee parent or spouse/partner.
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.
You will be living in Lopata House, an air-conditioned residence hall. You and three other students will share a suite comprised of four single rooms and a bathroom.
For details, please CLICK HERE.
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: 13 November 2017