About The George Washington University
The George Washington University (GW) was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. They have more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries—studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy. GW comprises three campuses—Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon in Washington, D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va.—as well as several graduate education centers in the metropolitan area and Hampton Roads, Virginia.
About International Summer at GW
International Summer is an opportunity for visiting undergraduate and graduate students to engage in coursework at GW and be part of an international community. Participants can look forward to:
- academic excellence and programs of global importance
- a diverse and intellectual community
- an immersive American university experience
- study opportunities enhanced by GW's proximity to and collaboration with international development organizations, government agencies, embassies, museums and performing art venues
- extra-curricular activities, including visits to historic sites, museums, parks and sporting events
In this program, you can build your own schedule of classes according to your interests. You will have the ability to select your courses from more than 650 undergraduate and graduate options. Course information can be found HERE.
Six weeks from 2 July to 11 August 2018
- 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 and program fees, and the costs for accommodation, meals, travel, visa, insurance, personal expenses and other administrative fees.
Fees listed below are for Summer 2017 only.
2018 rates will be updated in February.
|Tuition (includes 30% discount)||USD 6,384|
|Program Fee||USD 250|
|Accommodation (Optional)||USD 1,965|
|Health Insurance||USD 327|
|Student Association Fee||USD 16.50|
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.
For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.
Documents required by host institution
- Academic transcript
- Passport information
HKUST students must apply through the Global Student Programs Office. Individual direct application to GWU 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 GW during the summer, international students must have an F-1 student visa. Full-time enrollment is defined as registration for a minimum of 6 credits for undergraduates in one 6-week summer session. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
All students sponsored for F-1 visas by the International Summer program must have health insurance. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
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 stay at the Foggy Bottom Campus which is located in a lively academic and business environment in the heart of Washington, D.C., within walking distance from the White House, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, museums, embassies, and monuments.
Housing at GW varies by residence hall, but you can expect shared rooms (2–4 students) and private bathrooms. Residence halls are air conditioned and secured by building locks as well as individual room locks. If you are interested in on-campus housing, please indicate your interest on the online application. 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