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  • Restrictions: HKUST applicants only
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Program Description:
 

HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science Undergraduate Outbound Exchange Program

School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) has pleasure to offer BSc Global China Studies (BSc GCS) and BSc Quantitative Social Analysis (BSc QSA) Program undergraduate students a wide range of study abroad programs. You may choose to spend a regular term as an exchange student at one of SHSS/HKUST’s partner institutions Please CLICK HERE for details.

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

You are eligible to apply for HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science Undergraduate Outbound Exchange Program if you fulfil the requirements listed below.

  • You must have enrolled into the BSc Global China Studies (BSc GCS) Program
  • You must have completed at least three regular terms of study in the program prior to exchange
  • With CGA 2.7 or above by the time of applying
  • A proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Nomination decision rests with the School
  • Final decision rests with the host university
Timeline for Application

SHSS application timeline

Important Notes

A placement in a study abroad program is a valuable opportunity offered by HKUST for HKUST students. It is a valuable resource which must be used effectively without wastage. You are expected to think carefully about your participation in such programs before you submit your application. There should be thorough consideration to the financial and time commitment involved.

All program choices you select in your application, irrespective of their rank order, are assumed to be programs that you are prepared to take up. If there are programs that you would not participate in, even if an offer is issued, then please do not select that in your application. It is fine to not fill up all program choices.

As such, SHSS will issue offers to any program that you select in your application. If you decline an offer or withdraw from the program any time after you have committed to the offer, you will you will be put in low priority when apply for any SHSS exchange program in the future.
 
Application
  • Submit your application via MyStudyAbroad before the application deadline.
  • Unless otherwise announced, no late applications will be accepted.
  • Application decisions will be released on MyStudyAbroad (with email notification sent to your HKUST email account).
  • In order to meet the nomination deadlines as set by certain host institutions, SHSS may process certain applications in sequence according to the Category listed in Fact Sheet .

    Approximate offer release period as follow:

     
      Spring 2018 offer release period
    SHSS Partners  11 - 18 Aug 2017
    HKUST Partners End of Aug 2017
 
  • You should familiar yourself with the host institution’s application deadline, procedures and requirements. There could be cases that you may need to submit your application to the host institution very shortly after you receive SHSS’s offer.

Required Documents

  • You MUST submit the following documents by the application deadline on MyStudyAbroad. It is not necessary to submit hard copies.
  • HKUST unofficial transcript downloaded from the Student Information System for application stage
  • HKUST official transcript applied from ARO after offer released. It takes around 5 working dates for ARO to process your application. You are therefore advised to apply for it once you accepted our offer and upload it to MyStudyAbroad as soon as you can.
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • English proficiency score report (e.g. TOEFL / IELTS). It is your responsibility to check the English language requirement via the host institution's website. Students applying for programs with specific TOEFL/IELTS requirements, but whom do not provide proof of meeting these requirements by the SHSS application deadline, will not be considered.

Note: Since the application deadlines set by the host institutions may be soon after SHSS's offer release, SHSS advises students to check for the supporting document requirements as requested by the host institutions and start preparing for them well in advance. In particular, students applying for programs which require academic reference letters should prepare for these as soon as possible and may have to approach the supervisor who know you well by yourself to acquire for it.

Application Process

Participation in these programs requires HKUST nomination. HKUST students must apply through the SHSS. Individual direct application to the host institution will not be accepted.

To apply, click the "Apply Now via SHSS" button on this page. The whole application process has two steps.

Step 1: Complete HKUST application form and submit supplementary documents
 
Step 2: The Host Institution Application (You should familiar yourself with the host institution's application deadline. There could be cases that you may need to submit your application to the host institution as soon as you receive SHSS's offer.)

If you are nominated, you will be notified to submit a formal host institution application. Detailed information and application instructions will be provided in due course.

Selection Criteria

Selection is made taking into account the following factors:

  • Academic standing (CGA); and
  • Information provided in your Personal Statement and Resume


Application Results

The results will be announced via MyStudyAbroad. The offer is a confirmation of SHSS’s nomination. The final admission decision rests with the host institution. The host institution also does not guarantee that you will be able to enroll into any specific courses, as course registration is, in most cases, a separate process. If you decide to take this offer and confirm your participation in this program, you must be prepared to be flexible with the follow-up arrangements, including, but not limited to, course selection.
 
If you do not commit to the offer by the deadline stated on your offer letter, we assume that you decline the offer. Declining an offer will result in being put in low priority when apply for any SHSS exchange program in the future.
 
Accepting the offer

To commit to the offer, you must follow the instructions in the MyStudyAbroad system to commit to the offer. This may require the signing of some forms online in the system.
 
Declining the offer

If you do not commit to the offer by the deadline stated on your offer letter, we assume that you decline the offer. Declining an offer will result in being put in low priority when apply for any SHSS exchange program in the future.

 

Financial Assistance
The HKUST Study Abroad Sponsorship aims to help local and non-local HKUST students with financing their study abroad programs. More details can be found at GSPO’s website.
 
Credit Transfer

For credit transfer, please be aware of  ARO's approved mappings for transfer credits granted on exchange and the credit system used by your host institution and the credit conversion adopted by HKUST. More details can be found here.
 
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.
 
Accommodation

On-campus accommodation is usually available. Separate application may be required. For details, please refer to the individual program page.
 
FAQ

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Last update: 19 Sep 2017




This program is currently not accepting applications.