Early arrivals

If you are a student arriving from outside the U.K. who needs to arrive before the University of Leeds accommodation contract starts:

We can assist from Wednesday 02 September 2020.  If available, we will move you into your University of Leeds term-time room on your arrival date and we will not charge rent until the contract start date.  If your term-time room is not available early, we will place you into temporary accommodation (and we will not charge rent until the contract start date of your term-time room).

You must have completed all formalities set out in our booking process before moving in, namely:

  • paid your £200 deposit
  • accepted your offer of term-time accommodation

During the 14 days before your arrival to the UK, if you are departing from, travelling through, or making a transit stop (a ‘transit stop’ is a stop where passengers can get on or off a coach, ferry, train or plane. Your ticket should say if a stop is a transit stop) via a country that is not listed on the link below, you must isolate yourself in your accommodation for 14 days on arrival to the UK


If you do need to isolate yourself in your accommodation on arrival (see UK Government guidance on travelling to the UK), the following conditions will apply:

  • we will provide you with up to 2 weeks’ accommodation, rent free, before the start of the teaching year (which at the time of writing is 28 September 2020);
  • you will need to pay rent from and including the first day of the teaching year even if you have not completed your period of isolation by then;
  • we will provide you with appropriate support, such as arranging for delivery of food you have purchased to your flat if necessary, or arranging to contact you regularly by telephone

For guidance on how to self-isolate, click on this government link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk

How to apply:  download and complete the application form in full; Completed forms should be returned to earlyarrivals@leeds.ac.uk


If you have signed a University of Leeds family residence contract

If you wish to move in earlier than the contract start date, you should apply to Mr Ed Rogers e.rogers@adm.leeds.ac.uk. Do not make travel arrangements until you have received confirmation from Mr Rogers. 

We cannot assist with temporary family accommodation. 

If you have not signed a University of Leeds family residence contract, you should secure suitable private family accommodation before your arrival.