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Residence FAQs

Can I stay in my room during end-of-session breaks?

Residence bookings are on each semester basis, the break weeks between autumn & spring semesters and spring & summer semesters are inclusive of the semester fee provided the following semester full fee is paid during or before the first week of the break. If you plan to stay during the break weeks between summer & autumn semesters, these weeks are not inclusive in the semester fee and need to be paid separately on weekly basis. The bookings for language students are on each term basis and does not cover break weeks. Language students who wish to stay during their break week/weeks in between terms or need to arrive earlier will have to pay for the additional weeks.
 
Can I bring my fridge?

No, you are not allowed to bring in your own fridge.
 
Can I bring my own furniture?

No. Each flat is furnished with all the necessary furnishings. Space is especially limited in the bedrooms, so extra furniture will be in the way.
 
What I should pack and bring to the residences?

Alarm clock, bed sheets, pillows, hangers, multi-plug, toiletries, extension cords, small table lamps, laundry detergent, telephone charger, kitchen utensils, printing papers,groceries. Space in the rooms is limited so please bring only the essentials.
 
Is there catering services in the Residences or do I have to cook my own food?

Students will have to purchase their own groceries and cook their own food, though there are nearby restaurants and take away fast foods. If you wish to cook in the Residences, you will need to provide your own pots and cooking utensils.
 
Can I bring my pet?

Pets of any kind are not allowed.
 
What if my flat mate or room mate smokes?

The Residences have flats that are designated as non-smoking flats. Students who live in an apartment are expected to conform to the clearly stated rule that smoking of any kind in the flat is not permitted by either by visitor or occupants.
 
Do the Residences have a prayer room?

No, there is not a specific room designated as a prayer room. You can pray in your room or at one of the nearby mosques.
 
What if I have a car?

Yes, you can bring your car. There are ample parking spaces for cars in the parking lots of the Residences. There is no charge for the use of parking spaces at the Residences. There is also paid student parking available at Knowledge Park.
 
What if I am having a trouble getting on with my room mate?

The Residence Supervisor should be notified. The Residence Supervisor will help you arrive at a suitable solution to the problem.
 
What is the scope of the cleaning services?

Generally the cleaners will clean the bathrooms, kitchen, balconies and the common areas. The cleaners will only sweep/vacuum the floors of the bedrooms. You will be responsible for keeping your bedroom clean and tidy. You are also responsible for washing your own dishes and doing your own laundry. The Residence Supervisor will closely monitor the cleaning service. If you have a comment or complaint about the cleaning provided please speak with the Residence Supervisor.

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