Housing Application Information for Residential Year 2023-24 (New RPgs)
Housing Application Period: 15 June 2023 - 2 July 2023
- Housing Application Information Sheet (for New RPgs)
- Housing Admission Criteria for RPgs
- Overview of Univeristy Housing for RPgs
- Self-Arranged Off-Campus Accommodation Options
|Residential Terms||Periods (both nights inclusive)|
|Online Housing Application||15 June 2023 - 2 July 2023|
|Release of Housing Application Results||Late July 2023|
|Online Acceptance of Housing Offer||Late July 2023|
Applicants are required to indicate 2 room type preferences in the housing application.
All successful hall applicants will be considered together in the order from 1st to 2nd room type preference. A system-generated random number is applied in each room type preference indicated by the applicant, in case the demand for a particular room type is greater than supply - in which case, allocation to the room type is determined randomly. In the case that applicants are not assigned to any of their preferred room(s) due to high demand and limited supply, they will be assigned to any room on a random basis.
Room preferences indicated by applicants serve as a reference only. Room allocation is done on random basis in case the demand is greater than the supply and preferences indicated will be considered as far as possible and subject to availability.
There is NO GUARANTEE that you will be assigned to a particular student hall, room type or with a specific roommate. Final room assignment is subject to room availability. Student Housing and Residential Life Office and the Residence Master reserve the right to make alternative assignment decisions or re-assign students as appropriate.
There are no building preferences but only room type preferences in the housing application:
|Jockey Club Global Graduate Tower#||Double Room|
|University Apartments||Single Room in 4-person apartment|
|Single Room in 5-person apartment|
|Double Room in 5-person apartment|
|SKCC Hall||Single Room|
# As the new UG Hall construction project located behind GGT is in progress, applicants are reminded that there will be dust and noise disturbances generating from the new project aforementioned nearby GGT in daytime.
# A new environmental friendly Smartmeter Project has been fully launched in GGT on 1 October 2022. Utility charges in student bedroom of GGT will be charged according to actual consumption. Further details are available here.
^ There are some requirements that have to be met before we can make such arrangements for applicants for couple room. If application for married couple room is unsuccessful, applicant will be considered for other room type.
Couple Room Allocation
Allocation of couple rooms is subject to proof verification and room availability. Applicants who request for couple room MUST indicate it as their 1st preference. Otherwise, their application for couple room will NOT be considered. In case the demand is greater than the supply, applicants will be allocated to other room types and added to the waitlist for couple rooms. They will receive notification once couple rooms become available.
Please note that arrangement for married couples is conditional and subject to the submission of documents by stipulated deadline and approval by the management. Applicants who cannot submit valid proof for the spouse will be accommodated in other room type for applicants’ own use.
|Proof of legal marriage with spouse is required to submit within application period||Marriage certificate|
|Proof of identity which also shows the spouse is eligible for residing in HK for the entire residential period||Visa & passport showing that the spouse is eligible to stay in HK for the entire period|
Underage students (i.e. those who are under the age of 18 as of 1 September of the each year they are applying) are eligible for hall residence by completing the required procedures in the hall application, such that written approval from their parents/ legal guardians indicating their acknowledgment and understanding that allocation of hall place does not constitute the University acting in loco parentis is sought.
Underage students will be requested to return the Parental Consent Form for Accommodation for Underage Students in an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org within the specified period as given by the Student Housing and Residential Life Office. For students under the age of 16, additional assessment will be conducted on students' readiness to reside without their parents/ legal guardians in an adult environment.
The handling of hall applications for underage students is summarized as follows:
(As of 1 Sep)
|Parental Consent Form
for Hall Application
|Additional Assessment||Inform Residence Masters before Start of Residential Term|
The Student Housing and Residential Life Office would not process the applications if underage students fail to do as instructed.
Housing Application Results (e.g. housing offers for successful applicants, notifications for waitlisted / rejected applicants, etc.) will be announced in late July 2023 and such result will be sent to applicants' HKUST ITSC email addresses and personal email address (if applicable).
It is the responsibility of the applicants to check with the Student Housing and Residential Life Office either in person or write to email@example.com if they do not receive any notifications by late July 2023.
Successful hall applicants will receive a Hall Offer Letter via emails stating the instructions to confirm the hall offer acceptance on the online hall system. They are required to follow instructions to confirm their acceptance of offer online within 4 calendars days. Failure to complete the online acceptance by the deadline will result in cancellation of housing offer without further notification.
If students are interested in living outside of HKUST campus, they may approach the Off-Campus Housing Section of the Student Housing and Residential Life Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Information on off-campus accommodation is also available online and students are suggested to read the rental tips here.