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1. 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.

Programme Accreditation and Recognition

2. What is Hang Seng Management College (HSMC)?

Established in 2010, HSMC is one of the private tertiary institutions in Hong Kong providing self-financed bachelor degree programmes. Its predecessor is Hang Seng School of Commerce (HSSC) which was founded by Hang Seng Bank in 1980.  The HSMC was set up under the Post-secondary College Ordinance (Cap 320) as a degree granting body offering bachelor’s and above degree programmes in diversified disciplines.

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

Yes. 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, HSSC set up HSMC, which was registered under the Post-secondary College Ordinance (Cap 320), offering all degree programmes accredited by HKCAAVQ.

Programme Information and Admission

5. When is the application period for undergraduate programmes?

The application period for undergraduate programmes offered in the academic year 2017-2018 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 other 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.

6. Do all programmes require written tests and / or interviews for applicants?

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.

7. Will non-local applicants receive any conditional offer after finishing the assessments?

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 any conditional offer. Non-local applicants are required to pay an acceptance fee of HK$1,000 to accept the conditional offer.

8. Will the enrolment deposit be refunded if I finally choose to enrol in another programme offered by an institution other than HSMC?

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.


9. Does HSMC provide any on-campus accommodation to non-local students? How to apply?

On-campus accommodation will be arranged for non-local students’ in their first two years of studies at HSMC only.  Feel free to visit the Student Affairs Office ( for more details of the accommodation facilities. New non-local students need not apply for on-campus accommodation since the Student Affairs Office will be informed of the non-local admittees for accomodation arrangement.

10. 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 ( HSMC dedicates to collaborate with overseas institutions to provide students with various overseas learning opportunities.

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

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.

12. Can non-local students take up part-time or summer employment during their period of study in Hong Kong to support their living costs?

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.

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

13. Can non-local students seek employment in Hong Kong after graduation?

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 at +852 2824 6111 or

Application and Interview Arrangement

14. How can I submit my application?

You can submit your application through HSMC Online Application System (OAS).

15. 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, according to the priority of programme choices.

16. What kind of documents should be submitted together with the application in the OAS?

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

a.  Passport-size photo
b.  Copy of Travel Document / Identity Certificate (e.g. Passport)
c.  Copy of High School reports
d.  Copy of International Examination result slip
e.  Copy of other academic qualification certificates, e.g. IELTS report
f.   Copy of English language proficiency result slip

17. How can I pay the application fee?

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 before the due date.

18. I am a non-local student and interested in the undergraduate 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.

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

Written test / admission interview will be conducted from time to time for applicants who have completed the application procedure. 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.

20. 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 ( or by phone (3963 5555). Alternative arrangement may be made for you if possible.

21. What is the format of the interview?

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