Application for OCA

Student Affairs Office Non-local Student Support   HKMU Off-campus Accommodation (OCA)   Application for OCA  

Application for OCA 2023/24

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 AY2023/24.

All active full-time undergraduate non-local students in AY2023/24 are eligible to apply.

OCA (Y83) - Operator: Y83

OCA (Mongkok) - Operator: Contented Living Ltd

21 Aug 2023 – 31 Jul 2024

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 AY2023/24, we have a total of 60 bed places in OCA (Y83) and 90 bed places in OCA (Mongkok).


Bed place allocation will be subject to applicants' preference of OCA, room-type and availability.  In case of over-enrollment, the bed places will be assigned by lot drawing.

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

  • Please click HERE to apply
  • Application Deadline: 19 March 2023, 23:59 (HK Time)

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 Direct/ Non-JUPAS Application

Application will open in June 2023.


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/ current non-local students enrolling in full-time postgraduate/ research programmes

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

For Current Students

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 27 March 2023.  Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the offer.

For Direct Applicants/ Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be confirmed

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 2023/24 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.

  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 the HKSAR Government's policies against the pandemic, undesirable roommate matching, withdrawal from university study 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 AY2023/24.  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 would invite applications for Residence Tutor Programme 2023/24 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 will open in mid-April 2023.


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






Important Dates

Friday, 10 March 2023
Open for Applications (For current students)
Friday, 10 March 2023
Sunday, 19 March 2023
Application Deadline (For current students)
Sunday, 19 March 2023
Wednesday, 22 March 2023
Result Announcement (For current students)
Wednesday, 22 March 2023
Monday, 27 March 2022
Deadline for Accepting Offer (For current students)
Deadline for submitting the acceptance letter and roommate matching survey
Monday, 27 March 2022
Mid-April 2023
Acknowledgement on Bed Place Allocation (For current students)
To be confirmed
Mid-April 2023
Early August 2023
Announcement on Final Bed Place Allocation
To be confirmed
Early August 2023
Monday, 21 August 2023
Check-in for OCA Residents in AY2023/24*
Monday, 21 August 2023
Late August 2023
Orientation Session*
* Compulsory
Late August 2023