We are looking for students who demonstrate a strong interest in broadening their world views and in pursuing knowledge in the areas of humanities and social sciences for one regular semester.
You are eligible to apply for HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science Undergraduate Outbound Exchange Program if you fulfil the requirements listed below:
|SHSS Application time||Exchange Term||Partner University Selection|
|Year 1 at the end of Spring (May – June)||Year 2 Spring||August – October|
|Year 2 at the end of Fall (Dec – Jan)||Year 3 Fall||February/March – April|
|Year 2 at the end of Spring (May – June)||Year 3 Spring||August – October|
|Year 3 at the end of Fall (Dec – Jan)||Year 4 Fall||February/March – April|
SHSS & HKUST Partners
|Exchange Semester||SHSS Application Period||Partner University Application
and Selection Period
|Fall||December – January||Mid-February – April|
|Spring||May – June||August – October|
|Exchange Semester||Online Application Period||Partner University Application
and Selection Period (via GSPO)
|Fall||February – March||March – April|
|Spring||September – October||October|
*Application deadline for few partners (i.e. UC) will end a bit earlier, details please refer to the emails from SHSS.
*Subject to further changes according to Partner’s nomination deadline each year. SHSS reserves the rights to change the above period and will announce the call for application on different dates without further notice. Students are reminded to check their emails frequently and pay attention to the call starts and ends and always be prepared to have different call period as mentioned.
Submit an online application as instructed via MyStudyAbroad
If you are shortlisted and nominated by our school, we shall liaise with the corresponding host university coordinator.
Some partner universities (e.g. Sciences Po) will have online application system. Students are required to register an account before submitting their application. The details will be announced by email sent from partner universities once they accept SHSS’s nomination.
Some partner universities (e.g. University of California) will require students to submit supporting document by hardcopy after finishing online application. Students are required to send the original copy to SHSS before the stipulated deadline and SHSS will help students to deliver those document to partner universities.
*Final decision rests with the host university
After application submitted to partner universities, sometimes they will contact students individually and directly for any follow-up procedures. Students are reminded to forward the acknowledgement emails/letters, any important emails from partner universities to SHSS for future reference.
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