Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - HKUST



Peter Hartges

Tsinghua Program


+49 241 80 90683




The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HKUST for short, was founded in 1991 and is thus one of the younger universities in Hong Kong. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011 to 2012 placed HKUST at number 62 in the world. The Asian University Rankings 2011 selected HKUST at the best university in Asia. The university is an international research university and consisters of four faculties: natural sciences, mechanical engineering, business and economics, and humanities and social sciences. English is the language of instruction.

General Information




Hong Kong



Number of Students

about 20,000


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

International Office at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Type of Agreement

University cooperation

Who can apply?

Bachelor students in the 3rd semester or higher (study abroad from the 5th semester)

Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay

One to two semesters

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements

three per semester

Study Details

Semester Dates

Winter semester: beginning of September to the end of December
Summer semester: beginning of February to the end of May

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes

International Summer Exchange Program ISP from June 22 to August 15, 2020

Course Offerings

Courses listed in English

As a rule, exchange students from RWTH, regardless of whether they are Bachelor's or Master's students, may only take Bachelor's courses at HKUST.

Language Courses

Language Courses

Prerequisites for the Application At least good academic performance
Language Requirements

At least good English skills
TOEFL is not required
Abitur certificate or certificate from the Language Center is required

Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office

You can find further information on the application portal website.

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Average Cost of Living 400 to 600 euros
Funding Possibilities

Scholarship Program of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information
Accommodations Support from the partner university: Yes
Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.
Experience Reports See the experience reports at MoveOn Exchanges
Additional Information

HKUST Fact Sheet 2021/22

Foreign Office


Application Form