Admission Policies for Current Students (2022/23)


Applications are now open to all current students (except graduating students) who would like to apply for residence in the Residential Colleges.

Students in the following categories are NOT eligible for application:

  1. Termination of study
  2. Programme completion
  3. Leave of study
  4. Committed to attending outbound exchange/full-time internship/placement programmes 

*For students with offer but haven’t moved-in within ONE MONTH AFTER THE ASSIGNED MOVE-IN DATE without appropriate reasons, the offers will be forfeited and reallocated to other applicants on the waiting list accordingly. NO refund will be offered.

Applicants of Residential Colleges should fully comply with the requirements stipulated in Fighting COVID-19 at the RCs and HSUHK Latest Announcements on COVID-19 at all times.

Allocation Criteria and Scoring System

Indicative Quota of Different Student Groups

With the setting of the indicative quota for respective student groups, it is anticipated that a more balanced
and desirable mix of local and non-local students will be fostered.

Indicative Quota for Local Students:

  1. Local Year 1 students (20%)
  2. Local Senior Intake Students & Local Current Students (56%)

All local students will be allocated according to their ranking of the respective combined scores of the scoring system.

Indicative Quota for Non-local Students:

  1. Incoming Exchange Students (with established agreements on student exchange with the university) (4%)
  2. Non-local Students (20%)
    • The first study year of Full-time Non-local students in their four years of study (Guaranteed bed place)
    • Non-local Senior Intake
    • Non-local current students: for non-local students who have completed the first year of study and senior intake will be allocated according to their ranking of the respective combined scores of the scoring system. Given the capped quota of bed places, a certain number of Non-local students may need to live off-campus. 

Applicants must submit their applications before the deadline specified. There is no guarantee that bed spaces will be granted to late applicants.

For students admitted from academic year 2018/19 onwards, you are automatically affiliated to the Residential College currently staying/ you have previously stayed in the latest term.

  1. The above are indicative figures only. As the admission number may fluctuate year by year and would not be made available until July, an indicative quota is set up to guide the overall allocation which will be adjusted up and down 3% when the situation requires.
  2. Adjustment would be made, taking into consideration the gender distribution as well as the actual demand of each group of students.
  3. If the demand is greater than the total number of bed places, the allocation of bed places will be based on the Scoring System. Lot drawing will be used for applicants who have the same scores above the threshold.
  4. Applicants are expected to provide information to the best of their knowledge; any misrepresentation of facts or submission of false information would result in disqualification of application as well as disciplinary action by the University, as appropriate.
Scoring System

Modified Composite Point System is adopted to assess all applications effective 2021/22. There are four components:

  1. Home Distance from HSUHK
  2. Participation in Campus Life
  3. Outstanding Performance
  4. Contribution and Participation in Residential Life

For details, please refer to the Modification of the Admission Policy of the Residential Colleges in 2021/22.

“HKeMobility” (, named “Hong Kong eTransport” formerly, an on-line platform administered by the Transport Department, is proposed to be used for calculating the travelling time. You may click here for the guidelines and click here for a sample screenshot.

  1. Home address refers to student’s official record maintained by the Registry. Address proof showing students names and residential address within the latest 3 months before the start date of Residential Colleges application of 2022/23 is required.
  2. Applicants have to choose “The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong” as the destination for calculating the time required.
  3. Travelling time is calculated using the HKeMobility, taking into account the following factors:
    • “All Service” should be selected when filtering the results
    • Walking Distance: Longer
    • Walking Route: Normal
    • Fare: Adult
    • Departure Time: General working hours on Monday to Friday
    • Search result involving time or day specific or temporary transport services normally would not be counted; it would be counted only when they were the only options available
    • The search results should be sorted by “Time” and in any case, the result with the shortest travelling time would be used
    • To ensure objectivity, personal preference and travelling cost would not be taken into consideration.
  4. The travelling time will be converted into home distance scores in accordance with the below table. Maximum score of 50 points would be given to students with a travelling time of 120 minutes or more.

* For Local Current Students with Residential Experience (maximum 25 points), Local Current Students without Residential Experience (maximum 40 points) and Non-local Senior Intake (maximum 25 points), the corresponding scores will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Corresponding Point
Time Taken in Travelling to HSUHK (minutes, for single trip)Local Year 1 StudentsLocal Senior IntakeLocal Current Students with Residential ExperienceLocal Current Students without Residential Experience
At 120 or more50502540
4 or less0000

To encourage students’ active and balanced participation in various kinds of activities held on campus, students could receive scores based on the followings.

  1. A maximum of 2 activities, 1 per category, in the year from April 2021 to March 2022.
  2. Documentary proof must be provided at the time of submitting application. Late submission would not be accepted.
  3. Students receiving payment for their participation or services would not be awarded scores.

Category 1

PointTypes of Participation in Campus Life
23President and Vice-Presidents of the Executive Committee, HSUSU
Chief Editor and Vice-Editors of the Editorial Board, HSUSU
Chairman, Vice-chairman and Chief Secretary of the Union Council, HSUSU
21Honours Academy (April 2021 to August 2022)
17Executive Committee Members of the Executive Committee, HSUSU
Editors of the Editorial Board, HSUSU
General Suffrage Councilor ( 普選評議員 ) and Councilor ( 評議員 ) of the Union Council, HSUSU
15President and Vice-Presidents (or equivalent) of Students’ Associations, HSUSU
President and Vice-Presidents (or equivalent) of Student Residents’ Associations, HSUSU
12President and Vice-Presidents (or equivalent) of Clubs & Societies, HSUSU, including College-YMCA
Executive Committee Members of Students’ Associations, HSUSU
Executive Committee Members of Student Residents’ Associations, HSUSU
10Executive Committee Members of Clubs & Societies, HSUSU, including College-YMCA

Category 2

PointTypes of Participation in Campus Life
12Captains of Sports and other regular School Teams
Student Ambassadors
Project Coordinator of Wu Zhi Qiao Team
President of ICAC Ambassadors
President of other student teams under the SAO
10Members of Sports and other regular School Teams
Members of Student Teams such as Wu Zhi Qiao Team, ICAC Ambassadors
Members of other student teams under the SAO

Both academic attainments (Category 1) and non-academic attainments (Category 2), with details as shown below, would be taken into consideration.

  1. 1 item per category could be counted, subject to a maximum of 15 points (the corresponding scores for different groups will be calculated on a pro-rata basis). For Category 2, the awards received in the past 3 years (Academic Years 2019-20,  2020-21 & 2021-22) could be counted.
  2. Documentary proof must be provided at the time of application submission. Late submission would not be accepted.

Category 1 – Academic attainment

PointLatest Cumulative Grade Point Average
153.70 – 4.00
103.50 – 3.69
53.30 – 3.49

Category 2 – Non-academic attainment

15An athlete, a delegate or a team member in the Hong Kong Teams
(Must be representing HK through a selection process)
10An athlete, a delegate or a team member in the Hong Kong Teams
(Selection for participation is not required)
5 Champion, 1st runner up or 2nd runner up of Hong Kong wide-competitions

To encourage students to participate in different RC activities and programmes to enrich their RC life in the living-and-learning community, scores will be given as recognition. The corresponding scores for different groups will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.
Applicants will be required to complete the online report on Contribution and Participation in Residential Colleges Life on the system according to their participation and contribution in RC activities, neighborhood and community in RC 2021/22. Further enquiries and appeal of results should be directed to respective RC Master.

Scoring for Contributions and Participation in RC and Joint RC activities is as follows:

RoleDescriptionPoints Per Activity
LeaderTo lead and organize an activity with the aim to fostering the fame for RC, enhancing communal relationship, creating a positive learning atmosphere and/or improving the living environment of RC effectively.15
EnablerTo give significant contribution to an activity with the aim to fostering the fame for RC, enhancing communal relationship, creating a positive learning atmosphere and/or improving the living environment of RC effectively.10
ParticipantTo actively participate in a RC / Joint RC activity.5

In order to enhance the RC development in the long run, RC Masters can directly admit students and a mechanism is created for facilitating the assessment and direct admission:

  1. Eligibility: both residents and non-residents
  2. Applicants are required to submit their application on eCampus.
  3. Selection criterion: talents, special needs, or significant contribution to the RC community
  4. Selection panel includes RC Management Team and Residents’ Associations (RAs), but the final judgement will rest with the respective RC Master.
  5. Assessment would be made by the RC Management Team with justifications.
  6. Quota of 9 – 11 for each RC, depending on their number of bed places.
Residential Period for 2022/23

The tentative residential period of 2022/23 are as follows:

Full-year Offer: 1 September 2022 – 31 May 2023 (Tentative)

Semester 1: 1 September 2022 – 4 January 2023 (Tentative)

Semester 2: 4 January 2023 – 31 May 2023 (Tentative)

Address Proof

Applicants are required to provide the address proof showing theirs names and residential address within the latest 3 months before start date of application depending the type of accommodation:

  • Public Rental Flats: Tenancy Agreement
  • Self-owned Flats: Rate Receipts
  • Rental Flats: Stamped Tenancy Agreement

Other proof, such as water, electricity, gas, mobile phone bill, bank statement is acceptable.

The proper address proof should clearly show:
a) the name of the issuing organisation;
b) the issuing date; and
c) the student’s name.

If the student’s name is not shown on the documents provided, documentary proof(s) of the relationship between the student and the person whose name is shown on the documents, e.g. birth certificate, is required.

If students realize that their registered address at Registry is not correct and updated, they can indicate the changes on the application form. The amendment record will be synchronously updated to their student information account.

Admission Offer

Admission offer would be made in accordance with scores attained by the applicant. Assignment of Residential College and room type, either 2 / 3 / 4-bed room, would be announced at the same time, making reference to the preference as selected at the time of application. In case room preference cannot be entertained due to excessive demand, any of the Residential College and room type would be assigned. The result would be emailed to your HSUHK gmail account or you may visit the Student Information System for updates.

Successful applicants are automatically affiliated to the Residential College currently staying/ you have previously stayed in the latest term.

Residential College Fee

A full residential year of residential places are to be offered to successful applicants. The tentative residential period of 2022/23 is 1 September 2022 – 31 May 2023 (noon).

The residential fees of Residential Colleges (RCs) of 2022/23 are listed as below. As approved in the Senior Management Committee (SMC) Meeting held on 18 March 2022, an upward adjustment of 7% of the RC fees will be made in 2022/23.

Room TypeMonthly RateWhole Residential Year + HK$700 for residential life activities (Tentative)Semester 1 +HK$350 for residential life activities (Tentative)Semester 2 +HK$350 for residential life activities (Tentative)
2-bed roomHK$2,054HK$19,186HK$8,776HK$10,410
3-bed roomHK$1,867HK$17,503HK$8,010HK$9,493
4-bed roomHK$1,685HK$15,865HK$7,267HK$8,598

1) The on-campus accommodation for new year 1 non-local undergraduate students will be guaranteed but they have to submit online applications via e-campus from 6-10 July 2022.  Otherwise, they are regarded as forfeit to live at on-campus.

2) Senior-year admittees is eligible for applying for on-campus residence and the application is subject to bed places availability.  The application period is from 4-10 August 2022. Details of the scoring system please refer to our website.

  • Residential Fee and Residential Life Education Fee are subject to annual review and revision.
  • Residential Fee and residential life education fee of 2022/2023 are to be paid on a semester basis and would be charged on a pro-rata basis in case of irregularities. 
  • Successful applicants would be required to pay a deposit of $1,000 to confirm the Residential College offer before the designated time. 
  • Residential fee and residential life education fee will be collected and processed in a similar fashion as other student fees and charges, issued by the Finance Office and posted at e-campus.
  • Residents who wish to withdraw from Residential College in Semester 2 should submit application for withdrawal by a said deadline, tentatively in mid-Nov 2022; otherwise, they will be billed the second instalment of the full residential fee.
How to Apply
  • Eligible student can apply via Residential Colleges Management System.
  • Application period: 21 April – 4 May 2022.
  • Applicants would receive an email acknowledgement after they have successfully completed the online form.
  • Late application will not be considered.
Release of Result

Application result will be announced on 2 June 2022.

Timeline of Residential Colleges Application
Online application period21 April – 4 May 2022
Release of Residential Colleges admission result2 June 2022
Acceptance of offer with payment of depositBefore 5:00pm, 8 June 2022
Submission of roommate matching (students with accepted offer)Deadline: 23:59:59, 17 July 2022
Release of room assignment result21 July 2022
Payment of residential colleges fee (1st instalment)22 – 29 July 2022 (by 5:00pm)
Move-in1 September 2022 (tentative)
Payment of residential colleges fee (2nd instalment)November 2022

Should you have any questions related to the application procedures, please feel free to contact Residential Colleges Unit, Student Affairs Office on G/F of S H Ho Wellness College or call 3963 5800 or email to