Eligibility

Applications are now invited from all new 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 two components as follows:

  • Home Distance from HSMC (maximum: 50 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)

50

At 120 or more / Non-local students

48

115

46

110

44

105

42

100

40

95

38

90

36

85

34

80

32

75

30

70

28

65

26

60

24

55

22

50

20

45

18

40

16

35

14

30

12

25

10

20

8

15

6

10

4

5

0

4 or less

 

 b) 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

New Students

Score

HKDSE results (Best 5 subjects)

Student will qualifications other HKDSE would be handled on a case by case basis

15

23 or above

10

20-22

Category 2 - Non-academic attainments

Point

Event

20

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

15

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

10

o    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.

  1. 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%

 Remarks:

  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

Details of the room assignment would be announced on 29 August 2017.

 

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

HK$1,735

HK$16,315

3-bed room

HK$1,575

HK$14,875

4-bed room

HK$1,420

HK$13,480

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

  • Successful applicants would be requested to pay a full residential colleges fee to confirm the Residential College offer on or before 5:00pm, 25 August 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?

  • Eligible student can apply for residential colleges via Student Information System.
  • Application period is from 16-18 August 2017.
  • Applicants would receive an email acknowledgement after you have successfully completed the online form. 
  • Late application will not be entertained. Please apply for residential colleges by the deadline.

 

Release of Result 

Application result will be announced on 23 August 2017. 

 

Timeline of Residential Colleges Application 

Events

Date

Online application open

16-18 August 2017

Release of Residential Colleges admission result

23 August 2017

Acceptance of offer with payment of deposit

Before 5:00pm, 25 August 2017

Release of room assignment result

29 August 2017

Payment of Residential Colleges fee

5:00pm, 25 August 2017

Move-in

31 August 2017

 

Enquiries

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..