The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology International Summer Exchange Program
Programme Overview

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology International Summer Exchange Program (HKUST ISP) gives you the opportunity to take courses taught by HKUST instructors, as well as to participate in local excursions that enable you to gain insight into the region. For more information on the programme, please refer to


The programme takes place in Hong Kong.


17 June 2019 to 10 August 2019

Academic Information

The ISP courses are offered by the following schools and enrolment eligibility of each course varies:

  • School of Science
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Business and Management (courses will only be offered to Business majors)
  • School of Humanities and Social Science
  • Interdisciplinary Programs Office

Summer term course offering varies from year to year. The tentative schedule of summer courses and descriptions offered is available online at HKUST ISP website and will be updated regularly.


Students will study at least 3 credits and up to 9 credits of regular undergraduate-level courses offered by HKUST. 3 credits at HKUST is estimated to be worth 4 Modular Credits (MCs) in NUS. Module mapping should be done before programme commencement.

With effect from AY2018/2019, students may transfer up to a maximum of 10 Modular Credits (MCs) for each summer programme (takes place between May and July) and up to a maximum of 5 MCs for each winter programme (takes place in December). Please note that when you submit a request for Credits Transfer via myEduRec, you must ensure that the number of MCs to be transferrred is 10 MCs or less. 

Students can transfer a total of 12 MCs from a maximum of 2 overseas summer/winter programmes without having to pay tuition at NUS during their course of study at NUS. Any additional MCs mapped will be subjected to NUS Special Term fees.

Eligibility Criteria

NUS students must:

  • Be a full-time Faculty of Science student.
  • Have a clean disciplinary record.
  • Not intending to graduate at the end of Semester 2.
  • National Servicemen who are not called up for In-Camp Training (ICT). Deferment letter will not be provided.
Number of Places

There are 15 places available.

Programme Cost

Students do not need to pay NUS Special Term fees nor tuition fees to HKUST. However, each student will be charged a HKD$8,000 programme fee by HKUST which will cover the following:

  • University housing fee
  • Student visa application and processing fee
  • HKUST complusory travel insurance fee

In addition, students are responsible for their own airfare, meals, personal expenses, etc.

Estimated cost (Please note that the figures provided are only estimates)



  Return Airfare


  Programme Fee


  Food and Transport


Financial Assistance

Click here to find out more about the various financial assistance schemes offered by NUS.

Programme Application Procedure and Deadline

To apply, login to myEduRec and submit your application under External Study Type ‘Summer/Winter’.

Applications for 2019 will open from 2 to 16 January 2019. Shortlisted applicants will may be invited for an interview.


All students travelling overseas for activities or purposes approved, endorsed, organised, sponsored or authorised by NUS will be covered by the NUS Student Travel Insurance Policy. Click here (under Insurance Cover for Official NUS Trips) for more information.

Exclusions to the NUS Student Travel Insurance may apply. Students are to ensure that they have sufficient travel insurance coverage, and may consider purchasing additional travel insurance if required.

Contact Details

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