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 2022-2023 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 60,446||HKD 220,000||Euro 18,000||The fourth-year tuition fee will be charged based on the institution attended.|
|Housing||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.
Interested students are encouraged to visit each school’s website to learn about the specific WBB application processes and recruitment programming. WBB applicants will apply through the Common 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 - October 31||
Complete all four application components:
|STEP3||November 1||Early Action (EA) Application deadline for WBB admissions and scholarships consideration
We strongly encourage all WBB applicants to submit their application by November 1st to allow for early action admission notification and merit scholarship consideration. In effort to support applicants during WBB’s transition into our newly implemented 11/1 deadline this year, we will continue to accept WBB applications until 12/1.
(Applicants selecting Early Action will be notified of their admission or deferral to Regular Decision in mid- to late January)
|STEP4||December 1||Regular Decision (RD) application deadline for WBB admissions consideration
(Applicants selecting or deferring to Regular Decision will be notified of a decision by April 1)
|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.
Applicants from Hong Kong SAR may also consider applying for the following scholarships:
Previous and current WBB students have received financial aids through the following channels: