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).

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

Accommodation application

Undergraduate students

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 19 July 2022. 

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

Postgraduate students

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:

11 December 2022 midnight (GMT) for February 2023 applicants. 

1 August 2022 midnight (GMT) for September 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

Insurance and clearing students 2022/23

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 28 August 2022 and have met their formal academic offer by 30 August 2022. Applications for this group will open in line with A-level results day.

Applications cycle

February

July

  • Open day: Attend an open day to view our show flats
  • Applications guarantee deadline: For undergraduate students.

August

  • Applications guarantee deadline: For postgraduate students
  • Room offers: Offers are sent out.

September

  • Accept/reject your offer: Log into your account to make the pre-payment in order to accept your licence agreement and secure your accommodation, or to reject the offer
  • E-induction opens: Complete the e-induction to find out about your residence, get the full address, and book an arrival slot for welcome weekend
  • Welcome weekend: Collect your keys and move into your halls of residence.