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Hostel & Meal Plan Rates

Hostel and Meal Plan Rates

NUS hostels fees are reviewed and adjusted periodically to reflect the cost of providing housing to students.  The revenues collected from hostel fees are expected to meet the operating cost, in particular the cyclical maintenance and repair cost of our hostels. 

Click here for the hostels and meal plan rates.

Utilities Charges

The hostel rates for air-con rooms and apartments are not inclusive of utilities charges arising from the usage of the air-con unit. A separate charge is applicable on a prepaid or “Pay-As-You-Use” basis. The hostels reserve the right to charge miscellaneous fees such as registration fee, year book fee, etc to its residents. For more information on these fees, please contact the Hostel Management Office.

Meal Plans

Students staying in the Halls, Residential Colleges and NUS College are required to subscribe to meal plans. Residents may opt for Asian style, vegetarian or halal meals. In the event that the catered meals do not meet your dietary needs, it may be advisable for you to select a hostel without a compulsory meal plan.  

  • For more details on meals provided in the Halls of Residence, click here.

  • For more details on meals provided in the Residential Colleges and NUS College, click here.

No meal plan during vacation periods. 
In the event that the meal rates are pro-rated, a daily rate will be used.
Meal rate / total number of meal days = daily rate (rounded up to the nearest 5 cents).

Other Information

  • UTown Residence is in close proximity to the Town Green Plaza which hosts lively activities throughout the year. Some noise is to be expected from these activities. Students who are sensitive to noise may want to take this into consideration when selecting hostel preferences.

Duration of Stay

Non-Graduating (Exchange or Non-Exchange) students applying or registering for an accommodation will be eligible for an initial stay period of 1 semester. Those who are continuing or extending their NUS studies for another semester will be offered an extension of stay at a later date. You will be notified of your 2nd semester accommodation via your NUS email before the end of the semester.

Vacation Stay is optional and a separate application is required. For information on the vacation stay, please click here.