Applying for University accommodation if you have a diagnosed medical condition or disability
What you should tell us when applying for student accommodation.
Applying for accommodation to suit your circumstances
If you have a disability or a diagnosed medical condition you need to let us know in your accommodation application.
We have wheelchair accessible accommodation and bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms on-campus for those who may need it.
What to include in your application
You must submit your application to the Student Accommodation team by 1 July in your year of entry.
Your medical evidence must:
- contain a diagnosis of the disability or medical condition stated on your application
- be no more than one year old
- signed by a doctor or other medical professional
- printed on headed paper
We can’t accept medical evidence that:
- has been provided by a family member
- is submitted as an electronic document, like Microsoft Word
If you are an international student, we will accept medical evidence from a medical professional in your home country. This must be written in English.
Bringing your specialist furniture or equipment with you
You should tell us if you need to bring specialist furniture or equipment with you.
If you have an occupational therapist’s assessment report, you should also send this with your application. This will help the Student Accommodation team when assessing your requirements.
Requesting a room for your carer
If you have a carer and you need them to stay in student accommodation, contact the Student Accommodation team.
The University of Bath is not able to provide carers. You should talk to the The Disability Service to find out about the options available.
If you miss the 1 July deadline you can still apply for accommodation although we are unable to guarantee you a room.