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:
- 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:
- catered or self-catered
- ensuite or shared bathroom
- single or twin
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
Step 4 - Relax
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
Failure to do so will result in the offer being withdrawn.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.
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.
Get answers to some of the most common questions from undergraduate students applying for UCL accommodation.