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(Special Round) iHostel Application for Student Accommodation in Semester 2, 2020.21


The Task Force on Class Arrangement and Student Learning announced by email on 30 Oct 2020 that online mode of learning and teaching would be adopted for Semester 2 of 2020/21 and a small number of courses will have face-to-face (f2f) classes / sessions or mixed mode of delivery if the situation permits. In this connection, eligible students may apply for hall residence in Semester 2 of 2020/21 with regard to their academic needs for on-campus accommodation. 


If you have a need for on-campus accommodation in Semester 2, you may access to the iHostel System ( to apply for hall residence during the application period, which will last from 00:00, 16 Nov (Monday) to 23:59, 25 Nov 2020 (Wednesday). Please read carefully the “Guidelines on Application for Student Accommodations 2020/21 (Special Round)” available on the website of the Hall Management Section ( before submitting iHostel applications.


The application result will be announced on 14 Dec 2020 (Monday) via email. The mass check-in period will be from 14:00 on 4 Jan 2021 (Monday) to 17:00 on 7 Jan 2021 (Thursday).


To minimize unnecessary movement of current student-residents with offers of hall residence in Semester 1, 2020/21, if they successfully apply for a Semester 2 hall residence in the Special Round, will be assigned to the same hall as far as practicable in accordance with the prevailing hall place allocation mechanism, with regard to their preferences and availability of hall places in Semester 2, 2020/21. Therefore, the students concerned are reminded to put hall preference options of their current hall as the first few preferences in their iHostel applications if they wish to stay in the same hall in Semester 2, 2020/21.


All student-residents returning from other countries or regions should complete the 14-day compulsory quarantine outside the campus before check-in to the student halls. Non-local full-time UGC-funded students and full-time self-funded undergraduate students who are currently away from Hong Kong but instructed to return to Hong Kong for face-to-face classes or activities due to pedagogical needs in Semester 2 of 2020/21 will be eligible for applying for an one-off quarantine allowance provided by the University.  Non-local students will be notified by the Student Advising Team (SAT) of the Student Affairs Office ( in due course for the application details.  Please stay tuned to the email announcements sent by the relevant departments/offices.


Should you have any enquiries regarding hall application, please contact us at our enquiry hotline (852) 2948 6868 or email at



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