Accommodation

Applying for accommodation

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

Before you apply

Please read the allocation policy for full details before applying.

Undergraduate students

  • Undergraduate students new to the University of Surrey are guaranteed a place in accommodation, provided they have applied for accommodation by 24 July 2018 and met the conditions of their formal academic offer by 24 August 2018.
  • Accommodation is not guaranteed for any applications received after the above specified deadline.
  • Any remaining accommodation not allocated to the above group, will be prioritised for undergraduate students who meet the conditions of their formal academic offer and held the University of Surrey as their insurance choice.
  • Applications are welcomed from undergraduate students joining the University of Surrey through Adjustment and Clearing 2018, however accommodation isn't guaranteed.
  • Private sector housing in Guildford is available for undergraduate students and provides a suitable option for applicants who aren't guaranteed on-campus accommodation. Guidance and support is available for private sector housing through University of Surrey Lettings.

Postgraduate students

  • New postgraduate students need to apply for accommodation and have met their conditions by the 1 August 2018.
  • Accommodation contracts for postgraduates typically run for 50 weeks.
  • Postgraduate students, paying overseas fees and are new to the University of Surrey are guaranteed accommodation. But you need to have met the conditions outlined in our allocations policy
  • Home or EU postgraduate students are able to apply but room allocations are not guaranteed.
  • Postgraduates who do not meet the guaranteed conditions or have a start date outside of the beginning of the academic year can apply but places are limited so not guaranteed.
  • Private sector housing in Guildford is available for postgraduate students and provides a suitable option for applicants who aren't guaranteed on-campus accommodation. Guidance and support is available for private sector housing through University of Surrey Lettings.

Allocation policy and process

Find out who is eligible for accommodation and when to apply. 

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Accommodation requirements

Find out how to let us know if you have any specific accommodation requirements.

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How to 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.

How to apply: students

How to apply if you are a new or continuing student at the University.

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How to apply: staff

How to apply if you are a member of staff at the University.

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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.