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Accommodation for 2020/21

New Students

Applications for new students are now live. Please have a look at our hall and room type pages to help you when making your application preferences. If you are covered by the guarantee, the deadline to apply is the 1 August 2020.

For any assistance and guidance with the application process, please contact our Student Services Centre on 02380 595959 or by emailing accommodation@soton.ac.uk.

Important: Our applications for academic year 2020 are now open. Due to the uncertainty caused by the current COVID-19 situation you may wonder whether you should apply for halls accommodation at this time. Please be aware that by applying for halls you are not tying yourself into a contract or any financial obligation. You will not have committed to anything until you accept a contract with us.

We welcome your applications for the 2020/2021 academic year. We are still planning to start our academic year and have students move into halls in September in line with our normal yearly schedule.

Returning Students

Applications for returning students are now live. Though the deadline for guaranteed continuing students has now passed, we are still welcoming applications and will let you know of the outcome of your application soon.

Accommodation for 2019/20

We currently have some availability in halls for 2019/20 so if you are currently studying at the University and need somewhere to stay, we encourage you to apply.

Pre-sessional accommodation – Summer 2020

Applications for pre-sessional students studying on our summer General Academic English course will be open in mid-March. Please continue to monitor this page for further updates.

Summer Accommodation

If you are not currently in halls and require accommodation over the summer period for academic reasons, please apply for halls through our 2019/20 application form, stating the dates you require in the notes section.

If you are currently in halls and require accommodation over the summer period for academic reasons, please apply.

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Advice and guidelines on applying for accommodation

Step 1: Make your choice

Before you apply for halls, select your choices of halls.

Step 2: Complete the application form

Once you have made your choice of halls the next step is to complete the application form.

What you need to apply

You will need the following to complete the application form:

  • your Student ID number for your application. This will have been supplied to you by your faculty when you were made your offer of study
  • an email address that you have access to. Email addresses that are likely to expire or terminated, for example school or college email addresses, are not suitable
  • your current personal details, including a current address
  • the dates that you wish to apply for (if you are a pre-sessional or visiting student, or if you wish to extend your halls contract, you may need to apply for the current academic year)

Please ensure that you read the Terms & Conditions for applying for halls before submitting your application.

If you are applying or accepting an offer on behalf of someone else

If you wish to apply on the behalf of a student, or accept an offer on their behalf, we wish need written confirmation of their permission for you to do this from the student. They must email this consent to accommodation@soton.ac.uk and include the contact details (name and email address) of their delegate.

To apply or accept on the behalf of someone else you will need their student ID number, their date of birth and an email that you have regular access to.

Current students

Continuing students who want to apply to stay in halls for the next academic year will need their login ID and password that you used when you registered for the previous year. If you have not previously lived in halls you will need to register.

Step 3: Check your application status

Once you've submitted the form you will get an email from us to confirm your application.

If you are a new student we will be in touch again around the offer period, normally around mid-August to early September. When the conditions of your offer of study are met you will need to log in to your account and check the status of your application.

Step 4: Accept your offer

If you receive an offer of accommodation you must accept within the deadline as stated on your offer. We recommend checking the status of your application regularly. You will be required to register card information and create a payment plan to accept your offer. You will potentially need to make a pre-payment depending on your student status.

Download our acceptance guide for all the details on accepting your offer.

Click the button below to download our full application guide

Application Guide

Accommodation Guarantee

For more details please visit our Accommodation Guarantee page.

Visiting and exchange students

If you are coming to the University in 2019/20 you should apply for accommodation for the current academic year.

Disability and medical support

We provide specially adapted accommodation to suit students with disabilities and medical requirements where possible. Before you start your application for accommodation please contact Enabling Services who will be able provide guidance and who will work closely with us to meet your needs.

Accommodation for visiting staff members and academics

We currently do not have any accommodation for staff members and academics available. We will update this page when properties become available.

Guest House list

If your visit to the University is very short or lack of space means we are unable to offer you guest accommodation, we may direct you to a guest house. For more information download Guest house list.

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