Hall Application Information for Residential Year 2023-24 (New Non-Local UG Students)

Hall Application Period: 3 July 2023 - 16 July 2023 



Hall Allocation for new non-local UGs

According to the current UG Student Hall Policy, non-local undergraduates, (i.e. those holding student visas / entry permits to study in HKUST), are provided with on-campus accommodation in the first two years since they were admitted to HKUST.

Since the application of UG Student Housing is on a “yearly” basis, UG students will not be able to apply for student hall if they come back in Winter or Spring.  Also, priority housing period for UG students (the first two years since admission) will not be extended. All leaves of absence (e.g. exchange, internship, leave of study, etc.) will be counted towards their first two years of study. 


IMPORTANT: Non-local UGs are NOT guaranteed with University housing starting in their 3rd year of study. Students are advised to plan ahead for their accommodation arrangements. 

Residential Periods

Full residential year will be offered to successful hall applicants of new non-local undergraduates. Hall offers will be adjusted subject to students' registration status, i.e. eligibility for student accommodation or whenever deemed necessary. Successful applicants who receive a full residential year hall offer but wish to take up only 1-term hall residence may write to ughousing@ust.hk to request for such adjustment AFTER accepting the hall offer.

Residential Terms Periods (both nights inclusive)
Full Residential Year 2023-24 (for new non-locals)  16 August 2023 - 2 June 2024


Students are required to arrange other sources of accommodation on their own before and after the offered hall residential period. Requests for early check-in or late check-out will NOT be entertained.

Important Dates
Procedure Dates
Online Hall Application* 3 July 2023 - 16 July 2023
Release of Hall Application Results Late July 2023
Online Acceptance of Hall Offer Late July or early August 2023
Release of Room Assignment Results & Payment of Hall Charges Mid-August 2023
* Application Period

00:00am, 3 July 2023 - 11:59pm, 16 July 2023 (HK Time) 
No changes made to the submitted information will be considered after the application period.

Application Method & Acceptance of Hall Offer

Click here to submit application for Regular Residential Year > https://studenthousingsuppt.hkust.edu.hk/
Students who fail to submit the hall application within the specified application period will NOT be considered for student accommodation for the entire Residential Year 2023-24.
Successful hall applicants will be required to follow instructions in their hall offer letter to confirm their acceptance of offer online within 3 calendars days. Failure to complete the online acceptance by the deadline will result in cancellation of hall offer.

Announcement of Hall Application Results

Hall Application Results will be announced in late July 2023 via applicants' HKUST ITSC email addresses (or their personal email accounts as indicated in their hall applications only when their HKUST ITSC email is not available yet).
It is the responsibility of the applicants to check with the Student Housing and Residential Life Office either in person or by writing to ughousing@ust.hk if they do not receive any notifications by early August 2023.

Hall Charges & Payment

The hall charges for the entire Residential Year 2023-24 for New Non-Local UG students are listed below for reference.

Room Type Available In Charge (HK$)
Double Room UG Halls I, II, III, IV, VI 23,652
UG Halls VII, VIII, IX 29,200
Triple Room UG Halls II, III, IV, VI 17,812
Bunk Bed Room UG Hall V 19,856



  1. Hall charges listed exclude air-conditioning and laundry charges; the charges listed covers the period from 16 August 2023 to 2 June 2024. Room type(s) available depends on the hall allocated to successful applicants under the mechanism in the hall policy; there are no room type selection / preferences in the hall application.
  2. Hall fee for full residential year will be charged in 2 installments; charge for each term / installment are calculated on pro-rata basis.
  3. Hall charges are on Term basis and must be paid in FULL. Any hall fee paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  4. Students with financial difficulty may submit application for payment deferment to the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office.
Hall & Room Allocation

Hall Allocation

Applicants may indicate a maximum of 3 hall preferences in the housing application. Applicants may refer to the policy or the illustration below on the hall allocation mechanism. 


Please note that Therapy Dog are currently residing in UG Hall VII and UG Hall IX. Applicants should take note of this when indicating their hall preferences. 




Room Allocation

Details of room and room type will be sent to successful applicants in August 2023 after they have accepted the hall offer.

Off-campus Accommodation Options

If students wish to consider self-arranged off-campus accommodation near HKUST campus, they should expect to pay HK$6,000 to $7,000 per month. Students may contact the University’s Off-Campus Housing Section for support in searching for off-campus accommodation in the private market. If students wish to explore more about renting a place outside the campus, click here for our tips on rental.
Information on off-campus accommodation is also available online.