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Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (3)
Business & Management (2)
Education & Training (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



In 1971, Dr. Henry H.L. Hu and Dr. Chung Chi Yung founded Shue Yan on Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley, in response to the acute shortage of tertiary places for local secondary school leavers aspiring for a university education. In 1976, Shue Yan College was registered under the Post-secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320). 


Quality assurance is a collective responsibility of academic and non-academic staff, the management and the students. The ultimate objective is to ensure that our students get an enriching learning experience in the University. As a teaching-led University, Shue Yan is committed to ensuring the quality of its academic programmes aimed at producing articulate, open-minded, socially responsible, well prepared graduates with a global outlook.


The Research Office (RO) provides administrative support, to enhance research endeavours at HKSYU and to effectively implement the strategies and policies established by the University Research Committee, which include the following:

  • coordinating submissions for research funding support;
  • communicating the expectations and requirements of the RGC to staff members;
  • conveying requests from Principal Investigators (PIs) for variations to the terms of grants;
  • apprising staff members of any research support programmes to maintain their research vitality and enhance the competitive edge of their research initiatives so that they are in a better position to secure external grants.
  • Career

    Career services are provided by Office of Student Affairs of Hong Kong Shue Yan University. We are dedicated to offer well-rounded career services and training for students in exploring, planning and preparing their career. It provides vast opportunities for students to build up positive working attitude and professional skills to start their career.

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    Student services

    The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) aims to provide an open, encouraging, with a supportive learning environment, in order to initiate students a healthy, well-balanced life. OSA provides a variety of services to students so that they can fully develop their potential, enjoy their campus life and complete their 4-year tertiary study successfully. 

    Housing services

    Student residence means not only an on-campus living environment that allows students to pursue academic success, but also a community-living environment for student ’s skills advancement and personal development. Hong Kong Shue Yan University strives to create a healthy, pleasant and harmony living-learning environment for the residents.

    Library services

    The Hong Kong Shue Yan University Library Complex building is multi-functional and has 19 storeys. It includes seminar rooms, conference rooms, research centres, a podium, as well as a parking lot and accommodation facilities for overseas scholars.

    ICT services

    Computing Services Centre is a service department of the Hong Kong Shue Yan University with responsibility for academic and administrative computing. Working in partnership with the faculties, staff and students, provides current computing technologies, IT infrastructure and IT services to facilitate and support teaching, learning, research and administration. 

    Medical services

    Educational programmes on health e.g. sleep hygiene and smoking, and vaccinations such as influenza are organised by CS in each year to help students address concerns on their physical health and maintain a healthy life style. Students are welcome to check out the details for the launches by referring to our poster presentations.

    Student Life

    Campus life

    Undergraduate Residence mainly consists of shared rooms (2-person, 3-person, 4-person), with 2-person room and 3-person room being the majority. Residential period and residence fee are calculated by semester. Shared rooms’ converted monthly rate is between HKD 1,300 and 1,900 (inclusive). In addition, there are limited number of single occupancy rooms available.

    Sports facilities

    • Indoor Basketball Court
    • Badminton Court
    • Table-tennis Court
    • Outdoor Basketball Court
    • Outdoor Volleyball Court
    • Indoor Basketball Court
    • Indoor Volleyball Court
    • Indoor Badminton Court
    • Table-tennis Court
    • Gymnasium Room
    • Swimming Pool

    Student clubs

    There are fourteen committees in Hong Kong Shue Yan University, in which the Student Affairs Committee and the Library Management & Development Committee stated that there are three student representatives come from the election, that is, each Faculty has one representative. Student Discipline Committee, the Student Finance Committee, Academic Board, Quality Assurance Committee and Panel Against Sexual Harassment stated that there is also one student representative comes from the election, so as to enhance the openness of the University policy, and to provide the way for the student involvement in decision-making of the University policy. Thus, the Student Representatives Election will start on first semester.


    The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) is an independent statutory body responsible for overseeing academic standards of degree programmes in higher education and the vocational sector.

    The academic standards of degree programmes are set out in the Qualifications Framework (QF) by the Education Bureau (EDB), which prescribes standards for seven levels of education using Generic Level Descriptors (GLDs). The HKCAAVQ supports the Qualifications Framework with a Four-stage Quality Assurance Process to ensure GLDs are met.

    Student Reviews

    Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Too few lessons/activities

    A warm university
    Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

    The overall study experience is nice. The teachers are all very happy to help with everything related to student's academic area

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