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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 School of Humanities and Social Science Undergraduate Outbound Exchange Program

School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) is pleasured to offer students from BSc in Global China Studies (GCS) and BSc in Quantitative Social Analysis (QSA) Program a wide range of study abroad programs. Students may choose to spend a regular term as an exchange student at one of the partner institutions in school- or university-level. Students are expected to read through all the information in StudyAbroad website before the application.

CLICK HERE for exchange program list.

Eligibility (for students applying via School of Humanities and Social Science)

SHSS students are eligible to apply for the outbound exchange program by meeting ALL the requirements below.

  • Must complete at least three regular terms of study in the program prior to exchange
  • With CGA 2.7 or above by the time of applying; CGA 2.5 or above for programs in mainland China
  • A proof of English Language Proficiency (as required)
NOTE: Nomination decision rests with SHSS while final decision rests with the host university.

Timeline for Application
SHSS Fall19 application timeli
SHSS Fall19 exchange flow

Important Notes

The study abroad program aims to offer HKUST students an opportunity to gain valuable experience in different places. Students should treasure the resources that HKUST and SHSS provide. Students should also take the financial capability and time commitment into consideration upon the application submission.

It is unnecessary to fill up all choices for the application and therefore students are strongly encouraged to submit the choices that they are interested in only. The School will issue offers based on your selected choices in the application.

Once the offer is confirmed, students should be responsible for their decisions. Please note that students would be blacklisted in future exchange applications (for both school- and university-level) and SHSS internship applications for those who decline the offer or withdraw the program whenever the offer is confirmed.


Required Documents

Students are required to upload and submit the following documents by the application deadline on MyStudyAbroad.
  • HKUST unofficial transcript (for application stage)
  • HKUST official transcript (after offer confirmation)
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Study plan
  • English proficiency certificate (e.g. TOEFL / IELTS)
NOTE: Students who fail to provide the proof/meet the criteria for the exchange programs indicating specific requirements will NOT be considered.

Application Process

All applications must apply via MyStudyAbroad system under stipulated deadline and obtain HKUST nomination. Any late application will NOT be entertained.

1. Click “Apply Now via SHSS”
2. Complete HKUST application form by following the instructions in ‘Student Guides for HKSUT Students’.
3. Upload and submit required documents
4. Application decisions will be released on MyStudyAbroad (with email notification sent to ITSC email account).

Offer release period:
Fall 2020 offer release period
SHSS Partners  Feb 2020
HKUST Partners  Feb 2020
5. Complete host institution application

Nominated students will be notified to submit a formal host institution application.

NOTE: Students are required to check your mailbox frequently on the update of exchange process. The application deadlines of the host institutions might be different from the one of SHSS and HKUST. Students should be aware of the application deadline, procedures and requirements of the host institutions. Additional documents (e.g., academic reference letters) might be required for application.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic performance
  • Study plan
  • Information provided in your Personal Statement and Resume
  • Co-curricular Experience
  • Interview Performance

Application Results

All application results will be announced via MyStudyAbroad system. Students need to confirm their offers manually through the system. Offer confirmation refers to the acceptance of SHSS nomination to a certain host institution and final decisions will rest with the host institution.

Financial Assistance
The HKUST Study Abroad Sponsorship aims to support both local and non-local HKUST students by financing their study abroad programs. Please refer to the OGL website for more information.
Credit Transfer

For more information, please refer to the credit transfer website at ARO.
Visa Information

You will be responsible to ensure that you have the appropriate visa and documents for studying in the destination country. Please refer to the individual program page for more information.
Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for some institutions. Please refer to the individual program page for details.

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.

On-campus accommodation is available in general but a separate application might be required. Please go through the details on the individual program page.

Please click here for details.

Last update: 5 Dec 2019

This program is currently not accepting applications.