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The University of Westminster has three campuses in the West End and one in Harrow available for hire, all characterised by a set of architecturally distinctive buildings.

Robert Peston discusses the future of journalism at University of Westminster

Robert Peston, the BBC Economics Editor, gave the 6th Annual British Journalism Review Charles Wheeler Lecture at the University of Westminster on Thursday 5 June 2014.

MBA students to launch business model in Africa

In an article for WNOL (Westminster News Online), our students comment on their plans to help the charity Busoga Trust by researching self-sustained water supplement systems and waste disposal.

Conquering life’s stage fright: masterclass with Mark Schulman

World-renowned drummer (Pink, Sheryl Crow a.o.) runs an interactive masterclass to illustrate the principles in his book 'Nerve Breakers: Conquering life's stage fright'.

Delivering the UK's first urban cable car

Part of the BECI Lecture Series, we welcome Mace to discuss the challenges and rewards of creating Western Europe's tallest building.

We are now open for applications from Semester 2 students starting in January 2016.

Who can apply?

You can apply for a place in our halls of residence if you are or will be studying as a full-time student.

Halls are not available to part-time students, but we can offer advice on finding private accommodation.

Which halls can I apply for?

We have six halls of residence, which are open to different groups of students, with different standard tenancy lengths (shown in brackets).

For more information on our halls, visit our Halls of residence page.

How and when should I apply?

Applications open online in April each year and you'll need to apply via our Housing Portal.

We cannot guarantee every student a place in halls, so recommend that you apply as soon as you can - there is a very high demand for places in halls.

All applications must be made via our Housing Portal and you’ll find full details on how to log in and apply on our Housing Portal page.

If you are a new student, you can apply for a place as soon as you have firmly accepted a conditional or unconditional offer of a course place. You cannot apply before this.

If you are an undergraduate student applying through clearing, you should apply as soon as the University has accepted you on a course.

If you are a student returning from a placement year, you will need to wait for your Faculty Registry Office to confirm your progression before applying for a place.


If your attendance is dependent upon your receiving a full University of Westminster scholarship please do not apply for halls.

If you are awarded a full scholarship you will automatically be allocated a room and advised when to access the housing portal to accept your room offer.

Essential documents

Who is prioritised in the application process?

We prioritise first year students (undergraduates and postgraduates). Within this group, rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

We also prioritise students with disabilities or medical conditions who can provide appropriate evidence from a specialist. This evidence must confirm that, in the specialist's opinion, your disability/condition makes it essential for you to stay in halls. If you are considering submitting medical evidence in support of your application please read the Disability Assessment Guide. You are required to completed the medical assessment form as well as making an online application.

We reserve a number of rooms for continuing students, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

View our Hall allocation policy page for full details.

How and when will I hear back?

You will hear back from us by email, so will need to check your inbox (including any spam folders) on a regular basis.

We guarantee to let you know the outcome of your halls application based on the dates below:

Read our What happens next? guide for information on what happens once you've made your application.

What should I do if my application is successful?

Visit our Accepting our halls offer page for details of what you need to do now.

What should I do if my application is not successful?

First of all, don’t panic if your application has not been successful – London is bursting with accommodation and we are here to help you find somewhere suitable.

You have a number of options, from staying at one of our partner halls to finding your own, private housing. We run workshops and other activities to help you find a place, and maintain a housing list with a range of properties. Visit our Private rented accommodation page for details of these.

We will also add you to the halls waiting list and get in touch with you if a room becomes available. However, do not rely on this – start making alternative accommodation plans now.

If you’d like to discuss your options or have any questions, get in touch with us.