Housing Application Information for Residential Year 2023-24 (Continuing RPg)

Housing Application Period: 13 April 2023 - 2 May 2023



  1. Application is only available once a year and there will not be new round of applications for student accommodation for 2023-24. Students who wish to be considered, including those who are currently taking leave/plan to take leave from study are required to submit their applications during the application period regardless of their current registration status.
  2. Applications are not on first-come-first-served basis; all applications received within the application period will be processed together.
  3. Online system for applications and acceptance of hall offers is closed automatically by the respective deadlines. Late submission of applications / late acceptance of hall offers will not be considered. Only submissions successfully recorded in the online system will be considered and processed. 
  4. After a student has submitted the hall application, the information on the online system cannot be changed. If applicants wish to change the reported information, they should write to pghousing@ust.hk before the application deadline. No changes will be considered after the application deadline.
  5. After an applicant with a housing offer has submitted the acceptance form, the information on the online system cannot be changed. If applicants would like to change the decision, they should write to pghousing@ust.hk with reasons for consideration before the acceptance deadline. No change will be considered after the deadline.
  6. All applicants must provide accurate and complete information provided in the hall application. Provision of inaccurate or incomplete information may lead to disqualification of the application and disciplinary action.
Residential Periods

All housing offers are normally on yearly basis.

Successful applicants who receive a full year housing offer but wish to take up only 1-term of student accommodation should write to pghousing@ust.hk to request for such adjustment AFTER accepting the housing offer.


Residential Terms Periods (both nights inclusive)
Full Residential Year 2023-24 15 August 2023 - 31 July 2024
Fall Term 2023 15 August 2023 - 15 January 2024
Spring Term 2024 18 January 2024 - 31 July 2024


Students are required to arrange other sources of accommodation on their own before and after the offered residence. No requests for short term stay, early check-in, or late check-out will be entertained.

Important Dates
Procedure Dates
Online Housing Application 13 April 2023 - 2 May 2023
Release of Housing Application Results Late May 2023
Online Acceptance of Housing Offer Late May 2023
Top-up (if bedspaces are available for applicants on waiting list) Mid July 2023
Building / Hall & Room Allocation

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.

Successful hall applicants who are current residents in Spring 2023 and indicate the same preference as their current bedspaces in the hall application of Residential Year 2023-24 are likely to be assigned to their current bedspaces subject to room availability.

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.


There are no building preferences but only room type preferences in the housing application:

Building  Room Type
Jockey Club Global Graduate Tower# Double Room
Couple Room^
Single Room
University Apartments (Tower A and Tower B) Single Room in 4-person apartment
Single Room in 5-person apartment
Double Room in 5-person apartment
Stephen Kam Chuen Cheong Hall (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.

^ Other room type preference in housing application will be considered if application from room for married couple is unsuccessful.


Any of the 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.

Application Period & Application Method

Application Period

13 April 2023 00:01 (HKT) to 2 May 2023 23:59 (HKT)

[For request to change submitted information, write to pghousing@ust.hk within the application period; No changes will be considered after the application deadline.]


Application Method

Click here to submit application for Regular Residential Year > https://studenthousing.hkust.edu.hk/page/PGapplyhall

Students who do not submit the housing application within this application period will NOT be considered for student accommodation for the ENTIRE Residential Year 2023-24.

Applicants shall receive an email acknowledgement generated from the online application system after he/she has successfully submitted an online hall application. In case the student does not receive the e-mail acknowledgment, please contact the Student Housing and Residential Life Office (pghousing@ust.hk) immediately before the application deadline.

Guidelines for Underage Students

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 ughousing@ust.hk 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
17 Required Not Required Yes
Below 16 Required Required Yes


The Student Housing and Residential Life Office would not process the applications if underage students fail to do as instructed. 

Announcement of Application Results

Housing Application Results (e.g. housing offers for successful applicants, notifications for waitlisted / rejected applicants, etc.) will be announced in late May 2023 and such result will be sent to applicants' HKUST ITSC email addresses.

It is the responsibility of the applicants to check with the Student Housing and Residential Life Office either in person or write to pghousing@ust.hk if they do not receive any notifications by late May 2023.

Acceptance of Housing Offer

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 hall offers online within 4 calendar days. Failure to complete the online acceptance by the deadline will result in cancellation of housing offer without further notification.

Waiting List

Applicants who do not receive a guaranteed housing offer will be placed on the waiting list. When bed spaces become available, students on the waiting list will be contacted with an offer of university housing according to their ranking on the waiting list. Please note that we will only know if we have vacant bed spaces available by mid July 2023 the earliest. 

The waiting list rankings will be available here for students' checking and will be updated after the top-up exercise.

Early Withdrawal

If you intend to check out earlier than the last day of your residential period stated previously, you are required to submit written notification to SHRLO at least ONE MONTH before your desired move out date.

For check-out before the last day of offered stated previously, the last month's hall fee will be calculated as follows:

  • Residents have to pay half of the monthly hall fee if they check out at any time on or before 12 noon on the 16th of the month; otherwise,
  • Residents shall pay a full month's hall fee if they check out at any time after 12 noon on the 16th of the month.

For example, if residents wish to check out on or before 12noon, 16 April, they must inform us no later than 15 March as at least one month’s notice is required. The hall fee for April will be calculated till 15 April, which is the cut-off date of the month.  If the notice is not given by 15 March, the hall fee will be calculated till 30 April and you can check out at any time on or before 12noon, 1 May.

Off-campus Accommodation Options

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 offcamphouse@ust.hk for assistance.
Information on off-campus accommodation is also available online and students are suggested to read the rental tips at here.