The HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) welcomes all students from our partner institutions to study at HKUST in the summer. The program aims to create a rewarding exchange experience for students from around the world. It comprises high-quality courses taught by HKUST’s top-notch academics, enhancing students’ understanding in their respective areas of study, and chances to participate in local excursions that enable students to gain insight into the Asian culture.

ISP is centrally organized by the Office of the Dean of Students, bringing together all incoming exchange students in the Summer Term, allowing students from different disciplines to mingle and interact more closely with each other.

ISP 2014 Program Period: June 23 to August 16, 2014




From the first night I got on campus, I knew that this summer would be great. All my new friends, interactive professors, interesting and fun classes, and, of course, the beautiful view of HKUST have created a summer of memories that will never be forgotten. I'm really glad I chose to enroll in the ISP program this year. It is definitely one of the best ways to spend your summer pursuing your career goals and education in a fun environment!” — Wesley from Cornell University, USA

A very good, educational and fun program. The interaction and social aspect with other exchange students was amazing. It is an amazing city and university campus to be able to experience and I now consider myself really lucky to have got a place on this summer program. Much enjoyed.” — Paras from University of Sussex, United Kingdom


I really enjoyed this summer at HKUST I'll recommend it to all my friends all around the world. I would like to thank all the staff who received us especially the staff of summer exchange program. Thank you for everything.” — Nassim from European Business School Paris, France

I truly enjoyed spending my summer here in HKUST as an exchange student. The past 6 weeks have indeed broadened my perspective on the HK and Chinese culture. I have met amazing people, and made some really good friends here as well. The program is well planned and organized, kudos to the ISP office making this a success.” — Katrina from National University of Singapore, Singapore


ISP was an excellent opportunity to spend time abroad in such a wonderful city. At the end of it all, I had a new place to call home, and a new family consisting of all the wonderful friends I made on the program. All the amazing memories that were created will never be forgotten, and cherished forever.” — Cynthia from University of New South Wales, Australia

HKUST allowed me to be closer to a global student community. It was truly an intercultural experience inside and out of the classroom. Long lasting friends, good food, octopus card and funny professors made this experience unforgettable.” — Allison from University of Michigan, USA