HKUST-WashU Joint Education Program

Who can participate?

Students who wish to apply for it should ideally be enrolled in one of the HKUST programs below:

Corresponding Programs
BSc Programs at WashU Host Depts at WashU
BIEN Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering
CEEV Environmental Engineering Energy, Environmental and
Chemical Engineering
(with FYP in ECE, not CSE)
Computer Engineering Electrical and Systems Engineering
ELEC Electrical Engineering
(for 2023 intake and before)
Systems Science and

**Computer Science courses are not available to students in this program.

Students who enrolled in Extended Majors shall complete all Computer Science courses at HKUST prior to departure for WashU as they will not have access to Computer Science courses at WashU. There is also limited access to other courses required for their Extended Majors, especially the non-engineering courses. Students enrolled in Extended Majors shall work out a feasible study plan before committing themselves. 

Minimum Academic Criteria

To apply for the Joint Education Program, HKUST students are required to:

  • Be in the 3rd year of their undergraduate programs and to commence the program in Year 4 Fall term (for dual degree students, applicants should be in their penultimate year of study)

  • Be in good academic standing at HKUST with a minimum CGA of 3.00

  • Have obtained a TOEFL score of 90 on the iBT version (or other equivalent qualifications accepted by WashU).

**Students can apply to both of this joint education program and mainland/overseas exchange for the following Fall term at the same time, but in the end they can accept ONE offer only.