Programs : Brochure
- Locations: New York City, United States
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: HKUST applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Summer
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 2017 will be available HERE in mid-December.
Six weeks from 3 July to 11 August 2017
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 listed below are for Summer 2016 only.
2017 rates will be updated in spring. Students should expect
a modest increase in some or all of these rates.
|Application fee||USD 80|
Some special courses will be charged more
|Student Activities Fee||USD 30|
|University Facilities Fee||USD 431|
|International Services Charge||USD 70|
|Compulsory Health Insurance||USD 725|
You are eligible to apply for the program if you:
For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.
Documents required by host institution
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.
The HKUST Study Abroad Financial Assistance aims to help local 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.
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.
Columbia University requires that all international students enroll in the Student Insurance Plan. 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: 26 October 2016