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BSBA - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Hong Kong, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline WU Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 05/01/2014
Rolling Admission 01/12/2015 05/15/2015
Fall 2015 02/01/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2016 05/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling WU admission application process. Applicants will be notified that their application to study abroad has been approved by Washington University. If the program is administered by a partner institution, the application and endorsement are then forwarded to the program sponsor for review and approval. In most cases, students will need both WU approval and an acceptance offer from the program sponsor in order to participate in the program.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Tammy Orahood
Program Description:

HKUST Study Abroad


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) opened in October 1991. There are about 5,000 undergraduates currently attending HKUST. Class instruction is in English. Computing and information systems technology is an integral part of the learning experience. Students may take a combination of business and general education course work. However 50% of your course work must be taken in business. Students earn between 14-16 units of credit. Course selection is made with the approval of your academic advisor. For more information go to:


If you would like to learn more about this particular program or about any of the other study abroad opportunities, you can reach out to one of our Ambassadors, who have participated in one of the Olin programs in the past. To see the full list of Ambassadors, please click here.


Late August to Late December

Early February to Late May

  Fall Term Spring Term
Orientation Program End of August Beginning of February
First Day of Classes Beginning of September Beginning of February
Last Day of Program End of December End of May


All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure and post-departure coursework. INTL 300A Planning for International Learning is a 1 credit mini-B course designed to prepare students for their experience overseas the semester before they actually travel. INTL 300B Applying International Experiences is a 0.5 required mini-A post-departure class that will discuss what students learned while abroad and help students articulate those lessons for employers, graduate schools, etc. Both of these classes will meet approximately 3 times during the semester before and after the study abroad experience.


3.0 cumulative GPA
3.0 professional GPA
Open to BSBA students and second majors in the Business School.

Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.  You must not only meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but also show the type of intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, academic rationale and social flexibility necessary for a successful study abroad experience.


For WUSTL course equivalents, click here


English is one of the languages spoken in Hong Kong. You may select courses which are taught only in English.


All undergraduate international students normally live on-campus and share their housing assignment with Chinese roommates who have volunteered to share rooms with international students. This arrangement will greatly help you settle into your university setting. Housing needs are automatically considered upon receipt of exchange applications. Housing application forms are normally enclosed in the acceptance packets for you to complete. You should observe the deadline for returning the housing forms to the Housing Office.

Accommodations at HKUST are described as: Most rooms are doubles furnished rooms with bed, desk, chairs, bookshelves and closet space. Many of the rooms have spectacular views overlooking Clearwater Bay. Linens, pillows and towels are not provided. All rooms are wired for LAN internet access via the university network.

Common facilities include: Shared bathrooms with showers on each floor, TV rooms, pantries with microwave ovens, telephones, and coin operated washing machine and dryers.


If you don't have your passport, you should start this process once you submit your application.


It is required by the Hong Kong Immigration Department that overseas students must obtain a proper Student Visa to study in Hong Kong. Students without the right of abode in Hong Kong or without a valid student visa will not be permitted to study there. The process of securing will be outlined in the student's admission letter.


Overseas Programs will enroll all WU-approved study abroad students in a basic accident and sickness plan through HTH Worldwide, a leading provider of international health insurance. This plan should be seen as supplemental to the student’s existing domestic health coverage, not as a replacement.  We do not recommend a reduction or suspension of existing domestic coverage in light of enrollment in HTH insurance. For more information, click here.


Thanks to the generosity of Avram A. & Jill Glazer, the Olin BSBA program is pleased to announce the Avram A & Jill Glazer Global Learning Program, awarding up to $5,000 for participation in an approved BSBA study abroad program.  This competitive grant program is for WU undergraduate students demonstrating financial need or extenuating financial circumstances and participating in BSBA-administered programs. Applications can be found here:


Students are assessed the current WU tuition rate and the current WU Health Fee. These fees are paid directly to Washington University. If you are a financial aid recipient, then your financial aid will apply towards these charges.
Expense Amount
Housing US $6,000-8,000
Food* HK$14,000
Books and Supplies HK$500
Student Visa Application Fee $500
Estimated Personal Expenses US $6,000-7,000
HTH Insurance $220
Airfare to and from the States US $2,00
(Note: Some Prices are listed in Hong Kong Dollars)

*No meal plan available, calculations based on HK$ 35/ meal on campus.
**Exchange rate information is available at

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