Finding accommodation for your return to London is a concern for many
year abroad students. It is important to remember that there are over
400 students on study abroad every year, so it is more than likely that
you will find others in your boat.
If you want to flat-share, try to work out who you would like to live
with as soon as possible – you may wish to join forces with fellow year
abroad students or students on 4 year courses at UCL to search for a
place. The earlier you have this sorted, the more time you have to
search for accommodation.
You may also wish to look into living with new exchange or international students, housing adverts can be found through flat-sharing websites. The ULU Housing Service lists many on their website. However, don’t panic if you can’t find anything in before you return – there’s always time to find something later on.
Application forms to enter the ballot for UCL accommodation will
normally be available from the Student Residences Office during the January of your year abroad. The deadline for the receipt of application forms is usually
early March, with the allocation ballot taking place shortly after that.
Please note that very few places are available for returning students.