Accommodation for Non-local Students

On-campus Accommodation

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 the 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 limited availability, accommodation at Student Residence is not guaranteed. For allocation criteria, please refer to the website of the Student Residence Office (SRO).

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.

1. Application Period1 & Methods (Academic Year 2020-21)

On-campus housing is available for degree-seeking students. Priority will be given to students in their junior years of study. If you are an Exchange or Visiting Student, please see our off-campus housing page at

The section below summarises the application period1 and methods respectively for:

  • New Undergraduate Students
  • Current Undergraduate Students
  • Research Postgraduate Students


  1. These dates are subject to change and are for reference only. Please refer to Student Residence Office for the latest updates.

New Undergraduate Students

Semester A
Housing Term: 24 Aug 2020 - 28 Dec 20201
Application Deadline:
  • 31 May 20201
    (For international undergraduate students and mainland students via direct application route)

  • 29 July 20201
    (For undergraduate students from mainland China via NUEE)
Application Method: Apply via this page
Semester B
Housing Term: 4 Jan 2021 - 24 May 20211
Application Deadline: 22 November 20201
Application Method: Apply via email

Current Undergraduate Students

Housing Term: 24 Aug 2020 - 24 May 20211
Application Deadline: Between March and April every year
Application Method:
  • Current students will receive an email notification from the SRO.
  • Applications can be processed via the Administrative Information Management System (AIMS).

Research Postgraduate Students

Housing Term: 27 Aug 2020 - 16 Aug 20211
Application Deadline: 15 May 20201
Application Method: Students should make their application online via AIMS.


  1. These dates are subject to change and are for reference only. Please refer to Student Residence Office for the latest updates.

2. Residence Fees for 2020-21

  • Double Room: HK$15,400 per year, per person
  • Single Room: HK$30,800 per year, per person

2.1 Payment Schedule

An all-in-one payment notice breaking down residence rental and other university fees will be sent to students. Please settle your residence fee by the due date to avoid penalties.

3. Enquiry on Application for Student Residence

Tel:(852) 3442 1111
Fax:(852) 2794 7716
Email: (undergraduate & other students) (postgraduate students) (general enquiry) (off-campus accommodation)

4. Facilities at the Student Residence

CityU Student Residence comprises 11 blocks of residence halls at the Cornwall Street complex and a Jockey Club House in the Academic Exchange Building on the main campus.

Basic facilities in each room:
  • A magnetic key-card door system
  • A window-type air conditioner with meter
  • An IP phone and network connection
  • A washroom shared by residents of two neighbouring rooms
  • A writing desk, chair, lamp, bookshelf, wall-mounted whiteboard, pedestal, wardrobe and rubbish bin
  • A single bed with mattress and mattress pad
Common facilities:
  • A common room on most floors, with basic cooking facilities and home furniture for floor gatherings
  • A function room on the ground floor of each hall for social events, meetings and a variety of resident programmes
  • A piano room on the ground floor of each hall
  • A computer room with printing services on the ground floor of each hall
  • A laundry room in each hall with washers and dryers (irons provided at no cost when needed)
  • Three multi-function halls in the Student Residence
  • Free Wi-Fi in the ground area of the Student Residence
  • A vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron that can be borrowed from the security on the ground floor of each residence

Off-campus Accommodation

Living a vibrant life in a cosmopolitan city like Hong Kong can be an eye-opening experience! As the local housing market is always booming, students who plan to live off-campus should search for accommodation as early as possible.

Please visit the 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

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