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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.

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

The residence in the Postgraduate Halls 2018/19 is now inviting applications. New and eligible postgraduate students should tender their applications. Current PGH residents (including those residing in I-House) can submit their applications start from March 2018. The deadline for application is 23 April 2018 (Monday). Hostel accommodation is considered on yearly basis and all postgraduate students, including current residents should apply before the deadline.

Due to insufficient hostel places, applicants need to join lot drawing in allotment. The result for the lot drawing will be announced on 24 May 2018 (Thursday). Please refer to “Procedures for Postgraduate Halls Allotment 2018/19” for details. The results of all applications will be posted on the PGH web page [] and notice boards of the PGH offices after 10:00a.m. of the announcement date.

Lot drawing for the on-time applicants on the waiting list will be conducted soon after the result announcement. The drawn applicants will receive emails confirming the conditional offers, i.e. those drawn applicants may be allotted to the temporary accommodation in different hostels. Further relocation may be needed due to the return of Chiang’s Building and Inter-University Hall, and the major renovation of Jockey Club Postgraduate Hall 1. Applicants should pay attention to our emails and reply immediately. Late reply will be regarded as declining the offer. Therefore, applicants should ensure the contact information provided in the application form is valid and accurate throughout the whole hostel application process.

Application for Residence at the Postgraduate Halls 2017/18

Eligible postgraduate students can still tender their applications for the second term of residence 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/ 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/CHI/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 28 April 2017 will be defined as “Late Applications” and will be processed later than the on-time applications. Please note that the waiting list is on numerical order of the student identity number, not on list 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 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 therefore should check the expiry dates of their cheques and renew them on time if they want to continue to wait on the waiting list.

Applications on the Waiting List

Whenever there is a 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.

Hostel Accommodation

All successful applicants have to commit to hostel accommodation by academic terms with an allowance to pay the hostel fee by monthly instalments. Residents have to pay the hostel fee until the end of the term even though they leave the hostel in the middle of the term. The academic year is divided into three terms: 1 August to 22 December 2017, 1 January to 31 May 2018, and 1 June to 18 July 2018. 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 hostel keys, the resident will be billed for the whole month’s rent, HK$3,500 deposit and HK$20 Residents’ Association fee.  

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