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Allocation Policy​ / Postgraduate /

Chapter I: Eligibility for Student Accommodation


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Who is entitled to Student Accommodation?

Consistent with the University's regulation, only full-time full fee paying registered HKUST Research Postgraduate (RPg) students are eligible for student accommodation offered by the University. Graduating students will have to move out from their apartments upon confirmation of program completion by the Academic Registry.​

​Housing application and associated offer becomes null and void once a student ceases to be a full-time full fee paying registered RPg student, and it is the student's responsibility to inform the Student Housing and Residential Life Office in writing and vacate from the student accommodation immediately.

​Students in the following categories are not eligible for student accommodation :

  • Termination of Study
  • Program Completion
  • Leave of Study*
  • RPgs with "Continuing Student" Status@
  • RPgs with "Off-campus Study" Status​
  • Finishing RPgs with "Retention of Student" Status +

Once a student's registration status falls into the above mentioned categories, any associated housing applications / offer will be adjusted / cancelled accordingly. Those who are residents of the university-arranged accommodation will be required to vacate from the room by a specified date.​

Students are required to submit an on-line application during the application period if they wish to be considered university-arranged accommodation in the residential year.


*Please note that the admission exercise for each Residential Year is conducted ONCE ONLY. Even if students have unconfirmed leave/ exchange plans in the coming residential year or their registration status is not active during the specified application period, these students still need to submit a hall application during the specified application period.

@ students may refer to the Academic Registry website for more information​

+ those who have applied for retention of student status, with four weeks of non-fee-paying period, for taking their thesis examinations


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