How to apply for University halls accommodation

Applying for University halls 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 via the accomodation portal.

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 can apply online from November.

For postgraduate research students who are due to arrive in January, April or 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: Apply

Once you have a firm offer for your programme, you can register your accommodation preferences for University accommodation online.

You can select three accommodation preferences based on an area of the campus, hall 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.

Once you have accepted an unconditional offer for your programme, subject to availability, the accommodation team will allocate you a room. You will be sent an email confirming your accommodation offer and how to accept this online. You will receive your offer via the email address specified on your University application.

Step 3: Accommodation contract

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