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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/01/2020
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Program Description:
BSBA Hong Kong Semester Abroad
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  The semester program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology allows Olin students to study at the internationally prominent university that only recently opened in 1991. The campus is truly global as it is home to students from six continents that attend the five schools of HKUST. Instruction is in English, and computing and information systems technology is an integral part of the learning experience. Students take a combination of business and general education course work.
Eligibility: Students must meet all eligibility requirements, including a minimum 3.0 GPA and Junior standing by the program start date. This program is open to BSBA students only. Capacity may be limited.
Program Dates:
Term Dates
Fall Late August - Late December
Spring Mid-January - Late May

The University is particularly strong in Economics and Finance, and offers its exchange students the same wide breadth of courses as its local students.  Students must earn a minimum of 12 WUSTL equivalent credits, with at least 50% of course work taken in business. 
Orientation: All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure (INTL 300A, .5 credit) and post-departure (INTL300B, 0.5 credit online while abroad) coursework. A non-credit pre-departure orientation will be required for all students on fall programs. HKUST also provides an orientation for exchange students which includes a welcome induction, visa sessions, buddy program, academic orientation, and a welcome reception.
  Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is Asia’s World City and is a city that never sleeps and has non-stop intensity. It is a blend of contrasts where East meets West and where a fast city pace meets the calm countryside. HKUST is located in the suburbs of Hong Kong and sits on a peninsula overlooking the sea, providing an on-campus beach to students. The area is very well connected to the subway stations and only a 30 minute train ride to the center of Hong Kong. 

HKUST is home to 14,000 students making up its five schools, with 400 business exchange students per year. The University has one of the largest exchange programs in Asia with also a large percentage of international faculty. Quacquarelli Symbols (QS) ranked HKUST the No. 1 Business School in Hong Kong in 2015. 
  Housing: All undergraduate international students are required to live on-campus. Generally, students 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.

Most accommodations at HKUST are doubles furnished with beds, desks, 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.
More information about housing can be found at: 
Student Life: HKUST provides students with many opportunities to participate in student activities, including rowing, soccer, football, and basketball. The University also offers a buddy program to acclimate exchange students to Hong Kong, and the Global Students Program Office (GSPO) hosts many events each semester for exchange students. 
  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program. WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party. Scroll to the top and select the appropriate term under "Budget Sheets" to view estimated program expenses.

Orientation: All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure (INTL 300A, .5 credit) and post-departure (INTL300B, 0.5 credit online while abroad) coursework. A non-credit pre-departure orientation will be required for all students on fall programs. A special session on rules and regulations organized by the International Student Desk on-site is mandatory.
Visas & Immigration: 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. Students will submit all Visa materials to HKUST for handling, and the process will be outlined in the student's admission letter.

Olin Global Programs: The Olin Global Programs website provides additional information on academic policies, health insurance abroad, contact information for peer global ambassadors, and other critical information. 

Health Insurance: 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.

All information is subject to change; costs provided are estimates and subject to fluctuations in exchange rates.

*No meal plan available, calculations based on HK$ 35/ meal on campus.
**Exchange rate information is available at
Program dates and prices are estimates. Program information subject to change. 
Email the appropriate Global Programs Coordinator (listed at the top of the page), visit us during our on-call hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-6315 to schedule an appointment. Program information subject to change.