Undergraduate applicants

We provide over seven thousand undergraduates with accommodation every year. The majority of students are guaranteed a place in our accommodation.

We guarantee you an offer of University accommodation if you apply by the deadlines and you are:

  • a new 1st year undergraduate and not coming to Leeds through clearing
  • a new undergraduate exchange student
  • an international undergraduate – paying tuition fees at the international rate

Read more about the deadlines you must meet.

Clearing students

If you are coming to Leeds through clearing you can apply for accommodation two days after you have accepted your clearing offer through UCAS. You are not guaranteed a place in a University residence, but we are confident we'll be able to help you find accommodation. We won't be able to allocate your accommodation until late August/early September and you will hear from us by 9 September.

One semester exchange students

If you are coming to Leeds for one semester only, you will be given a shortened accommodation contract for either September - January (Semester 1 students) or January - July (Semester 2 students).

International Foundation Year students

As an international student, you are guaranteed accommodation as long as you apply by the deadline. You can apply for accommodation once you have accepted your offer on your online account. You'll then need to visit the Accommodation Portal to complete the online application. You'll need your Leeds student ID to apply, which can be found on your offer letter.

Pre-sessional English Language course students

If you are attending a pre-sessional English Language course in the summer, read about applying for your pre-sessional and your term-time accommodation in Pre-sessional language students.


If you are coming to Leeds with your partner or children, we have some family accommodation close to the University but places are limited. Read Family accommodation.

Applicants with disabilities

If you need any assistance or have specific requirements for your accommodation then we want to help. Read ‘Your needs’ to find out about how we can make our accommodation work for you.

Current students

If you're an existing student at Leeds and you want to return to University accommodation, read Returning next year.