School of Humanities and Social Science

INTERNSHIP We encourage students to develop their career connections through working experiences. We provide wide-ranging internship possibilities in a variety of sectors including public service organizations, media, NGOs, firms, museums, and research institutes. Students also receive one-on-one advising to help identify their career interests and build their career paths.



Undergraduate Placements

Commerce and Business

Having the opportunities to work with experienced Administrative Officers, Dominic was involved in the coordination and execution of the publicity of Greater Bay Area such as preparing key messages for promotional videos and managing the Bureau’s booth at HKTDC Education & Careers Expo. Dominic believes that QSA has equipped him with the knowledge and skills that are indispensable for the profession. Dominic NG (QSA Year 3) Administrative Service Summer Intern in Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau

Further Studies



Census and Statistics Department

Engineering and Industry

Societe Generale


JP Morgan

Employment Survey

Government and Related Organizations



Hutchison Telecom HK




Center for Business and Social Analytics (CBSA), HKUST Business School


The Student Ambassador Scheme nurtures future leaders and enriches students’ personal connections through recruitment activities and School-level events. Student Ambassadors gain experience with event management and organisation under the School’s support.

* Graduate Employment Survey 2021, Career Center, HKUST. The survey is based on the first cohort of QSA students graduated in 2021.

Our program aims to enrich students’ learning through global experiences. We have partnerships with prestigious universities in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, which enable us to provide students with ample exchange opportunities. EXCHANGE




JUPAS Applicants


In Korea University, Selah enjoyed very much the week-long annual festival Ipselenti where booth games and concert with K-pop stars Red Velvet and PSY took place. She was amazed by the atmosphere brought by the music vibe. She also spent many evenings in a language exchange club using the Korean language to chat with different people. The group usually went for dinner together afterwards. It was in those occasions Selah was impressed by the drinking culture in Korea. She could never forget the time she spent in the country.

SPONSORSHIP With the generous support of Mr. Liu Sing Cheong, a sponsorship for SHSS has been established to support overseas learning experiences. The Sponsorship is designed to provide financial support to undergraduates in GCS and QSA who are engaged in learning opportunities outside Hong Kong. The Dual Degree Program is a collaboration between HKUST and Waseda University. Selected applicants will commence their study at Waseda in the Fall term of their fourth year of study and will stay in Japan for 1.5-2 years. After a total of 4.5-5 years of study in HKUST and Waseda, students will earn a BA degree awarded by Waseda in addition to obtaining the BSc degree issued by HKUST.

Applicants with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results must meet the following entrance requirements.

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The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program provides students with invaluable academic research experience and engagements under the guidance and supervision of the University’s faculty members.


QSA JS5412

Program JUPAS Code





* Citizenship and Social Development

Applicants with International Qualifications SHSS considers the following elements in admission selection: • Public examinations and academic performance • Non-academic achievements • Personal statement • Referees’ reports • Interview performance

>90% of SHSS students receive offers to study abroad

UROP deepened my understanding of Social Network Analysis and roadened the range of topics I could explore in social science research. Hojun LEE (QSA, Class of 2020)

Selah LO (QSA Year 3) Korea University, Korea


The University and SHSS offer various scholarships for students who demonstrate academic and non-academic excellence upon entry and during the years of program study.

Application and submission details


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