How to apply
Undergraduate Freshmen Hall Application for Academic Year 2023-24
Eligibility & Key Dates*
All full-time NTU undergraduates (new students), and freshmen from these NIE programmes:
Full-time July 2023 intake
From 1 June 2023, 0900hrs
From 5 June 2023, 0900hrs
|Release of Outcome||From 17 July 2023 (via email)|
|Hall Acceptance Fee Payment||Amount is equivalent to two times of the monthly rental rate.|
Payable upon acceptance of the offer for hall accommodation, from 17 to 21 July 2023.
|* Unless otherwise stated, date and time are in Singapore time zone (SGT) and fees are in Singapore dollars (SGD).|
- Applications are not processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Late applications will not be accepted. Please note that there is a non-refundable Hall Application Fee of $16.20 (inclusive of prevailing GST). Detailed information on payment will be informed to hall applicants.
- Applicants are required to accept NTU's offer of course admission before applying for hall accommodation.
- Applicants may indicate a preferred room type when applying for hall stay, and the assignment of hall and room type is subject to availability.
- For twin-sharing room applicants: You may specify a preferred roommate of the same gender. If your preferred roommate is a freshmen, both of you must submit individual applications, and clearly indicate each other as corresponding preferred roommates. If your preferred roommate is a senior student who has already been offered a hall, the senior must have also indicated you as the preferred roommate in their application.
Application Process & Procedure
1 I have submitted my hall application. Can I still make changes to my application?
Students are allowed to make changes to their hall application before the given deadline, and the latest changes will apply. No more changes can be made once the application period has ended.
2 How is my application being processed?
The allocation of residential hall and room is done electronically, subject to room availability and the Hall Admission Scheme. Applications are not processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
1 When will I be informed of the hall and room allocation result?
Applicants will be progressively notified from 21 July 2023 onwards.
Double Room Applications
1 How can I apply for a double room with my friend or family member?
If you wish to stay in a double room with your friend or family member (of the same gender), please indicate each other as your preferred roommate (with full name and matriculation/NRIC number) under the 'Roommate' section in both your applications. Each individual must submit his/her own hall application, and clearly indicate the other person as the preferred roommate.
Requests to room together are subject to the availability of double rooms, and both of you must first be allocated a place during the first round of the hall allocation exercise. If double rooms are not available, both of you will be assigned to another room type.
2 I am a student in a Premier Scholars Programmes. Can I apply to stay with another freshman who is not in these programmes?
Students who are in Premier Scholars Programmes (except Renaissance Engineering Programme) can apply to stay with another freshman who is not in any of these programmes. Requests to room together are subject to availability of double rooms. If double rooms are not available, both of you will be assigned to another room type.
Students in the Renaissance Engineering Programme can only apply to stay in a double room, and to promote social connection, their intended roommate cannot be from the REP programme.
Special Needs Students
1 I am a student with a disability/special needs, and I have certain requirements for my room. How do I inform the Hall of my requirements?
As each special needs student’s requirements may differ, please inform the Accessible Education Unit ([email protected]) first. The Accessible Education Unit will then liaise with the Office of Campus Housing accordingly.
Hall & Room Selection
1 Can I choose my hall and room?
No, the allocation of the residential hall and room is done by electronic balloting. Subject to room availability, the balloting takes into consideration your room type preference in your application. If the requested room type is not available, you will be assigned to another room type.
2 Can I choose specifically to be allocated to Halls with air-conditioned rooms?
No, the allocation of the residential hall and room is done by electronic balloting. The system will assign applicants to undergraduate halls with available rooms.
1 Are any hall blocks affected by the MRT construction on campus?
Certain hall blocks located along Nanyang Avenue, including Hall 8 (Blk 41 and 44), Hall 9 (Blk 48), Hall 10 (Blk 49), Hall 11 (Blk 53 and 56), and Binjai Hall (Blk 19A), may be affected by the Jurong Region Line MRT construction works. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has implemented measures to minimise inconvenience to residents, such as erecting temporary sound barriers and informing residents in advance of the works that are being carried out. Students who plan to apply for a hall place in this vicinity are advised to refer to the MRT Construction on Campus website for details and updates, before submitting their hall application.
1 Why are hall fees reviewed periodically?
Hall rental fees are carefully managed to maintain the affordability and quality of campus housing for students. Fees are periodically reviewed to ensure that they reflect inflation and the costs of operating and maintaining the halls. Hall fee increases were withheld during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021. Since then, utilities and operational costs, especially cleaning and security services, have continued to increase significantly, in particular due to the adoption of the progressive wage model in Singapore. To help manage costs, NTU has implemented measures such as transition to energy-efficient LED lighting, which also provide a more sustainable living environment.
2 Are there financial assistance schemes available?
Financial support is available to eligible students who need help with their living costs. Please refer to the various financial assistance schemes for more information.
For enquiries regarding hall application, please contact us at: [email protected].
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