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Eligibility for Accommodation in the Undergraduate Halls (Please note the update!)

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.

According to the resolution of the Residence Life Committee at its Second Meeting in 2021/22, the following GPA requirements will be introduced in the Residential Year 2022/23 and after.  Hall applicants are advised to read carefully the details of the requirements in order to plan their hall applications.  Please email the Undergraduate Halls at ughall@hkbu.edu.hk or call 3411 2600 should you have any questions.
 

C. GPA Requirements (with effect from Hall Application for Residential Year 2022/23: 21 Mar - 5 Apr 2022)

All successful hall applicants with full-year hall offer (except final year students who never resided in the Halls) will need to obtain a minimum semester GPA of 1.67 or above for the Second Semester of 2021/22. Those who fail to do so will still be allowed to stay in the Halls but their residence in the Second Semester of 2022/23 will be subject to a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 or above for the First Semester of 2022/23. For residents who fail to obtain a minimum semester GPA of 1.67 or above for the Second Semester of 2021/22 AND a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 or above for the First Semester of 2022/23, their residence in the Second Semester of 2022/23 will be terminated and they will need to check out from the Halls within 5 days. Hall fees will be refunded from the date of check-out on a pro rata basis. Late check-out penalty applies as and when appropriate.

D. GPA Requirements (with effect from Hall Application for Second Semester 2022/23: Nov 2022)

All successful hall applicants with Second Semester hall offer (except 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 2022/23. Those who fail to do so will still be allowed to stay in the Halls but their hall application for Residential Year 2023/24, if any, will be subject to a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 or above for the Second Semester of 2022/23.  For residents who fail to obtain a minimum semester GPA of 1.67 or above for the First Semester of 2022/23 AND a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 or above for the Second Semester of 2022/23, their hall applications for Residential Year 2023/24 will not be considered.

 

 

 

Successful Returning Hall applicants for the Residential Year 2022/23 are to be offered Hall places for the period below:
 
Residential Period: 30 August 2022* to 17 May 2023, both nights inclusive
 
Residents who are confirmed to go on exchange study in the Second Semester OR do not pay the Hall fees for the Second Semester will be adjusted their residential period to First Semester only and are required to check out by 12 noon on 23 Dec 2022.
 
*The actual check-in date may be adjusted subject to the latest development of the COVID-19. 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 : 21 Mar 2022 noon to 5 Apr 2022 23:59 (HK Time)
 
Late application will NOT be accepted!
 
Eligible students should submit Hall applications via the University Cyber Port System (BUniPort). 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
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 – 3
 
Note
  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 GPA of the previous Semester is 3.00  or above will be awarded 3 points. 
Hall application result will be announced via email notification as scheduled below:
 
 
Non-local Students:
3 May 2022
Local Students:
20 Jun 2022
Successful hall applicants should view their hall allocation and room type assignment in the BUniPort. Room assignment are made by individual Hall and will be announced in the BUniPort in early August 2022. 
Hall Fees for students with Residential Year 2022/23 hall offer are to be paid by approximatley two equal installments and are NOT transferrable or refundable.
 
Lodging Fees for Residential Year 2022/23* are listed below:
 
 
Lodging Fees of Residential Year 2022/23 

Local Students 

Non-local Students admitted before 2018/19 Non-local Students admitted in 2018/19 and after
2-person room in a 4-person unit
$14,276.7
$14,276.7 $16,965
2-person room in a 5-person unit
$14,276.7
$14,276.7 $16,965
3-person room in a 5-person unit^
$13,911.3
$13,911.3 $16,521.3
* In addition to lodging fees, all residents need to pay Caution Money ($1,000). For details, click here.
 
^In Residential Year 2022/23, all 3-person room in a 5-person unit (3-5 room) will be used host 2 residents only. As such, the lodging fee for 2-person room in a 5-person unit (2-5 room) will be charged at the same rate as 2-person room in a 4-person unit (2-4 room) ; while the lodging fee for 3-person room in a 5-person unit will be charged at an average rate between 2-4 room and 2-5 room.
 

Payment Period:

15-28 Jun 2022

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.
Applicants on the waiting list and unsuccessful applicants may submit a Hall Appeal Application on or before 27 June 2022. Late submission of appeal application will NOT be considered.
 
Hall Appeal Application form is available HERE
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.