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Our student accommodation guarantee

Most students starting at the University are guaranteed accommodation. 

We guarantee an offer of accommodation in a single-occupancy room to all students who:

  • are new undergraduates, or new international or EU postgraduates
  • are over 16 years of age
  • make the University either their firm or insurance choice
  • apply for accommodation contracts of 36 weeks or longer and meet the conditions of their academic offer by 31 August

We extend the guarantee to the following groups:

  • pre-sessional English students who do not receive their results until after August 31
  • students on some study abroad and exchange programmes who need single-semester contracts (please contact us to check if your programme is included) 

To be covered by the accommodation guarantee, you must submit your application by 23:59 on 1 August in the year your course starts (UK time).

Find out more about making an accommodation application.

If you do not qualify for guaranteed accommodation

We may have rooms available even if you are not covered by the guarantee. We encourage you to apply for accommodation if you are: 

  • a visiting or exchange student on a programme without guaranteed accommodation 
  • a postgraduate student from the UK 
  • couple or family who wants larger accommodation  
  • a current student and you want to live in halls beyond your first year 

We are usually able to make some accommodation offers to students who apply after 1 August; however any offer made will be subject to availability.

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