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Individualized Interdisciplinary Major, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The programme

  • Individualized Interdisciplinary students at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have the academic freedom to combine courses from different departments and Schools at HKUST, and even different universities, to develop an interdisciplinary major that is tailor-made to their intellectual interests, with standards ensured by a small supervisory team of professors and field experts. 
  • Students who join this exciting degree program will be well-positioned to pursue a novel interdisciplinary research field or a career in an area of emerging significance. 
  • The Individualized Interdisciplinary Major is currently the only program of its kind in Greater China. At leading universities globally, such as Harvard University, Yale University, the California Institute of Technology, and Cornell University, such programs have established themselves as a superb option for a small group of high-potential individuals who flourish best by moving beyond regular curricula to fully engage their passion for a particular subject or a pace-setting combination of disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Academic and Professional Development 
  • Interdisciplinary Capstone Project I 
  • Interdisciplinary Capstone Project II

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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General Requirements

  • IB Diploma

  • Reference Information to Reflect the Intake Quality or Competitiveness for Admission
  • Mid 50% Score Range for 2020 Intake: 36 –40 (including bonus points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18057 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Local Tuition Fee
  • HK$42,100 
Non-local Tuition Fee
  • HK$140,000 

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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