ISP courses are offered by HKUST’s Schools or Interdisciplinary Programs Office.

  • School of Science
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Humanities and Social Science
  • Interdisciplinary Programs Office

Course offering varies from year to year. You may also take reference from the following:


The Summer Term of HKUST is eight weeks long. Most summer undergraduate courses at HKUST are of 3 credits, unless otherwise specified. The minimum and maximum credit load for ISP are 3 credits and 9 credits respectively. Students should take no more than 3 courses in total. You should check with your home institution on the credit transfer policies.


The typical course assessment is based on a combination of items, which may include class participation, projects, labs, mid-terms and final exams. A final examination takes place at the end of course. Examination schedules are normally announced in the middle of the term. The format of examination varies from course to course.


HKUST will produce transcripts detailing the courses taken and the grades obtained. The transcripts will be mailed to your home institution.

HKUST uses a 4.3 grading scale, with letter grades, with Grade D being a marginal pass. Please visit here for details.

Credit transfers are approved by students’ home institutions. You should check with your home institution on its policy regarding the transfer of grades and credits.