Exchange students can choose to live on- or off-campus. In order to integrate more fully into the University experience, you are encouraged to live in on-campus dormitories. For students who decide to live in on-campus housing, you will be notified of the application details after you are formally admitted for studies at HKBU.
If you choose to live off-campus, it will be your responsibility to make housing arrangements either before or after arrival in Hong Kong. Please note that often times, off-campus housing is more expensive than on-campus housing. Also, places closer to campus are normally quite difficult to acquire and often cost much more than those farther away. You should begin searching right away and prior to your arrival. And because of the high demand of on-campus dormitories, once you have decided to live off-campus, it will not be possible for us to entertain your later request to live in on-campus dormitories. Please do keep this in mind when you make your decision as to whether you should be accommodated on- or off-campus.
For Undergraduate Exchange Students - Undergraduate exchange students are housed in the University's 21-storey Undergraduate Halls on the Baptist University Road Campus (BURC). The Undergraduate Halls are composed of the South Tower and the North Tower providing some 800 rooms. Majority of the rooms accommodate two students and are air-conditioned (separately controlled in each room). For each occupant, the provision includes one bed, closet, desk and shelf, one chair, and one LAN point and Wi-Fi connected to the University's network system.
Linens (sheets, pillows, towels, etc.) are the responsibility of the individual occupant. Please bring your own or buy them in Hong Kong. Every two rooms share a common restroom and shower facility. There is no telephone in the bedroom, but you can use the public telephones at the common areas of the Halls. Other facilities include a common lounge (with a small pantry & kitchenette) on each floor, a music/TV room, a multi-purpose room, a table tennis room, a computer room, a gym room, a study room, and a laundry area.
You may indicate your preference to stay on a single-gender floor or a co-ed floor. Your preference will be considered as far as possible subject to availability.