Students are strongly encouraged to reside on campus so that they can live and interact more with students from different cultural backgrounds. Those residing on-campus will be housed in a student dormitory in double-occupancy rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Basic cooking facilities and communal facilities, such as laundry, study room, music room, computer room, and multi-purpose room are also available. The hostal fee for the period from 7 to 31 August 2013 is HK$2,610 (US$335) (including air-conditioning and simple bedding).
Students may request a longer residential period or special room arrangements through the Office of Academic Links. An application form is downloadable from here.
For regular meals at CUHK, students can choose to dine at one of the many student canteens located throughout the campus. Meals cost around HK$25 to HK$50 per meal.