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Multicultural Talents to Explore Postgrad Study Opportunities

SENG Summer Camp for Elite Students 2019

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The School of Engineering (SENG) had the pleasure of hosting 67 top engineering students at bachelor’s or master’s level who demonstrated outstanding academic performance and research capabilities at the Summer Camp for Elite Students at HKUST on July 7-13, 2019. The students came from 14 different countries, namely Italy, Sweden, Spain, The Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, and China (including a selected group from Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University).

The participants went through a rigorous selection process to get into this exciting camp, where accommodation, local transportation, meals and airfare sponsorship were provided. Camp activities included leadership training sessions, research talks, industry visits, interactive activities as well as off-campus sightseeing. Participants also had the opportunities to meet SENG professors and visit their labs, enabling them to explore their research interests and gain diverse exposure.

SENG attracts top-quality students all year round, not just during the summer. Academic reputation is just one of the reasons why these students are choosing to come to the School. Being a young university with 28 years of history, HKUST was ranked 18th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019: Engineering and Technology, and has been the first in Hong Kong since 2010 when this league table was first published. The University was placed at 23rd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 by Subject: Engineering and Technology. HKUST graduates were ranked 16th in the world for employability.

Exceptionally qualified PhD applicants with excellent academic records may apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPFS) awarded by the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong. Successful candidates will be awarded HK$309,600 (~USD 39,700), as well as travel allowance of HK$12,900 (~USD1,650) per year, up to four years. On top of that, successful candidates will also receive an Excellent Research Award of HK$40,000 in their first year. HKUST has recruited the most HKPFS awardees among all Hong Kong institutions for seven years in a row, and SENG has recruited the most fellows among all local engineering schools since the fellowship scheme was launched.

If you are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies at SENG, please contact us at <sengrpg@ust.hk>.

Program rundown of the summer camp

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