Returning students

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

Returning students are those who have previously studied at the University of Surrey at any level of study including on a foundation course.

As a returning student, you can apply for accommodation at any point of the year. However, during term time we are usually at full capacity and room availability is very limited.

Since it is unlikely that rooms are available, we strongly suggest that you explore the private sector. Information. Advice is available from the University of Surrey Lettings website.

Application guidance for September 2020

Returning students (undergraduate and postgraduate) are not guaranteed accommodation. For exceptions, please review our Allocation Policy. If you fall outside the guarantee, our lettings agency is here to help support you in your search for housing in the private sector.

Please be aware:

  • You need to ensure you apply for the correct academic year. If you are looking for accommodation starting in September 2020 you must apply for academic year 2020/21. Failing to do so may invalidate your application.
  • You can only make one accommodation application per academic year; you are not able to apply for both campus accommodation and USL-managed properties


Applications for returning students (undergraduate and postgraduate) open from 11 February 2020 at 10am to 3 March 2020 at midnight (GMT).

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application late March 2020.

Second semester accommodation 2019/20

On campus we expect there to be a very limited number of rooms that will be available.

These will be offered on a first come first serve basis, after new students starting for semester two have been allocated in early December.

If you would like to be considered for a campus room and have made an application please email stating that you require accommodation for the second semester, if you haven’t made an application for the 2019/20 academic year then please apply online also stating that you require second semester accommodation.

If you have any questions please contact the Accommodation team at .