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Apply for International Study Centre accommodation

You will be contacted with further guidance on how to apply for accommodation once you have received an offer from the International Study Centre.

Undergraduate programmes

We can guarantee a single occupancy place in University accommodation to students on the International Foundation Year.

Postgraduate programmes

Pre-Masters students are welcome to apply for accommodation, but due to the start and end dates of the programme, room allocation will be subject to availability.

How to apply

We offer a variety of student halls and houses for you to choose, depending on your lifestyle and budget. You may find it useful to consider the following factors when deciding on your living space:

You can apply for a place in University accommodation after you have received guidance from the International Study Centre.

Apply online

To ensure you are guaranteed a single occupancy place in University accommodation, you must submit your online application by 09:00 Thursday 6 August 2020.

When applying online, you will be able to detail your order of preference for the accommodation available. We will make every effort to ensure that you get into one of your preferred choices. If this isn’t possible, we will offer you an alternative residence based on availability.

If your online application is received after the deadline, we will do our best to accommodate you and your application will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application processing

Your application is processed in date order based on the date you submitted your application.

We will try to offer you one of your higher preferences when allocating you a place in University accommodation.

If there is not a vacancy in your first choice of accommodation, we will consider all your other choices in priority order until we can locate a vacancy for you.

Because the residences vary in the numbers of students they accommodate and some are more popular than others, obtaining your higher preferences can't be guaranteed. If your preferred accommodation is no longer available, we will make you what we consider a suitable alternative offer.

It is our policy to house students in mixed flats in terms of gender and nationality/race wherever possible, including bedrooms on the ground floor. If you would prefer to live in a male-only or female-only flat, please let us know in your online application.

If you will be living in Clodien House the following does not apply and you will receive further information directly from Unite.

In late July/August/September, you will receive an email telling you that your application has been processed and asking you to view and accept your Offer of Residence online.

You must accept your online Offer of Residence within five days or your offer will expire and the room will be allocated to another student. Therefore, it is important for you to check your email account during this period.

Please note some email providers may treat the email as spam, so please check your spam/junk mail folder as well as your inbox.

Your online Offer of Residence consists of the following information:

  • Residences Agreement
  • residential terms and conditions
  • arrival information
  • paying for residences guidelines.

Once you have accepted your Offer of Residence, your room will be reserved for you and you will receive an email confirming this.

You will be offered a place for a set period and once you accept your Offer of Residence, you become liable for the fees and associated charges for the residential period stated on your Residences Agreement.

Key dates

TaskDeadline
International Foundation Year students must submit their online applicationThursday 6 August 2020 at 09:00
Accept your Offer of Residence (online)Within five days of your room being allocated
Collect your room keyWithin the dates/times specified in the arrival information

Courses not guaranteed accommodation

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the following students a place in University accommodation.

Course nameAdvice
Pre-MastersApply online (room allocation subject to availability)