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  • Locations: Irvine, 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
Program Fee: Fee-paying Credit bearings: Yes
Scholarship available: No
Program Description:

About UC Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways.

With more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty and 9,400 staff, UCI is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system.

UCI fosters the rigorous expansion and creation of knowledge through quality education. Graduates are equipped with the including resits) since host institutions will not make special arrangement for taking any examinations other than scheduled.

About UCI Summer Session

UCI Summer Session provides the opportunity to expand your horizons, and grow academically and personally. It offers a rich academic program and co-curricular activities that allow you to succeed in your studies while experiencing American culture and university life first-hand.

Summer Session offers more than 800 courses across 70 subject areas. You will join more than 12,000 students who study at UCI during the summer, and enroll in two courses or take a smaller academic load by combining one course within your major and one Academic English course.

Program Date

Session Program dates*
Session I 23 June to 2 August 2018
10-week 23 June to 1 September 2018

* Notes:

  • You are expected to arrive on 23 June for student dormitory check-in if you are living on campus. Please refer to the host institution’s acceptance package for the arrival information.
  • You should only depart after completion of the program.
  • Students may also choose to attend the 10-week session.


This is a fee-paying program and HKUST students will bear the program fee and the costs for travel, visa, insurance, personal expenses and other administrative fees. A breakdown of the fees can be found HERE.

Fees Amount
International student fee USD 750
Mandatory Campus Fee* USD 279
Tuition* USD 351 per unit
Health Insurance Session I: USD 250
10-week: USD 420
On-campus housing (optional) Session I: USD 1,074
10-week: USD 2,077

* Notes: The Summer Session tuition and mandatory campus fee are subject to change by action of the UC Regents at any time for all UC campuses, including UC Irvine.


You are eligible to apply for the program if you:

  • will have completed Year 1 by the start of program; and
  • CGA 2.0 or above (Students with CGA below 2.0 may also apply. Offers may be given with special consideration.).

Documents required by host institution

  • Copy of your passport (page with your name and photograph)
  • Proof of Funds: Bank statement, letter on bank letterhead, or certification by bank representative with official bank stamp/seal

Application Process

HKUST students must apply through the Global Student Programs Office. Individual direct application to UC Irvine 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 must obtain an F-1 Student Visa for studying in a full-time program in the US. You may CLICK HERE for more information.

Health Insurance

Insurance is required for all international students. 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.


To experience the full extent of what UCI has to offer, students are encouraged to stay at on-campus housing at Arroyo Vista. 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

This program is currently not accepting applications.