General Living Expenses in HK
The cost of meals and books as well as academic and other personal expenses vary. Dining cost differs substantially but HK$60-180 per day is sufficient generally. Personal miscellaneous expenses (including local transportation, laundry and sundries) should be around HK$2,000 per month on average. The above expenses are rough estimations only, living and academic expenses vary according to individual preferences; and specific disciplines may require higher academic expenses.
a. Money Transfer
b. Opening of bank accounts
Weather in Hong Kong
The cost of meals and books as well as academic and other personal expenses vary. Dining cost differs substantially but HK$60-180 per day is sufficient generally.
Updated weather forecast can be found at:
c. Banking services on campus
d. Credit Cards
There are two student canteens, a student restaurant, a coffee lounge, a theatre lounge and there cafes on campus. The basic meal charges at campus catering outlets (excluding summer term) is HK$20,000 per annum. Please refer to the below link: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fo/FO_Web/index.php?page=8&subpage=catgtcc for the opening hours of these catering outlets. Drinks and snacks are also available at the 7-11 Convenience Store in Shaw Amenities Building.
Many restaurants are located in Hunghom and East of Tsim Sha Tsui which are within walking distance of campus. There are Chinese, Western, Japanese and other restaurants offering a variety of food.
Park n Shop and Wellcome are the two major supermarkets in Hong Kong. You will be able to find groceries, fresh meat, fruit and vegetables in these supermarkets and the local markets.
The voltage here is 200/220 volts, 50 cycles. The electric plugs used in Hong Kong have three rectangular prongs that form a triangle. The plug is three-wire grounded and fused for all connections to the power mains. You are recommended to bring an adapter for the electrical appliances which you bring to Hong Kong.
The Post Office nearest to PolyU campus is located at Hung Hom Bay Post Office, G/F, Block 14, Cherry Mansions, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom, Kowloon. The opening hours of different post offices vary, you can get more information from the 24-hour Post Office Enquiry Hotline 2921 2222 or their website:http://www.hongkongpost.com. Stamps in booklets of the three commonly used denominations can be purchased from the 7-eleven convenience stores.
a. From HK International Airport to PolyU campus :
*More transportation options from the airport can be found at:
b. From MTR Hung Hom Station to PolyU Campus :
If you come to Hong Kong by railway, you may get off at the MTR Hung Hom Station of the East Rail Line and find Exit A1 for PolyU campus.
Telephone Calles and Internet Access
Local calls are free, except through public phone booths, which charges HK$1 per call or HK$1 for every 5 minutes. Public pay phones can be found on the podium level of various cores.
International calls can be made at most pay phones, but students are advised to do so at telephones which operate with calling cards. These cards can be purchased at convenient stores throughout the territory and they are available at the 7-11 Convenience Store in Shaw Amenities Building.
Free Internet access is available at the computer centres on campus and at the HKSAR public libraries.
Useful Telephone Numbers in Hong Kong