Specific accommodation requirements

If you have particular requirements for accommodation there is a range of services to support you. 

Students with medical conditions

If you note on your application for accommodation that you have special requirements for medical or personal reasons, then you and your doctor or health professional will need to complete a form called the "Application for Preferential Accommodations on Medical Grounds".

You can request this form from Accommodation Services. Once completed, please send it to Additional Learning Support (ALS) on als@surrey.ac.uk. ALS will review your case and make a recommendation to the Accommodation team.

We will follow the recommendation from ALS and email you with their decision at the earliest opportunity. Your application for accommodation will not be delayed while we wait for this information.

In some cases you may have been allocated but a decision from ALS is still pending. If your request is supported by ALS and your allocated room is not suitable, we will do our best to change your room (subject to availability).

Please note that medical information needs to be updated each year. You are required to submit a medical form with every application for accommodation, even if you have already done so in previous years

Students with financial difficulties

We have a range of rooms to meet different budgets. Check the Residence fee list to see what band suits your budget. When you are making your application it is possible to note that you would like a specific price band or type of accommodation for financial reasons.

If you are not successful in getting your preferred banding, you have the option to see the Student Services Centre for an "Application for Room Change on Financial Grounds". Complete the application and return it to the Student Services Centre with the requested supporting documents either as a hard copy or a scanned attachment sent to ask@surrey.ac.uk. If your room change is supported, Accommodation Services will contact you to offer a new cheaper room (subject to availability). Whilst we will do our best to find you a suitable room, due to variable room availability no guarantees can be made regarding type of room, nor move timescale.

If you are still experiencing financial difficulties contact Student Money.