Off-campus Accommodation (OCA)

To address the housing needs of students coming to study at CityU, anticipate the growing numbers of student and the demand of off-campus housing by the non-local students of their senior years, Student Residence Office provides advice and support to students on searching off-campus lodging.


University-reserved Off-campus Accommodation Scheme 2022/23

It aims to reserve a certain number of bed places in an appropriate site for Full-time government-funded Bachelor’s degree students with housing needs and to build an off-campus community.

  • Eligibility: Full-time government-funded Bachelor's degree students (priority will be given to Non-local students of 3rd year study or above)

  • Application Period: Closed


Short Term Accommodation

A variety of short stay accommodation options are available in Hong Kong. The best option depends on what you’re looking for.

Hotel Twin bedroom setting in general; should have a roommate to share the cost
Hostel Bunk beds within shared rooms, shared bathrooms and communal spaces
Co-living spaces Both private and shared rooms, will share common areas like cooking and living spaces
Serviced apartment / private housing: Flexible short-term and long-term rental

Current and prospective CityU students can click this link for different options (some offer special rate to students)


Useful Information

Please read the followings when you are going to secure your own accommodation in the market.


This is a service provided by the Student Residence Office (SRO) of the City University of Hong Kong for the purpose of information giving only. The SRO has no involvement or responsibility in any dealings between the student/staff as tenants and the service providers/landlords/real estate agents. Any matter related to leasing is between the information seeker and the information provider and the university does not have any involvement in the dealings. The City University of Hong Kong shall not be responsible or liable for any information which is made available through this service.