Returning next year

We may be able to help you if you want to live in University accommodation again next year. Find out about the deadlines and how to apply.

We guarantee that you can return to University accommodation if you are an international undergraduate student (paying the full fees) and apply by the deadline. We may not always be able to offer your preferred accommodation.
For other returning students, we are sorry but this year we do not anticipate that we will have sufficient space to offer you accommodation. However there is a lot of student accommodation available in Leeds - both in privately owned larger residences and shared housing. We recommend that you search for housing via Unipol - their house-hunting starts Saturday 20th January 2018.

Students with disabilities who feel that private housing would not meet their requirements can still apply for accommodation.

How to apply

You can apply online from 9am Monday 22nd January 2018. The Unipol recommended house-hunting start date is Saturday 20th January, which the University fully supports.

You must apply before 4pm on Friday 30 March 2018 at the latest.

All applications should be submitted online via the Accommodation Portal. Please contact us if you need a family application form. (We have limited family accommodation – read Family accommodation).

We usually allocate rooms on a “first come, first served” basis, so the sooner you apply, the better. If demand is high, we may need to close applications for some, or all, residences before the deadline date. 

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 applications have closed - so expect to hear from us in early April.

When you receive your accommodation contract, you will need to accept it and pay £200 deposit within 4 days. You can pay online or in person at the Student Services Centre. 

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.