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HKUST Study Abroad Sponsorship
(2016/17, 2017/18 Academic Year)

The HKUST Study Abroad Sponsorship is funded by the University to support HKUST undergraduate students in pursuing study abroad programs falling in:

  • 2016/17 Academic Year
    (Between 1 Sep 2016 and 31 Aug 2017)
  • 2017/18 Academic Year
    (Between 1 Sep 2017 and 31 Aug 2018)

(Note: This replaces the "Exchange Sponsorship Scheme" run in previous years by the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office.)

1.1 Amount

  • $6,000 (non-means tested)

1.2 Eligibility

Student Eligibility

  • All HKUST undergraduate students (local and non-local)
  • Students can receive only one award either from this scheme (previously known as the HKUST Exchange Sponsorship) or the HKUST Short-term Study Abroad Allowance throughout their studies at HKUST.

Program Eligibility

Covers participation in the below programs:

  • Term-time exchange programs nominated through Schools/IPO
  • Summer Exchange Programs nominated through Schools/GSPO
  • Summer Study Abroad Partnerships nominated through GSPO
  • Special Programs nominated through Schools/GSPO

1.3 Application

  • Complete and submit an online application on the HKUST MyStudyAbroad system
  • Applications must be submitted prior to the start of the study abroad program
  • Successful applicants will be informed of the awarded amount on the MyStudyAbroad system

1.4 Timeline

2016/17 Academic Year

Application
Round
Application
deadline
Decision
announced by

Round 1
(Programs in Fall 2016)

30 Apr 2016

15 Jun 2016

Round 2
(Programs in Spring 2017)

31 Jul 2016

15 Sep 2016

Round 3
(Programs in Spring 2017)

31 Oct 2016

15 Dec 2016

Round 4
(Programs in Summer 2017)

28 Feb 2017

15 Apr 2017

Round 5
(Programs in Summer 2017)

30 Apr 2017

15 Jun 2017

2017/18 Academic Year

Application
Round
Application
deadline
Decision
announced by

Round 1
(Programs in Fall 2017)

28 Feb 2017

15 Apr 2017

Round 2
(Programs in Fall 2017)

30 Apr 2017

15 Jun 2017

Round 3
(Programs in Spring 2018)

31 Jul 2017

15 Sep 2017

Round 4
(Programs in Spring 2018)

31 Oct 2017

15 Dec 2017

Round 5
(Programs in Summer 2018)

28 Feb 2018

16 Apr 2018

Round 6
(Programs in Summer 2018)

30 Apr 2018

15 Jun 2018

1.5 Award Disbursement

  • Awards will be disbursed after the University verifies your completion of the program. This requires receipt of 1) transcript issued by the host institution; and 2) study abroad report.
  • The award sum is normally credited to students' bank accounts 6-8 weeks after verification of program completion.

1.6 Terms of the Sponsorship

  • Students are only eligible for assistance under this scheme once throughout their undergraduate studies at HKUST, irrespective of the amount of sponsorship received.
  • Students receiving assistance under this scheme may receive funding support from other sources (such as the SSE or SSEBR) to cover expenses in connection with the same study abroad program. However, the amount of funding from all sources combined must not exceed the total program cost.
  • Once students are awarded the Sponsorship, they are obliged to attend any activities connected to the award before or after the period of participation in the program.
  • Students are expected to complete the study abroad program, having taken a normal course load and with all courses passed, and not leaving the program before the official program end date.
  • The University reserves the right to terminate and/or claim repayment of the disbursed award should the student violate HKUST or host institution regulations, or provide false or incomplete information on the application, or if any of the above are violated.

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