Applying for accommodation
Information to read and consider before you apply for accommodation at the University of Surrey.
Before you apply
Please make sure you read through the following before making your application for accommodation, since they form an important part of your contract with the University.
We have a high demand for the accommodation on campus. In order the decide who is allocated a room, we use the Allocation Document, which states the criteria for accommodation eligibility criteria. The Accommodation Allocation Document is reviewed annually in cooperation with the University of Surrey Student's Union and agreed by the Executive Board.
Find out more about our allocation document and processes.
Undergraduate student accommodation licences run for a full undergraduate academic year, typically 38 weeks.
Postgraduate student accommodation licences run for a full academic year, typically 50-51 weeks.
If you accept an offer for accommodation with the University, you are also agreeing to the conditions of residence. These include your responsibilities within the residences as well as what level of service you can expect.
If you have a medical condition, financial situation or if you have a preference for a quiet or alcohol-free environment which means you have a need for specific accommodation, please read the information on specific accommodation requirements. In your application you will also find a section for special requirements which you may complete with details residential needs.
How and when to apply
Once you have read the information in the 'before you apply' section above you are ready to apply for Surrey accommodation.