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  • Locations: New York City, 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
GPA specified by host institution:
Duration: 6-week Program Fee: Fee-paying
Credit bearings: Yes Scholarship available: No
Discount offered: Yes
Program Description:

About Columbia University

Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States.

For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society.

About Columbia Summer

Founded in 1900, the Summer Sessions at Columbia University are one of the longest-running summer programs in the country, with courses taught by the world-renowned faculty of New York City's only Ivy League institution.

A wide range of undergraduate-level and graduate-level courses, certificates, and programs in over 50 areas of study are available for international students. Classes are held on Columbia’s beautiful campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, and as a student, you will gain access to all campus facilities, including one of the largest academic library systems in the country, computer labs, the gym and fitness center, as well as numerous nearby cafés and lounges.

Course listings for Summer 2018 will be available HERE in mid-December.

Program Date

Six weeks from 2 July to 10 August 2018

* Notes:

  • You are expected to arrive on the day 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 the program fees and the costs for travel, visa, insurance, personal expenses and other administrative fees.

Fees Amount
Fees listed below are for Summer 2017 only.
2018 rates will be updated in February. Students should
expect a modest increase in some or all of these rates.
Application fee USD 80
USD 10,536
Some special courses will be charged more
Housing USD 1,700-2,020
Student Activities Fee USD 325
Technology Fee USD 35
University Facilities Fee USD 480
Document Fee USD 105
International Services Charge USD 70
Health Service Fee (Optional) USD 246


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 3.3 or above.

For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.

Documents required by host institution

  • Academic transcript
  • English language proficiency test report
  • Proof of funding (after official acceptance by host institution)

Application Process

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

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

In order to be eligible for a student (F-1) visa, students who are not United States citizens or permanent residents must maintain full-time status by registering for at least 6 points of credit-bearing courses in any of the six-week sessions. Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Health Insurance

International students who are attending courses for 8 weeks or longer, or students who register for 12 points or more are required to enroll in the Columbia Student Health Insurance. 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.


For high priority on the list of University housing, you must complete an application for admission and a separate application for housing and submit them at the same time. Rooms will be assigned on a rolling basis until all available rooms are filled.

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.