Student applicants

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

Accommodation application

New students

Check out what accommodation best suits you, and your budget on the residence price list (PDF).

In your application you will be asked to rank all bands in order of preference, and if you accept a room you agree to follow the Conditions of Residence in the Residents’ Guide (PDF).

Undergraduate

Making Surrey your firm choice

In order to be able to apply for accommodation, you must have received an offer to study and made Surrey your firm choice. Once you have accepted your offer to study it can take up to 72 hours for your details to be transferred to the accommodation system, at which time you can apply.

Guarantees

New* undergraduate students are guaranteed accommodation if they meet the conditions outlined on the Allocation document (PDF) and apply online by 20 July 2021. 

Please note that accommodation guarantees only apply to students joining or securing accommodation from the start of the academic year in September. If you are applying at any other time of the year, your application will be considered and a room may be offered depending on availability.

* 'New' refers to students who have not previously studied at the University of Surrey, at any level of study, including on a foundation course.

What you need to know

Applications open from 23 February 2021 at 10am with a deadline of 20 July 2021 at midnight (GMT).

Make sure you apply for the correct academic year. If you are starting in September 2021, you must apply for academic year 2021/22. Failing to do so may invalidate your application.

Undergraduate student accommodation contracts run for a full undergraduate academic year, typically 38 weeks.

The email address you give us will be our main means of contacting you. Please make sure it is correct and available until after you move in.

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application mid to late August 2021.

Postgraduate

Accepting Surrey

Before you can 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.

Guarantees

Postgraduate students that are new* to the University of Surrey are guaranteed accommodation as long as the conditions outlined in our Allocation document (PDF) are met and the application received by:

1 August 2021 midnight (GMT) for September 2021 applicants.  

12 December 2021 midnight (GMT) for February 2022 applicants. 

* 'New' refers to students who have not previously studied at the University of Surrey, at any level of study, including on a foundation course.

What you need to know

Applications open from 23 February 2021 at 10am with a deadline of 1 August 2021 at midnight (GMT).

Make sure you apply for the correct academic year. If you are starting in September 2021 or February 2022, you must apply for academic year 2021/22. Failing to do so may invalidate your application.

Postgraduate student accommodation contracts run for a full academic year, typically 50 weeks.

The email address you give us will be out main means to contacting you. Please make sure it is correct and available until after you move in.

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application mid to late August 2021.

Insurance and clearing students 2021/22

New undergraduate students who hold the University of Surrey as their insurance choice or apply through clearing will be guaranteed accommodation provided they apply by 17 August 2021 and have met their formal academic offer by 22 August 2021. Applications for this group will open in line with results day.