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How to apply for student accommodation

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

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
  • address
  • student ID number (you’ll find this in your offer email)

Apply for accommodation

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.

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

  1. Choose between 3 to 5 rooms, or 3 if you want to live in Winchester.
  2. List your room choices in order of preference.
  3. 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.

You can visit our accommodation at Open Days throughout the year to help you make your choices. You can also take a virtual tour of our halls.

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.

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