Student Accommodation New Territories
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Why Book Student Accommodation in The New Territories?
Alongside Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula, The New Territories is one of the three main regions of Hong Kong. It makes up 86.2% of Hong Kong's territory and contains around half of the population of Hong Kong. The New Territories is a region of wetlands, parks, and mountains north of Kowloon. It also encompasses outlying islands, including Lantau Island in the southwest, home to Hong Kong Disneyland theme park. Also on Lantau is Tian Tan Buddha, a giant bronze statue overlooking the gardens and restaurant of Po Lin Monastery. East is car-free Lamma Island, known for its laid-back beaches.
People from all around the world come to Hong Kong to study, work, and live. The city is a melting pot of different nationalities and cultures. Culture and heritage are what set Hong Kong apart from the rest of Asia. Hong Kong is a unique fusion of Eastern and Western cultures where the old and the new live side by side. There are two graduate programmes in Hong Kong's Universities available in English and Chinese. The Universities also offer overseas students a number of scholarship programmes each year. They are awarded on a competitive basis, and the selection process takes into account both academic ability and financial need. Studying in Hong Kong offers a great opportunity and allows you to open the door to China, and the wider Asian region.
Universities in The New Territories
Casita’s accommodation options are within walking distance of the university.
There are three bus stops close to campus; the University Admin Building School bus stop is just a four-minute walk away.
Ocean Park is just a 29-minute car ride away from the university.
Our accommodation options are all within walking distance of the university.
The Hong Kong Institute of Education bus stop is just a minute's walk away from campus.
The Spiral Lookout Tower is just a seven-minute car ride away from the university.
Is The New Territories good for study?
The New Territories is part of Hong Kong, home of both the highest-ranked Asian university in the QS World University Rankings and the number one university in the 2012 QS University Rankings. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is determined to make Hong Kong a regional education hub, with many measures taken to this end. For instance, restrictions on entry visas have been relaxed in recent years, and permission has been given to non-local graduates to stay in Hong Kong for employment. Graduates can stay for one year to find a job. There is no quota for the recruitment of international graduate students, especially PhD students. Also, the proportion of courses are taught in English; however, studying in Hong Kong will also give you a good chance to become acquainted with Chinese languages which will be more and more sought after in years to come, in both the East and West.
Is Hong Kong good for international students?
Hong Kong is a fantastic synthesis of Western and Eastern cultures. It is extremely modern, whilst still respecting the ancient Chinese traditions and cultures. A relatively small region, it is an Asian economic power, and a world-leading centre of finance, trade, and logistics. Combined with the brilliant quality of higher education institutions, you can see why Hong Kong is the perfect choice for any international student.
Must-Visit Places in The New Territories
On the verdant Lantau Island, you’ll find the 100-year old Po Lin Monastery, containing the 34-meter-tall Tian Tan Buddha made with 202 bronze pieces, that is acclaimed as the world's highest bronze Buddha. As a Buddhist establishment, the monastery was once known as ‘the Big Thatched Hut’ and consists of the Great Hall of Treasure, the Weituo Hall, the Maitreya Hall, and other structures with bushels of Buddhist scriptures scattering over the spot. Renowned for its impressive architectural design that embodies oriental flavour, the monastery is surrounded by mountainous hills and drumming rocks that create a tranquil atmosphere in which to worship.
Shing Mun Reservoir is a retreat to a natural landscape of Hong Kong that is embraced by protective feng shui woodlands and turquoise-coloured water. Built in 1937, the memorial stone of the reservoir was declared a national monument by the government in 2009. Strolling along the pavement, guests can command the stunning view of the water gurgling into the bellmouth overflow and passing through the steel bridge, as well as a secluded Eden surrounded by bushes and forests.
Inaugurated in 1993, the Ping Shan Heritage Trail was the first cultural trail in Hong Kong, and it features declared monuments and graded buildings of oriental architectural characteristics. Ping Shan was home to the Tang clan since the time of the Song Dynasty, and their ancestors established the three-walled villages and built six villages that house the ancestral halls, study halls and temples in the surrounding area. Strolling along the trail you’ll find the Tsui Sing Lau Pagoda. The only traditional pagoda in the New Territories, it was built 600 years ago and has a distinctive seven-storey green-brick structure in hexagonal shapes. The Kun Ting Study Hall unveils the traditional classrooms for the preparation of imperial exams. These constructions not only symbolize the folk culture of the Tang clan but reflect the traditional customs of the New Territories.
Transportation in The New Territories
MTR (Mass Transit Railway) is the most popular public transport and convenient way of travelling in Hong Kong. It connects Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories, and Lantau Island. There are ten lines in the MTR system with more than 70 stations. It also comprises Light Rail networks that operate in the North West New Territories. The trains run every 2-4 minutes from 6:00 am till 1:00 am. Stations are located in all needed places and each of them has several exits. Fare starts from HK$3.2 and depends on the final route.
Buses are another kind of public transport in The New Territories and are very popular among residents. Bus services start from early morning till midnight and their frequency is high. Usually, double-decker buses are used on the routes, and direction is written on the front window of the bus. Most buses are air-conditioned, and the cost of a trip depends on the distance travelled. There are also two types of minibuses: red top and green top. Minibuses are 16-seat public vans. They are faster than usual buses but cost a little bit higher. Minibuses are more suitable for those who are familiar with Hong Kong and have a certain amount of local knowledge. You pay when you get on or get off the minibus, depending on the type (green or red).
Taxi services are also available in The New Territories through green taxis.
Nearby Student Accommodation In Hong Kong
Casita offers student accommodation in other cities in Hong Kong besides having facilities for student accommodation in The New Territories. Two of these cities are Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.