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.

Returning students

  • Returning students (undergraduate and postgraduate) have until 13 March 2018 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 2018 you must apply for academic year 2018/19. 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 2018.
  • 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 2018, you must apply for academic year 2018/19. 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.
  • Postgraduate students paying overseas fees and new to the University of Surrey are guaranteed accommodation. As long as you met the conditions outlined in our Allocation Policy and apply by 1 August 2018.
  • Home or EU Postgraduate students are able to apply but accommodation is not guaranteed.
  • 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.

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.