Admission – Why WYS

Why Wu Yee Sun College?

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Dr. Wu Yee Sun was the founder of Wing Lung Bank. The publicity name of Wu Yee Sun College is “The Sunny College”: half word-play on Dr. Wu's name and half the College vision. May the College and its members radiate positive energy and be a passionate force that makes the world a better place. In support to the College mission of “Entrepreneurial Spirit with Social Responsibility”, Wu Yee Sun College creates an intimate and dynamic learning atmosphere. Students will develop the drive for social entrepreneurship: a passion for creativity and innovation, and acumen in pursuing new projects and ideas, not just for personal gain but for the common good. Exemplary initiatives created by our college students that in line with our College Mission include 山城士多, V’air, Knowledge Vending etc. Media coverage of these projects could be viewed as follows: 山城士多: TVB 東張西望MingPaoOn.cc V'air: MetroPop, MingPao, Apple Daily Knowledge Vending: Sing Tao Samsung 「Solve for Tomorrow 2015」App Development Competition: Apple Daily, unwire.hk Learn more from our latest college video and admission brochure specifically designed for new students!  

Creativity Laboratory – The Signature of Wu Yee Sun College

The Creativity Laboratory (c!ab) is the first of its kind in CUHK dedicated to creativity. The physical space is wisely planned and decorated with ideapaint-coated walls, together with a list of high-end equipment, tools and books to facilitate students' realization of their imagination. c!ab focuses on five major themes: Arts & Culture, Science & Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management, Design Thinking and Socio-political Innovations. Students are encouraged to develop self-initiated projects with project grants and resources supported by the College. Projects initiated include micro-film production, creation of 3D printers, HK - Tainan Cultural & Creativity Exchange Programme (News of the Programme can be reviewed on following media: Ming PaoOn.cc, and Sing Tao Daily), etc. Click here to learn more about the Creativity activities of c!ab!

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The House of Sunny Living – A New Initiative!

The House of Sunny Living adopts a holistic three-pronged community approach integrating three dimensions of “health and spiritual well-being”, “sports for life” and “go green and lead the society” to target the well-being of the body, mind and spirit of our students and encourage their contributions to the environment and society. You’ll find relaxation workshops and classes such as yoga and music relaxation workshops designed for strengthening and training your mind and body. The College aims to cultivate our students to be future leaders. Through organizing “The Way to Success Course”, the College helps build up the self-confidence and competence of students, and better equip them with leadership and management skills for different challenges in the future.

The full sea-view gymnasium also provides you with exercises equipment to enhance your body fitness and resilience building. The College Green Team is facilitator leading our students to be more environmentally-conscious. All of these programmes aim to gear up our Sunnies with physical and mental strength, and be prepared to take up social responsibilities.

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Comprehensive Scholarships & Financial Aid Schemes

The College endeavors to attract and nurture students from across the globe. We admit 300 new students each year and offer more than 100 Admission Scholarships to freshmen admitted via different channels. We also offer scholarships to students recognizing their academic excellence, as well as outstanding performance in other areas such as creative sphere, social endeavours, arts and sports. Financial aid is also available to students in need. In 2017/18, about 500 awards or scholarships in various types can be offered, and approximately 50% of students can receive different kinds of scholarships and financial aid.

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Unique International Exposure Opportunities

The College strongly encourages our students to participate in any kind of international exposure opportunities as we believe that will enhance your personal growth, broaden your worldview, and diversify your thoughts and values. The College collaborates with institutions worldwide for term-long or short-term exchange programmes including Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Singapore, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States and Mainland China. We expect to provide each student with at least one sponsorship for exchange during their normative study period. In the past 5 years, over 700 students have gained overseas experience by participating college-led programmes such as term-long exchange, internship, service-learning, cultural exchange, language enhancement as well as through self-initiated global learning award scheme.

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Diversified College Life

Getting involved on campus helps you with the transition to college life as well as provides informal learning and fun! The College and different student bodies organize a variety of activities such as singing contest, sunny festival, various types of workshops and more, to unleash your talents and offer you opportunities to make new friends. You can pioneer to create your own activity as well! View the student activities highlight in 2016/17. To create an engaging and creative educational experience, the College offers different funding schemes to support students in developing their own-initiated programmes, such as Global Learning Award Scheme, Sunny Passion Programme, Be Entrepreneurial! Funding Scheme, Service-Learning Project Funding Scheme.

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Persistent Pursuit of Personal Growth

To lay a solid foundation for their four-year university life and pursuit of dreams, College walks together with students along their learning paths.

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  New students start their journey with Orientation Camp where they take the very first glimpse at various aspects of College life and build strong peer rapport.      
 pottery-161015-6_1 College Student Advisor Scheme matches a College teacher with a group of new students to extend the support for freshmen’s encounter of doubts and difficulties at this transitional stage.
  Rance Lee Mentorship Programme is designed to help Year 2 students enhance their people skills and personal development. The interaction with distinguished professionals from different sectors will extend their social network and guide them through their own pursuit of personal goals.
  Before stepping into the society, students can gain exposure in business operations through Internship Programme or realize their wild ideas by Self-initiated Project Funding Schemes such as Sunny Passion Programme and Be Entrepreneurial! Funding Scheme.


Distinctive College General Education Programme

General Education Programme of the College is unique in its view to cultivate students’ entrepreneurial spirit and social responsibility. Through the first year lectures, students would be able to investigate social issues through distinctive perspectives, and acquire creative skill sets in workshops to better society. After four years of General Education activities including  Forums, High Table Dinners, Seminars, Field trips and more, students would be backed up with solid foundation, and complete a project which aim at bringing greater benefits to society in their final year. Please visit the page for General Education Programme for more details.

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All-in-One Campus Facilities

Wu Yee Sun College is located by Residence Lane 1, which is on the west side of the University campus. Check out the Campus Map & Transportation to find out where we are and how to get to our campus. The College building complex, which comprises the student hostel and facilities blocks, embraces the central courtyard. Communal sky gardens are designed to integrate the College campus with natural surroundings.

Overseeing the stunningly beautiful Tolo harbor, our campus is fully-equipped providing optimal learning, recreational and residential facilities to our students. It is also a place where our college students have lots of social interaction with each other. Get a glimpse of our College facilities to learn more. 

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Hostel Life

The College hostels can accommodate 604 students in 302 twin rooms. The "Guaranteed Residence Scheme" of the College offers every student an opportunity to experience hostel life. The guaranteed hostel period for students with a normative study period of four years or above is one academic year. 

Hostel  application for freshmen will be open in mid-August 2017. Please read through the application note (to be uploaded in due course) before submission.

Non-local students admitted from 2016/17 onwards may refer to the Fact Sheet for Non-local Students on Hostel Accommodation for hostel application details and other reminders on living at the College hostels.

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Facts & Figures

The College admits about 300 freshmen every year, and has about 1,200 students in total, of which 14% are non-local students. They are from Mainland China, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, Denmark, Germany, Italy etc. The College hosts about 40 incoming exchange students in each term.

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In 2016/17 academic year, 75 college students which accounts for about 25% of freshmen, received Admission Scholarship from University and/or College. Among them, 61 students received College’s Admission Scholarships in a total of more than HK$890,000.

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Important Dates 

College Selection

New Student Orientation Day

(College Introduction Talks & College Tours)

8 Aug 2017

 

Deadline for College Selection 9 Aug 2017

College Interview

JUPAS students 14-15 Aug 2017

College Orientation Camp

Orientation Camp Period 28-31 Aug 2017

Deadline for Application

(Online Application &

O’Camp Notice to Freshmen)

11:59pm, 24 Aug 2017

 

 

Hostel Application

Deadline for Application 12:00nn, 25 Aug 2017 (Tentative)
Result Announcement 29 Aug 2017 (Tentative)

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