Application for the Honours Academy

To nurture future leaders at the HSUHK through an exciting three-year undergraduate journey, the Honours Academy (HA) is assembling the most promising students each academic year, a cohort of around 20 beginning year-two and year-3 students through a comprehensive selection process. You are invited to join a community of young scholars who are all driven by a commitment to academic excellence, global competence and civic leadership!

To apply for the Honours Academy (HA) at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, please complete this online application form, with all of the required documents submitted in digital form. 

  • Dedicated to life-long learning and committed to betterment of the society
  • Current HSUHK year-one undergraduates (admitted in the Academic Year 2023/24), HSUHK year-two undergraduates (admitted in the Academic Year 2022/23), external undergraduate students who will study year-two or year-three in HSUHK in the Academic Year 2024/25
  • Committed to finishing our entire three-year Honours Academy programme
  • at or above 3.30 cumulative GPA in the Academic Year 2023/24, Semester 2 
Selection Criteria

We select the finest, because we offer the finest: the finest educational experiences and resources for our high-ability students.

A thorough review on the applicants:

  • academic performance
  • extracurricular participation
  • personal statement
  • recommendation from HSUHK staff members
  • admission interview

To gain the best HA experience, you need to accomplish every single step in our well-planned curriculum (For more details, please refer to the P.3 of the HA Brochure here.)

Important Dates
Application deadline (for 2024/25 cohort):7 Jul 2024, 11:59 pm
Briefing (Online):25 Jun 2024, 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Interview notification:Mid Jul 2024
Interview period (face-to-face):
-1st round
-2nd round

18 Jul - 24 Jul 2024
29 Jul - 2 Aug 2024
Notification to successful applicants: Early-Mid Aug 2024
Acceptance of the offer by successful applicants: Early-Mid Aug 2024
Honours Academy Orientation: Late Aug - Early Sep 2024
Honours Academy Leadership Training (TBC: Residential): Academic Year 2024/25, Semester 1
Honours Academy Inauguration: Oct 2024
How to apply

1. Complete the application form by 7 Jul 2024 (Sun), 11:59 pm, which requires softcopy of:

    • Your gradesheet/transcript in Academic Year 2023/24, Semester 1
    • Personal statement
    • Your most-updated curriculum vitae
    • At least one recommendation by a staff member at HSUHK by 7 Jul 2024 (Sun)
    • Any other documents, e.g. certificates, proof of your achievement helping you with this application

(For exact details and requirement of the documents above, please view the application procedures (for HSUHK members only) thoroughly)

2. Attend the face-to-face interviews (1st and 2nd round)

3. Submit your undertaking of offer acceptance by indicated deadline, if applicable

4. Attend the Honours Academy Orientation in late Aug-Sep 2024

5. Attend the Honours Academy Leadership Training Camp in Academic Year 2024/25, Semester 1

6. Attend the Honours Academy Inauguration Ceremony in Oct 2024 (tentative)