How to Apply for University Accommodation
Undergraduate student accommodation options
What are the accommodation options when I start my undergraduate degree?
Understanding how to apply for university accommodation, particularly in your first year at university, will help relieve some of your concerns if you are living away from home, perhaps for the first time.
Most universities will offer first year undergraduate students a place in university student accommodation. University ‘halls of residence’ may offer a variety of accommodation options, including self-catered accommodation with shared kitchens, and catered or part-catered accommodation that have limited cooking facilities.
The price of university accommodation will vary depending on the city or town you want to live in, and whether or not you have an en-suite bathroom facility in your room. University accommodation options can be single-sex or mixed.
University accommodation provides a great way to make friends and settle into your new social scene. Many provide you with the security of a hall of residence warden, who can help you resolve any issues you may encounter.
Private student accommodation is another option for undergraduate students and is usually regulated by government approved accommodation codes in most countries. Health and safety maintenance is part of the regulations put in place to ensure your safety. Both university halls of residence and private accommodation options vary greatly in cost. We can help you understand what options are the best value to meet your needs.
When to apply for accommodation at university
Make sure you accept your undergraduate degree offer by the given date to allow you to apply for university accommodation. We advise you to apply for university accommodation at the earliest possible opportunity when you have confirmed your first choice.
Most university accommodation options require you to move out at the end of the academic year. Finding private accommodation should be quite straightforward, and your university will provide advice on where to look for accommodation.