HKUST Study Abroad Sponsorship
[Special arrangement for Summer 2021]

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

  • Summer 2021 (Special arrangement)

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

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 (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 credit-bearing programs under the categories below:

  • Summer Virtual Study Abroad (except for sponsored programs and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences) ** Special arrangement for Summer 2021**
  • Summer Virtual Study Opportunities ** Special arrangement for Summer 2021** >> Program registration required
  • Term-time exchange programs nominated through Schools/IPO #
  • Summer Exchange Programs nominated through Schools #
  • HKUST Summer Study Abroad Exchange programs nominated through Office of Global Learning (OGL) #
  • HKUST Summer Study Abroad Partnership programs nominated through OGL #
  • HKUST Summer Mainland programs nominated through OGL #
  • HKUST Summer Study Abroad Sponsored programs nominated through OGL #
  • Special Programs nominated through Schools/OGL #

# Notes: Announcement will be made when application is open

1.3 Application Process

  • For Summer Virtual Study Abroad, you should apply after you have a confirmed placement/nomination in a program. 
  • For Summer Virtual Study Opportunities, you must complete the program registration procedures before submitting an application for this scheme.
  • Complete and submit an online application on HKUST MyStudyAbroad system
  • Applications must be submitted PRIOR TO the start of the program
  • Successful applicants will be informed of the awarded amount on HKUST MyStudyAbroad system

1.4 Timeline

announced by

Round 1
(Programs in Summer 2021)

31 Mar 2021

30 Apr 2021

Round 2
(Programs in Summer 2021)

30 Apr 2021

31 May 2021

Round 3
(Programs in Summer 2021)

31 May 2021

30 Jun 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.
  • 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.
  • The University will calculate the sponsorship/subsidy award amount in accordance with 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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