To apply for halls, you need to log in to the Housing Portal. If you have not already done so, you must first set up your password to make sure that you have full access to our Housing Portal.

When you have set up your password, you can apply for a place in halls and monitor the progress of your application.

Log in to our Housing Portal.

If you’re a study abroad or exchange student, you can apply for a semester-only tenancy contract – for more details, contact the Education Abroad Office at [email protected]

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 you can apply for

We have four halls of residence which are open to groups of students, with different standard tenancy lengths.

  • Harrow Hall: New and continuing undergraduates (38 week tenancy) and postgraduates on courses at Harrow (38 week tenancy with the option to extend throughout the summer).
  • Marylebone Hall: Study Abroad and Exchange students, continuing undergraduates (38 week tenancy) and postgraduates (38 week tenancy).
  • Raffles House: New undergraduate students on a course at one of our Central London campuses, continuing undergraduate and postgraduate students on a course at any of our campuses (42 week tenancy).
  • Alexander Fleming Hall: Study Abroad and Exchange students, continuing undergraduates (38 week tenancy) and postgraduates (38 week tenancy).

For more information on our halls, visit our Accommodation page.

How and when to apply

Applications open online in April each year and all applications must be made through our Housing Portal.

Should you wish to apply to your accommodation early, we can guarantee your accommodation but it may not be your first choice. 

We recommend that you apply as soon as you can - there is a very high demand for places in halls.

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.

Visit the Scholarships section.

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 also required to complete the Medical Self-assessment form online.

To register with the Disability Learning Support Team or access your disability support details, please log in to your Westminster account and click on the 'Disability Support' tab.

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

View our Hall allocation page for full details.

How and when you will 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 aim to let you know the outcome of your halls application within 14 to 21 days of your application. During the Clearing period, you should know the outcome of your hall application within 7 to 14 days your application.

If your application is successful

Visit our Accepting our halls offer page for details of what you will need to do if your application is successful.

If your application is not successful

First of all, don’t panic if your application has not been successful – The University of Westminster Student Accommodation team will be very happy to help you find somewhere suitable for you to live while studying.

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.