The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology which is ranked as No.1 in Times Higher Education’s Young University 2020 and No.27 among global universities in the QS undergraduate degree program, has now opened the admission for two undergraduate programs with an extended major in Artificial Intelligence application.
This program has a duration of four years with a well-planned study pathway. Here the graduates are eligible to earn both the traditionally selected major subjects as well as extended major. Presently in the extended major, the subjects available are only Artificial Intelligence(AI), but in the future, it will cover up data science, FinTech, digital media, and arts. The students enrolled in HKUST are given the privilege of selecting their major subjects named Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Ocean Science, and Technology from either Science(Group A)or engineering before the second year starts.
Since AI nowadays is one of the most trending topics and the knowledge gained by the students in this field can be integrated into real-time technological applications like how the AI can be used to develop vaccines, helps in the identification of the most optimal location and material for building the project.
The eligibility criteria for the admission of the courses are the students interested to apply for HKUST must fulfill the requirements of General Admission, School or Program-specific, and English language. Other than that the students with Indian Board Exams have to fulfill the requirement of “ Pass Certificate obtained on completion of Standard XII (State and National Boards)”. The students willing to take admission should also provide them the standard X (State National Boards) results. The reference score of the students admitted previously in HKUST is “ Overall average of 85% or above”
Fees Structure and Scholarship criteria for Indian Students:
The tuition fees per academic year are HK $14,0000 (INR 13,22, 664). The highest scholarship that can be granted to the students is a full Tuition fee with an extra allowance of HK$ 55,000(approx. INR 5 lakh 13 thousand) per academic year.
Why you should choose this University?
One can opt for the program in this University for the following reasons explained below:
- Faculty Members: This University hires the best faculty members designed with doctoral degrees from well-distinguished universities across the world. The faculties available here are rated as the world’s top 2% scientists by Stanford University as well as 42 other faculties were elected as Fellows of the world-famous Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE), they all have extensive industrial exposure in the best-known corporations. Besides that the faculty members of AI are the Head of Korea’s leading internet company named Naver Clover AI., another one is the director of the AI lab in China tech giant Tencent.
- Placement: The graduates of this university get the placement in highly recognized organizations and companies like Deloitte, EY, IBM, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, PwC, and others with an average salary of HK $27,649 (approx. INR 2 lakh 67 thousand monthly)
- Competitions: For the students enriched with new technological innovations and skills, the university offers opportunities by holding various competitions like HackUST as well as other entrepreneurship competitions. By winning this, they can get the chance of getting millions of funds and platforms for their startup.
I hope this article was useful in providing you all the detailed information about the HKUST information. In case if you have any queries and problems related to this article, comment down below.
Admission details more at https://join.ust.hk/admissions/international-qualifications/
Fees and scholarship details: https://join.ust.hk/fees-and-scholarships.
Course link of Science (Group A) with an extended major in Artificial Intelligence:
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