What will the UGC do to assist the universities in coping with increasing demand for student hostel places arising from the admission of more non-local students and the implementation of the "3+3+4" academic structure?
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What will the UGC do to assist the universities in coping with increasing demand for student hostel places arising from the admission of more non-local students and the implementation of the "3+3+4" academic structure?

  • We are mindful of the keen demand for hostels from local and non-local students in the UGC-funded sector. Nonetheless, Hong Kong faces a problem of limited land supply for the construction of student hostels, particularly for universities situated in the urban areas. To ensure the most effective use of scarce land and public resources, universities are encouraged to, wherever possible, identify suitable sites within campus for hostel developments, or redevelop existing campus buildings/facilities into hostels so as to maximize the development and utilization of their own campus sites. The Government/UGC has been encouraging the UGC-funded universities to explore all possible options, both interim and long-term, to meet the increasing demand for student hostels

  • The UGC will work with the Education Bureau and the universities in need to seek the funding support from the Government for construction of more new student hostels under the established mechanism.