All housing offers are in term / yearly basis.
Successful applicants who receive a full year housing offer but wish to take up only 1-term of student accommodation may write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request for such adjustment AFTER accepting the housing offer.
||Periods (both nights inclusive)
|Full Residential Year 2020/21
||21 August 2020 - 31 July 2021
|Fall Term 2020
||21 August 2020 - 15 January 2021
|Spring Term 2021
||18 January 2021 - 31 July 2021
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
|Online Housing Application
||20 November 2020 - 2 December 2020
|Release of Housing Application Results
|Online Acceptance of Housing Offer
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#
- Couple 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
- Single Room in Jockey Club Global Graduate Tower
- Single Room in SKCC Hall
# There are 20 4-room apartments in Towers A and B, each with 1 room for married couples & 3 single rooms. These 20 rooms for couples & 60 single rooms in 5-person apartments are with mixed gender arrangements. Applicants who opt for the "Single Room in 5-person apartment in University Apartments" may indicate that they also wish to be considered in such single room in 5-person mixed gender apartment in "Section D: Other Information" of the online housing application.
^ Other room type preference in housing application will only 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 demand greater than supply and preferences indicated will be considered as far as possible subject to availability.
Application Period, Application Means & Acceptance of Housing Offer
8am, 20 November 2020 - 11:59pm, 2 December 2020 (HK Time)
[for request in change of submitted information, write to email@example.com within the application period; requests are subject to approval]
Housing Offer Acceptance Period (for successful applicants)
Housing offer acceptance period provides after the announcement of application result in mid-December 2020
Means of Application & Acceptance of Housing Offer
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 2020/21.
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.
Announcement of Application Results
Housing Application Results (e.g. housing offers for successful applicants, notifications for waitlisted / rejected applicants, etc.) will be announced in mid-December 2020 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if they do not receive any notifications by mid-December 2020.
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.
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 email@example.com for assistance.
Information on off-campus accommodation is also available online.