Contemporary Challenges Credits

Summer: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology- Engineering and Computer Science

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Summer 2024
Jun 17, 2024
Aug 10, 2024
Feb 15, 2024
Language(s) of Instruction
Class Standing
Rising Sophomore
Rising Junior


Program Advisor

The Program

For the Engineering and Computer Science student seeking in Hong Kong.

As a student on the HKUST summer program, you will also be able to enroll in 1-3 courses from the Engineering School (including Computer Science) or other departments. The main HKUST campus is located in an idyllic setting on Clearwater Bay, accessible from Hong Kong Island by subway and bus.

Hong Kong

Program Location

Summer Hong Kong for Engineering and Computer Science

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Thirteen 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 South East 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.


*Please note that the HKUST summer CS courses are not equivalent to Rutgers CS major or minor requirements.  CS majors and minors may take these courses for experience and total graduation credits. Students looking to fulfill requirements outside of the CS major or minor should have their department evaluate the courses.

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Summer Exchange Program website. Tentative course listings for Summer 2023 are now available.  Please note that this list may change between now and the application deadline.

Summer students are allowed to take 1-3 courses.  Students are encouraged to have a backup course or two in mind as access to top choices isn't guaranteed. 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. 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

*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. 


mid June

mid August

Housing and Meals

Students will be placed in double or triple 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.
Credits NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
3 to 9 credits $4,960 $5,460
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    Emergency Medical Access Abroad

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
Meals $500
Books and Classroom Materials $60
Local Transportation $70
Personal Expenses $500
HK Exchange Student Fee $101
Total $2,631.00
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.


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.