Study abroad at SCAD Hong Kong

How to apply

Students from all SCAD locations are encouraged to take advantage of the unique opportunity to live and study at SCAD Hong Kong; students can log into MySCAD to view the schedule for upcoming quarters. Students applying for a visa must have three (3) on-ground courses to be eligible for a student visa.

Before applying, a signature must be obtained from your adviser on the Hong Kong "Advising Confirmation and Campus Transfer" form contained in the application. You may find the application by logging into MySCAD > Student Workspace > SCAD Study Abroad channel > “SCAD Study Abroad Online Application” link.

Criteria for study abroad

In adherence with the policies stated in the SCAD catalog, considerations for travel abroad to Hong Kong and other international SCAD locations are limited to students who are in good standing with the university. Additionally, faculty references and class standing are factors for acceptance. All applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA

For acceptance, students must complete the application in its entirety, and have their student success or graduate adviser sign off on course selections via an Advising Confirmation and Campus Transfer form. Those who do not complete this form will not be considered as active applicants.

Housing

University housing at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Residences is limited and assigned upon successful completion of the application and visa process, including supporting documentation and adherence to the draft due dates. Students who do not wish to live at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Residences should make his or her own arrangements in finding and securing housing. It is necessary to denote an address when completing the visa paperwork; student visa applications without a valid Hong Kong address cannot be approved by immigration. In some cases, proof of dwelling will be required.

Visa information

Various supporting documentation is needed for completion of the via process which SCAD Hong Kong submits on the students' behalf. While SCAD hosts workshops and reviews visas both in person and electronically on the draft due dates, we cannot guarantee the issuance of visas as this will be determined by the Hong Kong Immigration Department. SCAD will not submit visas which do not meet the criteria as outlined by Hong Kong Immigration.

Student visa application materials and deadlines will be provided upon acceptance into the SCAD Hong Kong study abroad program.

Tuition

Tuition for study abroad coursework at SCAD is the same at all locations and covers the cost of a premier arts and design education through classroom instruction and interactions with existing leaders in your field.

SCAD undergraduate tuition is US$11,730; see your student adviser for an academic and financial overview.

SCAD graduate tuition is US$8,010; see your graduate adviser for an academic and financial overview.

Transfer cost

The transfer deposit fee of US$875 is required of all committed program participants. This fee will be applied to the student's bill for the term of study. Students should not pay the transfer deposit until the final visa is due, as indicated in their acceptance letters. Payment instructions will be provided upon acceptance of the student's visa draft.

Housing

University housing at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Residences is limited and assigned upon successful completion of the application and visa process, including supporting documentation and adherence to the draft due dates. Students who do not wish to live at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Residences should make his or her own arrangements in finding and securing housing. It is necessary to denote an address when completing the visa paperwork; student visa applications without a valid Hong Kong address cannot be approved by immigration. In some cases, proof of dwelling will be required.

Housing costs at SCAD Hong Kong vary depending on room size and range from US$3,372 to US$3,642. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis from the date that deposits are paid, though requests for room size and roommates will be taken into consideration.

Participants are responsible for all personal expenses, including meals.

Travel

Program participants can elect to arrange their own flights to and from Hong Kong (flight costs range from US$1,400 to US$2,200), or have SCAD handle travel arrangements for a flat rate as determined in the post-acceptance materials.

Winter 2018 timeline

Applications available through MySCAD
Monday, April 3, 2017

You are encouraged to register as early as possible. Classes fill up quickly.

Applications

Applications due
Wednesday, April 26

Application notification
Wednesday, May 3

Predeparture orientation Friday, TBA
Departure Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
Check-in Thursday, Jan. 4
Orientation Friday, Jan. 5
Classes begin Monday, Jan. 8
Classes end Thursday, March 15
Checkout and return to U.S. Friday, March 16