About Yale University
Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations.
Yale’s reach is both local and international. It partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to strengthen the city’s community and economy. And it engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve more deeply into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders.
About Yale Summer Session
Yale Summer Session offers students the intellectual challenge they expect from Yale in classrooms that spill out onto the streets of the world. First-hand experience of foreign cultures is a basic component of a Yale education: it not only complements the student's academic study of international topics, but is also fundamental to the student's own personal development as a global citizen.
International students are required to choose at least two courses worth a total of 2 credits during the 5-week Yale Summer Session (Session A or Session B). Course listings for Summer 2018 will be available HERE in December.
|Session A||27 May - 29 June 2018|
|Session B||1 July - 4 August 2018|
- You are expected to arrive on the program start date for dormitory check-in and registration. 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 fees and the costs for travel, visa, insurance, personal expenses and other administrative fees.
Residential Program Fee
includes room, meals and student activities
|Visa Processing Fee||USD 100|
|Medical Insurance||USD 70|
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 (Students with CGA below 2.0 may also apply. Offers may be given with special consideration.)
For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.
Documents required by host institution
- Scan of the identity page of the student’s valid passport
- Academic transcript
- English language proficiency test report
- Proof of sufficient fund
HKUST students must apply through the Global Student Programs Office. Individual direct application to Yale 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.
You will need to enter the United States on an F-1 student visa. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
International students who receive an immigration document (I-20) from Summer Session and are living on campus are automatically enrolled and charged a fee for health insurance coverage in the United States. This is provided by UnitedHealthcare Global (UHC Global). For details, please CLICK HERE.
HKUST students who take part in the University's exchange programs will also be covered by the University's Travel Insurance Plan. Please CLICK HERE for details.
Yale Summer Session students residing on campus will be housed in Berkeley, Calhoun, and Saybrook Colleges, three of Yale’s twelve undergraduate residential colleges. Each has its own courtyard, dining hall, common room, library, laundry facility, and computer cluster. Room assignments are made upon check-in at the residential colleges. Most students are housed in double rooms in a suite.
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: 11 December 2017