How to apply for accommodation

Applying for accommodation is easy but to help, we've put together this step by step guide to help you through the process.

All applications and contracts for university halls of residence are made online.

Students starting in October can apply online from the middle of April. Accommodation offers will be sent (subject to availability) from June. Postgraduate taught students starting in January will receive more information about their accommodation options by email closer to their start date. For postgraduate research students who are due to arrive in January, April and July, please email us for details of availability.

Step 1: Research your accommodation

Take a look through our accommodation options and decide which ones best fit your needs and budget. We will be asking you for your preferences so make sure you have an idea of what you are looking for but don't limit yourself to one choice - all our halls offer a great environment to study and have a strong community spirit.

Step 2: Register

Register for our accommodation portal using your application ID number and make sure to remember your username and password.

Once you have completed the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email. The Student Accommodation Centre will then notify you when you are eligible to progress to the application stage.

Step 3: Apply

Once you have been made an offer for a postgraduate programme and accommodation applications are open, you can make your preferences here.

You can select three accommodation preferences based on an area of the campus and room type. Once you have completed your preference request you will be sent an email summarising your preferences.

Our team will use your preferences as a guide when allocating accommodation. Please note that depending on availability we are not able to guarantee that you will be offered your preferred room type. The system will take into account both your preference options and date of application.

Step 4: Your offer

Subject to availability, our accommodation team will allocate you a room. You will be sent an email confirming your offer and how to accept this online. This will be sent to the email address you specified on your University application.

You will need to log back into the accommodation portal to accept the contract online. You will be entering into a legally binding agreement with the University, your landlord.

You will also need to complete the online induction and book your arrival slot.

Contact us

Student Accommodation Centre