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  • Locations: Berkeley, 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: Exempted
On-campus Duration: 10-week, 6-week, 8-week
Program Fee: Fee-paying Credit bearings: Yes
Scholarship available: No Discount offered: No
Program Description:

About University of California, Berkeley

Founded in the wake of the gold rush by leaders of the newly establishd 31st state, the University of California's flagship campus at Berkeley has become one of the preeminent universities in the world. Its early guiding lights, charged with providing education (both "practical" and "classical") for the state's people, gradually established a distinguished faculty (with 22 Nobel laureates to date), a stellar research library, and more than 350 academic programs. In recognition of broad and deep excellence, respected sources have repeatedly ranked UC Berkeley at or near the top in fields ranging from engineering and the "hard" sciences to the social sciences, arts, and humanities. Course details can be found HERE.

About Berkeley Summer Sessions

Berkeley Summer Sessions welcomes students from all over the world—about 4,000 of our 16,000 students are international visitors. Here is a chance to experience American culture firsthand and to make friends from the US and other countries. Summer Sessions offers more than 600 courses each summer, in a wide variety of disciplines. Courses are offered over five different sessions of varying lengths. Course information can be found HERE.

Program Date

Session Dates Course area
A 21 May - 29 June 2018 Social Sciences, Humanities and Business
B 4 June - 10 August 2018 Foreign language
C 18 June - 10 August 2018 Science, Engineering, Economics and Architecture
D 2 July - 10 August 2018 Social Sciences, Humanities and Business
E 23 July - 10 August 2018 English as a Second Language

* Notes:

  • 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.


This is a fee-paying program and HKUST students will bear the tuition fee, the costs for accommodation, meals, travel, visa, insurance, personal expenses and other administrative fees. For details of the fees charged by the host institution, please CLICK HERE. HKUST will provide sponsorship for all undergraduate students for participation in the summer abroad programs.

Fees Amount
Registration Fee USD 385
Tuition fee USD 550 per unit
Document Management Fee USD 56
Accommodation USD 2,500 - 5,500
International Service Fee USD 300


You are eligible to apply for the program 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

  • Copy of valid passport, including the data page and passport expiration date
  • Proof of funding

Application Process

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

International students are required to obtain a visa for studying in the US. Berkeley International Office works closely with Summer Sessions to assist international students who are coming to the U.S. on F-1 and J-1 student visas. More information will be provided upon acceptance.

Health Insurance

All international students attending a UC Berkeley Summer Session must have health insurance that includes medical benefits and medical evacuation and repatriation of remains coverage. You should purchase a health insurance policy before you arrive in Berkeley. The insurance coverage must meet the requirement set by UC Berkeley. For details, please CLICK HERE.

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 may choose to live in one of the residence halls or the International House. 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.