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Local & Non-local Returning Students

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Eligibility for Accommodation in the Undergraduate Halls 

Please read the General Information carefully and thoroughly before you submit your hall application. 

A. Housing Policy

University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded full-time local undergraduate students will have the opportunity to experience one year of hostel life in University accommodation during their studies at the University. Please click HERE for Housing Policy.

B. Student Status

Students must possess a student status of “Normal Study” as defined by the Academic Registry during the stay in the University Accommodation.  You may check your student status in BUniPort > Profile > Personal Particulars & Study Record.  Students who cease to be classified as “Normal Study” (e.g. taking an internship, suspension of study or leave of absence) will no longer be eligible for University Accommodation and will be required to check out of the Halls.


C.  GPA Requirements for Residents with Second Semester 2023/24 Hall Offer Only: Nov 2023 (Except Freshmen and Final Year Students who never resided in the Halls)

All residents with Second Semester hall offer only (except Freshmen and Final Year Students who never resided in the Halls) will need to obtain a minimum semester GPA of 1.67 or above for the First Semester of 2023/24. Those who fail to do so will still be allowed to stay in the Halls but their hall application for Residential Year 2024/25, if any, will be subject to a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 or above for the Second Semester of 2023/24.

For residents who fail to obtain a minimum semester GPA of 1.67 or above for the First Semester of 2023/24 AND a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 or above for the Second Semester of 2023/24, their hall applications for Residential Year 2024/25 will not be considered.






Successful Returning Hall applicants for 2023/24 Second Semester are to be offered Hall places for the period below:
Residential Period: 5 January 2024* to 15 May 2024, both nights inclusive (All Students except Freshmen)
                                   5 January 2024* to 16 May 2024, both nights inclusive (Freshmen)
*The actual check-in date may be adjusted. Should there be any changes in the check-in date, we will notify the successful applicants as soon as possible.
Requests for early check-in or late check-out will NOT be considered.
Hall Offer will be recovered for students who fail to pay the Hall fees on time or check in within 7 days from the first day of the Hall offer period, and they will be deemed to have already stayed in the Halls during the offer period in their future Hall applications.
Application Period : 1 Nov 2023, 12 noon to 10 Nov 2023, 23:59 (HK Time)
Late applications will NOT be accepted!
Eligible students should submit Hall applications HERE. Change of Hall application information is allowed before the application deadline.
An acknowledgement email will be sent to you shortly after you have successfully submitted or edited the Hall application. If you do not receive the acknowledgment email, please contact the Undergraduate Halls as soon as possible.
You may also view the Hall application procedures at the Hall Application Flow Chart.
Hall Marks for returning students are awarded as shown in the table below:
Types of Hall Marks
0 – 40
Year of Residence 2
0 mark for students resided for at least 1 year
5 marks for students resided for 1 semester
30 marks for students who never resided before
(for local students only)
0 – 20
0 – 40
Semester GPA 5 0 – 5
  1. Based on the travelling time between the dwelling place of parents and the Halls, as provided by the HKeMobility of the Transport Department. Provision of false/inaccurate home address information may lead to disqualification of Hall application and recovery of Hall places offered.
  2. Successful Hall applicants will be deemed to have resided in the Hall during the hall offer period.
  3. Information to be provided by the Office of Student Affairs and SPEH Department.
  4. The Resident Master and Resident Community Officer will be responsible for marking for applicants residing in the Halls in the immediate past year based on their attributes.
  5. Applicants whose Semester GPA in their immediate past Semester is between 2.70 – 2.99 will be awarded 3 marks. Applicants whose Semester GPA in their immediate past Semester is 3.0 or above will be awarded 5 marks.
Hall application results will be announced via email notification as scheduled below:
1 Dec 2023, 5pm
Successful hall applicants should view their hall allocation and room type assignment HERE. Room assignment are made by individual Halls and will be announced HERE in early January 2024. 
Hall Fees for students with 2023/24 Second Semester hall offer are to be paid in one installment and are NOT transferrable or refundable.
Lodging Fees for 2023/24 Second Semester are listed below:
Lodging Fees of 
2023/24 Second Semester

Local Students (Freshmen)

Local Students (Non-Freshmen)

Non-local Students (Freshmen)

Non-local Students (Non-Freshmen)

2-person room in a 4-person unit
$7,576.8 $9,562.7 $9,490.8
2-person room in a 5-person unit
$7,194.0 $9,057.3 $8,989.2
3-person room in a 5-person unit
$5,464.8 $6,889.4 $6,837.6
* In addition to lodging fees, all residents need to pay Caution Money ($1,000) and other miscellaneous fees as appropriate. For details, click here.

Payment Period:

1-7 Dec 2023

Deferred payment of Hall Fees is not acceptable. Subject to special prior approval, a penalty of $300 will be levied on students who pay the Hall Fees after deadline.

Payment Method
A Hall Fee debit note will be posted in the BUniPort. Please make sure you have input:
1. Bill type, and
2. Debit note number
during your payment process. Direct transfer of money to University bank account is NOT considered as successful payment. Please click HERE for detailed payment methods. You should keep good custody of the payment record and be able to present it upon request.
Students who are not offered a bed space in 2023/24 Second Semester with special circumstances may write in to
All personal data collected and retained will be used for processing applications, statistical analysis, management of hall residence including the enforcement of all its related rules, promotion of activities and notifications, contacting Hall residents and their parents/guardian in case of emergency and such other purposes permissible under the Privacy Policy Statement and Personal Information Collection Statement of the University. Please click HERE for details. You have the right to access to or correct your personal data kept by the University by logging into the University Cyber Port System (BUniPort) and contacting the relevant Departmental Personal Data Privacy Manager.