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Location: Hong Kong, China
Institution: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Terms:Fall or Winter-Spring Quarters, Full Year, Summer Research
Language of Instruction:English

Application Deadlines

Fall Quarter, Full Year: February 10, 2015
Summer Research: March 1, 2015
Winter-Spring Quarters: June 1, 2015

Academic Interests

Science and engineering, social sciences, humanities

Program Description

With advanced research facilities in fields such as microsystems, energy systems, multimedia technology, biotechnology, nanoscience and optoelectronics, HKUST is at the cutting-edge in important fields. Students are able to combine research with courses in a wide-range of fields. HKUST is a uniquely international university, but maintains strong ties to Chinese culture and institutions and offers an excellent program in Chinese Studies.


Students at HKUST may take classes in fields such as biomedical sciences, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, engineering, business, economics, and finance. Students enroll directly in the university and take classes with local students.


HKUST exchange students pay Northwestern tuition ($15,612 for Fall 2014, $23,418 for Winter/Spring 2015, $39,030 for the full academic year 2014-2015). Per quarter, students should also budget approximately $4,500 for housing and meals, about $2,000 for international airfare, and approximately $3,000 for personal expenses, such as travel and entertainment.

Students applying to this program are eligible for IPD Study Abroad Fellowships and may be eligible for external funding opportunities. Students participating in this program are subject to Withdrawal Policies for Northwestern-Sponsored Programs.

For more information about billing, finances, and financial aid for study abroad, please refer to the Money Matters resource page of the Study Abroad Office website or contact Krista Buda Bethel in the Financial Aid Office.



Greg Buchanan
Program Coordinator

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