Application Guidelines

Application Guidelines

The HKUST Engineering Summer Camp for Elite Students 2024 will be held from 22-26 July at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in Hong Kong. Please read the application guidelines carefully before submitting your online application.

Application Deadline: 30 March 2024 (GMT+8)

Applications should reach the Office of the Dean of Engineering (Research and Graduate Studies) (DENG RPG) of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) through the Online Application System by 23:59 on 30 March 2024 (GMT+8).

Eligibility of Applicants

Applicants for the Summer Camp must be:

  • Undergraduate or Master's students in engineering-related disciplines, from a recognized institution outside Hong Kong, who demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance and research potential; and
  • Proficient in English

Selection Criteria

DENG RPG and departments will consider the suitability of the applicant based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence
  • Research potential
  • English proficiency

Priority will be given to students who are expected to graduate in 2024-25 and students from our partner institutions.

Selection Procedures

  • DENG RPG and departments will evaluate the applications based on the information submitted by the applicants through the online application system.
  • DENG RPG may contact the referees and verify the submitted information if necessary.
  • Successful applicants / shortlisted participants will receive a letter of acceptance via email by 30 April 2024 (GMT+8). They will be invited to confirm attendance by returning a signed agreement, and submitting the required information or documents, via the online application system by the deadline stated in the letter.

Application Procedures

  • Download the Sample of Online Application Form to preview the information and documents required for the application.
  • To begin your application, create an account by providing your email address, family / last name, and given / first name. Next, enter the system-generated 6-digit code sent to your email for verification before proceeding to the online application form.
  • At least one letter of recommendation from your home institution (on the institution's letterhead and signed by the referee) must be provided and sent by the referee(s) directly to by 12 April 2024 (GMT+8). Please obtain consent from the referee(s) before providing their information in the online application form.
  • Complete the application by filling in the required information, uploading the required supporting documents through the online application system, and submitting the completed form by 23:59 on 30 March 2024 (GMT+8). No changes can be made after submission.
  • Applicants can save the information and retrieve an incomplete application in the online application system before the application deadline.

Information for Shortlisted Participants

  • Full attendance for all activities is required.
  • Shortlisted participants are responsible for arranging and buying their own flight tickets and local transportation to and from the airport and HKUST.
  • HKUST School of Engineering will sponsor a round-trip airfare between the shortlisted participants' home country / region and Hong Kong, up to a maximum of the following amount; or the actual price, whichever is lower.
Continent / Region Examples of Country / Region Amount of Sponsorship for a Round-trip Airfare
Africa Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa HK$5,000 or the actual price, whichever is lower
Asia Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore HK$1,500 or the actual price, whichever is lower
Central Asia Kazakhstan HK$3,000 or the actual price, whichever is lower
Europe Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom HK$5,000 or the actual price, whichever is lower
North America Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, United States of America HK$6,000 or the actual price, whichever is lower
Oceania Australia, Fiji, New Zealand HK$4,000 or the actual price, whichever is lower
South America Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Venezuela HK$6,000 or the actual price, whichever is lower

Remark:  DENG RPG reserves the right of final decision on the amount of sponsorship for each shortlisted participant.