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  • Locations: Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Lehigh applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics Experience / Activity Type: Classes
Credit type: Apply for transfer credit Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: First Year, Junior, Sophomore Housing Option: Dorm/Student Residence
Number of Credits: 6 Host: Exchange Partner Program
LU Study Abroad Advisor: Brian Wasserman AACSB accredited: No
Exchange: Yes Global Engineering Consortium: No
Program Description:
HKUST, in Hong Kong, China, is one of Lehigh University's exchange partners.  Students participating on this program will receive a $1000 scholarship from Lehigh.

About HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) allows students from partner institutions to study at HKUST during their summer term. Students can enroll in 1-3 courses.  In addition, ISP students are invited to a series of exclusive program activities, including: orientation, campus and city tours, welcome and farewell receptions, and various workshops on Hong Kong and Chinese culture.  Students will be given opportunities to mingle with other ISP students and HKUST students.

For more information, visit the HKUST ISP website.

Important Dates for 2018

Nomination Deadline: February 20th*
Application Deadline: March 5th*
*Students must request nomination from Lehigh Study Abroad Office before February 20th to gain access to HKUST application

Program Dates: June 19th - August 13th

Course Offerings

Summer exchange courses are offered by the following HKUST Schools/Office:
  • School of Science
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Humanities and Social Science
  • Interdisciplinary Programs Office
Course offerings very by year.  Tentative course lists for ISP are published in December.  For more information, refer to program information webpage on the HKUST ISP website.


This list of estimated costs is not exhaustive.  All costs listed below are estimates obtained from the host institution website. As costs are subject to change by the host institution, please refer to the host institution website for up to date cost estimates.

Lehigh 2018 Summer Tuition - TBD (Lehigh 2017 Summer Tuition Rate = $735/credit)
*Students accepted to this program will receive a $1000 exchange scholarship

Lehigh ISOS Insurance: $100 
This amount is billed to your Bursar account.

HKUST ISP Fees: $1000 (estimated)
Includes on-campus accommodation, student visa application and handling fee, and HKUST travel insurance fee. 

Other Costs
Meals and Incidentals 
Local Transportation
Pre-departure Immunizations
Personal Travel and Expenses
Optional HKUST Tours - $40 - $130 each

Scholarships and Grants

For information regarding available scholarships and grants, visit the short-term funding web page on the Lehigh study abroad web site and book an appointment with your study abroad advisor.

Students are encouraged to review the Finances section of the Lehigh Study Abroad website for information on additional funding opportunities.

Application Process

Nomination Deadline: February 20th*
Application Deadline: March 5th*

Lehigh students must be nominated by the Study Abroad Office before February 20th in order to gain access to the HKUST ISP application.  Students can request nomination by sending an email to or contacting their study abroad advisor.

Once nominated, students can complete the HKUST application found on their website.  The application deadline for 2018 is March 5th.  For more information, refer to the application procedures webpage on the ISP website.

All Lehigh students attending the HKUST ISP must attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session held in April (dates and locations will be sent via email) and will be enrolled in the Lehigh ISOS insurance plan.