School of Science
|Homepage:||Click to visit|
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|Class Status:||2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||3.0|
|Language Requirement:||none||Open to Non-UVa Students:||No|
|Housing:||University dormitory||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
|Program Type:||Direct Enrollment at foreign institution||Tuition Payments Made To:||UVA|
|Advising Appointment Required:||Yes||Education Abroad Advisor:||Ryan Hathaway|
|Application Fee:||Yes||Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||No|
|Subject Area:||Biochemistry, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics|
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology: School of Science
Since its official opening in October 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energizing the community's transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time. An innovator in research and teaching, HKUST is the only science and technology research university in Hong Kong, and the only one to offer an all-PhD faculty. Its groundbreaking work in science, engineering, business, humanities and social science is successfully pushing back the boundaries of the information age. Such advances are assisted by the University's top-class facilities.
The School of Science promotes a vibrant and dynamic environment that emphasizes academic excellence, innovation, and collaboration. Comprised of one division and three departments, the School offers a wide spectrum of programs which aim to enhance our students' university experience while preparing them to meet the demands of ever-changing societal needs. Our core academic disciplines include the life sciences, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, the content of which is periodically updated to reflect the latest technological advancements and scientific developments. Our challenging curriculum emphasizes flexibility and creativity, and it is structured to equip our students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to become inspirational leaders and independent thinkers. Many of our students have continued their journeys beyond HKUST to make major impacts on society.
HKUST is located in the Sai Kung district of Hong Kong's New Territories, on a hillside overlooking Clearwater Bay. Often described as The City of Light, Hong Kong is the meeting place of East and West where the indigenous culture of Southern China comes into contact with some of the best arts and entertainment in the world. Hong Kong is also particularly well served in terms of performance venues and arts festivals.
Divisions of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Life Science
Guidance on courses available to exchange students can be found on the School of Science Study Plan page. All HKUST courses can be found in the Course Catalog. The language of instruction is English.
Not all courses are offered every semester, therefore a list of past course offerings has been prepared to provide insight as to which semester (fall or spring) a course is usually offered.
Students may potentially enroll in classes offered in other Schools but only with the permission of the instructor and subject to the availability of seats.
After the student has been nominated for exchange, he/she needs to select courses from the HKUST website and list those courses on the HKUST application. Course registration is done online in early August for Fall semester and in early to mid January for Spring semester. Students will be assigned with a random number that determines the registration time slots. At an approriate time, students will be informed by email to look up the registration time and random number, the class schedule, the course description, and other necessary information on the "Course Registration" section of the Admissions, Registration, and Records Office.
no language requirement
no academic level restrictions
Fall: September - December
Spring: February - May
Year: students must receive approval from HKUST
Students will be accommodated on-campus as best as possible. Application forms will be enclosed in the admission package and should be submitted directly to the Student Housing Office by the designated deadline. For more information on on- and off-campus accommodations, please visit the Student Housing Office website.
UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
- UVA Tuition and Fees
- Host institution Room and Board
- International Airfare
- CISI Insurance
- Books and Supplies
- Local Transportation
- Passport and Visa
- Personal Expenses
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.