Returning next year

Each year we have a number of rooms that we are able to offer to students who wish to return to University accommodation.

If you are an international undergraduate student (paying the full fees) and applied by 31 January, we guaranteed you an offer of University accommodation. However, even if you missed this deadline please don’t be put off, you can still make an application because we have some rooms left. 

For other returning students, we now have additional rooms available at most of our residences and applications are open now. Remember that there’s lots of great benefits to living in University accommodation: 

  • Rent includes WiFi, energy bills and free laundry credits
  • Edge Club membership
  • Only £200 deposit and no guarantor needed
  • Shorter contracts – no summer rent to pay!

Please be aware that we only have a fixed number of rooms available for returning students so if you’re interested, please apply now to avoid missing out. 

We welcome applications from disabled students who feel that private housing would not meet their requirements. To help us process your application please include some supporting information such as a doctor’s letter.

How to apply

You can apply online from 9am Monday 23rd November 2020.

All applications should be submitted online via the Accommodation Portal. Please contact us if you need a family application form.

The accommodation costs for 2021/22 have not yet been finalised but we do not plan to increase them substantially over this year’s rents.

Some residences are more popular than others and if demand is high, we may need to close applications for some, or all, residences.

If you are applying with a friend or as part of a group, please make sure that you all put each other’s names on the application forms.

If you will be resitting exams over the summer, you must tell us as soon as you know.

If you are hoping to do a year abroad or year in industry but this has not yet been confirmed, you must tell us when you apply.

We may be able to offer you a short-term contract if your course requires it. Please give full details on your application form. If you will only be in Leeds for:

  • one semester - we will usually be able to house you with friends who are here for the full year
  • two terms and will leave to do a third term abroad - we will need to house you with other students who need the same length contract.

What happens next?

We aim to send you an offer of accommodation after we close applications on 4 April - so expect to hear from us soon.

When you receive your accommodation contract, you will need to accept it and pay £200 deposit within 4 days which you can pay online.

Please ensure that you check your emails regularly as we cannot be held responsible if you miss the deadline for accepting your offer. If you don't accept your contract and pay the required deposit within the timescale we won't be able to hold your room.

If you’ve chosen not to apply for a room in University allocated accommodation or if we’ve not been able to offer you a room, don’t panic. There’s lots of other good quality student accommodation available in Leeds – both in purpose built larger residences and in shared housing. We recommend that you search for housing via Unipol