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Applying for Accommodation

Leaving home can be a daunting experience, so here is some useful information on how to apply, what to bring and also some guidance on what is expected from you whilst staying with us. We're here to help and support you every step of the way so please do get in contact if you need any advice.

UK, EU and Exchange students

Firm choice university

If you're joining the University for the first time and you've confirmed us as your firm choice option we will contact you with your unique registration number, which will enable you to apply online via our portal.

If you are joining us in September, we will usually open bookings and contact you in the March prior, when our booking portal opens for the next academic term.

Once you have applied for accommodation we will confirm back to you an offer. When we send an offer for accommodation, you will be asked to pay at least £250 as a reservation fee/pre-payment.

Please be aware, if you do not have a guarantor, we require accommodation fees to be paid in full. However, please do get in contact if you need extra support and guidance on funding and financial support.

When applying, you should apply for either our owned/leased accommodation OR University registered private accommodation - applying for both types may delay the application process.

Insurance choice university

You will receive this accommodation information in August. Make sure you read our Conditions of Residence very carefully, particularly the information about cancellation.

International students

Rest of world, franchise and direct

You will be able to apply for accommodation once you have accepted a place on a course, paid your tuition fee deposit, and met any academic conditions. You can then apply for accommodation using only one of the following methods:

  • For accommodation which is owned and managed by us simply apply online
  • For accommodation which is owned by individual landlords, but whose properties have been deemed suitable to be included in our official register of private properties then contact our private accommodation team for more information at

Ensure you read the Conditions of Residence very carefully.

Postgraduate and mature students

We understand that if you are returning to study or undertaking a postgraduate course you may not want to live in halls. However, we do where possible, group postgraduate students or where requested mature students and we are happy to discuss your requirements.

If you wish to live in one of our leased halls with other postgraduate students we will try to arrange this for you.

Term already started?

If you are currently commuting to campus and decide that this isn't your preferred option, it may be possible for you to move into halls after the start of term. Please contact us for advice on any vacancies.

Sponsored students

If you have a sponsor who will be responsible for paying your accommodation fees you will need to ensure that written confirmation is provided to our Accommodation Service from your sponsor before accepting any offer made.

All International students please note: Under Student Route (Tier 4) visa regulations there is a maximum amount of your accommodation payments that can be reflected on your CAS.

If you choose to pay the total accommodation charge you must ensure that you are still able to meet UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) maintenance requirements by demonstrating that you have enough funds after paying all Accommodation fees to support yourself.

Full UKVI regulations and navigation to other important can be found here.

If you have booked accommodation and subsequently are not granted a visa we will refund Accommodation fees paid on a pro-rata basis. You should contact us immediately if you are made aware of a visa refusal and provide documentary evidence of your visa refusal.

Private accommodation

Stay in halls of residence isn't for everyone, and if you choose to apply for accommodation elsewhere we have some useful guidance available, along with a list of our recommended private landlords.

If you wish to apply for university registered private accommodation please email for more information.