Campus Life

1. Is on-campus accommodation available?

On-campus accommodation at HKUST is not available due to heavy demand. Students will have to explore short-term off-campus accommodation. The University’s Student Housing Office will help to provide information on short-term off-campus housing options for non-local students.

2. Do I need a laptop for study?

We strongly recommend that students have laptops. There are, however, several computer barns on campus equipped with over 100 computers. Those who intend to buy a laptop can join the laptop scheme on campus (discounted sales of laptop computers to students at the beginning of the academic year), though it will take some time before the product can be picked up.

3. How far is the campus from the city center?

The campus is just 10 minutes’ ride away from the nearest Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station at Hang Hau. A supermarket, banks, bookstore and food outlets are also available on campus. The city center, Central, can be accessed by bus or mini-bus from campus within 45 minutes.