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Indiana University Bloomington

Undergraduate Program

Study Abroad

IU Administered Semester Exchange Program
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Program Location

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Hong Kong is one of the world's leading international financial centers with successful commercial, communication, and service sectors—this success provides workers with some of the highest per capita incomes in the world. With one of the largest international ports, it forms a strategic gateway to China and rest of Asia.

Home to over seven million people, Hong Kong is a flourishing metropolis where East meets West and old traditions co-exist with new. Continued growth and limited space have made it the world's most vertical city and a showcase for modern architecture and innovative skyscrapers. Within this dynamic modern city visitors can still experience historical and cultural treasures such as the Cantonese Opera, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Chi Lin Nunnery and others. A public transportation network provides affordable and efficient local transportation for over 90 percent of the city’s population.

Program Partner

Recognized as one of the youngest and most respected business schools in Asia, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School enrolls over 3,000 undergraduate students and collaborates with 120 international partners across four continents.  

Program Dates

  • Spring: Late January to late May
  • Fall: Late August to late December

Academic Overview

  • Required orientation
  • Business classes in English with domestic and international students
  • 14 IU credits which is 4-5 classes in business or global studies
  • Program will satisfy the IU World Language and Culture Requirement

To be eligible for the HKUST program, you must:

  • Be a business student on the Bloomington campus only making normal degree progress
  • Be in at least your third full-time semester of college
  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Have (or will have) completed by the start of the program E201, E202 and the Business Integrative Core

Complete eligibility and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the IU Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of the match between the program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during the program period are not eligible.

Housing Accommodations

Students are housed with other international students in 11 student residences near campus and accessible by public transportation. Residence halls offer single or double room accommodations and are equipped with internet, laundry, and shared kitchens.

Estimated Program Costs

  • Fee paid to IU: (academic fees, health insurance)
    • Indiana Resident: $4,459
    • Nonresident: $15,530

A $500 deposit will be due to the IU Office of Overseas Studies within two weeks of acceptance.

  • Housing: $1,000
  • Meals: $1,500
  • Books/Supplies: $200
  • Local Transportation: $300
  • Mandatory HKUST Health Insurance: $250
  • Miscellaneous: $1,000

Note: Airfare, personal expenses, and vacation travel are additional costs.

Financial Aid

Additional Information and Resources

Spring 2015 Application Deadline
Monday, September 8, 2014

The online application will be accessible on this website starting Monday, July 28, 2014

Note: The HKUST Exchange Program is extremely competitive and we strongly encourage you to apply to an alternate Kelley School of Business Overseas Study Program as a backup.

An IU committee reviews applications for selection and final approval. Notification of application status will be sent electronically within two weeks of the application deadline.