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

  1. Student visa / entry permit; or
  2. Visa under the Immigration Arrangement for Non-Local Graduates; or
  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)

Programme Accreditation and Recognition

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) is a non-profit private liberal-arts-oriented university in Hong Kong with five Schools (Business, Communication, Decision Sciences, Humanities and Social Science, and Translation and Foreign Languages) and around 6,000 full-time students.

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

Programme Information and Application

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

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Art and Design (BA-AD)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Cultural and Creative Industries (BA-CCI)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese (BA-CHI)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Convergent Media and Communication Technology (BA-CMCT)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English (BA-ENG)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology (BA-PSY)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Corporate Governance and Compliance (BBA-CGC)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Economics (BBA-ECON)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Finance and Banking (BBA-FB)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Financial Analysis (BBA-FA)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in General Business (BBA-GB)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Global Business Management (BBA-GBM)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Human Resource Management (BBA-HRM)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Management (BBA-MGT)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Marketing (BBA-MKT)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Professional Accountancy (BBA-PA)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Supply Chain Management (BBA-SCM) (with stream of either Business Logistics or Air Transport in Year 3 and 4)
  • Bachelor of Journalism and Communication (Honours) (BJC) (with concentration in either Business Journalism or Corporate Communication in Year 3 and 4)
  • Bachelor of Management Science and Information Management (Honours) (BMSIM)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Actuarial Studies and Insurance (BSC-AIN)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing (BSC-AC)*
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science and Business Intelligence (BSC-DSBI)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Asian Studies (BSS-AS)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BSS-PPE)
  • Bachelor of Translation with Business (Honours) (BTB)

Please click here for details.

* Starting from September 2021/22 Year-1 intakes, the previous degree title Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Human-Centred Computing will be renamed as Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Computing.

The application period for undergraduate programmes offered in the academic year 2022-2023 is from 20 November 2021 to 31 August 2022 (local student) / 20 November 2021 to 12 June 2022 (non-local student). Early application with pending examination results at the current stage is highly encouraged as the programme(s) may stop receiving applications under different situations, e.g. the programme quota has been filled up.

You are allowed to submit one application with no capped number of programme choices. All selected programme choices will be processed. Suitable applicants will be granted ONE conditional offer / firm offer only, according to the priority of programme choices.

The following documents need to be submitted together with the application in the HSUHK Undergraduate Application System:

  1. Passport-size photo
  2. Copy of travel document / identity certificate (e.g. Passport)
  3. Copy of high school reports
  4. Copy of international examination result slip
  5. Copy of other academic qualification certificates
  6. Copy of English language proficiency proof

Applicants will be informed via email of downloading the debit note after submitting the online application. You can settle the payment via one of the payment methods listed on the debit note before the due date.

Interview Arrangement

Written test / admission interview will be conducted from time to time for applicants who have completed the application procedures. Eligible applicants will be notified of written test / admission interview arrangements including the date, time and venue in due course via email and SMS. Please note that applicants attending written test / admission interview on different dates in the year will be considered on the same footing for admission.

If you are not able to attend the written test / admission interview, please decline the invitation and indicate your reason in the HSUHK Undergraduate Application System for consideration. Alternative arrangement may be made for you if possible.

The interview format varies among programmes. Normally group / individual interviews are conducted. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong, HSUHK will invite shortlisted applicants via email and HSUHK Undergraduate Application System to conduct the online written test/interview.

Yes. Applicants must attend and pass the written test and / or interview for admission to the programmes if they are required to do so.

Eligible applicants will be notified of written test and / or interview arrangements via email and SMS. The interview format varies among programmes, normally conducted in group or individual.

Eligible non-local applicants may be given conditional offer.  Interview and/or written test performance and all documents submitted by the applicant will be taken into consideration before issuing conditional offer.

No, the enrolment deposit is non-refundable in any cases, even if applicants are finally admitted to other programmes offered by any universities or institutions in Hong Kong.


On-campus accommodation will be guaranteed for Year 1 non-local students in their first year of study at HSUHK.  Feel free to visit the Residential Colleges’ website for more details of the accommodation facilities. Year 1 non-local students need not apply for on-campus accommodation for their first year of study at HSUHK since the Student Affairs Office will be provided of the list of Year 1 non-local admittees for accommodation arrangement.

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. HSUHK dedicates to collaborate with overseas institutions to provide students with various overseas learning opportunities.

No. There are two instalments 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.

Yes. Since academic year 2008-2009, eligible non-local students i.e. those undertaking locally-accredited full-time degree programmes at undergraduate level or above, and the period of study not less than one academic year can take up part-time on-campus employment of not more than 20 hours per week. Employment during the summer vacation is also allowed without any constraint. Please visit the homepage of the Hong Kong Immigration Department for more details.

Career Planning and Development division of Student Affairs Office regularly updates students with the part-time on-campus employment information. Students are encouraged to visit their webpage for the latest job information.

Since 2008, non-local undergraduates can apply via the Hong Kong Immigration Department for staying in Hong Kong for job search. Please approach the Hong Kong Immigration Department for further information and application procedure.