UCL Accommodation


How to apply - Undergraduates

You should apply online for UCL accommodation as soon as you have accepted an offer to study at UCL, and no later than 31 May in your year of study.

Step 1 - Check your eligibility.

You are eligible if you are:

UCL Accommodation check your eligibility
  • You are a full-time, single first year undergraduate
  • You have firmly accepted an offer to study at UCL by 31 May in the year of study
  • You have not previously lived in London whilst studying at a Higher Education Institution (University)
  • You submit your accommodation application by the deadline of 31 May in the year of study

If you are not eligible UCL has a range of accommodation available for returning students and those who do not meet the eligibility criteria to be guaranteed university accommodation. Find out more on our returning students' accommodation page.

Step 2 - Choose preferences

UCL requires you to select your preferences. They include: 

UCL Accommodation choose your preferences
  • catered or self-catered 
  • ensuite or shared bathroom
  • single or twin
  • cost 

Your preferences will be taken into account when rooms are allocated, but due to the large number of applications, we cannot guarantee they will all be met.

Step 3 - Submit application

UCL Accommodation Submit Online
Complete and submit your application via our online application portal by 31 May in the year of study. You will receive confirmation of your application by email.


Apply for 2021/22 

Step 4 - Relax

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The next time you hear from us will be when we make offers of accommodation.

Undergraduates holding an unconditional offer will be contacted in July / September.

Undergraduates holding a conditional offer will be contacted after the announcement of A level results in mid-August.

Not all allocations will be generated at once and due to the current situation there is a slight delay in offers being sent out, so we kindly ask you to bear with us and be patient. 

Step 5 - Accept

UCL Accommodation accept your offer
You will need to accept your offer of accommodation and pay your deposit within three working days. You will be asked to pay a £250 deposit once your offer is accepted.  

Failure to do so will result in the offer being withdrawn.

Please make sure your email address is correct, and that you check your inbox regularly - including Spam and Junk folders.

Fees, guidance and payments

Fees, Guidance and Payment
Rent for UCL accommodation is paid termly. You will be notified via your UCL email account when your invoices are available on your Portico account - for the first term’s rent, this will be within two weeks of checking in to your hall. 

Find out more about UCL Accommodation fees, how to pay, read general regulation and guidance and find out more in the FAQs on the Fees, guidance and payments page.

Fees, guidance and payments

Any questions?

Get answers to some of the most common questions from undergraduate students applying for UCL accommodation.

FAQs for Prospective Undergraduates