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The Postgraduate Halls (PGH) consist of six buildings, Jockey Club Postgraduate Hall (PGH 1), Chiang's Building (PGH 2), Inter-University Hall (IUH) - PGH 3 and PGH 4 to 6, offering about 1,100 hostel spaces. Postgraduate students taking full-time Research programmes or full-time UGC-funded Taught programmes are eligible to apply for residence at the Postgraduate Halls.

Application for Residence at the Postgraduate Halls 2016/17

For the residence in 2016/17 academic year, all eligible postgraduate students should tender their applications before 29 April 2015 (Friday). Application form can be downloaded at the homepage and download page of our webpage. Applicants should submit the completed application form with cheque/ cashier order/ bank draft of amount HK$2,000 payable to “The Chinese University of Hong Kong” and the supporting documents via registered post/ speed post to “General Office, Jockey Club Postgraduate Hall (PGH 1), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong” or to the PGH 1/ PGH 2/ PGH 4 Office by hand.

Hostel application is based on a yearly basis and all postgraduate students, including current residents, should apply before the deadline if they want to live in the Postgraduate Halls in 2016/17. However, for current residents, we expect them to submit the application forms between March and April 2016 except those who will leave Hong Kong at that time and need to submit their applications earlier.

All applicants should visit the PGH webpage to confirm receipt of application by the PGH Office. Applicant’s CUHK student I.D. will be posted on the PGH webpage 3 working days after receipt of application. Please note that the listed applicants have their forms received by PGH Office only. It does not imply they are successful or not.

In view of the current shortage of hostel places, no on-campus accommodation can be provided for students taking Self-financed Taught programmes or Part-time programmes.

Please note that continuing students (extending beyond the normative period of study) are no longer eligible to apply for postgraduate halls, and are recommended to visit the webpage of Incoming Students Section, Office of Student Affairs https://osantd.osa.cuhk/ohis2/login.aspx or send email to or call the staff there at 39437945 for information regarding off-campus accommodation.

Since demand may be greater than the total number of hostel places, accommodation is considered on a yearly basis and there is no guarantee of accommodation for all the applicants. Lot drawing will be used to allot the hostel places if demand is greater than the supply and applicants will have greater chance to get hostel places if they have a wider choice of preferences.

All residents have to commit to hostel accommodation by academic terms with an allowance to pay the hostel fee by monthly instalments. A resident has to pay the hostel fee until the end of the term even though he/she leaves the hostel in the middle of the term. The academic year is divided into three terms: 1 August to 22 December 2016, 1 January to 31 May 2017, and 1 June to 18 July 2017. Only residents with special reasons such as graduation, internship, exchange and medical condition can apply for exemption from paying for the whole term.

Once the application has been confirmed successful by the Selection Board, the HK$2,000 application fee will ONLY be used to settle part of the first two months’ hostel fee and is NON-REFUNDABLE. Once registered and/ or obtained the room key, the resident will be billed for the whole month’s rent, HK$3,500 deposit and HK$20 Residents’ Association fee.

All applications submitted after the deadline 29 April 2016 will be handled as “Late Applications”, and be processed only after the allotment of normal applications. Announcement regarding late applications will be announced later.

Application for Residence at the Postgraduate Halls 2015/16

Application forms for 2015/16 residence can still be downloaded on the homepage and download page. Eligible students who want to live in the Postgraduate Halls before May 2016 should fill in the form “Application for Residence at the Postgraduate Halls 2015/16” and submit the completed form with a cheque/bankdraft of HK$2,000 payable to “The Chinese University of Hong Kong” and the photocopy of the “Admission Notification” or student identity card. Applications without sufficient materials will not be proceeded.

Should there be vacancies for the students on the waiting list, the PGH General Office will contact them individually through email. They should take their responsibilities to check their emails and update their email address to the PGH Office if there are any changes. When the cheques expired without any replacement, the application will be invalid. The applicants should check the expiry dates of their cheques. 

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