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The Postgraduate Halls (PGH) consist of six buildings, Jockey Club Postgraduate Hall (JCPGH 1), Chiang's Building (CHI), Inter-University Hall (IUH) and PGH 4 to 6. Postgraduate students taking full-time Research programmes or full-time UGC-funded Taught programmes are eligible to apply for residence at the Postgraduate Halls. In late 2018, two new hostels, Jockey Club Postgraduate Hall 2 and 3 (JCPGH2/3) will start service. Chiang's Building and Inter-University Hall will be returned to the University then.

Eligibility for Application

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 the postgraduate halls, and are recommended to visit the webpage of Incoming Students Section, Office of Student Affairs or send email to or call the staff there at 39437945 for information regarding off-campus accommodation.

Application for Residence at the Postgraduate Halls 2018/19

Eligible postgraduate students can still tender their applications after the first round deadline on 23 April 2018 as application is accepted throughout the year. Application form can be downloaded at the homepage and download page of our webpage. Applicants should submit the completed application form with cheque/ bank draft of amount HK$2,000 payable to "The Chinese University of Hong Kong" and the photocopy of the Admission Notification/ student identity card and supporting documents via registered post/speed post to "General Office, Jockey Club Postgraduate Hall (JCPGH 1), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong" or to the JCPGH 1/ PGH 4 Office by hand.

Due to insufficient hostel places, some on-time applicants who were not successful in lot drawing, have been put on the waiting list. All applicants submitted after the deadline of 23 April 2018 will be defined as "Late Applicants" and will be put on the waiting list, too. Late applications will be processed later than the on-time applications. The waiting list is on numerical order of the student identity number, not on the basis of priority.

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 (all email boxes) and update their email addresses 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 themselves.

Result of Allocation with Hall Number and Room Type

Please check the "Result of Application with Hall Number and Room Type (2018/19)" in "What's New" below. The successful applicants will not receive individual notification of the results except the applicants who should register on 1 September 2018. Please refer to "Procedures for Postgraduate Halls Registration 2018/19" for details.

All successful applicants 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 2018 to 21 December 2018, the second term starts from 1 January 2019 to 31 May 2019 and the third term starts from 1 June 2019 to 18 July 2019. 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 successfully 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 in any circumstances. Once registered and / or obtained the hostel keys, the resident will be billed for the whole month's rent, HK$3,500 deposit and HK$20 Residents' Association fee.


Applications on the Waiting List

Whenever there is a withdrawal, we shall draw lots from the on-time applicants on the waiting list as the first priority. The applications submitted after the deadline will be processed according to the time of application received. Furthermore, there will be some hostel places after the operation of the new hostels, JCPGH 2/3. Lot drawing will be held from the applicants on the waiting list at that time.


All Current residents should download the registration documents including Declaration, General Information, Hall Regulations, Payment Method Form and Application for REQUEST FOR “HOSTEL DEPOSIT” REFUND (For Existing Residents Continuing to Stay in PGH in 2018-19 Only) from the PGH webpage. Current residents who continue to stay in their current rooms should return the completed forms to PGH Office from 22 June 2018 to 6 July 2018 5:30p.m.

For current residents who are successful in applying 2-018/19 residence, but have to switch rooms or halls, they will have to start moving once the new hostel keys are available. The new room rate will be effective from 1 August 2018 no matter when the current residents move to the new rooms. Please check with the corresponding PGH counter for room availability. As the PGH Office has to allot the rooms to the successful applicants on time, no delay is allowed. There will be a penalty charge of HK$400 per day for moving to the new room late. The former hostel keys must be returned to the PGH Office within 24 hours when the new hostel keys are issued; and residents who have to move to a different hall location (e.g. from JCPGH 1 to PGH 4-6) will have 48 hours to do so. Late submission of former hostel keys will have a penalty charge of $400 per day.

For current residents who fail in applying 2018/19 residence, they have to move out before 18 July 2018 12:00 noon. Late moving out will have a penalty charge of $600 per day.

To ensure the successful applicants can get their allotted hostel places on time, the PGH Office reserves the right to move away the belongings of the former/current residents and contact their departments for help if they fail to move out on time.

For successful applicants whose admission date is on 1 August 2018, they can try to apply for early check in on 30 or 31 July 2018. They must send email to the PGH General Office at least 7 working days in advance prior to arrival. Success of early check-in is subject to the availability of the room. Only those who have obtained email confirmation of early check-in by the PGH Office will be entertained. For those approved to check in earlier, they will be charged at $150/night per head for single room and $120/night per head for shared room. They will be charged at residents' rate according to hall and room type from 1 August 2018 onwards. Residents who check in earlier in July are NOT required to attend the hall registration on 1 August 2018. For those who have not applied/fail to apply early check-in, they must register according to the Registration Time Slot on 1 August 2018 below (please note that registration for PGH4-6 residents will be conducted in the afternoon instead of in the morning stated in the application form). They have and have to submit all the information listed in the Registration Procedures (2018/19) including completed Declaration, General Information, Hall Regulations, Payment Method Form, Health Declaration Form and photocopy of Letter of Award (for those who choose paying hostel fee by deducting stipend).

Please note that those who have confirmed with conditional offer CANNOT register earlier and they have to register according to the Registration Time Slot on 1 August 2018 below. They have to submit all the information listed in the Registration Procedures (2018/19).  

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