Application for OCA

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Application for OCA 2022/23

The University co-ordinates with some private accommodation operators for the rental of some Off-campus Accommodations (OCA) to cater for non-local students who have a genuine need to live in Hong Kong on a user-pay principle.


As the residence is owned by accommodation operators outside HKMU, the availability, accommodation provisions, service level and pricing are subject to negotiation and are likely to vary on a yearly basis. The role of Student Affairs Office (SAO) is a facilitator to enable a smooth conclusion of the year-long tenancy commitment between the residents and the accommodation operators. Thus, OCA is very different from traditional student halls of residence owned by other universities.


To ensure the health and safety, the operators expect the residents will observe rules and regulations whereby SAO will help to facilitate the compliance.

We are now inviting applications from current full-time undergraduate non-local students for AY2022/23.

All active full-time undergraduate non-local students in AY2022/23 are eligible to apply.

OCA (Hunghom) - Operator: Y83*

OCA (Mongkok) - Operator: Contented Living Ltd


* The operator of OCA (Hunghom) will be changed from Synbox to Y83 in AY2022/23. Please click the above hyperlink for the new accommodation information.

20 Aug 2022 – 31 Jul 2023


Applicants, once accepting the offer, will enter into a year-long commitment.  Moving out earlier than the end of the tenancy period will not be refunded.

For AY2022/23, we have a total of 48 bed places in OCA (Hunghom) and 90 bed places in OCA (Mongkok).  In case of over-subscription, the allocation of bed places will be based on the following criteria:


  1. HKMU Experience;
  2. Tertiary Education Experience; and
  3. Experience in HKMU Off-campus Accommodation.

All applications will be ranked in order of the total scores and bed places will be allocated according to the applicants’ preference of OCA and room-type as far as practicable.  Students having the same total scores will be ranked according to their academic performance.  The assignment of bed places will be by drawing lots when everything being equal.

For current FTUG students


1. HKMU Experience


Admitted YearScore
2018 or before10



2. Tertiary Education Experience


Year Standing in AY2021/22Score
Year 125
Year 220
Year 315
Year 410



3. Experience in HKMU Off-campus Accommodation


Previous ExperienceScore

For current non-local students studying full-time undergraduate programmes

The application was closed on 15 May 2022.



For current non-local students studying full-time postgraduate or research programmes

Please contact the Mainland and International Office for assistance (email:



For new non-local applicants enrolling in full-time undergraduate programmes via Direct Application

Those first-year applicants who have settled the acceptance fee by 1 June 2022 will receive an invitation to apply.  Please submit your e-application on or before 16 June 2022.  For more details, please refer to the invitation email.


Upon successful submission of e-application form, an acknowledgement email will be sent to the applicants' personal email address registered for programme admission.  They should check their mailbox regularly including the spam and junk mail folders for the acknowledgement email.  Applicants who do not receive an acknowledgement email may consider that their submission as incomplete and should submit again before the deadline.



For new non-local applicants enrolling in full-time undergraduate programmes via NCEE Application

Please contact the Mainland and International Office for assistance (email:



For new non-local applicants enrolling in full-time postgraduate/ research programmes

Please contact the Mainland and International Office for assistance (email:

Successful applicants should take note of the terms and conditions and must accept the offer by submitting the acceptance letter and paying a full accommodation fee and deposit by 24 June 2022.  Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the offer.

Roommate matching is based on the survey included in the acceptance letter.  SAO will make every effort to match students with similar lifestyle habits (sleep schedules, noise tolerance, etc.) 


Students can also nominate a same-sex roommate by specifying his/ her name and students number in the survey if both have accepted the same OCA offer.  Such roommate requests must be mutual.


SAO will strive to meet requests whenever possible; however, there is no guarantee that preferred/ nominated roommates will be paired.

Eligible applicants who do not receive any offer for Off-campus Accommodation 2022/23 will be placed on the waiting list.  Top-up offers will be issued once there are bed places recovered from decline of offers and withdrawal of applications.  Applicants receiving top-up offers should complete the procedure within the period specified in the offer.  Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the offer.

Applicants should take note of the following healthy and safety measures adopted during the tenancy period before submitting an application.


  1. Residents must fulfil the “Vaccination Requirements for Campus Access” before entering OCAs. The policy will be adjusted in accordance with the Government’s latest arrangements on vaccination requirements of Vaccine Pass.  For more details, please the COVID-19 Info Hub on the University’s website.
  2. Residents who are required to undergo compulsory quarantine as required by the Government must make their own quarantine arrangement to complete the self-quarantine before checking into OCAs. No quarantine subsidy will be provided.
  3. Upon check-in, residents will be required to present relevant documents such as passport, flight/train tickets, and quarantine orders/certificates of Come2hk Scheme or Return2hk Scheme issued by the Department of Health for verification. Failure to do the above may delay the check-in procedures.
  4. Visitors to OCAs are not allowed until further notice.
  5. Residents must observe the social distancing measures at communal areas in OCAs in accordance with the public health emergency regulations under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance implemented by the Government. For more details, please visit the Government’s website.

  1. Application approval is subject to the availability of bed places.  Submission of the application form does not guarantee an offer.
  2. As bunk-beds are the prevailing provision in some room types, assignment to the upper or lower bed will take into consideration the physique of successful applicants.  Subsequently, information of height and weight will be collected for the bed assignment purpose. 
  3. Accommodation fees shall NOT be refundable under any circumstances, including but not limited to updated social distancing measures/ vaccination requirements, undesirable roommate matching, withdrawal from university study, outbreak of the pandemic and change of learning and teaching arrangements.
  4. The assignment of bed places for successful applicants will be at the sole discretion of SAO.
  5. Residents must be active full-time undergraduate non-local students in AY2022/23.  If a resident becomes inactive/ suspended in student status or he/she has withdrawn from his/her studies during tenancy period, he/she will not be eligible to reside in OCA and should move out immediately.  However, all fees paid except deposit, after deducting any cost incurred, will not be refunded.
  6. Residents shall commit to staying at the designated OCA for the whole tenancy period as stated in the application form.
  7. All OCAs have laid down rules and regulations to ensure the health and safety of the residents and all successful applicants will have to agree that they understand the expectation and commit to complying when they accept the offer.
  8. In case of serious breach of any rule or regulation, the concerned resident’s accommodation offer may be terminated immediately without any refund of accommodation fee.  The University reserves the right to reallocate the vacated bed place afterwards.

To assist the Student Affairs Office to achieve the scope of service in OCA, we are now inviting applications for Residence Tutor Programme 2022/23 from students who have a keen interest to serve as Residence Tutors to provide assistance in OCA.  For more details, please click here.


The application was closed on 15 May 2022.


Student Affairs Office, Room C0512, 5/F, Block C, Main Campus






Important Dates

Wednesday, 8 June 2022
Open for Applications (For direct applicants)
Only those first -year applicants who have settled the acceptance fee by 1 June 2022 will receive an invitation to apply
Wednesday, 8 June 2022
Thursday, 16 June 2022
Acknowledgement on bed place allocation results (For current students)
Thursday, 16 June 2022
Thursday, 16 June 2022
Application Deadline (For direct applicants)
Thursday, 16 June 2022
Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Result Announcement (For direct applicants)
Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Thursday, 30 June 2022
Deadline for Accepting Conditional Offer (For direct applicants)
Deadline for submitting the acceptance letter and roommate matching survey
Thursday, 30 June 2022
Friday, 5 August 2022
Confirmation on Room Allocation
To be confirmed
Friday, 5 August 2022
Saturday, 20 August 2022
Check-in for OCA Residents in AY2022/23*
* Special check-in arrangements will be made for those OCA residents in AY2021/22 after accepting the offer
Saturday, 20 August 2022
Friday, 26 August 2022
Orientation Session*
* Compulsory
Friday, 26 August 2022