Postgraduate students

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

Our guarantee

New postgraduate students progressing from a taught programme and new postgraduates starting in September 2023 are guaranteed a place in accommodation, provided the following conditions are met by 1 August 2023 midnight (GMT):

  1. Applied for accommodation.
  2. Met the conditions of their formal academic offer.
  3. The University is in receipt of the requested academic fee deposit.

What you need to know

Application dates

Applications open: 

15 February 2023 at 10am (GMT)

Applications close:

1 August 2023 midnight (GMT) for September 2023 applicants

Outcome of application:

September 2023 applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application mid to late August 2023.

You must firmly accept your offer to apply

To apply for accommodation you must have firmly accepted your academic offer. 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

If you are starting in September 2023 or February 2024, you must apply for academic year 2023/24. 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 

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.