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 10 June in your year of study.

Applications for undergraduate students have now closed. With the exception of applicants who meet the following criteria, it will not be possible for undergraduates who have missed the deadline to submit their application for accommodation until the waiting list opens at 10am on Tuesday 6 September 2022.

Exceptions for applicants include under 18s (as of 17 September 2022), disabled students or those with a health condition, injury or illness (supporting evidence required), care experienced or estranged students. 

Step 1 - Check your eligibility.

As an undergraduate, you meet the eligibility criteria for guaranteed accommodation if:

UCL Accommodation check your eligibility
  • You are a full-time first year undergraduate
  • You have firmly accepted an offer to study at UCL, conditional or unconditional by 10 June in the year of study
  • You have not previously lived in London whilst studying at a Higher Education Institution (University)
  • You apply for a single room
  • You submit your accommodation application by the deadline of 10 June in the year of study

Please note we cannot guarantee accommodation for couples and families due to limited spaces.

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 alternative accommodation page.

Step 2 - Choose preferences

Check out the price points of the different halls and room types at UCL and think about how your preferences line up with your budget. In the portal, you'll be able to let us know your preferences on the below factors, and it's important that they're in line with the maximum weekly rent preference which you state during the application.

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

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 10 June in the year of study. You will receive confirmation of your application by email.


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Step 4 - Relax

UCL Accommodation relax

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.

We allocate randomly based on preferences and not first-come-first-served. Not all allocations are generated at once, 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 four 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