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
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.
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.
- 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
- 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 / early August.
Undergraduates holding a conditional offer will be contacted after the announcement of A level results in mid-August.
Step 5 - Accept
Failure to do so will result in the offer being withdrawn.
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