About Boston University
Boston University is one of the world’s top teaching and research universities. Situated in the city with almost 400 years of history, Boston’s rich past remains visible in a metropolis that continues to grow and thrive. You’ll find dozens of museums, extensive parks, amazing live music, and bountiful theater and movie options—as well as an array of outdoor activities in a region that boasts easy access to mountains, beaches, and historic towns.
BU offers a diverse range of social and cultural activities, recreational opportunities, and academic resources on campus. Plus, all the attractions of the city are just a short trip away—whether on foot or by public transportation.
About Boston University Summer Term
Boston University offered its first summer course in 1915. BU is celebrating 100 years of summer study in 2015. More than 700 courses are on offer. Study with Boston University students and students visiting from over 50 countries during Summer Term, you will choose 2 Summer Term courses in the six-week summer session.
Six weeks from 2 July - 10 August 2018
- You are expected to arrive 1-2 days before the program starts. 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. HKUST-nominated students will be given 15% tuition discount. A breakdown of the fees can be found HERE.
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 3.0 or above.
For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.
Documents required by host institution
- Immunization Record Form
- Copy of valid passport, including the data page and passport expiration date
- Financial Documentation (e.g. bank statement or a letter from your financial institution) to prove that you have sufficient funds to cover your summer expenses. This document must be written in English and the amount of funds must be converted to U.S. dollars.
HKUST students must apply through the Global Student Programs Office. Individual direct application to Boston 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.
To study full-time at Boston University during the summer, you must have an F-1 student visa. In order to do this, you must obtain an I-20 form from Boston University. More information can be found HERE.
All international students enrolled during the summer are required to have medical insurance. Since many U.S. doctors and hospitals do not recognize out-of-country coverage, it is strongly recommended that international students participate in a qualifying medical insurance plan offered by Boston University. 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.
On-campus accommodations are available. Students interested in summer on-campus housing should apply online through BU Housing. 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