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.

Learn more about required student visa application materials and deadlines

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 amount of $625 includes a housing deposit, visa processing fee, and international emergency insurance. Students should not pay the transfer deposit until the final visa is due. Students not living in university housing, or those who have paid the annual housing deposit, should still pay the US$625 transfer deposit; US$500 of this fee will be applied to said student's account as a credit.

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$3,550 to US$3,872. 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

Each program participant can elect to arrange his/her own flight to and from Hong Kong (flight costs range from US$1,400-US$2,200), or have SCAD handle travel arrangements for a flat rate of $2,100.

Spring 2016 timeline

Applications available through MySCAD
Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

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

Applications (round 1)

Applications due
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Application notification
Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Visa draft due
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Accepted student reservation deposit due date (US$625)
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

 

Applications (round 2)

Round 2 applications will only be open if space is available from round 1.

Applications due
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Application notification
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Visa draft due
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Accepted student reservation deposit due date (US$625)
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

 

Applications (round 3)

Round 3 applications will only be open if space is available from round 2.

Applications due
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

Application notification
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Visa draft due
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Accepted student reservation deposit due date (US$625)
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Pre-departure orientation Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016
Departure Sunday, March 27, 2016
Check-in Monday, March 28, 2016
Orientation Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Classes begin Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Classes end Thursday, June 9, 2016
Checkout/return date (non-graduating students) Friday, June 10, 2016
Checkout/return date (graduating students) Sunday, June 12, 2016
 

Summer 2016 timeline

Applications available through MySCAD
Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

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

Applications (round 1)

Applications due
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Application notification
Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Visa draft due
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Accepted student reservation deposit due date (US$625)
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

 

Applications (round 2)

Round 2 applications will only be open if space is available from round 1.

Applications due
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Application notification
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Visa draft due
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Accepted student reservation deposit due date (US$625)
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

 

Applications (round 3)

Round 3 applications will only be open if space is available from round 2.

Applications due
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Application notification
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Visa draft due
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Accepted student reservation deposit due date (US$625)
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pre-departure orientation Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Departure Thursday, June 16, 2016
Check-in Friday, June 17, 2016
Orientation Saturday, June 18, 2016
Classes begin Monday, June 20, 2016
Classes end Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
Checkout/return date Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
 

Fall 2016 timeline

Applications available through MySCAD
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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

Applications (round 1)

Applications available through MySCAD
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Applications due
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Application notification
Monday, March 7, 2016

Mandatory visa draft due
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Visa final due / transfer deposit due ($625)
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Students not meeting the visa deadline or who do not pay the deposit will be moved to the waitlist.

 

Applications (round 2)

Round 2 will open only if space is not filled from round 1 acceptance period; students are encouraged to start the application and visa process early. Students not meeting the visa deadline or who do not pay the deposit may be ineligible for consideration.

Applications due
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Application notification
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Visa draft due
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Visa final due / transfer deposit due (US$625)
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

 

Applications (round 3)

Round 3 will open only if space is not filled from rounds 1 and 2 acceptance periods; students are encouraged to start the application and visa process early.

Applications due
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Application notification
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Visa draft due
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Visa final due / transfer deposit due (US$625)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pre-departure orientation Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Travel request forms due Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Departure Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016
Check-in Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
Orientation (required) Sept. 9–10, 2016
Classes begin Monday, Sept. 12, 2016
Classes end Thursday, Nov.17, 2016
Checkout/return date Friday, Nov. 18, 2016