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Apply for halls

If you wish to apply for a place in halls this year please follow the link below. Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Please read our guidelines below to find out more. 

Apply for accommodation

Returning students applying for 2018/19

Students currently living in halls that would like to apply to live here next year can now apply by clicking the button above. Applications for returning students will remain open until 16 February. 

New students starting at Southampton in 2018/19

Applications for students starting in 2018/19 will open in February. 

Current students

If you are on a course that requires you to stay longer than the standard 40 week contract you will need to apply for an extension - please apply for the current academic year. Applications for contract extensions will open in March.

Pre-sessional students

You should apply for halls for the current academic year for your pre-sessional course. When you continue onto your main degree course you will need to apply for halls for the next academic year.

Visiting and exchange students

If you are coming to the University in 2017/18 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

Visiting staff and postgraduate researchers who do not have 8-digit student IDs are welcome to apply for a place in student halls using the link below. We have a limited amount of accommodation that is suitable for staff, and any offer made will be the best available for the dates and accommodation type selected.

If you are a student and do not yet have your student ID number, you need to contact your faculty.

Click here to apply



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 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 on behalf of someone else

If you wish to apply on the behalf of a student we wish need written confirmation of their permission for you to do this from the student. They must email this consent to and include the contact details (name and email address) of their delegate.

To apply 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
Terms and ConditionsHalls contract 2017/18

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