Applications are now invited from all current students (excluding graduating students and AD students) who would like to apply for residence in the Residential Colleges.



Information on Residential Colleges Application

Scoring System

In 2017/18, a Composite Point System is approved to assess all applications and this system has three components as follows:

  • Home Distance from HSMC (maximum: 50 points)
  • Participation in Campus Life (maximum: 30 points)
  • Outstanding Performance (maximum: 20 points)


a) Scoring based on “Home Distance from HSMC” (maximum: 50 points)

“Hong Kong eTransport” (http://hketransport.gov.hk/?l=1), an on-line platform administered by the Transport Department, is proposed to be used for calculating the travelling time, with the following parameters set.  You may click here for the guideline and click here for the sample dump screen.

  1. 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 2017-18 is required.#
  2. Applicants had to choose "Hang Seng Management College" as the destination for calculating the time required.
  3. Travelling time is calculated using the Hong Kong eTransport, taking into account the following factors:
    • Walking distance: 400m from starting point / destination;
    • "All" (service mode) and "More" (if any) 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.
  4. 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 HSMC
    (minutes, for single trip)


    At 120 or more / Non-local students
















































    4 or less



b) Scoring based on “Participation in Campus Life” (maximum: 30 points)

To encourage students’ active and balanced participation in various kinds of activities held on campus, students could receive scores based on the followings.

  1. A maximum of 2 activities, 1 per category, in the year from March 2017 to February 2018 could be counted, subject to a maximum of 30 points.
  2. Documentary proof must be provided at the time of application submission. Late submission would not be accepted.
  3. Students receiving payment for their participation or services would not be awarded scores under “Participation in Campus Life”.
  4. Residential College Masters have the discretion to assign scores (up to 12) to students (both current / new students) with potential contributions to the Residential Colleges.

Category 1


Types of Participation in Campus Life


  • President and Vice-Presidents of the Executive Committee, HSMCSU
  • Chief Editor and Vice-Editors of the Editorial Board, HSMCSU
  • Chairperson of the Union Council, HSMCSU


  • Executive Committee Members of the Executive Committee, HSMCSU
  • Members of the Editorial Board, HSMCSU
  • Elected Student Member (民選評議員)


  • Chairpersons of Student Associations, HSMCSU
  • Chairpersons of Student Hostel Association / Residential College Association


  • Chairpersons of Clubs & Societies, HSMCSU, including College-YMCA
  • Executive Committee Members of Student Associations, HSMCSU
  • Executive Committee Members of Student Hostel Association


  • Executive Committee Members of Clubs & Societies, HSMCSU, including College-YMCA


Category 2


Types of Participation in Campus Life


  • Captains of Sports and other regular School Teams
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Project Coordinator of Wu Zhi Qiao Team
  • President of ICAC Ambassadors
  • President of other student teams under the SAO


  • Members of Sports and other regular School Teams
  • Members of Student Teams such as Wu Zhi Qiao Team, ICAC Ambassadors
  • Members of other student teams under the SAO


Category 3


Types of Participation in Residential Colleges


  • Recommendation by the Residential College Masters
    (suggested to be capped at 10 per Residential College)

    Click here for the recommendation form. Fill it out and submit to your Residential College Master for his/her consideration. The signed recommendation form should be uploaded in your online application for verification.


  • Participation of High Table Dinner
    (2 points per each participation in both semesters. Enrollment without participation would not be considered.)


c) Scoring based on “Outstanding Performance” (maximum: 20 points)

Both academic attainments (Category 1) and non-academic attainments (Category 2), with details as shown below, would be taken into consideration.

  1. 1 item per category could be counted, subject to a maximum of 20 points. For Category 2, the awards received in the past 3 years (Academic Years 2014-15, 2015-16& 2016-17) could be counted.
  2. Documentary proof must be provided at the time of application submission. Late submission would not be accepted. 

    Category 1 - Academic attainments

    Current Students


    Latest Cumulative Grade Point Average


    3.70 – 4.00


    3.50 – 3.69


    3.30 – 3.49

    Category 2 - Non-academic attainments




    • An athlete, a delegate or a team member in the Hong Kong Teams 
      (Must be representing HK through a selection process)


    • An athlete, a delegate or a team member in the Hong Kong Teams 
      (Selection for participation is not required)


    • Champion, 1st runner up or 2nd runner up of Hong Kong wide-competitions



Period of stay

31 August, 2017 to 31 May, 2018 (tentative)


Allocation Criteria

In case of oversubscription, the following criteria would be used to allocate bed-places.

1. Priority will be given to :

  • Group 1 – Year 1 non-local students;
  • Group 2 – Inbound Exchange students;
  • Group 3 – Students with special needs

There is 5% of bed-places would be allocated for the above Group 2 & 3.

2. To ensure a balanced mix of students living in the Residential Colleges, quota would be assigned to:

  • Group 4 - Year 4 students (both local and non-local students) of 15%
  • Group 5 - Year 1 local students of 30%
  • Group 6 - Year 2 and 3 students (both local and non-local students) of 50%


  1. The above are indicative figures only.
  2. Adjustment would be made by the College when making the actual allocation, taking into consideration the gender distribution as well as the actual demand of each group of students.
  3. In case there is overwhelming demand, the College would consider various options, such as offering of one-semester residence, deducting marks for those who had resided in student hostel/ residential colleges before, etc.
  4. Students having the same total scores will be assigned a random number and would be selected randomly.
  5. 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 Colleges, as appropriate.

Address Proof

#The applicant has to produce address proof showing theirs names and residential address before start date of application depending in 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. 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 hown on the documents, e.g. birth certificate, is required.

Admission Offers

Admission offers would be given out in accordance with scores attained by each 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 HSMC gmail account or you may visit the Student Information System for updates.


Room Assignment

Students with accepted offer and deposit made could submit room matching request to the SAO before 30 June 2017. Details of the application procedure would be announced nearer the time.


Residential College Fee

The Residential College fee schedule is as follows:

Room Type

Fee per month

Fee a year (9 months) + HK$700 
for Residential life activities

2-bed room



3-bed room



4-bed room



The above Residential College fee are tentative only and subject to review. It is expected that there will be an increase of residential colleges charges for 2018-19 and the confirmed charges shall be announced in due course.

  • Successful applicants would be requested to pay a deposit of $1,000 to confirm the Residential College offer on or before 5:00pm, 29 May 2017. The remaining balance will be settled on or before 5:00pm, 28 July 2017.
  • 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.



How to Apply?

  • Eiligible student can apply for residential colleges via Student Information System.
  • Application period is from 10 - 19 April 2017.
  • Applicants would receive an email acknowledgement after you have successfully completed the online form. 
  • Late application will not entertained. Please apply for residential colleges by the deadline.


Release of Result 

Application result will be announced on 22 May 2017. 


Timeline of Residential Colleges Application 

Events Date
Online application open 10 - 19 April 2017
Release of residential colleges admission result 22 May 2017
Acceptance of offer with payment of deposit Before 5:00pm, 29 May 2017
Submission of roommate matching (students with accepted offer) Deadline: 30 June 2017
Release of room assignment result 21 July 2017
Payment of residential colleges fee 5:00pm, 21-28 July 2017
Move-in 31 August 2017 



Meanwhile, 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 39635800 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..