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International Internship Program

The International Internship program aims at providing opportunities for Internship student from overseas countries including China to gain hands-on research experience from top-notch scholars using the state-of-the-art facilities at HKUST for a minimum period of 2 months to a maximum of 6 months.

Student admitted as international intern is required to take a one-credit research project course and the course fee of HK$1,754/credit will be paid by the student.

Financial Support

Each successful International Internship student will normally receive a stipend at around HK$10,000-12,000 (~US$1,300-1,500) per month to cover living cost (subject to agreement with faculty).

Application Requirements

Applicant applying to be an International Intern at HKUST should:

  • be registered as undergraduate senior year student or Research Postgraduate student at a recognized tertiary institution outside Hong Kong; and
  • have an educational background deemed satisfactory by the host department at HKUST which is willing to admit him/her as an International Intern; and
  • have gained an approval from the home institution to register at HKUST as an Internship student
  • International Interns will take a research project course under the supervision of HKUST faculty.

Application Procedure

Applicants are advised to consult the relevant department / program office and seek a research supervisor from amongst our professors concerned before submitting the application. Please visit here for details of the faculty and research area.

After the visiting arrangements have been agreed upon, applicant will be required to submit the application package to HKUST.

You may visit the website of Office of Postgraduate Studies at here and for Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions Office at here to obtain the admission information of PG Visiting Internship and UG Visiting Internship respectively.