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1. Why should I choose to study at HSMC?

Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) has committed tremendous resources in creating well-designed curricula, upgrading campus facilities and above all, assembling a high-calibre teaching team with experience in university teaching and industry practice. Our programmes have been identified as quality programmes, having gone through rigorous validation processes by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ).

The College provides all-round business education to prepare students for professional contributions to and successful careers in the business community. With its close connections with large corporations, the College is able to provide many internship opportunities for our students.

On campus, you will be provided with quality education in generic skills, business knowledge and general education for your personal and professional development to meet the challenges in a workplace context at a professional level.

Off campus, our programmes also underline whole-person development, featuring community involvement activities, dormitory life and internships. All these will prepare you for a good career, a full life, healthy living, and active and responsible citizenship.

3. What is the medium of instruction?

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

4. Are all programmes offered by HSMC recognised in Hong Kong?

Yes. All programmes currently offered by HSMC have been validated by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). Referring to the Qualification Framework established by the Education Bureau (Please see below), the qualification of our undergraduate programmes is equivalent to Level 5:

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

5. Am I eligible to apply for admission to HSMC programmes if I do not take any business-related subject in the secondary school?

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

6. Are student exchange programmes / short-term study visit programmes available for HSMC students?

Yes. HSMC 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.

7. Will HSMC students be given internship opportunities?

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.

8. Who are non-local students?

Non-local students are persons who enter Hong Kong for the purpose of study but without the right of abode or right to land in Hong Kong. They are required to obtain a student visa issued by the Director of Immigration before entry to Hong Kong.

9. What is the fee schedule of HSMC programmes for the 2017 entry?

Below please find the fee schedule (in HKD) of the 2017-18 academic year for reference:

*Applicable to BBA-SCM self-financed places.

10. Do I need to pay the whole year tuition fee and other required fees in one go?

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.

11. Are there any scholarships available at HSMC?

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

Entrance Scholarships for the 2017 intake will be awarded to full-time Undergraduate entrants of the 2017/18 academic year who have achieved good academic results. Please visit Entrance Scholarship 2017 (Year 1 / Senior-Year) for details.

12. Am I eligible to seek financial assistance from the HKSAR Government?

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 Assitance Scheme for Post-secondary Students” (FASP_ or the “Non-Means Tested Loan Scheme” via HSMC.  For details, please refer to www.wfsfaa.gov.hk.

For non-local applicants who need a student visa to study in Hong Kong, you must fund your own study and living expenses in Hong Kong.

13. Does HSMC provide any on-campus accommodation to students?

Yes. HSMC students are eligible to apply for on-campus accommodation on a competitive basis. There are 1,300 spaces currently available, including the old Hall and newly-built HSMC Jockey Club Residential Colleges for students.

For non-local students, on-campus accommodation will be arranged for their FIRST TWO YEARS of studies at HSMC.

Application / Interview arrangement

14. What are the admission requirements for the 2017 entry?

Year 1 entry: Please click here
Senior-Year entry: Please click here

For students who possess qualifications other than HKDSE, your applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  You are welcome to contact the Registry for more details.

15. When is the application period for undergraduate programmes?

The application period for undergraduate programmes offered in the 2017-18 academic year is from 21 November 2016 to 31 August 2017 (local student) / 21 November 2016 to 3 July 2017 (non-local student).  Early application before obtaining the HKDSE / other examination results at the current stage is highly encouraged as the programme(s) may stop receiving applications under different situations, e.g., when the programme quota has been filled up.

For admission to BBA-SCM programme under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP), HKDSE candidates are required to apply via JUPAS.  The application deadline will be 1 December 2016.  Non-HKDSE candidates can apply via the HSMC Online Application System but the places for non-HKDSE candidates are not guaranteed.  According to the stipulated practice, all subsidised places of BBA-SCM programme under SSSDP are required to be allocated via JUPAS.  If all admission places i.e. 70 places are finally accepted by HKDSE candidates via JUPAS, no additional places will be given to non-HKDSE candidates.

16. How can I submit my application?

You can submit your application through one of the following channels:

i.   HSMC Online Application System; OR
ii.  E-APP (From 2 December 2016 to 16 May 2017 for first round; 23 May 2017 to 30 June 2017 for second round) (for DSE students only)

For admission to BBA-SCM programme under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors (SSSDP), HKDSE candidates are required to apply via JUPAS.  The application deadline will be 1 December 2016.  Non-HKDSE candidates can apply via HSMC Online Application System but the places for non-HKDSE candidates are not guaranteed.  According to the stipulated practice, all subsidized places of BBA-SCM programme under SSSDP are required to be allocated via JUPAS.  If all admission places i.e. 70 places are finally accepted by HKDSE candidates via JUPAS, no additional places can be given to non-HKDSE candidates.

17. How many degree programme choices do I have? Will my choice(s) other than the first choice be considered?

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 / confirmed offer only, based on the priority of programme choices.

18. What kind of documents should be submitted together with the application?

The following documents need to be submitted together with the application:

1.  A copy of your Hong Kong ID card / travel document; and
2.  Recent two-year academic transcript(s), certificate(s) and public examination results

19. How can I pay the application fee?

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

20. Can my English result in the HKDSE examination be replaced by other English examinations such as GCE, GCSE, IELTS, TOEFL, etc.?

In case applicants fail to get a minimum of Level 3 in English Language in HKDSE examination, such situation will be further considered by respective programme(s) on a case-by-case basis.

21. I am a local student studies another language in HKDSE instead of Chindent and prepare to takeese. Do I need to provide any certification to prove my Chinese language proficiency?

HSMC 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.

22. Will other languages i.e. French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Hindi and Urdu in the HKDSE examination be considered?

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

23. I am a non-local student and interested in the Degree Programmes at HSMC. Do I need to have a certain level of Chinese language? If yes, what should I do?

According to the programme curriculum, students are required to take core modules which include a few modules to be taught in Cantonese. Therefore, applicants are suggested to possess a certain level of Chinese language capability. You can choose to provide us with the proof of your Chinese language proficiency for our further consideration for admission.

24. Will applied learning subjects in the HKDSE examination be considered?

Applied learning subjects will not be considered for the admission of HSMC Degree Programmes except for the BBA-SCM programme.

25. Does HSMC accept combined results of HKDSE examination?

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

26. Will my application to your College affect my JUPAS application?

No.

27. When will the written test / admission interview be conducted?

The written test / admission interview will be conducted either in the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year, or the second semester after the completion of HKDSE examination, or even after the release of HKDSE examination results. 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.

28. Do all programmes require interviews?

No, you may find details here. Some programmes will also require written tests prior to the interviews. Eligible applicants will be notified of the written test / admission interview arrangements via email and SMS. Therefore, please ensure that your contact number, email address and postal address are correct and updated. You are advised to inform us of the update(s) if any by way of email / fax / phone.

29. What should I do if I am not able to attend the written test / admission interview on the designated date and time?

If you are not able to attend the written test / admission interview, please inform us as soon as possible via email (ugadmission@hsmc.edu.hk) or by phone (3963 5555). Alternative arrangement will be made for you if possible.

30. What is the format of the interview?

The format of the interview varies among programmes. Normally group / individual interviews are conducted.

Arrangement after the release of public examination

31. What should I do after the release of HKDSE / other examination results?

Applicants who have been given conditional offers AND whose HKDSE examination results meet the admission requirements listed on the conditional offer are required to provide us with the result slip and the conditional offer letter IN PERSON by 4:00pm of 12 July 2017 to claim the conditional offer.  You are also required to pay the non-refundable and non-transferable enrolment deposit of HK$5,000 before the stipulated date and time as a means of offer acceptance.  Please be well aware that the conditional offer will lapse if applicants fail to claim the conditional offer by 4:00pm of 12 July 2017.  Please refer to the payment instruction enclosed with the conditional offer / confirmed offer. Likewise, applicants possessing other qualifications are required to claim the conditional offer and pay the enrolment deposit of HK$5,000 by the stipulated deadlines shown on the conditional offer.  The conditional offer will lapse if applicants fail to complete the stipulated procedure.

Applicants who have not been given conditional offer AND whose HKDSE / other examination results meet our minimum admission requirements may choose to provide us with the result slip by uploading the slip to the HSMC Online Application System for our re-consideration.

For applicants who have submitted applications but are awaiting written test / interview AND the HKDSE / other examination results meet our minimum admission requirements, please provide us with the result slip in person for further arrangement.

32. Would it be possible for me to submit application (I) after the release of HKDSE / other examination results; or (II) after the release of JUPAS results?

Yes. You need to submit the online application with supporting documents including the HKDSE / other examination result slip and an application fee of HK$100 per programme. Please ensure that your HKDSE results / other qualifications have met our minimum admission requirements before application. A written test / admission interview may be arranged for you subject to the decision made by the respective programme.

33. Will the deposit of HK$5,000 be refunded if I finally choose to enrol in another programme offered by a different university other than HSMC?

Under normal circumstance, no refund of enrolment deposit will be accepted.  However, if an applicant has accepted an offer via JUPAS for:

(i)   from a full-time UGC-funded undergraduate programme (programmes offered by OUHK and HKAPA are not UGC-funded); or
(ii)  an undergraduate programme subsidized under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors

the applicant can submit an application for refund before the deadline.  Full refund, less an administrative fee of HK$500 will be arranged for eligible applicants.

Submission deadlines of refund application:

  • 12:00 PM of 9 Aug 2017 (for applicants with JUPAS main round offer)
  • 12:00 PM of 23 Aug 2017 (for applicants with JUPAS clearing round offer)

Accreditation and Recognition

34. How had HSSC been transformed into HSMC?

The Hang Seng School of Commerce (HSSC) was established by the Hang Seng Bank in 1980 as a private school to offer Diploma programmes in Business Studies to school leavers. To satisfy the requirement for registration under the Post-secondary College Ordinance (Cap 320), the HSSC set up the Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) to be the degree granting body of all degree programmes duly accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) (www.hkcaavq.edu.hk).

35. Is HSMC a recognised institution leading to the operation of degree programmes?

Yes. The HSSC received the Institutional Review (IR) status from HKCAAVQ in 2008, which recognised that the School has overall appropriate academic environment to operate programmes, meeting the standards of Bachelor Degree level at the QF level 5. Later, the HSSC set up HSMC, which was registered under the Post-secondary College Ordinance (Cap 320), offering all degree programmes accredited by HKCAAVQ.

36. Are all programmes offered by HSMC recognised in Hong Kong?

Yes. All of our degree programmes have already been accredited by HKCAAVQ. They are currently registered at Qualifications Register (QR) (www.hkqr.gov.hk) and recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF) (www.hkqf.gov.hk).