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SMU Residences @ Prinsep

Overview

The SMU Residences @ Prinsep Street welcomed its first student residents in the second quarter of the 2007 academic year, and it has since been serving as a catalyst for fresh undergraduates, freshly uprooted from their home towns, to get used to life in SMU and in Singapore.

To further enhance our students' experience of communal hostel life, there are common facilities, such as laundry room equipped with coin-operated washers and dryers and roof deck. Residents can also look forward to informal gatherings at the student lounge and BBQ pits.


LAUNDRY ROOM

Located near the residents' lounge, the laundry room is equipped with coin-operated washing machines and dryers.

STUDENT LOUNGE

A communal lounge, located on the first storey, is a relaxing place for residents to interact and unwind.

VENDING MACHINES

Conveniently located in the lounge, the machines provide residents with a variety of cold beverages.

BBQ PITS

Residents can look forward to informal gatherings, birthday celebrations and any social gatherings at the 2 BBQ pits that are provided. Residents need to make advance booking at the Resident Admin Office.

SECURITY

The Security Office is open 24 hours with a security officer on duty.

STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Some rooms have been designed specifically for students with special needs. If you have special needs due to a disability, you are required to indicate them clearly in your application form so that we may allocate the most appropriate room available.

AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM

Residents can enjoy air-conditioning in the rooms from 3pm to 10am from Mondays to Fridays and 24-hours air-conditioning from Saturdays to Sundays and public holidays. Each room has also a wall fan provided in addition to the air-con.

 

FOR SEMESTER 1 ONLY (1 AUGUST 2017 TO 31 DECEMBER 2017)

Single Room : S$643 per bed per month
Twin-Sharing Room : S$536 per bed per month

SMU Residences @ Prinsep would be undergoing renovation, which would commence after 31st December 2017. Should there be a change of plan, we would extend your length of stay accordingly.

SINGLE ROOM

(HOSTEL FEES FOR SEMESTER 1 ONLY)
BREAKDOWN OF CHARGES :

 

SEMESTER 1 : (5 MONTHS)
(1 Aug 17 - 31 Dec 17)

RATE PER BED  S$643.00 x 5 = S$3,215.00

ROOM DEPOSIT
(PER CHECK-IN)*

S$650.00
UTILITIES CHARGES (Air-con, Electricity & Water Supply)
(FIXED PAYMENT)
S$450.00
REGISTRATION FEE
(ONE-TIME PAYMENT)
S$18.00
TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE FOR SEMESTER 1 STAY S$4,333.00

 

TWIN-SHARING ROOM

(HOSTEL FEES FOR SEMESTER 1 ONLY)
BREAKDOWN OF CHARGES :

 

SEMESTER 1 : (5 MONTHS)
(1 Aug 17 - 31 Dec 17)

RATE PER BED  S$536.00 x 5 = S$2,680.00

ROOM DEPOSIT
(PER CHECK-IN)*

S$650.00
UTILITIES CHARGES (Air-con, Electricity & Water Supply)
(FIXED PAYMENT)
S$450.00
REGISTRATION FEE
(ONE-TIME PAYMENT)
S$18.00
TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE FOR SEMESTER 1 STAY S$3,798.00

 

Rates are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and subject to change without notice.

* Room Deposit is refundable provided that all residential liabilities have been settled and the room/apartment and its accompanying furniture is checked out and returned in the original condition. 

Utilities Charges cover supply of electricity, water and air-con. The supply of air-conditioning to the rooms is from 3pm to 10am from Mondays to Fridays and 24-hours air-conditioning from Saturdays to Sundays and public holidays. 

Kindly note that the pictures shown are for illustration purposes only, and the type of furniture provided in each room might differ due to replacement of furniture.

                 

HOW TO APPLY

The University’s hostel accepts applications from all full-time undergraduates both local and international who plan to study full time at SMU for the forthcoming academic year. Preference is generally given to first-year students particularly international applicants,who will need assistance to assimilate and transit into life in Singapore and our University. 

The allocation of rooms is at the discretion of the University and subject to the disposition and needs of applicants. Allocations will result in students of various age and cultural backgrounds being accommodated together in shared units, a reflection of SMU’s diverse student population.

All applicants who are interested to stay in SMU Residences @ Prinsep for Semester 1 only (from 1 August 2017 to 31 December 2017)  can fill in and submit the application (e-Form) via the following links: 

a) Housing Portal for Existing Students (click on the link). 

b) Housing Portal for Students who have yet to matriculate (click on the link). (FAQ on login)

Students can submit their e-applications from 08 June 2017 (10am Singapore time) to 31st July 2017 (1159 Singapore time).

All applicants are advised to submit their e-applications online, which would close once all rooms are taken up. Applications will be processed on a first-come-first-serve basis for freshman applicants only. Applications made by senior undergraduates would be assessed by the Housemaster on their eligibility to stay in Prinsep.

You would be hearing from us regarding the offer of room through email on your application status.

Unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list and any allocation will be given based on any withdrawal or cancellation.

Successful applicants are able to move in from 1 August 2017. Early check-in is chargeable and is subject to room availability. One week's advance notice to the Hostel Office is required for processing.

Note to All Applicants

  • Submission of this application does not guarantee an offer of accommodation.
  • Successful applicants will be informed of their application results and room allocations via email.
  • Applicants are required to pay an Advance Payment of S$1,401.00 for Single Room or S$1,294.00 for Twin-Sharing Room, upon acceptance of the accommodation offer. The mode of payment is via Telegraphic/Bank Transfer only. A copy of the completed transaction slip or email notification from the bank for the payment made shall be returned to hostel@smu.edu.sg by the due date stated in the Letter of Offer, in order for your bed to be reserved successfully. The Advance Payment shall be set off against partial room rental, room deposit, utilities charges and registration fees.
  • Successful applicants are required to pay the Hostel Fees which comprise of room rental, utilities charges, registration fee, and deposit. The payment for the balance of Semester 1 fees shall be made in mid-August 2017.

 

Payments for hostel fees can be made by:

  1. Cheque made payable to “Singapore Management University” and submitted personally to the Office of Finance at Level 12 Administration Building; 
  2. Online Credit/Debit Card Payment via Student Self-Service Page.
  3. NETs or Credit/Debit Card personally at Office of Finance.

Office of Finance's operating hours are from Tuesdays to Thursdays 11.00am to 2.00pm excluding public holidays.

 

  • Early check in before 01/08/2017 is chargeable on a pro-rata basis, and is subject to room availability and one week's advance notice is required for processing.
  • Room Deposit is refundable provided that all residential liabilities have been settled and the check-out for the room is in order as per the house rules and the room/apartment and it's accompanying furniture is checked out and returned in the original condition.
  • Utilities charges is fixed and collected upfront. Utlities charges cover supply of electricity, water and air-conditioning. The supply of air-conditioning  to the rooms is from 3pm to 10am from Mondays to Fridays and 24-hours air-conditioning from Saturdays to Sundays and public holidays.
  • Successful applicant shall remain in residence for the time specified in the agreement once an allocation of hostel accommodation has been assigned to him/her. No pre-termination of stay is allowed except for unforeseen circumstances such as withdrawal of course from SMU.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be informed of their application status and placed on the waiting list. However, being placed on the waiting list does not guarantee an offer of accommodation.

 

    LEASING BUSINESS (LB)

    (HOSTEL OFFICE)

       

    Singapore Management University
    Administration Building
    81 Victoria Street
    Singapore 188065

    Ms Sheral Sim
    Senior Leasing Executive
    sheralsim@smu.edu.sg
    +65 6336 5621
    Mr Alvin Ow
    Senior Resident Manager
    alvinow@smu.edu.sg
    +65 6336 5262

    SMU RESIDENCES @ PRINSEP

       

    83 Prinsep Street
    Singapore 187947
    Tel: +65 6336 5262
    hostel@smu.edu.sg

       
     

    Location

    The residence is within close proximity to Little India, Arab Street , Bugis Junction and the National Library. In addition, the hostel is surrounded by museums, theatres, educational institutions, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and a range of retail outlets. Here in the midst of the civic, cultural and commercial district is a haven of exotic sights, scents and sounds. Located at 83 Prinsep Street , it is just 10 minutes walk from the campus.

    The residence consists of 3 blocks of 4-storey apartments in a tropical setting with landscaping and abundant foilage. There are total of 48 individual apartments. Each has a lounge cum dining area, equipped with refrigerator and microwave oven, 2 toilets & 2 showers and 4 bedrooms with multi-split air conditioning (2 single and 2 twin sharing bed) which can accommodate up to 6 residents, except for apartments located at Level 1 which can accommodate up to 5 residents. Rooms are furnished with a Loft Bed/Study table, wardrobe, towel rail, study chairs, waste bins and mattress (pillows and sheets are not provided). Rooms are also equipped with Power points, LAN points,LED lighting and a wall fan.


    Concept

    The apartment concept gives students a chance to experience independent living, while allowing for close interaction with other apartment residents. Housing a mix of students from around the world, allows them a taste of diversity. Each apartment has a senior student (Resident Senior) to assist with any concerns that students may have. In addition, the House Master and the Resident Manager act as guardians and work to create a strong, close-knit family culture.

     

    Last updated on 31 Oct 2017 .