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Applying for pre-sessional student accommodation

What you need to know before you apply for pre-sessional student accommodation.

All of our pre-sessional accommodation is located in and around Bath city centre.

You can apply for pre-sessional accommodation if you are a summer pre-sessional English student with a conditional or combined offer of admission.

As part of your application, you pick three accommodation preferences you would like to live in. You will need to rank them in your order of preference from highest to lowest. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to place you in your highest ranked room types.

Read about how we allocate accommodation to applicants.

Accommodation options

If you are eligible, there are six options when applying for pre-sessional student accommodation.

If you choose any of the following three options, you will move into [John Wood complex] on 30 June (10 week course) or 31 July (5 week course). You will then: - [John Wood]( moving into Polden en-suite - John Wood moving into Eastwood Terrace Standard - John Wood moving into Aquila Ensuite

If you choose any of the following two options, you will remain in this accommodation for the duration of your pre-sessional course, and until you complete your postgraduate course in September 2024.

If you have a disability or a diagnosed medical condition you need to complete the additional requirements accommodation application form.

When to apply

Applications for pre-sessional student accommodation open on 15 March 2023.

The deadline for guaranteed accommodation is 01 July 2023.

If you miss the deadline

You can still apply after the 01 July 2023 deadline, but we cannot guarantee you accommodation. Applications open again on 22 August 2023, where you will be placed on a waiting list.

How to apply

You must register on our accommodation system to apply for accommodation.


Once you have a conditional or unconditional firm offer from the University, you can register to use the accommodation application portal.

It can take up to 48 hours to access our registration system, after you confirm with UCAS that we are your firm choice.

If you register at the same time as applying, it can take up to an hour before you'll be able to log in and make your application.

Accommodation prices

We offer a range of accommodation to suit different budgets.

Compare our pre-sessional accommodation prices.

Presessional student accommodation

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If you have any questions, please contact us.