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
- Housing Application Information Sheet (for New RPgs)
- Housing Admission Criteria for RPgs
- Overview of Univeristy Housing for RPgs
- Self-Arranged Off-Campus Accommodation Options
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.
|Residential Terms||Periods (both nights inclusive)|
|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|
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.
Proof of legal marriage
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.
Means of Application
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 email@example.com if they do not receive any notifications by late July 2021.
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.
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.