Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China

The London Times lists Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) among the top 50 universities in the world. The University is housed in a hillside and waterfront complex overlooking Port Shelter on the Clear Water Bay peninsula, less than 30 minutes' driving time from central Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a vibrant city imbued with international outlook, cosmopolitan lifestyle, and Chinese culture. This is one of our more competitive exchange offerings; if you are interested in HKUST it is best to see your advisor and apply well before the posted deadline.


Work Opportunities


All classes at HKUST are taught in English. The system is very similar to ours in terms of credits and class management. Many business courses are offered each semester.

Exchange students in Hong Kong are eligible to work part-time. Jobs need to be arranged through HKUST.

HKUST offers on-campus residence halls with air conditioning, internet access, and all the comforts of the halls found here. Off-campus housing options are available but may be expensive.

For more information, visit HKUST’s exchange program website.

What Smith students have to say about HKUST:

"I figured studying in Hong Kong would be no problem. I was brought up in Chinese culture; I knew how to understand and speak Mandarin; I went to Taiwan many times as a child. But I was wrong. I learned so much more about my culture than I would have ever imagined. I was able to travel to five other countries during my three months abroad, and through my travels, I gained a greater worldview and made so many new friends. Studying abroad was one of the most rewarding experiences of my college career and I highly recommend it if given the opportunity - you won't regret it!"

- Vania Chen, Fall 2014