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  • Locations: Stanford, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: HKUST applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Languages of Instruction:
English Language Requirement: IELTS, TOEFL
GPA specified by host institution:
Duration: 8-week Program Fee: Fee-paying
Credit bearings: Yes Scholarship available: Yes
Discount offered: No
Program Description:

About Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

This year, Stanford celebrates of 125 years of impact in people’s lives and around the world. To learn more about Stanford, please CLICK HERE.

About Stanford Summer Session’s International Honors Program

Stanford Summer Session’s International Honors Program (IHP) is a selective program that brings highly motivated students to Stanford University’s campus from over 20 partner institutions in 14 countries for a challenging eight-week academic and cultural experience.

Participants in the IHP are carefully selected by their home universities, enroll in Summer Session with Stanford undergraduates and other visiting students and enjoy the privilege of participating in extracurricular programs designed specifically for them.

Summer courses feature smaller class size, accessible instructors, and a diverse student body. You can choose from 175 courses offered by 35 departments within the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering. Course information can be found HERE.


  • Experience the rich culture of the San Francisco Bay Area and participate in trips to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California Academy of Sciences, AT&T Park, and much more.


  • Earn college credit from over 175 courses and get a Stanford transcript.
  • Engage with dedicated faculty in smaller classes and attend speaking engagements featuring notable Stanford faculty.
  • Participate in an Intensive Studies program to prepare for graduate or medical school, and earn a Certificate of Completion.


  • Choose to live on campus and be immersed in the Stanford tradition.
  • Develop new networks of peers, instructors and Silicon Valley leaders.
  • Explore a wide variety of world views from fellow students.


  • Take in Silicon Valley's culture of innovation, collaborate with peers, and discover how you can make an impact on the world.

To learn more about the program, you may view the webinar recording via this link.

Program Date

Eight weeks from 23 June to 19 August 2018

* Notes:

  • You are expected to arrive on 23 June for residence move-in and orientation. 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 all the fees including the application and tuition fees, the costs for accommodation, meals, travel, visa, insurance, personal expenses and other administrative fees. With a 20% scholarship offered to HKUST students, you should budget around USD 16,500-18,000 for participating in the IHP. Please CLICK HERE for a breakdown of expenses and fees.


You are eligible to apply for the program if you:

  • are at least 18 years of age by the start of the program (June 23, 2018);
  • will have completed Year 1 by the start of program;
  • have a cumulative CGA of 3.0 or above; and
  • meet the host institution's English language requirement.

For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.

Application Process

HKUST students must apply through the Global Student Programs Office. Individual direct application to IHP 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.

Financial Assistance

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.

Credit Transfer

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.

Visa Information

Stanford Summer Session requires international students to have a visa appropriate for academic study. To obtain an F-1 Student Visa, students must be sponsored for an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status). Stanford University will sponsor the I-20 for students who are admitted to the Summer Session program.

More information can be found HERE.

Health Insurance

All students enrolled in courses at Stanford are required to have health insurance. The University will automatically enroll students in Stanford’s Cardinal Care health insurance plan and charge $1,242 for the Summer Quarter. International students may request a waiver with proof of alternate coverage.

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.


Students who attend Stanford as part of the International Honors Program have guaranteed housing; still, an online housing application must be submitted by each individual student in order to ensure placement in the correct residence hall. All IHP students are required to complete a housing application before the first-round deadline in early May.

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: 14 November 2017

This program is currently not accepting applications.