Housing Application Information for Residential Year 2021-22 (New RPgs)

Housing Application Period: 18 June 2021 - 4 July 2021

Residential Period: 13 August 2021 - 31 July 2022

 

ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENT in 2021-22:

The University will keep close monitoring of the pandemic situation. The number of hall places to be allocated will be reviewed from the public health and safety perspectives in a timely manner. Successful applicants in the Residential Year 2021-22 (13 August 2021 - 31 July 2022) who are current residents in Spring 2021 are likely to be allocated to their current bedspace subject to availability. 

According to the latest University's policy, all student accommodation is NOT available for undertaking self-quarantine to minimize health risks. Students can find more details on the latest news of the University on COVID-19 at here. Students who are returning to Hong Kong and who are required to undergo compulsory quarantine by the HKSAR Government must arrange their own compulsory self-quarantine before checking in to on-campus accommodation. For details, students can find the government's inbound regulation at here. Upon check in, you are required to present relevant documents such as passport together with air-ticket, train tickets or quarantine orders issued by the Department of Health for our verification. Please note that failing to do so may result in your check-in either being denied or delayed. Hall charges are calculated for the assigned residential period irrespective of check-in date. 

ALL residents are encouraged to be vaccinated or be required to undergo testing every two weeks. You need to self-report your vaccination status or test records via the online reporting mechanism, details of which will be announced by the University in due course.

As the new UG Hall construction project located behind GGT has commenced, applicants are reminded that there will be dust and noise disturbances generating from the aforementioned project near GGT.

Moreover, a new environmental friendly pivot project (Smart Meter Project) is scheduled to be launched in Fall 2021 (13 August 2021-15 Jan 2022). Electricity charge in student bedroom of GGT will be charged according to consumption. Residents will continue to be billed a fixed amount of utility charges until the aforementioned project is activated. Details will be announced in due course.

 

POINTS TO NOTE:

  1. Provision of false / inaccurate information may lead to disqualification and cancellation of the housing applications and associated offers and further disciplinary actions. 
  2. Application is only available once a year and there will not be new round of applications for student accommodation for 2021-22; students who wish to apply for any residential periods in 2021-22 (e.g. Fall Term 2021(13 August 2021 - 15 January 2021); Spring Term 2022(18 January 2021 - 31 July 2022 only) or have unconfirmed plans yet shall consider submitting the application form within the announced application period.
  3. Applications are not on first-come-first-served basis; all applications received during the application period are processed together.
  4. Online system for applications and acceptance of housing offers shuts down sharply after deadline; any actions on submission of application / acceptance form could not be recorded by the system after the system shuts down even the student logged-in to the system before the deadline.
  5. Only application / acceptance forms successfully recorded in the online system will be considered and processed.
  6. Upon successful submission of application / acceptance form in the online system, an acknowledgement email will be sent to the email address(es) provided by the applicant; those who do not receive an acknowledgement email may consider submission of form NOT successful (e.g. late submission, etc.).
Residential Periods

All housing offers are on term / 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 2021-22 13 August 2021 - 31 July 2022
Fall Term 2021 13 August 2021 - 15 January 2022 
Spring Term 2022 18 January 2022 - 31 July 2022

 

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.

Admission Timeline & Procedures

 

Procedure Dates
Online Housing Application 18 June 2021 - 4 July 2021
Release of Housing Application Results     Late July 2021
Online Acceptance of Housing Offer Late July 2021

 

 

Building / Hall & Room Allocation

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

  • Single Room in 4-person apartment in University Apartments
  • Single Room in 5-person apartment in University Apartments
  • Double Room in 5-person apartment in University Apartments
  • Double Room in Jockey Club Global Graduate Tower
  • Couple Room in Jockey Club Global Graduate Tower^
  • Single Room in Jockey Club Global Graduate Tower
  • Single Room in SKCC Hall

^ 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.

 

Item

Examples

Proof of legal marriage

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

 

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.

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 Means

Application Period

8am on 18 June 2021 to 11:59pm on 4 July 2021 (HK Time)
[Please write to pghousing@ust.hk within the application period for request to change any of submitted information; requests are subject to approval]

Means of Application

https://www.ab.ust.hk/applyhall > "Click here to submit application for Regular Residential Year"

 

Students who fail to submit the housing application within this application period will NOT be considered for student accommodation for the ENTIRE Residential Year 2021-22 (13 August 2021 - 31 July 2022).

 

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 July 2021 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 July 2021.

Acceptance of Housing Offer

Applicants who receive a housing offer will receive a system generated housing offer acceptance notification email the day after the Housing Offer Letters are sent and they are required to follow instructions to confirm their acceptance of offer online within 4 days. Failure to complete the online acceptance by the deadline will result in cancellation of housing offer without prior notification.

Early Withdrawal

If a student intends to check out earlier than the last day of the residential period stated previously, s/he is 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 s/he checks 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 s/he checks out at any time after 12 noon on the 16th of the month.
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 here.