Visiting Students

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Overview
Description

Besides the four-year programs, HKUST offers the following opportunities for students to study at HKUST for a short period of time.

Undergraduate Visiting Internship Students (Research Only)

  • Undergraduate students from institutions outside Hong Kong who wish to spend one to six months at HKUST to fulfill their directed research or internship assignment, which is part of their normal program of study at their home institution, may apply for admissions to HKUST as Undergraduate Visiting Internship Student (UGVIS). As a full-time student of HKUST, they 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.

Undergraduate Visiting Students (Coursework Only)

  • Alternatively, undergraduate students from institutions outside Hong Kong wishing to take taught undergraduate courses at HKUST on a short-term basis may seek enrolment as Undergraduate Visiting Student (UGVS).
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Requirements
UG Visiting Student UG Visiting Intern
Visiting Student
  • 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 the “Support from Home University/Institution” form signed by 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.
Visiting Intern
  • 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 an UG Visiting Intern; AND      
  • Have the “Support from Home University/Institution” form signed by home institution to register at HKUST as an UG Visiting Intern; AND      
  • Obtain the agreement from an HKUST faculty member of your interested Department/Division before submitting an application. 
English Language Requirement
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UG Visiting Student: Fall Term enrollment
Enrollment title
Fall Term enrollment
Date
01 Apr
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Online application system opens
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31 May
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Application deadline
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By end of Jun
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Application results
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Early Jul
Description Title
Submission of visa application package
Description
(Applicable to non-local students only)
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Jul-Aug
Description Title
Pre-arrival preparation
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Early Sep
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Term commences
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Mid Dec
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End of Term
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UG Visiting Student: Spring Term enrollment
Enrollment title
Spring Term enrollment
Date
early Oct
Description Title
Online application system opens
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Date
mid Nov
Description Title
Application deadline
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Date
By the end of Nov
Description Title
Application results
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Early Dec
Description Title
Submission of visa application package
Description
(Applicable to non-local students only)
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Dec - Jan
Description Title
Pre-arrival preparation
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Early Feb
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Term commences
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Late May
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End of Term
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UG Visiting Intern
Module Reference
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Apply online
Description

Submit an online application at least 10 -12 weeks in advance.

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Receive application result
Description

Application outcome will be announced within one month after the submission of a full application.

Title
Apply for Student Visa
Description

Submission of visa application package (Applicable to non-local students only)

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