Postgraduate Housing

Residential places on campus for postgraduate students are limited and in great demand. Admission to the University does not guarantee accommodation, and the acquisition of which remains to be the responsibility of each individual student. It is therefore in the interest of overseas applicants to make accommodation arrangements before they arrive. Off-campus accommodation near the University is expensive and students using it will need to budget for extra costs. Applicants are advised to consult the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) for advice, and information is also available from the CEDARS website. CEDARS offers assistance to students looking for rental accommodation in the open market.

Student Housing is provided exclusively for postgraduate students*** at the following locations, with online application through the CEDARS website.

Residential Halls

The University has 13 halls of residence, which mainly accommodate full-time undergraduate students; only a small percentage of places are assigned to postgraduate students in each Hall. Applications are held in April for current students and August for new students. For details, please refer to Academic Support and Examinations Section of the Registry.

Residential Colleges

The University has four Residential Colleges on Lung Wah Street, Kennedy Town, providing 712 single rooms, 526 double rooms and 36 disabled rooms for 1,800 local, mainland and overseas students. It is targeted that 50% of places would be offered to postgraduate students. The colleges allow students to engage with the community and provide opportunities for in-depth academic and cultural exchange. For more information, please refer to the Residential Colleges website.

***Only research postgraduates and taught postgraduates programmes supported by the Hong Kong Government are eligible to University housing.

Libraries

The University of Hong Kong Libraries is an essential part of the educational facilities provided to you by the University. The Libraries advances the teaching and learning, research, and knowledge exchange pursuits of the University through its outstanding resources, people-centred services as well as its innovative and collaborative approaches.

The Libraries consists of the Main Library and six branch libraries, namely the Dental Library, Fung Ping Shan Library, Lui Che Woo Law Library, Music Library, Tin Ka Ping Education Library, and the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library. Of scholarly interest is Special Collections which houses a unique collection of Hong Kong materials, rare books, pamphlets, and microforms.

The Main Library and the six branches are located across the University, http://lib.hku.hk/general/location/index.html.

As of June 2018, the collections of Libraries exceed 3 million volumes, 6 million e-books, 555,000 e-Journal subscriptions and titles.

Facilities

The Libraries offers a conducive environment for study, research, and knowledge exchange. HKU Campus Wi-Fi services are available throughout the Libraries connecting patrons to the HKU network and to a number of printers throughout the Libraries. Scanners are also available, and payment for the peripheral usage can easily be made by using an Octopus card.

In February 2019, the Libraries opened the Ground Floor Think Tank and 2nd floor Ingenium learning spaces to complement Level 3 and its variety of spaces suitable for different learning styles, including reflective self-study as well as collaborative study.

Additional information on the Libraries can be found at https://lib.hku.hk.

Contacts
•          Information Counter (Main Library and Branch Libraries)
•          Tel.: 3917-2203
•          E-mail: libis@hku.hk
•          WhatsApp: 5441-5441
•          Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hkulib
•          Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ask_HKUL
•          YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/HKULibrariesCollection
•          Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hkulibrary

University Health Service

The University Health Service (UHS) provides quality primary care and health promotion on campus to enhance the physical and psychological health of the University community. The clinical services that the UHS provides include medical consultation, nursing care, vaccination, physiotherapy service and dental service.

Every year, The UHS organises Health Orientation Programme for new students with high occupational risk. Health promotion activities are organised throughout the year. Additional information on the UHS can be found at: http://www.uhs.hku.hk/index.php.

Postgraduate Student Association (PGSA)

The PGSA, formed in 1993, is an organisation run by and for postgraduate students. The Association aims to enrich postgraduate life at HKU by encouraging social and academic events for postgraduates and by taking an active interest in their welfare. It is independent of the University and the Students' Union and is open to all postgraduate students, both part-time and full-time, regardless of the course undertaken.

The Association derives its income from a small membership fee, which covers the duration of a student's course. It organises regular activities such as Sports Days, parties, lectures of special interest to postgraduates, and film shows. Notices regarding the Association and its events are posted in the Graduate House, on the PGSA bulletin board and on the computer bulletin board hku.research.postgrad.

All the events and registration information can be found at: www.pgsa.hku.hk.