Applying

Information to read and consider before you apply for accommodation at the University of Surrey.

Before you apply

If you wish to apply, please ensure to read through the following before making your application for accommodation, since they form an important part of your contract with the University.

Second Semester Accommodation 2018/2019

Applications are still open for accommodation for second semester starting in January / February 2019, we will have a limited number of rooms that can be offered to returning students.

USL (University of Surrey Lettings) have availability in houses off campus that are available to be booked now, for start dates in January and February. If you wish to be consider for these properties / rooms  please contact the University of Surrey Lettings (USL) team on usl@surrey.ac.uk  who will respond with their specific availability.

On campus we expect there to be a very limited number of rooms that will be available. These will be offered on a first come first serve basis, after new students starting for semester two have been allocated in early December. If you would like to be considered for a campus room and have made an application please email accommodation@surrey.ac.uk stating that you require accommodation for the second semester, if you haven’t made an application for the 2018/19 academic year then please apply at https://ams.surrey.ac.uk/
also stating that you require second semester accommodation.

If you have any questions please contact either the Accommodation team at accommodation@surrey.ac.uk  or the USL team on usl@surrey.ac.uk.

Returning students

  • Returning students (undergraduate and postgraduate) have until 13 March 2019 to apply.
  • Returning students (undergraduate and postgraduate) are not guaranteed accommodation. For exceptions, please review our Allocations Policy.
  • Make sure you apply for the correct academic year. If you are looking for accommodation starting in September 2019 you must apply for academic year 2019/20. Failing to do so may invalidate your application.
  • If you fall outside the guarantee, our Lettings Agency is here to help support you in your search for housing in the private sector.

Undergraduate students

  • Firstly you must have successfully applied to the University of Surrey and made it your firm choice in order to apply for accommodation.
  • New Undergraduate students are guaranteed accommodation if they meet the conditions outlined on the Allocation Policy and apply by 25 July 2019.
  • Applicants that have made Surrey their insurance choice or are joining Surrey through Adjustment and Clearing will be considered for any remaining accommodation but not guaranteed. 
  • Make sure you apply for the correct academic year. If you are starting in September 2019, you must apply for academic year 2019/20. Failing to do so may invalidate your application.
  • Undergraduate students accommodation contracts run for a full academic year, typically 38 weeks.
  • Check out what accommodation best suits you on our accommodation and your budget on the Residence Price List.
  • The email address you give us will be the main means to contact you. Make sure it is correct and available until after you move in.
  • If you fall outside the guarantee, our Lettings Agency is here to help support you in your search for housing in the private sector.

Postgraduate students

  • Before you can apply for accommodation you must have firmly accepted your academic offer and made the course deposit payment.
  • From September 2019 Postgraduate students that are new* to the University of Surrey are guaranteed accommodation. As long as you meet the conditions outlined in our Allocation Policy and apply by 1 August 2019. 
  • Postgraduate students accommodation contracts run for a full academic year, typically 50 weeks
  • Check out what accommodation best suits you on Our Accommodation and your budget on the residence Residence Price List.
  • The email address you give us will be the main means to contact you. Make sure it is correct and available until after you move in.
  • If you fall outside the guarantee, our Lettings Agency is here to help support you in your search for housing in the private sector.

*'New' refers to students who have not previously studied at the University of Surrey, at any level of study, including on a Foundation Course.

How to apply

Once you have read the information in the 'Before you apply' section and you are ready to apply for Surrey accommodation, follow the links below to find out how to do so:

After you have received your room allocation

Our rooms are in use most of the time throughout the year, so we cannot guarantee that your allocated accommodation will be available before the start date on your allocation letter.

Read more about how to prepare for your arrival.