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Allocation Policy​ / Postgraduate /

Chapter II: PG Hall Admission Methods​


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All applicants will be considered and assessed in the following order:


1. Priority Housing

RPgs in their first 2 years of RPg careers in HKUST * (guaranteed residence)

*Years of study in students' HKUST RPg career, including MPhil and PhD, is cumulative under the housing admission policy (e.g. a 1st year PhD student who has completed a 2-year MPhil program in HKUST will not be guaranteed residence); no guaranteed residence is provided for students in Joint PhD Training Programs


2. Waiting List

Applicants who do not receive a guaranteed housing offer will be placed on the waiting list. When bed spaces become available, students on the waiting list will be contacted with an offer of University housing according to their ranking* on the waiting list. 

*Ranking will be considered and assessed in the following order:
(1) In-time RPgs 
(Definition: 2 years for MPhil; 3 years for PhDs who have obtained a relevant MPhil degree prior to entering the PhD program; 4 years for PhDs who do not have a relevant MPhil degree prior to entering the PhD program)

(2) Out-time RPgs 
(Out-time RPgs are students studying beyond the period as defined as "In-time RPgs")


Applicants not receiving any housing offer but who can demonstrate exceptional need or hardship may contact the Student Housing and Residential Life Office: with supporting documents.

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