FAQ

FAQ

General Questions

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The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) is a non-profit, self-financing, liberal-arts-oriented private university in Hong Kong, offering a wide range of undergraduate and taught postgraduate degree programmes. HSUHK, formerly known as Hang Seng Management College and Hang Seng School of Commerce, is a degree-granting institution since 2010. It officially became a private university with the approval from Hong Kong SAR Government in October 2018.

As a self-financed institution, the University finds strength in its autonomy, flexibility and responsiveness to meet community and market needs by developing new innovative programmes, many of which are the first of its kind in Hong Kong.

In programme design, there is a good balance of major studies, common core curriculum and free electives; whereas ample development opportunities/activities form an integral part of students’ holistic educational experience. These opportunities/activities include valuable residential, internship, service, leadership, global exchange and independent research experiences, etc. Students actively engage themselves in different learning opportunities so that they would know themselves better, broaden their global horizons, engage in continuous learning, boost their self-confidence, and realise their potential. The aim is to nurture young talents with critical thinking, innovative minds, caring attitude, moral values and social responsibilities.

HSUHK currently offers the following four-year full-time SSSDP undergraduate programmes:

• Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Supply Chain Management (BBA-SCM) (JSSH01)

• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Actuarial Studies and Insurance (BSC-AIN) (JSSH02)

• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (BSC-AC) (JSSH03)

• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science and Business Intelligence (BSC-DSBI) (JSSH04)

• Bachelor of Management Science and Information Management (Honours) (BMSIM) (JSSH05)

• Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Art and Design (BA-AD) (JSSH06)

English, while a few modules related to General Education / Chinese Language may be taught in Cantonese.

Yes. All programmes currently offered by HSUHK have been validated by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). They are currently registered at Qualification Register (QR). Referring to the below Qualification Framework established by the Education Bureau, the qualifications of our undergraduate programmes and taught postgraduate programmes are equivalent to Level 5 and Level 6 respectively:

Level 1: Certificate
Level 2: Certificate
Level 3: Diploma / Pre-Associate Degree
Level 4: High Diploma / Associate Degree
Level 5: Bachelor Degree
Level 6: Master Degree / Advanced Certificate / Advanced Diploma
Level 7: Doctorate Degree

Yes. Students who do not take any business-related subject in the secondary school can choose to apply for admission to our programmes.

Yes. HSUHK has been in collaboration with overseas institutions and those in mainland China for student exchange programmes and short-term study visit programmes with the view of broadening our students’ horizons and nurturing their global perspectives. You are encouraged to visit the webpage of student exchange programme for details.

Yes. Both local and international internship opportunities are available for our students to work at different corporations. Students not only put their knowledge into practice and earn actual working experience, but also enhance other skills such as interpersonal skill, communication skill, etc., from the internship programme. It is deemed as solid foundation for their future career. Students’ internship performance will be assessed by both the hosting corporation and the module lecturer.  Details can be found from Career Planning and Development division of Student Affairs Office.

Local Students

Students who do not require a student visa to study in Hong Kong, e.g. holder of the following:

  1. Permanent HKID Card
  2. Documents issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department showing right to land / right of abode in Hong Kong
  3. One-way Permit for entry to Hong Kong
  4. Full-time employment visa / work permit
  5. Dependant visa (students who were below 18 years old when they were issued with such visa / entry permit by the Director of Immigration)
  6. Visa / Entry permit for Quality Migrant Admission Scheme
  7. Visa / Entry permit for Capital Investment Entrant Scheme
  8. Visa / Entry permit for Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents
  9. Visa label for unconditional stay

Non-local Students

Students who hold the following visa / permit issued by the Director of Immigration are defined as Non-local students:

  1. Student visa / Entry permit
  2. Visa under the Immigration Arrangement for Non-Local Graduates
  3. Dependant visa / entry permit (students who were 18 years old or above when they were issued with such visa / entry permit by the Director of Immigration)

No. There are two installments a year. Students will be given a debit note for the required payment in due course and need to settle on or before the due date.

Eligible students only need to pay the amount of tuition fee net of the subsidy from the Government. No further application is required.

Yes. In order to provide incentives for students to pursue academic excellence, HSUHK offers various scholarships to eligible students. There are three categories of scholarships, including Entrance Scholarships, Achievement Scholarships and Exchange Scholarships.

Entrance Scholarships will be awarded to full-time degree entrants who have achieved good academic results. Please visit Entrance Scholarship (Year 1 Entry) for details.

Yes. You can seek financial assistance from the Student Finance Office under Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency if you are a Hong Kong citizen. You can choose to apply for a means-test “Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students” (FASP) or the “Non-means-tested Loan Scheme” via HSUHK.

Yes. HSUHK students are eligible to apply for on-campus accommodation on a competitive basis. There are 1,200 spaces currently available at Residential Colleges for students.

Application / Interview Arrangement

Local HKDSE applicants must apply for the places of these SSSDP undergraduate programmes through JUPAS. For details, please visit the JUPAS website. Please note that there are NO self-financing places for SSSDP programmes.

Non-local HKDSE applicants are not eligible to apply for SSSDP undergraduate programmes.

The intake places of programmes under SSSDP are mainly allocated through JUPAS. Should there be unfilled intake places after all admission rounds of JUPAS, HSUHK will admit local non-JUPAS applicants (HKDSE applicants exclusive) via direct admission of no more than 10% of the subsidised places of each selected programme.

The number of unfilled intake places of the SSSDP programme, if available, and details of the application arrangement will be announced in due course.

HSUHK normally accepts alternative Chinese Language qualifications (e.g. GCSE, GCE) in place of HKDSE Chinese for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students. Please click here for more details.

The results of other languages will not be considered as the replacement of the Language result in the HKDSE examination.

Applied learning subjects will not be considered for the admission of HSUHK undergraduate programmes.

Yes. We accept combined results of HKDSE examination as long as applicants’ qualifications meet our admission requirements.

The written test / admission interview will be conducted during the period from June to July. Selected applicants will be notified of written test / admission interview arrangements including the date and time via email and SMS. Applicants will be required to indicate their acceptance and select the available interview session via SSSDP Admission System.

Lower priority may be given to those applicants who fail to attend the written test / admission interview according to the scheduled time and date.

Please note that applicants attending written test / admission interview on different dates in the year will be considered on the same footing for admission.

The interview format varies among programmes. Normally group / individual interviews are conducted. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong, HSUHK will inform selected applicants of the details of online written test/interview via email.

Arrangement after the release of Main Round Offer

As per the instructions of JUPAS, applicants must confirm the acceptance of offer by:

(1) paying the acceptance fee of HK$5,000 during the period 9 August – 10 August 2023, by 5:00pm. For details, please check the website of JUPAS; and
(2) completing the registration procedures during the designated period as specified by HSUHK.

If applicant fails to complete the above procedures by the stipulated date, he/she will be deemed as forfeiting the offer.

Yes. However, you may submit an application for refund of enrolment deposit of the self-financing programme before the deadline. Full refund, less an administrative fee of HK$500, will be arranged for eligible applicants. Submission deadlines will be announced in due course.

Under normal circumstance, no refund of enrolment deposit will be accepted.

However, if applicant with Main Round offer accepts “better” offer after reconsideration of application based on the Rechecking and Remarking results, the JUPAS office will arrange for the transfer of the acceptance fee for Main Round offer to the “better” offer.