Admission – Why WYS

Why Wu Yee Sun College?

The Sunny College

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Wu Yee Sun College, also named as “The Sunny College” was established in 2007 with the generous support from the Wu Yee Sun Charitable Foundation Limited. Dr. Wu Yee Sun was the founder of Wing Lung Bank and his philanthropic contributions were enormous.

College Motto
Scholarship and Perseverance
College Mission
Entrepreneurial Spirit with Social Responsibility

The College strives to create 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:

Check out the latest college video and admission brochure to learn more about the college vibe!  

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, 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
  • Socio-political Innovations

Students are encouraged to develop self-initiated projects with project grants and resources supported by the College. Projects initiated include Black & White Film Development, V'air - an online local travel platform, 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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House of Sunny Living – A New Initiative!

House of Sunny Living promotes healthy living style and instills positive energy into students. It 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.

Activities are designed for strengthening and training mind and body, examples are: 

  • Mindful Yoga
  • Cooking Class
  • Art Therapy
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • Tree Planting cum Hiking Trip

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 students with exercises equipment to enhance 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.

In 2018/19, about 500 awards or scholarships in various types can be offered with a total budget of HK$4 million, and approximately 50% of students can receive different kinds of scholarships and financial aid under the following categories:-

  • Admission Scholarships
  • Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Awards for Creativity, Student Development and Talents
  • Exchange Scholarships & Awards
  • Hostel Grant
  • Student Grant/Loan
  • Exchange & Travel Grant/Loan
  • Emergency Grant/Loan

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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

The College and different student bodies organize a variety of activities and workshops to unleash your talents and offer you opportunities to make new friends.

Activity Highlights:

The College also offers different funding schemes to support students in developing their own-initiated programmes:

  • Global Learning Award Scheme
  • Sunny Passion Programme
  • Be Entrepreneurial! Funding Scheme
  • Dorsett Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
  • Service-Learning Project Funding Scheme
  • Self-Motivation Fund for Sports Activities

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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 explore themselves, cultivate creativity, learn to be a servant leader and contribute to a sustainable society through classes and diversified activities and unique experiences outside classroom. 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 from 18 August 2018. Please read through the Application Note 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 Sunny College is a medium-sized College, with about 300 new students joining every year
  • It has approximately 1,200 students in total, of which 14% are non-local students from various regions including Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, Indonesia, Brunei, Tajikistan, Russia, Japan, Mainland China, Italy, Estonia etc.
  • 10% of college students are from Faculty of Arts, 19% from Faculty of Business Administration, 3% from Faculty of Education, 12% from Faculty of Engineering, 3% from Faculty of Law, 23% from Faculty of Medicine, 13% from Faculty of Science, 14% from Faculty of Social Science, 2% from interdisciplinary major programmes and 1% from Centre for China Studies
  • It also hosts about 40 incoming exchange students each term
  • The College Hostels on east and west block accommodate 604 students in 302 twin rooms
  • In 2017/18, 103 college students which accounts for about 34% of freshmen, received Admission Scholarship from University and/or College. Among them, 74 students received College’s Admission Scholarships in a total of more than HK$1.1 million  

Admission Video & Publication

Watch our admission video and look through the admission brochure to learn more about the college missions and sharing from students.

Important Dates

College Selection

New Student Orientation Day 7 Aug 2018
Deadline for College Selection 8 Aug 2018

College Interview

JUPAS students 13-14 Aug 2018

College Orientation Camp

Orientation Camp Period 27-30 Aug 2018
Deadline for Application 11:59pm on 23 Aug 2018

Hostel Application

Application Deadline

 

Online Application: 12:00noon, 24 Aug 2018
Document Submission: 5:45pm, 24 Aug 2018
Result Announcement 28 Aug 2018

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