New HKU halls offer an extra 900 places this summer

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 30 June, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 June, 2005, 12:00am

The Jockey Club Student Village II of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will open this summer, providing accommodation for 900 students.

Comprising Morrison Hall, Lee Shau Kee Hall and Suen Chi Sun Hall, the new student village cost more than $300 million to build.

'As HKU plans to increase the enrolment of international students in future, priority for places in the new halls will be given to applicants from overseas students, followed by first-year undergraduates,' said Albert Chau, dean of student affairs.

'We also hope the new halls can house a number of second-year and third-year undergraduates so that each hall will, in time, establish its own traditions, culture and characteristics.

'Applications will be assessed on the student's current living conditions and possible contribution to the hall.'

With the completion of the three new halls, HKU now has 4,375 hostel places - equivalent to 39 per cent of its full-time student population.

HKU will build another three hostels on Lung Wah Street, Kennedy Town. An additional 1,390 places will be available when the hostels are completed by 2009.