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|Restrictions:||WUSTL applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||WU Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2014||05/01/2013 **||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
|Approved Department(s):||Business||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Housing Options:||Residence halls/dormitories||Open to Non-WU Students?:||No|
|Program Type:||Exchange program with university partner||Program Adviser:||Tammy Orahood|
HKUST Study AbroadHong 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: http://www.bm.ust.hk/ug/exchange/
ENROLLMENT OPTIONSFall or Spring
|Fall Term||Spring Term|
|Orientation Program||End of August||Beginning of February|
|First Day of ClassesB||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 required 1.5 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 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. Additionally, an orientation program hosted by the HKUST's Business School will normally be organized the working day before the semester starts to brief students about HKUST. Students should adjust their arrival schedule to participate in this orientation program.
LANGUAGEEnglish is one of the languages spoken in Hong Kong. You may select courses
which are taught only in English.
COURSES AND CREDITS
For WUSTL course equivalents, click Here
PREREQUISITES3.0 cumulative GPA
3.0 professional GPA
Students must have completed 4 semesters of college level credit.
Open only to BSBA degree students
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.
HEALTH INSURANCEIn addition to your WU health insurance, you will be required to obtain health insurance through HKUST which Washington University will pay. Details on the process will be given to you later in the semester prior to going abroad.
HOUSING AND MEALSAll 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.
ESTIMATED EXPENSESStudents 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.
|Books and Supplies||HK$500|
|Student Visa Application Fee||$500|
|Estimated Personal Expenses||US $6,000-7,000|
|Airfare to and from the States||US $2,00|
*No meal plan available, calculations based on HK$ 35/ meal on campus.
**Exchange rate information is available at http://www.oanda.com