Applicants are evaluated on the content and rigor of their high school course work, their grades, standardized test scores, activities summary, essay, and counselor/teacher recommendations.
At the discretion of the admission committee, personal interviews may be required for admission consideration. Other supplementary materials and information may also be required. It is incumbent upon each applicant to visit the appropriate school’s website to understand the filing deadline and materials required.
*We understand that this is a stressful and uncertain time for senior students who are applying to universities. Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) will be optional for WBB applicants applying for Fall 2021 intake. To learn more about the Test Optional policy, please refer to the FAQs.
|YEAR 1 @ USC||YEAR 2 @ HKUST||YEAR 3 @ BOCCONI||YEAR 4|
|Tuition||USD 59,260||HKD 210,000||Euro 18,000||The fourth-year tuition fee will be charged based on the institution attended.|
|Accommodation||USD 20,203*||HKD 100,000*||Euro 7,000|
Keep in mind that the actual costs are subject to change. Please also take into consideration that other costs will occur each year, such as travel expenses (related to moving from one country to another), books, supplies, medical insurance and personal expenses. WBB advisors will work with families and students to help them define these costs.
Please be aware that, for admission to USC, international students are legally required to demonstrate that they are able to support themselves financially, including tuition, accommodations and other expenses, for one year.
Read Diego’s tips on paying for college expense here. Diego is a WBB student in Class of 2018 from United States.
Interested students are encouraged to visit each school’s website to learn about the specific WBB application processes and recruitment programming. In an effort to accommodate school-specific admission protocols and schedules, WBB applicants are encouraged to select the application channel that best suits their needs. Students applying through the HKUST/USC Application Channel will apply through the Common Application. You are encouraged to contact the USC Marshall School of Business, Office of Undergraduate Admissions for technical assistance. Interested prospective freshmen students from Europe and Africa may also apply through Bocconi University website. Each student should submit only one WBB application. Applying to WBB will not influence chances for admission to any of the three universities or other programs of interest.
If you are also interested in other programs at HKUST in addition to WBB, please apply directly at http://join.ust.hk/.
|STEP1||August 1||Apply via CommonApp.org|
|STEP2||August 1 - November 30||
Complete all four application components:
|STEP3||December 1||Application deadline for WBB admissions and scholarships consideration|
|STEP4||April 1||Admission decision notification|
|STEP5||May 1||Deadline for offer acceptance|
WBB is targeted for students with an outstanding academic record. The WBB universities offer merit-based scholarships covering one-half or one-quarter of annual tuition fees. Once awarded, they can be renewed from year to year, if academic requirements are upheld. All applicants will be automatically considered for scholarships based on their academic merit, distinguished accomplishments and skills.
There is no need to file a separate scholarship application. Students should check for other country-specific scholarships, financial aid packages and loans on the websites of the three partner schools. Candidates for regionally accepted merit programs should inquire if the award program can be applied toward the WBB program.
Previous and current WBB students have received financial aids through the following channels: