Admission Policies for New Students (2019/20)
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:
- Termination of study
- Programme completion
- Leave of study
- Committed to attend outbound exchange/ full-time internship/placement programmes
Information on Residential Colleges Application
In 2019/20, a Composite Point System will be applied to assess all applications. This System has two components:
- Home Distance from HSUHK (maximum: 50 points)
- Outstanding Performance (maximum: 15 points)
“Hong Kong eTransport”, an on-line platform administered by the Transport Department, will be used for calculating the travelling time, with the following parameters set. You may click here for the guidelines and click here for the sample dump screen.
- Home address refers to student’s official record maintained by the Registry. Address proof showing students’ names and residential address before the start date of Residential Colleges application of 2019/20 is required.#
- Applicants have to choose “The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong” as the destination for calculating the time required.
- Travelling time is calculated by using the Hong Kong eTransport, taking into account the following factors:
- Walking distance: 400m from starting point / destination;
- “All Service” and “Time” should be selected;
- Search results 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.
- In any case, the shortest travelling time shown in the search results would be used.
- To ensure objectivity, personal preference and travelling cost would not be taken into consideration.
- 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)|
|50||At 120 or more / Non-local students|
|0||4 or less|
Both academic attainment (Category 1) and non-academic attainment (Category 2), with details as shown below, would be taken into consideration:
- 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 2016-17, 2017-18 & 2018-19) could be counted.
- Documentary proof must be provided at the time of submitting the application. Late submission would not be accepted.
Category 1 – Academic attainment
|Point||HKDSE results (Best 5 subjects)|
|Student will qualifications other HKDSE would be handled on a case by case basis|
|15||23 or above|
Category 2 – Non-academic attainment
|15||An athlete, a delegate or a team member in the Hong Kong Teams|
|(Must be representing HK through a selection process)|
|10||An 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:
- Eligibility: both residents and non-residents
- Applicants are required to submit their application on eCampus.
- Selection criterion: talents, special needs, or strong contribution to the RC community
- Selection panel: including RC Management Team and Student Residents’ Associations (SRAs), but the final judgement will rest with the RC Masters.
- Assessment would be made by the RC Management Teams with justifications.
- Quota: a maximum quota of 10 for each RC
Period of stay
31 August 2019 to 31 May 2020 (both nights inclusive)
In case of over-subscription, the following criteria would be used to allocate bed-places.
- Group 1 – Year 1 non-local students
- Group 2 – Inbound Exchange students
- Group 4 – Year 4 students (both local and non-local students) of 14%
- Group 5 – Year 1 local students of 35%
- Group 6 – Year 2 and 3 students (both local and non-local students) of 47%
- The above are indicative figures only.
- Adjustment would be made, taking into consideration the gender distribution as well as the actual demand of each group of students.
- In case there is an overwhelming demand, the University would consider various options, such as offeringone-semester residence, deducting marks for those who have resided in the RC before, etc.
- Students having the same total scores will be assigned a random number and would be selected randomly.
- 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.
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.
The result of admission offer will be announced on 23 August 2019. 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 gmail account or you may visit the Student Information System for updates.
The room assignment results will be announced on 30 August 2019.
Residential College Fee
|Room Type||Fee per month||Fee a year (9 months) + HK$700|
|for residential life activities|
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 2019/20 and the confirmed fees shall be announced in due course.
- Successful applicants would be required to pay the full payment before 5:00 pm, 26 August 2019. 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.
How to Apply
- Eligible students can apply via Student Information System.
- Application period: 14 – 16 August 2019.
- Applicants would receive an email acknowledgement after they have successfully completed the online form.
- Late application will not be entertained.
|Online application open||14 – 16 August 2019|
|Release of Residential Colleges admission result||August 23, 2019|
|Acceptance of offer with FULL payment||5:00pm, 27 August 2019|
|Release of room assignment result||August 30, 2019|
|Move-in||August 31, 2019|
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 email@example.com.