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Students from all locations are encouraged to consider studying abroad at SCAD Hong Kong. Located in the heart of Asia, the city of Hong Kong boasts a diverse cultural landscape heavily influenced by its Chinese and European past. Students enjoy apartment-style living quarters at Hong Kong Gold Coast Residences, and classes are held in the historic North Kowloon Magistracy Building. Here, SCAD offers the area’s largest concentration of art and design degree programs in the Sham Shui Po district.
 
SELECTION CRITERIA
To be considered for SCAD study abroad programs, students must be in good standing with the university. Class standing, GPA and seat availability in courses are also factors for acceptance. Current students have priority; however, non-SCAD students may apply. In addition to submitting a completed application, students must have their course selections approved by their student success adviser or graduate adviser via an advising confirmation form. Students will be prompted by the application system to upload this form. Students interested in applying should schedule an appointment with their adviser prior to completing the application.
 
HOUSING
University housing at Hong Kong Gold Coast Residences is limited and assigned upon successful completion of the transfer deposit and visa process, including supporting documentation and adherence to the draft due dates. Students who do not wish to live at Gold Coast Residences should make their own arrangements and be prepared to provide this information if requested by immigration.
 
HONG KONG VISA INFORMATION
All students are required to obtain a student visa in order to study at SCAD Hong Kong. Students will work with the office of study abroad to submit the visa application and supporting documentation. Upon completion, SCAD Hong Kong submits on the student’s behalf. Although SCAD provides thorough visa assistance, the university cannot guarantee the issuance of visas, as this will be determined by the Hong Kong Immigration Department. SCAD will not submit visas that do not meet the criteria as outlined by Hong Kong immigration.
 
TRANSFER DEPOSIT
The transfer deposit fee of US$875 is non-refundable, non-transferable, and includes a housing deposit and visa processing fee. Students should not pay the transfer deposit until after finalizing their visa application with study abroad, as indicated in their acceptance letter. Students not living in university housing, or those who have paid the annual housing deposit, should still pay the $875 transfer deposit; this fee will be applied to the charges on said students’ bill for the term of study.
 
TRAVEL
Each program participant can arrange his or her own flight to and from Hong Kong or have SCAD handle such travel arrangements. Estimated flight costs range from US$1,600-$2,100. Students who book travel through SCAD will receive a minimum charge of US$1,600. Travel policies are explained in detail in the acceptance materials. SCAD travel arrangements must be submitted before the deadline as indicated. Students should plan to book travel after the pre-departure orientation.
Please note: In accordance with the office of Residence Life and housing policy, all students studying abroad will be required to move out of their current SCAD residence and will not be permitted to move back in until the designated move-in dates for the next quarter. Email savreslife@scad.edu, atlreslife@scad.edu or hk-reslife@scad.edu with any questions.
 
2019-2020 HONG KONG TUITION & FEES
Hong Kong non-refundable transfer deposit…………………………………………………………………………….…….…$875
International Emergency Insurance …………………………………………………………………….………….………..……$80
Housing ….…………………………………………………………….……………………………………….....…….………......$3,600-$3,900
Tuition (undergraduate: required 3 classes) …….…..………………………………….……………….……..……..… ..........$12,525
Tuition (graduate: required 2 classes) …..……………………………………………………..…...………..………...……......$8,550

Dates for HK 2020

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