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Undergraduates

Information for prospective undergraduate students considering applying to UCL. Find out if you are eligible for guaranteed accommodation, how to apply, deadlines and how rooms are allocated.

First year guarantee 

All full-time single first year undergraduate students who chose UCL as their firm choice and have submitted their application by 31st May (year of study), and have not previously lived in London whilst studying at a Higher Education Institution (University), will be offered a place in UCL accommodation.

Don't meet the guarantee? 

UCL has a range of accommodation available for returning students and those who do not meet the eligibility criteria to be guaranteed university accommodation. More information can be found here

Students holding UCL as an insurance offer


UCL cannot guarantee an accommodation place; please be prepared to find accommodation using University of London Housing Services.

Study abroad and exchange


Full-time undergraduate students attending UCL on Junior Year Abroad (JYA), Erasmus or Exchange programmes for a full academic year are considered equivalent to first-year undergraduate students for the purposes of allocating accommodation.

Students intending to attend UCL for less than an entire academic year cannot be guaranteed an accommodation place due to the limited number of spaces available. 

iBSc students


UCL cannot guarantee a place for iBSc students; please be prepared to find accommodation using University of London Housing Services.

How to apply


You should apply online for UCL accommodation as soon as you have accepted an offer to study at UCL

Step 1 - Check your eligibility.


UCL Accommodation 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 31st 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 31st May in the year of study

    Step 2 - Choose preferences


    UCL Accommodation choose your preferences
    UCL requires you to select your preferences. They include: 
    • 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 31st May in the year of study. You will receive confirmation of your application by email only.

     

    Online Application Portal

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

    Step 5 - Accept


    UCL Accommodation accept your offer
    You will need to accept your offer of accommodation within five working days. When you do this, you will be asked to pay a £250 deposit. 

    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.