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University-rented Accommodation

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In anticipation of the growing numbers of non-local students and the corresponding shortage of residential places, CEDARS has rented a small number of flats in Sai Ying Pun (西營盤) as a convenient option for this group of students and other needy local students who are interested in living in off-campus housing owned by private landlords.

  • OHB - On Hing Building, 326-332 Des Voeux Road West (安慶樓 - 德輔道西326-332號)
On Hing Building

Off-Campus Accommodation near HKU Main Campus
Westen District Map
(Source: 2013 Google, Mapking)


On Hing Building is within walking distance to Main Campus.

These off-campus flats are located at a wide range of excellent facilities including shops, banks and restaurants.

Dim SumWet Market



All flats are designated as non-smoking areas, and are only moderately furnished. The exact number of vacancies (multiples of 6) assigned for each gender group will depend upon actual demand.

Each flat can accommodate 6 students in air-conditioned bedrooms, bathroom, and pantry facilities equipped with refrigerator and hot plate / microwave oven for preparation of light meals.


Schematic Floor Plan and Furniture Layout

Typical Flat Layout, On Hing Building (OHB)

There is no passenger lift in this 8-storey building.



Undergraduate/ Postgraduate/ Exchange Students

Priority will be given to newly admit non-local students.  Other student groups will also be considered once non-local student demand has been met.  Students with unique or individual circumstances that they wish to have considered are invited to outline and submit their situation in writing to the Accommodation Manager at CEDARS.


Room Configurations

OHB: Six students assigned to three double-shared rooms. Pantry and shared bathrooms provision. Total Occupancy Limit: 6


Monthly Lodging Fee and Charges


  • Double-shared Room: HK$5,040 per student

**Inclusive of electricity, water, gas and internet connection

Other charges may be applied for damage repairs, improper use of equipment, and lock-outs, etc.

Application Procedures

Complete the application form and return to CEDARS together with a copy of University ID card and/or Notice of Admission. Your application will only be processed upon receipt of whole set of documents required. Successful applicants will receive individual email notifications. Result will be released starting from mid-August. 

Tutor Support at University-rented Off-campus Housing

In addition to the full time administrative staff and to ensure smooth running of Off-Campus Housing outside office hours, live-in Honorary Resident Tutors (HRTs) are appointed to look after student residents. Below is the scope of work carried out by HRTs:

  • To be a first contact point of contact between the staff and student residents.
  • To help student residents to adjust or cope with personal issues and academic problems.
  • To assist with move-in/ move-out, maintenance and custodial concerns
  • To hold casual meetings to share information and solicit feedback
  • To plan and facilitate living community enhancement activities for student residents

HRTs are essentially members of CEDARS and therefore are encourage and where necessary to enforce the rules and regulations of all off-campus housing.


Non-Residential Hall Membership

Student residents can join the following Non-Residential Hall as members:

  • Hornell Hall (Male)
  • Lee Chi Hung Hall (Co-Ed)

Each Hall has its own traditions and cultures with students who organize hall events and social activities, plus there are a number of inter-hall events and competition organized every year.

Questions or Concerns

Students who have questions and concerns about Off-Campus Housing are invited to send their comments to the Accommodation Team at och@cedars.hku.hk

12 December 2017

University-rented Accommodation