*Please note that this program is available only to students enrolled in the Carroll School of Management (CSOM).
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
opened in October 1991 and is considered one of the top Asian institutions for science, technology, and business. The university occupies an impressive 60 hectar site on the Northern end of Clear Water Bay Peninsula in Kowloon. There are approximately 9,000 students within the four schools of the university: science, engineering, business and management, and humanities and social sciences. The HKUST School of Business and Management's mission is to train future managers and business leaders to participate actively in Hong Kong's transition from a labor-intensive to a technology-based and service-oriented economy. The school boasts a faculty of about 130 scholars drawn from the world's leading business schools.
BC students can enroll in courses in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, global business, information & systems management, management of organizations, and marketing. Students who wish to take classes outside the Business School can enroll in all regular university courses, provided course requirements are met and space is available. Many courses are taught in English and are in the format of lectures, case studies, class presentations, and papers/projects. For more information, please review the HKUST fact sheet (2019-20
Ms. Wendy Cheung
Ms Olive Tsang
Academics & Support
Students participate in various orientation activities upon arrival in Hong Kong. The International Students Services helps students to settle in and to learn about the campus and different aspects of life in Hong Kong. Academic advising is also available from a coordinator at the School of Business & Management.
Check here for the Academic Calendar
For course selection information, please refer here
- Fall Term: Starts in late August and ends in late December.
- Spring Term: Starts in late January and ends in late May.
Boston College students live on campus in modern HKUST dormitories. Each hall is managed by a Hall Warden and by a number of Hall Tutors who are postgraduate students. Housing fees will be paid by each student in full to HKUST upon arrival. More information on housing can be obtained at here
A meal plan is not provided with your accommodations, but you may use the University dining facilities on a pay-as-you-go basis. There are many dining options on campus.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of HKUST's world-class sports facilities and wide array of activities. Special activities for visiting international students include a welcome barbeque, cultural night, and visits to television broadcasts, the stock exchange, and government institutions. The International Students Services organizes extracurricular activities with the help of student organizations. Boston College students are often invited to the Study Abroad Fair at HKUST as BC ambassadors to speak with perspective exchange students.
Students arriving at the Hong Kong Airport have the option of requesting an airport pickup service. Details will be included in the acceptance package from HKUST regarding transport means from the international airport to the campus. Students can also consult the HKUST for additional arrival information.
Students must also fill out the insurance undertaking form
and submit it with their visa applications. The form can be found here and students should check the box that states “I have insurance and will also purchase the insurance thru HKUST…”
Please note that places on this program are limited and there is no waiting list. Due to the high volume of applications, candidates who are selected typically have a GPA higher than the minimum GPA listed on the program page. Students are encouraged to research a second program as a back-up option. Students interested in applying for this program are strongly encouraged to meet with the appropriate advisor to go over any questions.