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Applying for undergraduate student accommodation

What you need to know before you apply for undergraduate student accommodation.

Check if you are eligible

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 and applying for our accommodation for the first time
  • you will be studying a new full-time Foundation Degree in Sports Performance (C601)
  • you are a returning student with a specific medical condition or disability, and have been assessed as eligible to apply for our accommodation
  • you are a care leaver, estranged student or refugee
  • you are an asylum seeker in receipt of a Sanctuary Scholarship

When to apply

Applications for undergraduate student accommodation open on 19 May 2021.

The deadline for guaranteed accommodation is 1 July 2021.

If you miss the deadline

You can still apply after the 1 July deadline, but we cannot guarantee you accommodation. Applications open again on 19 August 2021.

Insurance offers and places through Clearing

If you hold an insurance offer or apply through Clearing, you will be able to apply for accommodation from 19 August 2021. You will then be added to a non-guaranteed waiting list.

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 on our accommodation system to apply for accommodation.

Registration

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.

Undergraduate students can apply for accommodation between 19 May and 1 July.

As part of your application, you pick 10 accommodation types you would like to live in, such as en-suite or standard. You will need to rank them in your order of preference from highest to lowest.

Some of our first-year undergraduate accommodation is located in the city centre, so you may not end up living on campus.

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 complete the additional requirements accommodation application form.

Accommodation prices

Our accommodation is suitable for a range of different budgets. Compare our undergraduate accommodation prices.

Finding accommodation in the private sector

Student accommodation is also available in the private sector.

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.