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Contemporary Challenges Credits

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Business Program (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
Aug 29, 2020
Dec 20, 2020
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Feb 01, 2021
Jun 06, 2021
Sep 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
3.2
Credits

12-17

Program Advisor

The Program

The main HKUST campus is located in an idyllic setting on Clearwater Bay, accessible from Hong Kong Island by subway and bus.

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology’s (HKUST) School of Business offers courses in accounting, economics, finance, global business, information systems, operations management, management of organizations, and marketing. As an international student at HKUST, you will also be able to enroll in courses outside the School of Business, subject to space and instructor permission. What’s more, you can take advantage of Chinese language classes before trying out your new skills on the streets and in the restaurants.

Aerial view of HKUST campus

Program Location

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Summer Hong Kong for Engineering and Computer Science

Hong Kong

Years after its reunification with mainland China, Hong Kong has adjusted well to its new status as a Special Administrative Region (SAR). The former British colony on the South China Sea is today one of the world’s most densely populated areas, home to some seven million people. According to the principle of ‘One country, two systems,’ Hong Kong maintains a different political system from the mainland, with an independent judiciary and an emerging multi-party system. The city also remains one of the world’s financial centers, as evidenced by its high-rise skyline.  Public transport in Hong Kong, whether by ferry, subway, bus or tram, is first-class while connections to China and SouthEast Asia are equally good. As if all of that weren’t enough, many people consider Hong Kong to be the best place in the world for Chinese food.

Academics

 

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business website. 

HKUST School of Business offers courses in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Global Business, Information Systems, Operations Management, Management of Organizations, and Marketing. When choosing courses students should have backup choices as some courses do fill up each semester.  Syllabi can be found by visiting the individual department pages from the Business School website. 

Visiting students are free to enroll in courses across disciplines. For courses offered in other Schools, it will be subject to the course quota and approval of the course instructor.  The full course catalogue and can found here.  Visiting students are also able to take Chinese language courses.  Relevant information will be available close to the start of each semester or once the student arrives.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to both HKUST and Rutgers University.  That means you will need to take at least 12 credits each semester. The credit translation system between HKUST and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at HKUST will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  Students can expect to take approximately 15 credits per semester. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

 

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the HKUST web page.

*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

Fall Semester

Early September

Late December

Spring Semester

Late January

Late May

Housing and Meals

Students are normally placed in double occupancy on-campus rooms with shared bathrooms.   There are no meal plans at HKUST. Students will have access to on-campus cafeterias, as well as local restaurants and shops.

For more information on housing options, please visit the HKUST web page.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,400
Housing $1,500
Meals $2,000
Books and Classroom Materials $200
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $2,000
HK Exchange Student Fee $190
Total $7,490.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,400
Housing $1,500
Meals $2,000
Books and Classroom Materials $200
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $2,000
HK Exchange Student Fee $190
Total $7,490.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Student Spotlight

Fall 2017

"Studying abroad was one of the best choices that I have ever made. It was a choice that fostered extensive personal growth, and has completely changed me as a person. The initial adjustment was challenging, given that Hong Kong is different from Rutgers in a multitude of ways. Some of the biggest challenges that I faced were learning the different social norms of Chinese culture, adapting to a new cuisine, and learning how to excel in such a competitive academic environment."