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Visiting Students

Besides 4 year program, we also offer short term visiting programs at HKUST.

Undergraduates (international or local) from institutions outside Hong Kong may apply to study at HKUST as Undergraduate Visiting Students (UG Visiting Students) or Undergraduate Visiting Internship Students (UG Visiting Interns). In both visiting programs, students register as full-time students of HKUST; however, students who study in the two categories come for different lengths of time and for different purposes, as described below.

UG Visiting Students usually come for one semester. While at HKUST, they may enroll in courses pertaining to their admission offer.

UG Visiting Interns, on the other hand, are students who wish to come to HKUST to fulfill directed research or internship assignments. These assignments are usually part of their normal program of study at their home institutions. As a full-time student of HKUST, each UG Visiting Intern would enroll in a special one-credit project course. They would neither be allowed to register for any other courses nor enroll in any specific programs.

Application Procedure for UG Visiting Students or UG Visiting Internship Student

Step 1 - Evaluate your eligibility for admission

Please refer to below to see if you are eligible for admission.

Please refer to below to see if you are eligible for admission.

Step 2 - Submit an application

You should first download the application form for UG Visiting Students / UG Visiting Interns and complete the form as required, submit the form by postal mail with required supporting documents, which should include your official transcripts, testimonials, proof of English language proficiency, and a copy of your identity card or travel document. A non-refundable application fee of HK$450 must be submitted together with your application form and supporting documents. Payment could be made in the form of credit card authorization OR bank draft. Bank draft should be made payable to “The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology”.

Our mailing address is:
Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions Office
Room 4006, Academic Building,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon,
Hong Kong
(Re: Application for admission – UG Visiting)

You should first download the application form for UG Visiting Students / UG Visiting Interns and complete the form as required, submit the form by postal mail with required supporting documents, which should include your official transcripts, testimonials, proof of English language proficiency, and a copy of your identity card or travel document. A non-refundable application fee of HK$450 must be submitted together with your application form and supporting documents. Payment could be made in the form of credit card authorization OR bank draft. Bank draft should be made payable to “The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology”.

Our mailing address is:
Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions Office
Room 4006, Academic Building,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon,
Hong Kong
(Re: Application for admission – UG Visiting)

Step 3 - Receive an offer and join HKUST

Applicants of UG Visiting students will receive the offer status via email by late June / November, whereas results will be announced within one month after submission of a full application for UG Visiting Interns.

Applicants of UG Visiting students will receive the offer status via email by late June / November, whereas results will be announced within one month after submission of a full application for UG Visiting Interns.

Entry Requirements

An applicant applying to be a UG Visiting Student should
Currently be a registered undergraduate student at a recognized tertiary institution outside Hong Kong

AND

Have an educational background deemed satisfactory by the host department which accepts him/her as a visiting student

AND

Have gained the agreement in advance from the home institution to register at HKUST as a visiting student

AND

Meet HKUST’s English Language Admission Requirement shown below if not studying at an English medium institution
An applicant applying to be a UG Visiting Intern should
Currently be a registered undergraduate student at a recognized tertiary institution outside Hong Kong

AND

Have an educational background and educational standard in the English language deemed satisfactory by the host department which accepts him/her as a UG Visiting Internship

AND

Have gained the agreement in advance from the home institution to register at HKUST as a UG Visiting Intern

AND

Obtain the agreement from the relevant HKUST Department/Division before submitting an application

English Requirements

Proficiency TestMinimum Scores
ACTScore 23 in both English and Reading
All India Senior School Certificate or Indian School Certificate Standard XII English75%
American College Board APEnglish Language and Composition Score: 4
English Literature and Composition Score: 4
Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English80% or equivalent
Canadian Grade 12 English Courses70% or equivalent in the following:
- Academic English ENG611 or ENG621 (Prince Edward Island)
- English 12 (British Columbia, Yukon and Nova Scotia)
- English 121 or 122 (New Brunswick)
- English 3201 (Newfoundland and Labrador)
- English 40S (Manitoba)
- English 4U (Ontario)
- English A30 and English B30 (Saskatchewan)
- English Language Arts 30-1 or English 30 (Alberta, NWT, Nunavut)
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)Grade C
French Baccalaureat (OIB- British, American Options) English subjectScore: 12
GCE AS or A-Level EnglishGrade E
HKALE Use of EnglishGrade E
HKDSE EnglishLevel 3
IBIB English A1 or A2 (Higher or Standard Level) - Grade 4
English A: Language and Literature (Higher or Standard Level) - Grade 4
IB English A: Literature (Higher or Standard Level) - Grade 4
IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) - Grade 4
IB English B (Higher Level) - Grade 4
IB English B (Standard Level) - Grade 5
IELTS
(International English Language Testing System)
Overall Band: 6.0
IGCSE/GCSE/GCE O-Level EnglishEnglish (First Language) - Grade C
English (Second Language) - Grade B
Malaysia SPM English Language 1119: GCE O-LevelGrade C
Malaysia University English Test (MUET)Band 4 (Aggregate score: 180 – 219)
National Qualifications Framework of New Zealand10 credits at Level 2 or above in subjects on English, with 5 credits in Reading, and 5 credits in Writing.

(Literacy credits of subjects on English are available on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) website.)
SAT Reasoning Test Essay Score (Pre-March 2016)Score: 8
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and WritingScore: 590
Singapore Integrated Programme Secondary 4 English Language/Language ArtsGrade C
Taiwan General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT)English Subject Score:
頂標 (Top 13% of the cohort)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Option 1: Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 80
Option 2: Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550

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