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Robert Black College was established in 1967 primarily as a guest house of The University of Hong Kong for visiting scholars from overseas and the mainland China on an endowment fund contributed by a number of donors, notably Sir Tang Shiu Kin. A major donation was also made by John Swire & Sons Limited to set up a number of residential scholarships to accommodate graduate students, namely Swire Scholars, who serve as a bridge for cultural exchange with overseas residents. In 1998, Swire Scholars Association was formally established. 

Robert Black College provides accommodation in a cordial academic environment for scholars and other visitors who are engaged in activities at The University of Hong Kong.

Guest Room


We at Robert Black College are dedicated to providing exceptional hospitality, so as to create an ideal home away from home.

Check-in time: After 2 pm
Check-out time: Before 12 noon



The Dining Hall offers a panoramic view of the campus with a lush of green. 
Breakfast and set lunch are served daily.



Breakfast Hours: 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Breakfasts are served exclusively to in-house guests and their visitors.


Lunch Hours : 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm


Advance reservation is required for lunch. Please call 3910-2700 before 11 am for lunch bookings.



Kong Siu Luey Lounge and Swire Lounge are elegantly equipped to provide services for meetings, seminars and banquet. Audio-visual facilities including LCD projectors, screens, PA sound systems and a piano are equipped to make your event a success.

Swire Lounge


Around 60 square meter

Theatre style: 50 persons
Conference style: 20 persons
Classroom style: 20 persons
Cocktail: 30 persons
Banquet: 25 persons



Friendly staff, attentive services and all-round facilities assure you of a most comfortable stay in Robert Black College.

Laundry Services
Laundry Services

At a charge

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1st floor, above the Dining Hall

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Postal Services
Postal Services

Postage according to Hong Kong Post

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Free of charge, available in the library, with internet access

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Printer, Photocopy & Fax
Printer, Photocopy & Fax

Self-service, at a charge

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Vending Machine
Vending Machine

Lower ground floor, next to the entrance/exit near the vehicle drop-off point

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Please note charges may apply for some of the services above



2021 May

Professor Vivian Yam, Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy and Swire Scholar at HKU, shared her memorable moments during her residence at Robert Black College.

2020 June

Swire Lounge served as the shooting venue for an episode of RTHK's The Screening Room (鏗鏘說), on which Professor Cheng Kai-ming was interviewed.



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