Returning next year

The deadline for applying as a returning student was 31st January 2022 and applications are now closed.

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 apply by 31 January 2022, we guarantee you an offer of University accommodation. 

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

  • Rent includes WiFi, energy bills and free laundry credits
  • Free 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, and that these are very limited in our most popular halls – Charles Morris, CitySide, Central Village and White Rose View.  

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 22 November 2021

All applications should be submitted online via the Accommodation Portal. Please contact us if you need a family application form. To access the accommodation portal for the first time, you will need to set a password using the 'Create Account' option. You will then receive an email with a link to create a new password. Once you have created a new password, you should log in with your email and your password.

The accommodation costs for 2022/23 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 31 January - 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