Admission Policies for New Students (2024/25)


Applications are now open to all new students (who have completed the registration process at Registry) who would like to apply for residence and taste the living and learning experience 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 attend 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.

Information on Residential Colleges Application

Scoring System

Since 2021/22, a Composite Point System has been applied to assess all applications from new UG . This System has two components:

  1. Home Distance from HSUHK (maximum: 50 points)
  2. Outstanding Performance (maximum: 15 points)

Maximum score:

New UG Students: 50

New Non-local Senior Intake: 25

“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 2024/25 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.
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

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

  1. item per category could be counted, subject to a maximum of 15 points. For Category 2, the awards received in the past 3 years (Academic Years 2021-22, 2022-23 & 2023-24) could be counted.
  2. Documentary proof must be provided at the time of submitting the application. Late submission would not be accepted.

Category 1 – Academic attainment

PointHKDSE results (Best 5 subjects)
Student will qualifications other HKDSE would be handled on a case by case basis
1523 or above

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

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 strong contribution to the RC community
  4. Selection panel: including RC Management Team and Student Residents’ Associations (SRAs), but the final judgement will rest with the RC Masters.
  5. Assessment would be made by the RC Management Teams with justifications.
  6. Quota: a maximum quota of 10 for each RC
Period of stay

30 August 2024 to 23 May 2025 (tentative)

Allocation Criteria

In case of over-subscription, the following criteria would be used to allocate bed-places.

  • Group 1 – Inbound Exchange students
  • Group 2 – Year 1 non-local students
  • Group 4 – Year 4 students (both local and non-local students) of 14%
  • Group 5 – Year 1 local students of 20%
  • Group 6 – Year 2 and 3 students (both local and non-local students) of 47%
  1. The above are indicative figures only.
  2. Adjustment would be made, taking into consideration the gender distribution as well as the actual demand of each group of students.
  3. In case there is an overwhelming demand, the University would consider various options, such as offering one-semester residence, deducting marks for those who have resided in the RC before, etc.
  4. Students having the same total scores will be assigned a random number and would be selected randomly.
  5. 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.
Address Proof

Applicants are required to provide the address proof showing theirs names and residential address within the latest 3 months before the 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 organization;
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. The amendment records will be synchronously updated on their student information account.

Admission Offer

The result of admission offer for Year 1 admittees will be announced on 23 August 2024 (tentative). For senior-year admittees the result will be announced on 16 August 2024. Admission offer would be made in accordance with scores attained by the applicant. Room assignment, either it would be 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, room of any type would be assigned. The result would be emailed to your HSUHK student email account or you may visit the Student Information System for updates.

Room Assignment

The room assignment results for Year 1 admittees will be announced on 28 August 2024 (tentative).

For senior-year admittees the results will be announced on 26 August 2024 (tentative).

Residential College Fee
Room TypeMonthly RateWhole Residential Year + HK$1000 for residential life activitiesSemester 1 + HK$500 for residential life activitiesSemester 2 + HK$500 for residential life activities
2-bed roomHK$2,377HK$21,960HK$9,899HK$12,061
3-bed roomHK$2,164HK$20,088HK$9,064HK$11,024
4-bed roomHK$1,957HK$18,312HK$8,303HK$10,009

Other pay-as-you-use fees apply. Please refer to Fees and Charges page on our website.

The Residential College fee are tentative only and subject to review. It is expected that there will be an increase of Residential Colleges fee for 2024/25 and the confirmed fees shall be announced in due course.

  • For Year 1 admittees, successful applicants would be required to pay the full payment before 5:00 pm, 26 August 2024 (tentative). For senior-year admittees the deadline would be 5:00 pm, 21 August 2024. Late payment/ failure in payment submission will be handled as a withdrawal of offer.
  • The Residential College fee is to be paid on a semester basis and would be charged on a pro-rata basis, in case of irregularities with provided valid reason and approval from the Senior Management.
  • Residents who wish to withdraw from Residential College in Semester 2 should submit application for withdrawal by a said deadline, tentatively in mid-Nov 2024; otherwise, they will be billed the second instalment of the full residential fee.
How to Apply
  • Eligible students can apply via Student Information System.
  • Application period: 19 – 21 August 2024 (new local year 1 admittees) & 5 – 9 August 2024 (new senior-year admittees).
  • Applicants would receive an email acknowledgement after they have successfully completed the online form.
  • Late application will not be entertained.  
 Local Year 1 AdmitteesLocal / Non-local Senior-Year Admittees
Online application open19 – 21, August 20245 – 9 August, 2024
Release of Residential Colleges admission result23 August 202416 August 2024
Deadline of acceptance of offer with FULL payment5:00pm, 26 August 20245:00pm, 21 August 2024
Release of room assignment result28 August 202426 August 2024
Move-in30 August 2024 (Tentative)30 August 2024 (Tentative)

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 Wellness College or call 3963 5800 or email to