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

Why exchange to Mainland China?

  • Experience the study culture of Mainland China
  • Deepen knowledge of China’s society, culture and economy
  • Strengthen Chinese writing and Mandarin spoken skills
  • Learn to be independent
  • Build connection with Mainland professors and student
  • Better equipped for future challenges

Partner Institutions
  • Beihang University
  • Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Fudan University
  • Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Nanjing University
  • Peking University
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • Tianjin University
  • Tsinghua University
  • Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • Zhejiang University

Exchange Period

Exchange is for one term only either in Fall or Spring Term.

  Fall Term Spring Term
Exchange period* Early Sep - Early/Mid Jan Mid/Late Feb - Late Jun/Early Jul

* Notes:

  • Host Institutions usually organize orientation activities for exchange students, with some mandatory, which take place 1 week before the start of the term. You should refer to the acceptance package and pay attention to the expected arrival or pick-up dates specified by your host institution.
  • As stipulated by the host institutions, course selection procedures vary. You should be very flexible in your choices of courses. 
  • You should only depart after finishing all the final examinations (including resits) since host institutions will not make special arrangement for taking any examinations other than scheduled.
  • Please refer to the individual program page for more information.


Generally speaking, you may join the HKUST Mainland Outbound Undergraduate Exchange Program starting your second year of the bachelor degree program if you have fulfilled the requirements below.

  • CGA of 2.50 or above at the time of application, or as stipulated by the host institutions# (Students with CGA below 2.50 may also apply. Offers may be given with special consideration); and
  • Have a good command of Putonghua and written Chinese*; and 
  • School-specific requirements for students of School of Engineering and School of Business and Management.
  • As stipulated by the host institutions, some institutions will only accept Hong Kong local students. Students from other areas and/or who do not have sufficient Chinese language proficiency should refer to HKUST Study Abroad Website for details.

#Please refer to individual institution brochure page for details
* Students who are not proficient in Chinese should read the Special notes for non-local students.

Important Notes

  • Students may only participate in the HKUST Mainland Outbound Undergraduate Exchange Program once during their undergraduate studies.
  • A placement in the exchange program is a valuable opportunity offered 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, Office of Global Learning 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 lose your eligibility to apply again in the future.

Application Process

Application deadline: 26 September 2019 
Application result: By October

To apply, click the “Apply for Mainland Exchange” button on this page. The whole application process has two steps.

Step 1: Complete HKUST application form and submit supplementary documents

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.

Study Plan & Credit Transfer

Please visit the HKUST Study Abroad website.

Academic Advice

Please contact your school's exchange coordinator for academic-related matters.

Coordinator Email
SSCI Miss Miranda Fung
SENG Miss Wing Ng
SBM Mr Forrest Kam
SHSS UG exchange coordinator
IPO Mr Matthew Chik

Visa Information

Hong Kong local students would need the Home Visit Permit (回鄉證) to enter Mainland China. Students of other citizenships are required to apply for a China visa.

Travel Insurance

All undergraduate students who take part in the University's exchange program will be covered by the University's Travel Insurance Plan. Please CLICK HERE for details.


On-campus accommodation will be provided. More information will be provided by the host institution upon acceptance.

Disclaimer: The host institutions may release updated information from time to time. Information on this page will be updated on a rolling basis. While Office of Global Learning tries the best effort to post the most updated information on this page, you are advised to visit this page for the latest updates.

Last update: 12 Sep 2019

This program is currently not accepting applications.