Living Expenses

Wondering about your living expenses for the exchange program? We have provided the following breakdown of the estimated costs of attending HKUST per term:

HKD$
Food* $14,000
Accommodation (on-campus housing, except UG Hall VII which is $7,500) $5,500
Books and Supplies $1,500
Health Insurance per 5 months coverage $1,950
Transportation, Personal and Incidental Expenses^ $12,000
Total: $34,950
Approximately: (US$4,492)

* No meal plan available, calculations based on HK$35/meal on campus
^ This category of expenses includes entertainment and shopping at a reasonable level on weekends. It does not include travel outside Hong Kong for holidays.