University of Bath

Applying for student accommodation

What you need to know before you apply for student accommodation at the University of Bath.

Check you are eligible to apply for student accommodation

University managed accommodation

You can apply for University-managed accommodation if you have a firm offer from us and any of these are true:

  • you will be starting your first year studying a full-time undergraduate course
  • you will be studying a full-time Foundation Degree in Sports Performance (C601)
  • you will be a new MA Contemporary European Studies (Euromasters) student
  • you will be a new overseas, fee-paying postgraduate
  • you have specific medical conditions or disabilities
  • you are leaving care provided by the State or other organisations
  • you have been estranged from your parents for a long period of time
  • you are an exchange or visiting student nominated for student accommodation by the International Mobility team
  • you are a summer pre-sessional English student with a conditional or combined offer of admission

Privately managed accommodation

You can apply for Hello Student managed rooms if you have a firm offer from us and any of these are true:

  • you are a new overseas, fee-paying postgraduate
  • you are a new home and EU fee-paying postgraduate
  • you are a summer pre-sessional English student with a conditional or combined offer of admission

If you're a UK or EU postgraduate student, you can apply for rooms in the Hello Student managed locations, but we cannot guarantee you accommodation.

You will be placed on a waiting list and we'll let you know if your application has been successful.

Finding a guarantor

If you live in Hello Student accommodation you must have a UK based guarantor. This is someone who will be responsible for paying your rent if you fall into debt whilst living here.

Your guarantor must live and work in the UK on a permanent basis. If you cannot provide a guarantor you can choose from two other options:

  • use a guarantor service like Housing Hand
  • pay the full rental fee up front at the start of the contract

Make sure you read the policies, procedures, terms and conditions for Hello Student Accommodation carefully before you apply.

When to apply

Undergraduate and postgraduate student applications

You can register on our accommodation system in April. You must be registered to apply for accommodation.

You can apply for accommodation from May to July. Exact dates for 2018 applications will be announced nearer the time.

If you miss the deadline

We can't guarantee you a place in University accommodation if you submit your application after the deadline date. If you apply afterwards, we will put you on a waiting list. Applications will open again in August.

Insurance offers and places through Clearing

If you hold an insurance offer or are offered a place through Clearing, you can apply for accommodation in August 2018. While we can't guarantee you a room, we will do our best to place you in University accommodation.

Pre-sessional English student applications

You can apply for accommodation from May to July. When you apply for your pre-sessional accommodation, you will also need to apply for your undergraduate or postgraduate accommodation.

Second semester Erasmus+, exchange and visiting students applications

You can apply for second semester accommodation from December to January.

We can only offer a limited number of Erasmus+, exchange and visiting students a place in University accommodation.

The International Mobility team will tell you if you are eligible for accommodation when you apply.

Applying for accommodation outside the standard semester dates

Contact The Student Accommodation team to check the availability of University accommodation if you are coming to Bath outside our normal semester dates.

How to apply

You need to register and then apply for accommodation.


You can register for accommodation from April.

It can take up to 48 hours for you to get access our registration system, after you confirm with UCAS that we are your firm choice. And then another hour before you are able to submit your application.


You can apply for accommodation between May and July 2018.

As part of your application, you pick the type of accommodation you would like to live in.

Choose from a range of room types such as en-suite, standard or shared, rather than specific building names and them rank them in the order of preference.

For room types with a price range, you need to include a maximum weekly budget at the end of your application. This is so we do not allocate you a room that is beyond your budget.

Some of our accommodation is located in the city centre, so campus accommodation is not guaranteed.

We also cannot guarantee that we will be able to place you in your highest ranked room types.

Read about how we allocate accommodation to applicants.

If you have a disability or a diagnosed medical condition you need to let us know in your accommodation application.

Accommodation prices

Finding accommodation in the private sector

Student accommodation is also available in the private sector.

Privately managed student accommodation blocks and complexes

Some of the student accommodation in the city is owned and managed by Hello Student.

This includes:

The application process for this accommodation is the same as University of Bath managed accommodation blocks and complexes. Your application must be submitted through us. Hello Student will communicate with you after your application has been received.

Student accommodation with private landlords

If you don't want to live in an accommodation block or complex, you can rent houses and flats from private landlords.

We recommend that you use the student accommodation site Studentpad to search for houses, flats and rooms.

We have teamed up with them to create a list of accommodation owned by private landlords in and around Bath.