The University and its Facilities
HKSYU’s main campus (Braemar Hill campus) is located on Braemar Hill, a tranquil spot on the eastern side of Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Island. It is 15 to 20 minutes away by bus from Causeway Bay, Tin Hau and North Point. Please click here for directions.
A 'private university' is self-funded and financially independent; a “UGC-funded university” is supported by public funding. Private universities are more flexible with their teaching policies and enjoy a higher degree of academic autonomy, which allows them to adhere more closely to their mission, goals and character. In 2006, the Chief Executive in Council approved the renaming of Shue Yan College into “Hong Kong Shue Yan University.” Every five years, the University undergoes a review by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) to ensure it maintains effective internal quality assurance and monitoring measures. Our University has successfully passed two reviews by the HKCAAVQ in 2011 and 2016 respectively.
HKSYU ’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). HKSYU ’s programmes are widely recognized by local and overseas institutions. Our graduates are also eagerly sought after by employers.
HKSYU alumni are widely recognized by employers from many different sectors. Graduates of business administration can seek career in areas such as marketing, administration, banking, finance and human resources. Accounting graduates can work in fields such as auditing and tax. Journalism and communication graduates can build a career in journalism, public relations and advertising. Law and business graduates can work as company secretaries, start a career in financial services or pursue legal studies. English major can seek a career in administration or in the creative industries. Graduates of social work can become social workers or engage in social services. In short, we allow our graduates to unleash their potential in their chosen field. For those wishing to pursue further studies can also apply for postgraduate programmes at local or overseas institutions.
There are three faculties including Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Commerce and Faculty of Social Sciences. HKSYU currently offers a total of 14 undergraduate degree programmes as follows:
Faculty of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese Language and Literature
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Journalism and Mass Communication
Faculty of Commerce
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Digital Marketing
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Corporate Governance and Risk Management
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics and Finance
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Law and Business
Faculty of Social Sciences
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Counselling and Psychology
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sociology
Bachelor of Social Work (Hons)
Admitted students are required to complete the courses of their respective major programmes. Students can also pursue a minor on a voluntary basis. Some major programmes allow students to pursue a minor programme according to their interests.
Please click here for more information about the undergraduate programmes available.
Yes, there are General Education (GE) courses in four areas:
- Chinese Culture in the 21st Century
- Communication and Literacy
- Global Citizenship
- Interdisciplinary Perspective
All undergraduates must take at least one course from each area (i.e. in total 12 credits). For more details, please click here.
HKSYU is partnered with 45 universities in 19 regions, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Mainland China, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam. For more details about the Study Abroad Scheme, please visit here.
Yes. The programmes listed below provide compulsory, voluntary or summer internship opportunities:
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Journalism and Mass Communication (Compulsory Internship)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) (Voluntary Internship)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics & Finance (Voluntary Internship)
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Law and Business (Summer Internship)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Counselling and Psychology (Compulsory Internship)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology (Voluntary Internship)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Sociology (Voluntary Internship)
Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) (Compulsory Internship)
We can accommodate up to 1,000 students at our residential halls in the Research Complex and the Residential and Amenities Complex.
Yes. Most non-local students come from Mainland China. There are also a number of exchange students from Korea, Malaysia and Sweden.
HKSYU is the first private university in Hong Kong. The annual tuition fee for 2020/21 intake is HKD $72,190, payable in two installments. Once fees are paid, they cannot be refunded. HKSYU adopts a “Lock-in Tuition Fee” mechanism under which new tuition fees are only payable by newly admitted students; those enrolled in previous academic year(s) are not affected by fee adjustments.
From the 2017/18 academic year onwards, the Government provides Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NSS) subsidies for eligible students pursuing full-time locally-accredited local and non-local self-financing undergraduate (including top-up degree) programmes in Hong Kong (save for those enrolled in places already supported under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions / Sectors) offered by eligible institutions. For more details, please visit the website of the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education here.
Students can apply for government financial assistance through the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and / or Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) from the Student Finance Office (SFO) under the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA). The Office of Student Affairs also provides scholarships, bursaries, interest-free loans and emergency assistance. For more details, please go to the website of Office of Student Affairs (OSA) here.
The Research Complex includes research centres, a multi-purpose hall, a multi-media hall, lecture halls and lecture rooms. Apart from these facilities, the Research Complex also provides additional 500 bed spaces which doubling the original total number of bed spaces at the University. Meanwhile, HKSYU reserves spacious areas for student use, which include self-study rooms, common rooms, computers rooms, cafes and a sky garden. There are also free spaces for student activities on the ground floor.
Students at HKSYU actively pursue knowledge and virtue, in line with the University's focus on 'cultivating virtues of benevolence; broadening horizon and knowledge.' The teachers here are not only mentors, but also friends. When teaching, they cater to students and their respective needs.
HKSYU students enjoy a rich and fruitful student life. There are currently ten university societies, 16 interest groups (including drama, music and sound production) and 16 sports teams. Apart from self-organised activities, students can also take part in activities held by university departments. The Office of Student Affairs, for example, organised an “Adventure Activity Day” to promote greater self-understanding in students. The Career Services Section also holds workshops and recruitment talks which equip the students with skills for their future career.
Admissions and Interviews
Applicants applying with HKDSE qualifications are required to attain a Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language, a Level 2 or above in Mathematics, a Level 2 or above in Liberal Studies and a Level 2 or above in at least one elective. Please click here for more details.
Candidates sitting in the upcoming HKDSE Examination can apply through the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes (E-APP). Please click here for more details.
Candidates taking the National Higher Education Entrance Examination may make their online applications during mid-March to mid-May.
Other candidates should submit their application forms in person in July. Please see here for more information.
Applicants with results in more than one sitting of the HKDSE are allowed.
Yes. Applicants with other qualifications equivalent to the entry requirements of the University can apply upon approval. For those applicants with non-local academic qualifications may have to sit an additional Chinese or English written test. Please click here for more information.
Yes. Applicants who have obtained a GPA of 2.5 or above in their first year of studies on an AD or HD programme can apply for admissions into the first year of an undergraduate programme at HKSYU. Holders of AD or HD qualifications (or equivalent) are eligible to apply for Year Two entry into undergraduate programmes. Please click here for further information.
Conditional offers are given to applicants who make applications through the E-APP system. Applicants who satisfy the entry requirements stated in their Conditional Offer Letter can claim their offers; formal admissions are given upon confirmation by the University.
Applicants who satisfy the requirements of their conditional offers must pay an Enrolment Deposit of HKD $ 5,000 on or before the designated time set out in the Conditional Offer Letter.
The enrolment deposit is refundable if the applicants receive offers from UGC-funded full-time undergraduate programmes or Study Subsidy Schemes for Designated Professions (SSSDP) via the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) and paid the acceptance fee via JUPAS. Applicants should submit an application and provide relevant supporting documents to HKSYU in person by the stipulated deadline as listed in the payment procedure. Applicants are also liable for an administration fee of HKD $ 500.
Applicants who fail to satisfy the requirements of the conditional offer but still meet HKSYU ’s minimum entrance requirements can bring along the original and copies of their HKDSE result notices during in-person application to re-submit their applications and attend admission interviews.
No. For example, science students can apply for programmes in the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Commerce or Faculty of Social Sciences.
Admission results for applications through E-APP will be announced in batches by July each year. Applicants who make their applications during in-person application period will be invited to attend an on-site interview and will be notified of the results at the same day .
Application for Admission via E-App
Please browse for details at https://www.hksyu.edu/en/admissions/undergraduate/
Submission of new applications for undergraduate programmes via E-APP will be processed by HKSYU Admissions Office every Tuesday morning during the application period. Applicants will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions from the Admissions Office. If you do not receive any confirmation email within 14 days from the date of your application submission, please login to E-APP (https://www.eapp.gov.hk/) to reconfirm if your application has been successfully submitted and contact HKSYU Admissions Office in due course.
After submitting the application on E-APP, you may submit a request for change of programme through the system. Please refer to the Demo of “Change programmes” at E-APP.
Applications for change programmes via E-APP will be processed by HKSYU Admissions Office every Monday morning during the application period, changes will be effected and can be checked via "On-line Admission Application Status Check" once approved by the Admissions Office.
The application results via E-APP will be announced in batches by July each year. If you do not hear from us by the afore-mentioned date, please contact Admissions Office in due course.
Please refer to the payment methods from the confirmation email. You can settle the payment via PPS Shop & Buy payment service or Visa / MasterCard. If you are not able to settle the application fee by the payment methods as stipulated from the confirmation email, please contact Admissions Office for further assistance.
If you choose Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) as your first choice, you will be invited to attend the interview around May 2020. Notification of interview will be sent to your email account as provided in your application form.
(Remarks: Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) programme will only accept first round E-APP applications (i.e. closing date 15 May 2020.)
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