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Hall Application for 2018/19
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Hall Application Information for Residential Year 2018/19 (New Local UGs)
Hall Application Period:
3 - 13 July 2018 (for Direct Entry applicants)
7 - 9 August 2018 (for JUPAS & Direct Entry applicants)
Local undergraduates are provided with at least 1 term of University housing in their Yr-1 at HKUST in the Fall or Spring Term as long as they submit their applications AND complete all required procedures by the deadlines which will be announced at later stage. Note that only a certain number of quotas shall be reserved for applicants with the highest one-way traveling time (TT) from home to HKUST who will be considered for a full-year University housing offer.
On the other hand, local undergraduates who (a) do not have home base in Hong Kong or (b) has to travel more than 2 hours from home to HKUST will be provided with University housing in their first 2 years of study in HKUST provided that they complete all required procedures. Note that there are NO guaranteed residence afterwards and they shall be considered under the normal hall allocation mechanism (i.e. being admitted through the weighted lot drawing system or as an active member of a group). Students are advised to plan ahead in their accommodation arrangements; in any case that they wish to consider self-arranged off-campus accommodation near HKUST campus, they should expect to pay HK$5,000 to $7,000 per month.
Students may contact the University’s Off-Campus Housing Section for support in sourcing for off-campus accommodation in the private market.
First-Year Experience @ Residence Program (FYE)
The First-Year Experience @ Residence Program (FYE) is an exciting new initiative for first year HKUST undergraduate students. It is open to approximately 600 new students, local, mainland China and overseas. At the time when you receive your University housing information as a newly admitted non-local undergraduate student, you may elect to participate in this program.
Provision of false / inaccurate information may lead to disqualification and cancellation of the hall applications and associated offers and further disciplinary actions. 
Application is only available for once a year and there will not be new round of applications for student accommodation for 2018/19; students who wish to apply for any residential periods in 2018/19 (e.g. Spring Term 2019 only) or have unconfirmed plans yet shall consider submitting the application form within the announced application period.
Applications are not on first-come-first-serve basis; all applications received during the application period are processed together.
Online system for applications and acceptance of hall offers shuts down sharply after deadline; any actions on submission of application / acceptance form could not be recorded by the system after the system shuts down even the student logged-in to the system before the deadline.
Only application / acceptance forms successfully recorded in the online system will be considered and processed.
Upon successful submission of application / acceptance form in the online system, an acknowledgement email will be sent to the email address(es) provided by the applicant; those who do not receive an acknowledgement email may consider submission of form NOT successful (e.g. late submission, etc.).
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