The Student Residence provides on-campus accommodation for almost 3,700 students. Most of the residence halls cluster at Cornwall Street, forming a complex of student dormitories about 10 minutes away from main campus on foot. In addition to the Student Residence at Cornwall Street, Jockey Club House on the main campus also provides accommodation for students.
Due to very limited residence places and increasing demand, the University is unable to offer residence places to all students for their entire study period. Please refer to the website of Student Residence Office (SRO) for the allocation criteria.
Application for Student Residence should be made to the SRO by the application deadlines specified below. Late applications will not be considered unless a vacancy is available.
For students who are admitted to Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, please refer to this page (http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sro/uma/) for accommodation details.
New Students (Undergraduate and Exchange Students)
|Housing Term:||27 August 2018 - 28 December 2018|
|Application Deadline:||15 May 2018 (For exchange Students)|
15 May 2018 (For international undergraduate students and mainland students via direct application route)
29 July 2018 (For undergraduate students from mainland China via NUEE)
|Application Method:||Exchange students: apply for student residence at the same time when they submit online application for CityU exchange programme
Undergraduate students: Apply for the student residence via this page
|Housing Term:||7 January 2019 – 27 May 2019|
|Application Deadline:||15 October 2018|
|Application Method:||Exchange students should apply for student residence at the same time that they submit their online application for a CityU exchange programme. For other students, please contact SRO.|
Current students will receive an email notification between March and April every year from the SRO inviting them to apply for Student Residence. Applications can be processed via the Administrative Information Management System (AIMS).
Research Postgraduate Students
|Housing Term:||31 August 2018 – 16 August 2019|
|Application Deadline:||18 April 2018 – 15 May 2018|
|Application Method:||Students should make their application online via AIMS.|
Double Room: HK$6,100 per semester, per person
Single Room: HK$12,200 per semester, per person
3-person Apartment: HK$8,050 per semester, per person
Exchange Students (Undergraduate Level)
Double Room: HK$7,300 per semester, per person
Single Room: HK$14,600 per semester, per person
3-person Apartment: HK$9,650 per semester, per person
Fee varies from HK$2,150 to HK$3,400 per month, per person
An all-in-one payment notice breaking down residence rental and other university fees will be sent to students within one month after enrolment. Please settle your residence fee by the due date to avoid penalties.
Enquiry on Application for Student Residence
Tel: (852) 3442 1111
Fax: (852) 2794 7716
|Email:||firstname.lastname@example.org (undergraduate & other students)|
|email@example.com (postgraduate students)|
|firstname.lastname@example.org (general enquiry)|
|email@example.com (off-campus accommodation)|
|firstname.lastname@example.org (students admitted to Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine)|
CityU’s Student Residence comprises 11 blocks of residence halls at the Cornwall Street complex and a Jockey Club House in the Academic Exchange Building on main campus. The basic facilities in each room include:
Common facilities include:
Living on an upbeat note in a ‘24-7’ city like Hong Kong can be a life changing experience! As the housing market is always booming, students should search for accommodation outside campus as early as possible. Please visit Off-campus Accommodation page or contact the Student Residence Office (SRO) for assistance in seeking off-campus accommodation.
Tel: (852) 3442 1111
Fax: (852) 2794 7716
If you need to find a place to stay temporarily, before taking out a lease on a flat, click here to browse through the list of licensed hotels and guesthouses and youth hostels in Hong Kong. Note that Hong Kong law requires that guesthouses and youth hostels obtain a license issued by the Office of Licensing Authority (OLA) under the Home Affairs Department before commencing business. It is always in your best interests to stay exclusively at guesthouses and youth hostels that are licensed and monitored by the government. To identify licensed guesthouses, look for the OLA logo.
Off-campus Peer Support Ambassadors (OPSA) is a new programme launched in 2016/17, aiming to promote student integration through off-campus living experience and build a CityU off-campus community. A team of undergraduate students are recruited and trained to serve as Student Hosts to provide peer support to all incoming exchange students and non-local undergraduate students living off campus. OPSA will proactively reach out to non-local undergraduate and exchange students living out of campus through:
For more details, please visit OPSA website.