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  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: HKUST applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

HKUST Outbound Virtual Study Abroad - The University of New South Wales

HKUST is pleased to offer opportunities for our undergraduate students to enroll in a wide range of virtual courses offered by participating partner institutions in Fall 2021.

About The University of New South Wales

UNSW Australia is one of the country's leading research and teaching universities. Established in 1949, it is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world, renowned for the quality of its graduates and its world class research.

UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia's leading research-intensive universities, and of the prestigious international network Universitas 21. With more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries, it is one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities.

The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other major campuses are the Art & Design campus in the Sydney suburb of Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australia Defence Force Academy.

In addition to UNSW Canberra at ADFA, UNSW has eight Faculties -  Art & Design; Arts & Social Sciences; Built Environment; Business School; Engineering; Law; Medicine; and Science  – which offer an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.

Course Information

Click here to view the instructions on how to search for fully online courses offered by UNSW in term 3. You should only choose courses that are delivered in "fully online" mode. Courses offered in "blended in-person/online" mode are NOT open to virtual study abroad students. Please pay attention to course restrictions for virtual study abroad students. Classes will be held from 9 September 2021 to 11 December 2021. Students can take 1-2 virtual courses from the program. 

Please consider timezone differences before applying. Some classes are real-time online and interactive sessions. Students are required to attend class punctually according to the class schedule. Instructors will mark attendance and punctuality. You are also expected to engage actively in online classes. Please commit to giving your full attention during the scheduled class, and be a good representative of HKUST.

The final course schedule will be released by the host institution on 2 July 2021. It is possible for the course offerings to be changed or have time conflicts with the virtual courses you are applying and/or your courses at HKUST. Please make sure that you are flexible enough to change your study plan if needed.


Ten (10) quota for HKUST undergraduate students who met the eligibility requirements.


When you enroll in these courses nominated by HKUST, you are not required to pay tuition fee to the partner institution. You continue to be a registered HKUST student. If a course has additional fees required for items such as textbooks, these will be detailed in the course outline from the partner.

Course Load and Credit Transfer

  • HKUST students can enroll 1-2 courses from the program.
  • HKUST students are required to discuss and obtain endorsement from your major department for enrolling in these courses.
  • Students are responsible to check with the host institution on the course/program completion requirement to be awarded the credits.
  • Please visit HKUST Study Abroad website for details of credit transfer procedures.

Application Deadline

24 March 2021 (Hong Kong Time)

HKUST Selection

Should the demand for places exceed the available quota, students will be selected on a first-come-first-served basis according to the time of application submission on the MyStudyAbroad system.


These courses are open to HKUST full-time undergraduate students who have:

  • completed at least one year of studies at HKUST by the start of the program; and
  • not in their final term of studies at HKUST when the course is in session; and
  • satisfactory academic performance with CGA 3.0 or above; and
  • obtained endorsement from the major department for enrolling in the desired course(s).
  • This is not open to inbound exchange students or HKUST students on outbound exchange program or study leave in the term when the course is in session. 

Application Procedures

Step 1: Complete the endorsement form, discuss with your major department and obtain their signed endorsement.
**Due to the global development of COVID-19, email endorsement will be accepted. Please upload the completed form and email endorsement from UG coordinator or Program Director to the system.

Step 2: Click the “Apply Now” button on this page to complete HKUST application form and upload the signed endorsement form to the system.
Step 3: The Host Institution Application - If you are nominated, you will be provided with details to submit a formal application to the host institution.

Last update: 8 March 2021

This program is currently not accepting applications.