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Accommodation for (Newly-admitted) Nonlocal Students

Accommodation for Newly-admitted Non-local Undergraduate Students (2017-18)

Who should submit hall application here:

On-line application of undergraduate halls for the following groups of students will be accepted from 10am of 10 May 2017 (Hong Kong Time) onwards:

1) newly admitted non-local full degree students* (for full-time undergraduates only), OR

2) newly admitted exchange or visiting students (for undergraduates, including LLB students)

*Remarks:

Non-local full degree student is the one who is holding a STUDENT VISA when admitting to HKU. If you are a holder of Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card, you are considered as a LOCAL full degree student and SHOULD apply for hall place via another system. For details, please refer to the website of Academic Support and Examinations Section of the Registry: http://www.ase.hku.hk/

Notification of accommodation arrangement:

Upon receipt of full application documents, which include a completed online application form and a copy of the Notice of Admission (Exchange/Visiting Students only), we shall send details of accommodation arrangement to the applicants by email.

  • Applications for places in the First Semester or for whole year: from mid-July onward.
  • Applications for places in the Second Semester: from mid-November onward.

Accommodation for:

1) newly admitted non-local full degree students* (full-time undergraduates only)

2) newly admitted exchange or visiting students (undergraduates, including LLB students)

 

Halls of Residence:

Halls of HKU are known for their strong hall spirit. Members identify very strongly with their halls. Each hall has its own tradition, culture, and unique characteristic. Through developing the sense of belonging and commitment to halls, members will also develop similar sense of commitment to the society.

Halls of residence vary considerably in size and character. Most of the rooms available are double rooms. There are very few single rooms available only. All rooms have air-conditioning. All halls have common rooms and recreational facilities as well as quiet places for study. Toilet and bathroom facilities are communal. All halls reserved certain amount of places for non-local students.

R.C. Lee Hall

Hall*

Nature

Room Type**

Location and Contacts

Lady Ho Tung Hall
(404 places)

for women only

double rooms

- 91 Pokfulam Road
- within walking distance to the main campus
- <http://www.hku.hk/hotung>

Lee Hysan Hall
(378 places)

for men and women

double rooms

- 6 Sassoon Road
- next to Sassoon Road Campus
- within a short bus ride from the main campus
- <http://www.leehysan.hku.hk>

Lee Shau Kee Hall
(300 places)

for men and women

double rooms

- 109 Pokfulam Road
- adjacent to Flora Ho Sports Centre
- within walking distance to the main campus
- <http://www.hku.hk/lskhall>

Morrison Hall
(300 places)

for men only

double rooms

- 109 Pokfulam Road
- adjacent to Flora Ho Sports Centre
- within walking distance to the main campus
- <http://www.hku.hk/morrison>

R.C. Lee Hall
(375 places)

for men and women

double rooms

- 6 Sassoon Road
- next to Sassoon Road Campus
- within a short bus ride from the main campus
- <http://www.rclhall.hku.hk>

Ricci Hall
(120 places)

- for men only
- run by Jesuit Fathers

single rooms

- 93 Pokfulam Road
- within walking distance to the main campus
- has dining room, compulsory meal charge
- <http://www.hku.hk/ricci>

Simon K.Y Lee Hall
(310 places)

for men and women

double rooms

- on the main campus, Pokfulam Road
- <http://www.hku.hk/skylee>

St. John's College
(334 places)

- for men and women
- it is an Anglican Foundation College

single rooms

- 82 Pokfulam Road
- opposite to the Flora Ho Sports Centre and within walking distance to the main campus
- has dining room, compulsory meal charge
- <http://www.hku.hk/stjohns>

Starr Hall
(500 places)

for men and women

double rooms

- 91 Pokfulam Road
- within walking distance to the main campus
- <http://www.hku.hk/starr>

Suen Chi Sun Hall
(300 places)

for men and women

double rooms

- 109 Pokfulam Road
- adjacent to Flora Ho Sports Centre
- within walking distance to the main campus
- <http://scsh.hku.hk>

Swire Hall
(302 places)

for men and women

double rooms

- on the main campus, Bonham Road
- <http://www.hku.hk/swire>

University Hall
(110 places)

for men only

shared rooms

- 144 Pokfulam Road
- within a short bus ride from the main campus
- has dining room, compulsory meal charge
- <http://www.hku.hk/uhall>

Wei Lun Hall
(381 places)

for men and women

double rooms

- 6 Sassoon Road
- next to Sassoon Road Campus
- within a short bus ride from the main campus
- <http://www.weilun.hku.hk/>


Hall's Facilities & Support for Non-local Students

*Remarks for Hall
- No. of places for all types of students including new and current residents.

**Remarks for Room Types:
- single room: for 1 person, 1 set of single bed and furniture, around 8 sq. meter.
- double room: for 2 persons, 2 sets of single beds and furniture, around 15 sq. meter.
- shared room: for 2~4 persons, loft beds and furniture, bigger size room.

 

Residential Colleges (Jockey Club Student Village III):

Other than halls, there are four residential colleges in which undergraduate and postgraduate students actively engage themselves in various activities that benefit the community and contribute to the intellectual development and global outlook of students. The Colleges provide accommodation to 1,800 students with not less than half of the places assigned to undergraduates. For information of the Colleges, please click here.

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Residential Colleges
(Jockey Club Student Village III)#

Nature

Room Type##

Location and Contacts

  1. Shun Hing College
  2. Chi Sun College^
  3. Lap-Chee College
  4. New College

(total 1800 places)

for men and women

  • Double rooms (all students)
  • Single rooms (priority given to full degree postgraduate students)

- 9 Lung Wah Street, Kennedy Town
- near Kennedy Town shopping area 
- within a short bus ride from the main campus
- <http://www.jockeyv3.hku.hk/>

#Remarks for College
- No. of places for all types of students including new and current residents.

##Remarks for Room Types:
- single room: for 1 person, 1 set of single bed and furniture, around 8 sq. meter.
- double room: for 2 persons, 2 sets of single beds and furniture, around 15 sq. meter.

^Chi Sun College may contact individual applicants for admission interviews (by Skype, phone, etc.)



Non-hall Student Housing:

Student Flats (SF), Pokfield Road Residences (PRR) & Ching Lin Terrace (CLT)

They are "non-hall" student hostels of the University managed by CEDARS. Students may be assigned to non-hall housing when all hall vacancies for non-local undergraduate students are filled up. For more information about non-hall housing, please click here.

Pokfield Road Residences

 

Hall*

Nature

Room Type**

Location and Contacts

Student Flats
(72 places)

for men and women

shared rooms

- 6 Sassoon Road
- next to Sassoon Road Campus
- within a short bus ride from the main campus
- <http://wp2.cedars.hku.hk/pac/>

Pokfield Road Residences
(262 places)

for men and women

shared rooms

- 13-21 Pokfield Road
- close to Flora Ho Sports Centre
- within walking distance to the main campus
- <http://wp2.cedars.hku.hk/pac/>

Ching Lin Terrace
(126 places)

for men and women

single and double rooms

- 10 Ching Lin Terrace
- close to Kennedy Town MTR Station
- within walking distance to the main campus
- <http://wp2.cedars.hku.hk/pac/>

 

University-rented Off-Campus Accommodation (OCH):

In anticipation of the growing numbers of non-local students and the corresponding shortage of residential places, HKU has rented some flats in the vicinity of the University as an alternative housing option for students. We call this University-rented Off-Campus Housing (OCH). They are within walking distance to the Main Campus and are close to fresh food markets, supermarkets and shops as well. All flats are furnished and managed by CEDARS. Each flat can accommodate 6 HKU students in double-shared air-conditioned bedrooms with bunk beds, bathroom, and pantry facilities equipped with hot plate, microwave oven and refrigerator for preparation of light meals. For more information about OCH, please click here.

Bursary Scheme for Off-campus Accommodation will be offered to non-local undergraduate students who are living in OCH.

OCH

 

Online Location Map of HKU Residential Colleges, Halls and Residences: http://g.co/maps/k76f2

google map

 

Hall Charges:

Please click here for lodging fee charges for reference. The charges of Year 2017-18 would be confirmed by July 2017 and will be adjusted.

 

Application Procedure:

  • Newly admitted non-local students

Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) coordinates placement of newly admitted non-local exchange students and full degree undergraduates into the above-mentioned halls and residences. Interested students can apply for admission during May to August (for students coming in September) and during October to December (for students coming in January) (subject to availability of vacancy) by completing an On-line Hall Application Form for Newly Admitted Non-local students.

After completing the form, computer-generated acknowledgement will be sent to applicants via email.

Exchange/Visiting Students: When you have received your Notice of Admission from your Faculty in this University, please send a copy to CEDARS by email to or fax to (852) 2546 0184. You will NOT be offered a place if CEDARS has not received the copy of your Notice of Admission

Full Degree Students admitted through the International / Non-JUPAS Admissions Scheme: You do not need to send copy of admission letter to CEDARS.  You will be offered a place if you have firm admission offer.

  • Newly admitted local full degree students and current full degree students

Students have to apply for halls along with the general student population in April (Hall Re-admission Application for current residents) or August (Hall Application for new members) each year. These application exercises are managed by Academic Support and Examinations Section of the Registry, while the decision on admission rests solely with the Wardens of individual halls. Please refer to the announcement of the Registry for the latest application information.

 

Allocation of Hall Places:

The supply of places at halls of residence is very limited. We cannot promise a place in residential halls or colleges for every new non-local student.

Students who cannot be allocated a place in halls or colleges will be housed in non-hall student housing or university rented off campus housing managed by CEDARS. In some extreme cases, students would have to look for other housing options like privately rented housing in the vicinity of the University on their own. CEDARS can assist them to find such places.

 

Notification of Hall Placement Result:

Email notifications of hall application results will normally be sent during the following periods:

- Applications for places in the First Semester or for whole year: from mid July to August 
- Applications for places in the Second Semester: from mid November to December 

If you are offered a place in any of the halls, you need to confirm with your hall manager whether or not you intend to accept the offer. If you choose not to accept the offer or not to respond, the offer will be withdrawn.  You are therefore required to make sure that we have got your latest contact email address and you should check your email during the above periods frequently.

Due to limited availability, not all of the applicants will be assigned hall accommodation. Applicants who are not offered any hall or residence will be informed by CEDARS and are advised to look for alternatives.  For accommodation outside campus, please click here for more information.

 

Checking in a Hall:

Applicant who is offered a place in the hall will normally be allowed to check into the hall during the following period:

- For the First Semester: from 21 August 2017 (to be confirmed) 
- For the Second Semester: from early January 2018 (to be confirmed) 

Those who have accepted offers are required to confirm with your halls directly on the exact check-in dates and time. Those who fail to do so will cause inconvenience to themselves for they may not be able to check in their halls upon arrival. 

For residents who are non-local students choosing to arrive Hong Kong earlier than the check-in dates, they should look for temporary accommodation outside the campus.

 

Temporary Accommodation for Students who Plan to Arrive Earlier:

  • Temporary accommodation inside campus

    There are a few guest rooms available in some halls for HKU students to stay temporarily. Please refer to this page for the contact information of the hall offices.

  • Accommodation outside campus

    There are a number of hostels and hotels nearby the campus. Please click here for more information and for reservation.

 

On-line Hall Application Form
for Newly Admitted Non-local students

 

2 May 2017

Accommodation for (Newly-admitted) Nonlocal Students