Hong Kong

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in Hong Kong, China

Program Overview​

Video about Hong KongThe McIntire School of Commerce and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) are offering third-year Commerce students an opportunity to study international business in Hong Kong during the spring semester of students' third year of study. HKUST, located in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, is one of the top universities in Asia. Spread over 150 acres in a beautiful setting in Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, the HKUST campus provides students with a relaxing environment in which to study and grow.


The curriculum is designed to provide the essentials of the courses you would have taken at McIntire during this semester, so you will not fall behind your classmates who do not study abroad. The skills you develop and the experiences you have in this program will surely be a very valuable part of your total UVA educational experience. HKUST course offerings are extensive, and all Commerce students will find a good selection of courses that interest them.

Students registered in the third-year McIntire ICE curriculum at an approved study-abroad program are required to register for at least 12 (U.S.) credits at partner schools, along with 4.5 online credits taught by McIntire faculty. Courses completed at partner schools will be treated as transfer credit on the UVA transcript and must be completed with a C (satisfactory) or better to be eligible for transfer (grades are not transferred). To determine the minimum passing grade for non-U.S. grading scales, McIntire uses the World Education Services (WES) conversion chart.

Students will live in on-campus double-occupancy student halls.

Spring 2019 Academic Calendar (Semester One) Spring
Jan. 28 Dorm check-in
Jan. 29 Orientation
Feb. 1 Semester begins
March 23-30 Mid-term break
May 3 Last class
May 4-12 Study break
​May 13-25 ​Exams
​May 26 ​Last day of spring semester

Examples of Previous Approved Courses
​Course Number ​Course Title ​Transfer Credit
​BMGB ​Any global business course ​COMM 3051
​MGMT 337 ​Strategic Management in China ​COMM 3051
​MGMT 335 ​International Management ​COMM 3051
​MARK 243 ​Global Marketing ​COMM 3051

For more information, view our course planning information.

This program is an exchange program, with tuition being paid directly to UVA. Additional information and details about the HKUST program can be found on the university's website.