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Housing

New Students
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Undergraduates
Postgraduates (UGC-funded)
Postgraduates (Self-funded)
Local Students
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Residential Halls
Residential Colleges
Non-hall Housing
Off Campus Housing
Other accommodation
Non-Residential Halls
Temporary Accommodation
Summer Vacation Residence
Summer Letting
Students with disabilities

Residential Halls (mainly for undergraduate students)

Halls of residence form part of the tradition of the University. They are part of the education system rather than just a provision of accommodation. As hall members have to learn to be independent and interact closely with students of different backgrounds under the same roof, halls are a very effective means to integrate students' social and intellectual lives, and therefore offer a golden opportunity for whole-person education.

The importance of hall education is acknowledged both by the Government and the University.  Last year, the Consultation Document on the Aims of Education listed "enhancing residential experiences", "enhancing the cultural dimensions in hall lives", and "re-designing the living environments in students' halls of residence" as strategies to train leadership skills and promote the physical and cultural capacities of the undergraduates.

Halls of HKU are devoted to the development of their members.  Hall members are encouraged to take full advantage of such a precious opportunity to actively participate in various hall activities so as to develop their personal abilities (e.g. leadership skills), personality, communication and social skills, as well as intellectual ability.

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

Presently, there are thirteen residential halls and two non-residential halls. For residential halls, eleven of them are directly administered by the University while two are financially and administratively independent. Each hall has either a Manager or a Steward to assist the Warden in the daily operation.

Non-residential students may also apply to become affiliated members of most of the residential halls.


Accommodation for Newly-admitted Nonlocal Students

Who should submit hall application here:

On-line application of undergraduate halls for the following groups of students will be accepted from 10am of 13 May 2020 (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)


Off-Campus Housing

Privately-Rented Accommodation 
If you do not want to reside in the university student residences, you can choose to find your own apartment or share a flat with your friends or other HKU students. Information on vacant flats and rooms can be found in local newspapers, real estate agencies or from the website of CEDARS. CEDARS runs an ‘Accommodation Service’ which gathers information on rooms and flats available for renting in the vicinity of the campus. The information is posted on an intranet database and CEDARS IMap where all HKU members can get access easily. Also Guidelines on signing of a tenancy agreement are listed. As a general rule, the landlord will request the tenant to pay a two-month rental deposit and will demand a contract that will last for a year or more. Places advertised in the newspapers are generally arranged by real estate agencies and they will levy a commission fee. 



Application for Postgraduate Housing



Vacancies Available for Application

The Central Clearing House for vacancies in halls/colleges/student residences will be opened from September 1, 2020 at 10:00am. Vacancies of individual hall/college/student residence will be posted on a weekly basis. 

If you are in need of student residence, please apply online through the above website. Your applications will be considered and dealt with directly by the respective hall/college/student residence of your choice.


Summer Vacation Residence

If you are interested in Summer Vacation Residence, please submit your online application before 27 April 2020 (Monday) (for current hall members) or before 8 May (Friday) (for other students).


Summer Letting of Halls

The Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) coordinates summer letting of halls. The dates and number of hall places are subject to availability. Please apply early.


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