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Support Services for Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN)


Enquiries: Ms Dalia CHAN  Tel: 2616 7308 | Email: [email protected]

Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) should register with the Office of Student Affairs at the beginning of the academic year and as early as possible if students require support and services such as academic adjustments and special hostel arrangements. Such requests should be supported by documentary evidence such as medical reports.

To allow sufficient processing time for making special examination arrangements, students should submit their applications at least six weeks prior to the start of the examination period and late applications may not be entertained.  Subject teachers concerned will discuss with the students before deciding on whether and what academic adjustments and special examination arrangements should be made, taking into consideration the students’ circumstances and the specific nature of the assessment tasks of their courses.

OSA works with students with SEN such as:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Mental health disabilities
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Brain injuries
  • Physical/mobility and medical disabilities
  • Vision and hearing impairments

Register of services

Please submit your registration online.

Support available


  • Learning Support

The OSA will liaise with department to implement reasonable learning support to SEN students. The supports such as special facilities and seating arrangement for lectures/ tutorials and special examination arrangements.


  • Career Advising

Career education programmes like seminar on building confidence and tackling bias are organized to promote inclusion and diversity. Other career education programmes that trained job hunting and workplace skills are offered online and offline to cater for students' needs.

We also refer students with needs directly to employers for jobs. Every summer, students are nominated to the Internship Scheme for Students with Special Educational Needs and the Internship Programme for Non-ethnic Chinese Students in the HKSAR Government. Students are most welcome to contact us or drop by OSA to discuss your career plans and job search issues with our career officers.

For details, please visit: Career Advising Services - OSA - Lingnan University


  • Scholarships

Scholarships are available for Students with Special Education Needs to apply.

For details, please visit: Scholarships for Students with Special Educational Needs - Scholarships and Awards - OSA - Lingnan University


  • Financial Assistance

Students with special educational needs (SEN) are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), which will work out a plan for individual's assistance once the individual needs are known.

For details, please visit: Financial Assistance to Students with Special Educational Needs - Financial Assistance - OSA - Lingnan University


  • Activities for support for SEN students

The objective of Living Well Ambassadors programme is to promote a better quality of life for our students by educating a group of students with basic mental and physical well-being knowledge. The topics cover mental well-being, physical health, Special Education Needs (SEN) support, health promotion, community services, etc. We aim at:

  1. Promoting a better quality of life for Lingnan students;
  2. Organizing wellness programmes to serve the university and propagate the ideas of health and well-being;
  3. Outreaching and serving the community.

For details, please visit: Living Well Ambassadors - Living Well Academy - Wellness Hotspot - OSA - Lingnan University


  • More Support

More details relating the support services for SEN students, please visit the webpage of Lingnan University Equal Opportunities Committee