CityU offers a range of services and facilities to help students progress through their studies and develop personally and professionally. Sports and cultural activities, interest groups and community service programmes offer opportunities for out-of-classroom education and personal development. The Students’ Union has 23 societies, over 40 affiliated clubs and 11 residents’ associations.
Financial Assistance and Scholarships
Students who encounter financial difficulties may apply for various types of financial assistance, such as government grants and/or loans, University bursaries, loans, emergency funds and temporary student loan funds. Bursaries and loans established by private organisations and individuals aim to provide financial assistance to students who face financial hardship.
Scholarships and prizes donated by individuals, private organisations, professional bodies and academic departments are awarded to students for outstanding academic performance, outstanding achievements in non-academic fields and outstanding service to the University or the community.
Advice for Students
Student well-being is a priority at CityU. Experienced counsellors and mentors in Student Development Services can advise students on learning, career and personal matters. Each College and School has an academic advising scheme to provide guidance on academic matters and help students to adjust to university education and plan their studies.
Internship and Exchange Opportunities
Students can broaden their horizons by joining local and overseas internships. The Campus Internship Scheme, Campus Work Scheme and the Global Work Attachment Programme provide students with excellent opportunities to learn and gain real life work experience within and outside Hong Kong. Placements in various commercial and non-profitable organisations enable students to explore possible career opportunities, develop career attributes, apply their acquired knowledge, learn some practical skills and establish business networks before they enter the workplace.
CityU also encourages students to participate in exchange programmes, which help to develop their language skills and provide increased awareness of other cultures. We offer about 450 credit-bearing programmes with partner universities around the world.
CityU offers state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facilities. Venues for teaching and learning include 33 lecture theatres, each with 110 to 300 seats, and well-equipped laboratories and teaching studios. All of our lecture theatres have advanced IT equipment, multimedia facilities and computer terminals connected to the campus network and the Internet.
The Run Run Shaw Library offers a wide range of services, resources and facilities to support CityU’s learning and research activities. It has a total area of 13,509 square metres and a seating capacity of about 2,520. It provides an environment and facilities that are conducive to both individual and collaborative learning.
The Library’s collections include:
- 1,287,600 volumes of print books and bound serials;
- over 1.4 million e-books;
- 83,800 e-journal titles;
- 61,650 media resource items;
- 142,200 online audiovisual material titles;
- 390 electronic databases; and
- an excellent collection of special materials.
The Library has wireless LAN coverage and many networked workstations with Internet access. Opening hours are from 8:30 am to 11:00 pm daily, with 24-hour access during revision and examination periods.
Computing Services Centre
The Computing Services Centre (CSC) is CityU’s IT hub.
The CSC Teaching Studio Area spans several floors in the Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, housing 1,000 LAN PCs for teaching and learning purposes. The Virtual Desktop Service extends the LAN service beyond the physical boundary of the teaching studios via the campus wireless LAN to reach everywhere in the academic buildings and the Creative Media Centre. The main Data Centre in the Yeung Kin Man Academic Building is home to over 600 powerful central servers and a 200+ terabyte Storage Area Network (SAN), NAS and backup systems serving thousands of PCs and mobile devices to support teaching, research and administrative functions.
The CSC manages the CTNET, probably the largest and most sophisticated university campus network in Hong Kong, comprising a multiple 10 Gigabit Ethernet backbone for data, video and voice transmission. Besides the central servers, around 43 student and 72 staff Local Area Networks (LANs), 14,400 staff and 2,900 student desktop and notebook computers, 15 student heavy-duty printers and 2,800 wireless LAN access points are connected to the CTNET. Two IP phone systems also support over 7,000 IP phones. In addition to the services/facilities supporting e-learning, e-mail, Portal, Internet and Intranet, a variety of IT hosting, booking and library resources access, the CTNET also delivers video-on-demand, video conferencing, live Internet broadcast, online lecturing/meeting and digital image archive.
The CTNET has 2 x 10 Gbps Ethernet links to the Hong Kong Academic and Research Network (HARNET), and shares with all HARNET members a 5.8 Gbps link to the Internet, a 150 Mbps link to TEIN4, 2 x 10 Gbps links to HKIX and a 155 Mbps link to the China Education and Research Network (CERNET). The CTNET also has a 550 Mbps private link to the Internet.
The CSC also provides IT training to staff and students by organising both classroom and online computer literacy courses, talks, online reference guides and newsletters. The CSC Service Counter and the CSC Help Desk provide immediate assistance to the whole University community. Users can visit the IT Info and the Computing Services Centre for more information.
- a physical fitness room;
- an outdoor basketball court; and
- a 50-metre outdoor swimming pool.
The Joint Sports Centre on Renfrew Road, jointly owned by CityU, Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, provides various outdoor sports facilities including:
- an IAAF Class II standard all-weather athletic track and field facilities;
- an 11-a-side grass soccer pitch;
- a multi-purpose court for basketball, volleyball, handball or 5-a-side soccer;
- four tennis courts; and
- four-bay golf practice area.
CityU ensures the whole-person development of our students, we complement these facilities with physical education courses and other sports and health-related activities. We also provide professional coaching for CityU’s sports teams.
We have a Student Athletes Admission Scheme (SAAS) to recognise student athletes with outstanding sports achievements for pursuing higher education at CityU. Please visit the SAAS website for more information.
The Student Residence consists of 12 halls housing around 3,700 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The Student Residence offers students a dynamic and supportive social support network and a wealth of living-learning programmes, which facilitate not only students’ adjustment to university study but also their personal growth.
In a multicultural residential community, students can enjoy life-long friendships, share a taste of colourful hall life and develop self-management skills. A wide range of living-learning programmes centred on various themes, including diversity appreciation, community building through leadership development, service learning and academic success, are available to help students enhance their interpersonal skills, develop multicultural competency and formulate personal ethical values and career goals.
Visit the Student Residence Office to explore how students’ engagement in residential life can enrich their university life and lead them to success, and follow our Facebook page ResLink to see more of the vibrant hall life you will soon experience at CityU.