New Campus Opening of University of Sunderland in Hong Kong
New Campus Opening of University of Sunderland in Hong Kong
The University of Sunderland in Hong Kong held the opening ceremony of its new campus in Wan Chai on May 16, 2023. The ceremony was officiated by Sir David Bell KCB DL, the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Sunderland, Mr Ian Moody, the Director of International, Mr Francis Chiang, Hong Kong Campus Director, and the guests of honour include Mr Brian Davidson CMG, British Consul General to Hong Kong & Macao, and Ms Susannah Morley, Director of British Council Hong Kong and Mr Herman Tse, Head of Business and Professional Services, Invest Hong Kong, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
University of Sunderland and University of Sunderland in Hong Kong
The University of Sunderland is a UK government-funded university and was ranked as a top–50 university in The Guardian University Guide 2023. With over 100 years of history in the UK, the University has been operating in Hong Kong for 25 years and established its Hong Kong Campus in 2017, offering 3-year full-time (honours) bachelor’s degrees, part-time (honours) bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. The Hong Kong Campus allows students to obtain internationally– recognised UK degrees while studying in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Campus, previously located in Central, relocate to new campus at 1/F, Centre Point, 181-185 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai earlier this year. To share the joy of the new campus opening, Sir David Bell KCB DL, the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Sunderland and Mr Ian Moody, the Director of International, made a special trip from the UK to Hong Kong to host the opening ceremony and celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Hong Kong Campus.
Sharings by Sir David Bell
Sir David Bell KCB DL revisited Hong Kong after the epidemic, was very pleased to see the relocation of the Hong Kong Campus. The new campus is located nearby the Exhibition Centre MTR Station, which is easy to access by public transport. At the opening ceremony, he emphasised that “University of Sunderland is the only university in the United Kingdom that has a fully owned campus like this one in Hong Kong. It is truly fortunate to have campuses in Sunderland, in London and in Hong Kong.” The University of Sunderland offers “Multi-campus Learning Experience“, which allows students to study in both Hong Kong and the UK. This cross-border learning experience is the University’s key focus after the re-opening in the post-pandemic period. He sees the potential for students on any of those campuses to spend time on any of the other campuses. Not only can students at the Hong Kong campus choose to study at the University’s campuses in Sunderland or London, but students at the UK campus can also choose to study in Hong Kong, allowing students from both places to exchange ideas and expand their international horizons.
Sir David Bell added that the University of Sunderland is professions-facing and career-focused, the launch of “Sunderland Futures” programmer offers innovative support initiatives, such as real-world professional opportunities, giving students the skills and experience to enhance career progression. The Hong Kong branch of the University holds the same value to provide a platform for students to develop their strengths. Sir David Bell is very confident that the Hong Kong Campus is going to be here in 50 years’ time, because “we are deeply embedded in Hong Kong”.
Syllabus and Tuition Fee
The Hong Kong Campus mainly offers business stream courses with full-time and part-time bachelor’s degrees, and part-time master’s degrees, Business, Finance and Tourism are the key disciplines taught. The teaching materials of University of Sunderland in Hong Kong are provided by the UK campus, to ensure the syllabus and qualifications are aligned with the UK’s Regulated Qualifications Framework standard, which is recognised by governments and enterprises worldwide. The total tuition fee for the three-year full-time bachelor’s degree at the Hong Kong Campus is only HKD210,000. Local students can also apply for the “Extended Non-Means-Tested Loan Scheme” from the Student Finance Office – Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency.
Since the University of Sunderland is a public university in the UK, the entry requirement is based on the required UCAS Tariff points. The University considers the highest scores in any subject for admission, including the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), the GCE A-levels, IB Diploma, or equivalent qualifications. Therefore, even if a student’s performance in compulsory subjects such as Chinese, Mathematics, and General Studies in the HKDSE falls short of expectations, as long as the total scores of other subjects meet the admission requirements, they can be admitted directly to the first year of the 3-year full-time bachelor’s degrees programmme. For applicants who are not accepted onto Year 1 of the bachelor’s degrees may apply to study a 1-year BTEC Higher National Certificate which can lead into Year 2 of bachelor’s degrees, completing the degree within three years. Graduates from both study routes will receive a degree awarded by the main campus – University of Sunderland.
University of Sunderland in Hong Kong
Address: 1/F, Centre Point, 181-185 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: 2992 0133
Email: [email protected]
Note: Hong Kong students can apply for the “Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme” to seek financial assistance from the Student Finance Office – Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency. All courses in this publication are registered under Chapter 493 of the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which the courses listed in this brochure may lead.
For Chinese version, please click here.