HKUST Summer Virtual Study Abroad

Office of Global Learning offers summer virtual courses to our students. Join one of the programs which take place between June and August and spans from 3 weeks to 5 weeks.

Highlights of the program

  • Real-time classes
  • Interaction with course instructors and students from different parts of the world
  • Comprehensive courses offered in a large variety
  • Program fee sponsored by HKUST upon completion of program
  • Credit-bearing >> Credit transfer information


  • HKUST full-time undergraduate students. Year 1 and final year students* are also eligible to apply. 
  • Students who have participated in summer programs offered by HKUST Office of Global Learning (OGL) or Schools before can also apply. Special consideration may be given.
  • CGA 2.0 or above (Students with CGA below 2.0 may also apply. Offers may be given with special consideration.)
  • Students applying to programs with additional requirements set by the host institution must satisfy those requirements.
  • Students who have not withdrawn from any summer programs offered by OGL in the past nor been given an offer in any previous rounds for the same Summer Term.

*Note: For final year students, please ensure that you do not need the study abroad credits for meeting graduation requirements as there is insufficient time to process credit transfer requests in time for students to graduate in November.

Credit transfer

  • Upon successful course completion, the host institution will issue an academic transcript listing the course taken and the grade obtained. To apply for credit transfer, you should submit an online application to ARO for approval within one month after program completion.
  • After ARO processes the credit transfer, these will be reflected on your HKUST transcript. Credits obtained can be transferred, while grades obtained at the host institution are not transferred to HKUST. The transferred grade is a “T” grade. The grade does not count towards your CGA or GGA at HKUST.
  • Only a maximum of 6 credits earned from courses offered in pure online delivery mode could be used to satisfy the graduation requirements of a degree program.
  • For details, visit the ARO website.

Application Deadline

Round 1: 27 May 2020
Round 2: 10 June 2020

List of Programs (Summer 2020)

Host Institution
Program Title
Duration Dates Quota

Tallinn University
Tallinn Summer School

3 weeks

13-31 July 2020


Jagiellonian University
Jagiellonian Online Summer School

3 weeks

4-25 July 2020


Charles University in Prague
Charles University ECES Summer Online (Session 1)

3 weeks

22 June - 9 July 2020

Application closed

Charles University in Prague
Charles University ECES Summer Online (Session 2)

3 weeks

13-30 July 2020

Application closed

National Research University Higher School of Economics
Higher School of Economics International Summer University

5 weeks

15 July - 20 August 2020

Application closed

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