Postgraduate students

Find out how and when to apply for student accommodation at Surrey.

Our guarantee

September 2024 entry

All new postgraduates starting in September 2024, including students progressing from an undergraduate programme at Surrey, are guaranteed a place in accommodation, provided the following conditions are met by 1 August 2024 midnight (BST):

  1. You have applied for accommodation
  2. Met the conditions of your formal academic offer
  3. The University is in receipt of the requested academic fee deposit.

Before you apply

Here's what you need to know before you apply with us.

You must firmly accept your offer to apply

To apply for accommodation you must have firmly accepted your academic offer first. You can only be offered a room once you have met the conditions of the formal academic offer, and the University is in receipt of the academic fee deposit.

Make sure you apply for the correct academic year

Students starting in September 2024 must apply for the academic year 2024/25.

Failing to do so may invalidate your application.

Check your preferences before submitting

You are unable to change your preference online, if you decide that you want to change your preferences please email us at and we can change them for you (if you request changes you will not be able to see them online).

Conditions of residence

Please be advised by applying for accommodation, you are agreeing that you have already read the conditions of residence in our Residents' Guide (PDF).

Apply for accommodation

Once you are ready, you can apply for accommodation online.

Application dates

2024/25 datesDate
September applications open6 February 2024 at 10am GMT
September applications close1 August 2024 at midnight (BST)
September outcome of applicationsMid to late August 2024

After you have applied

You can login and check your room preferences at any time. It is advisable to log back in and check once to be sure that all your preferences have been saved.

If you have successfully entered room preferences on the application system you will receive an email within five hours confirming the choices you have made. If you do not get this email, please log back in and check that your preferences appear. If they do not, please re-enter them and make sure you click the ‘continue’ button on each page.

You will receive the outcome of you application via email. If you have been successful, you will receive an offer of accommodation and have seven days to accept or reject it. To secure your room you will need to make an advance rent payment of £250 and accept the licence agreement.

Further information

See our frequently asked questions page for further information.