Find out how and when to apply for student accommodation at Southampton. We offer a wide choice of rooms in our halls of residence and also offer family accommodation for those with partners or children.
How to apply for student accommodation
How to apply
You must apply for student accommodation through our online portal, unless you need family accommodation. To register, you’ll need your:
- personal email address (do not use a school or college email address)
- phone number
- student ID number (you’ll find this in your offer email)
You do not need to make a payment when you apply. Find out more about how and when you'll pay for your accommodation.
Students with children
The University has a limited selection of accommodation for students with children. If you're coming to Southampton with your partner and children, you must use our online form to request family accommodation.
When to apply for accommodation
You can apply for accommodation as soon as you've accepted a study offer from the University.
How to make your accommodation choices
- Choose between 3 to 5 rooms, or 3 if you want to live in Winchester.
- List your room choices in order of preference.
- Choose your contract length.
You will also be able to request things such as:
- adaptations for accessibility and comfort
- a quieter flat
- a single-gender flat
- a no-alcohol flat
- a postgraduate flat
- to live with your friends
We’ll do our best to give you what you ask for. Last year we were able to offer 95% of students their first or second accommodation choice.
How to stay in halls for another year
If you want to stay in halls for your second, third or fourth year, you will need to apply in January or February. We usually only have a small number of rooms available for continuing students.
What happens after you apply
You’ll get an email confirming your application once you’ve submitted it.