Applications for accommodation open 1 April 2013
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.
If you will be a new undergraduate student in 2013/14 and you will be studying at our Cavendish, Marylebone or Regent Campus, you will only be able to apply for a place at Student Court.
Alexander Fleming Hall: Study abroad and exchange students.
Harrow Hall: New and continuing undergraduates on a course at Harrow, and new and continuing postgraduates on a course at Harrow.
International House: Continuing undergraduates on a course at one of our central London campuses.
Marylebone Hall: Continuing undergraduates on a course at one of our central London campuses, and new and continuing postgraduates on a course at one of our central London campuses.
Student Court: New undergraduates.
Wigram House: New and continuing postgraduates on a course at one of our central London campuses.
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 School Registry Office to confirm your progression before applying for a place.
If your attendance to the University is dependent upon the outcome of your scholarship application then please wait until you have received the result of your scholarship application before applying for our student accommodation.
If you will be attending the University regardless of the outcome of your scholarship application then you may submit your housing application as soon as it becomes available in April
- Download the Tenancy Agreement (PDF)
- Download the Shared Agreement (PDF)
- Download the Considerations for Online Applications (PDF)
Who is prioritised in the application process?
We prioritise first year students (undergraduates and postgraduates) who currently live outside a 25-mile radius of their campus. 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.
We reserve a number of rooms for continuing students, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
The actual date of notification varies – it will depend on when you applied for a place.
Students applying for the 2013/14 academic year will hear back from us as follows:
- If you applied in April, we will respond by Friday 28 June 2013
- If you applied in May, we will respond by Friday 12 July 2013
- If you applied in June, we will respond by Friday 26 July 2013
- If you applied in July, we will respond by Friday 9 August 2013
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.