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Student Exchange

Accommodation

Accommod

 

"Living on campus is very convenient and the quality of room based on the price charged is considered satisfactory."

Dominika Sokolinska

Karol Adamiecki University of Economics in Katowice, Poland, Fall 2016 

"The hall mates are very kind to offer help whenever i approached to ask questions."

Minoh Kim

KIMEP, Kazakhstan, Full academic year 2016-17

 

 

If you choose to live off campus, it will be your responsibility to make housing arrangements either before or after arrival in Hong Kong.  Please note that often times, off-campus housing is more expensive than on-campus housing.  Also, places close to campus are normally quite difficult to acquire and often cost much more than those farther away.  You should begin searching right away and prior to your arrival.  And because of the high demand of on-campus accommodation, once you have decided to live off campus, it will not be possible to entertain your later request to live in on-campus residences.  Please do keep this in mind when you make your decision as to whether you should be accommodated on or off campus.

For Undergraduate Exchange Students

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Undergraduate exchange students are housed in the University's Undergraduate Halls on the Baptist University Road Campus (BURC).  The Undergraduate Halls are composed of the South Tower and the North Tower providing some 800 rooms.  Majority of the rooms accommodate two students and are air-conditioned (separately controlled in each room).  For each occupant, the provision includes one bed, a closet, a desk, a shelf, one chair and one LAN point and wifi connected to the University's network system.

 

Linens (sheets, pillows, towels, etc.) are the responsibility of the individual occupant.  Please bring your own or buy them in Hong Kong.  Every two rooms share a common restroom and shower facility.  There is no telephone in the bedroom, but you can use the public telephones at the common areas of the Halls.  Other facilities include a common lounge (with a small pantry & kitchenette) on each floor, a music/TV room, a multi-purpose room, a table tennis room, a computer room, a gym room, a study room, and a laundry area.

You may indicate your preference to stay on a single-gender floor or a co-ed floor.  Your preference will be considered as far as possible subject to availability.

 

The rate schedule for a double occupancy room in the Undergraduate Halls is as follows:

 

Undergraduate Halls 2017/18

HK$

US$*

1st (Fall) Semester

28 August - 28 December 2017 (12:00 noon)

6,869 886

2nd (Spring) Semester (For students continuing from 1st (Fall) Semester)

28 December 2017 - 21 May 2018 (12:00 noon)

8,108 1,046

2nd (Spring) Semester (For new students admitted in 2nd (Spring) Semester)

8 January 2018 - 21 May 2018 (12:00 noon)

7,488 966
* US$1 is roughly pegged to HK$7.75    

Additional Fees:

HK$

 
Caution Money 
(refundable upon completion of the housing period less charges due to the loss or damage to hall properties)
1,000  
Fees for Activities Organized by Hall Councils 
(HK$50 for 1 semester, HK$100 for 2 semesters)
50 or 100  
Stored-Value Card 
(issued upon check-in for in-room controlled air-conditioning and laundry)
100  
Total 1,150 or 1,200  

  

Students are expected to pay room rates, in full, on a semester basis. Monthly payments are not accepted. Room fees are not refundable.

Air conditioning (A/C) expenses are not included in the accommodation fees. Students sharing rooms will be equally responsible for the amounts at an average of HK$ 850 (US$ 110) per student per month (calculated on a 24-hour usage).

For Postgraduate Exchange Students 

 

Depending on occupancy, postgraduate exchange students will be housed in the Dr. Ng Tor Tai International House (NTT) on campus. The NTT offers a "Semester Accommodation Package" to full-time HKBU postgraduate exchange students. Application details will be announced to admitted postgraduate exchange students.  You may also see the webpage of Off-campus Accommodation Alternatives Section, Office of Student Affairs for other housing opportunities.