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HKUST Study Abroad Sponsorship
[2021/22 Spring Term]

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

  • 2021/22 Spring Term
    (Application itinerary start date of study abroad program falls between 1 Dec 2021 and 31 Aug 2022)

1.1 Amount

  • Up to HK$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 or the HKUST Short-term Study Abroad Allowance throughout their studies at HKUST, irrespective of the amount of sponsorship or allowance received.

Program Eligibility

Covers participation in credit-bearing programs under the categories below:

  • Term-time exchange programs nominated through Schools/IPO

* Note: All online/virtual programs are not eligible.

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

Application Round Application Deadline Decision announced by

Programs in 2021/22 Spring Term

31 Oct 2021

Early December 2021

1.5 Award Disbursement

  • Awards will be disbursed after the University verifies your completion of the study abroad program (with completion of all assessments including any optional examinations/tests) and PASS in all courses taken during the study abroad program. This requires receipt of 1) transcript issued by the host institution; and 2) study abroad report by the submission deadline.
  • The award sum is normally credited to students' bank accounts 6-8 weeks after verification of program completion and study abroad report submission (whichever latter shall prevail).

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, SSEBR, Non-means-tested SSEBR and Non-means-tested MES) 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. For programs that are administered on the HKUST MyStudyAbroad system, program costs are available by searching for the specific program on the system, and clicking on "Budget Sheets". 
  • 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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