Applications - Online

You may apply for University accommodation by completing an online application via these web pages. PLEASE NOTE: You will need a valid email address to complete the application. The link to the online application is at the bottom of this page BUT we recommend that instead of immediately scrolling down you read through the information below and any appropriate links.

Deadlines for Applying

For those of you who are guaranteed an offer of University accommodation -  find out if you are guaranteed - you must submit an application within the following specified deadlines to qualify for that guarantee.

Present Students

If you are a registered University of Manchester student and wish to live in University accommodation for the next academic year, applications will be considered from December of each current year. For the academic year 2014/15 the closing date is Friday the 14th February 2014. Once applications are received they are collated at the Accommodation Office then distributed to the Halls. The Wardens of each Hall of Residence decide which students can be offered a room.

If you submitted an application after February 14th then we will only be able to consider it in August 2014 and after the new students have been allocated accommodation.

New Undergraduates and Postgraduates

If you are not yet a registered University of Manchester student you must submit an application by 31st August of each year for arrival from September of that year. If you hold a conditional offer DO NOT wait until it is made unconditional.

Visiting and Exchange Students (Postgraduates and Undergraduates)

If you have been offered a place at the University of Manchester on an exchange programme, you must submit an application by 31st July of each year for arrival from September of that year.

Students studying with the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work (45 weeks of study)

All undergraduate students that wish to stay within University Halls of residence, will need to apply for a 40 week undergraduate accommodation agreement (September to June).

Accommodation will be available under our ‘summer vacation accommodation’ for the five additional weeks required. Details of our ‘summer vacation accommodation’ including cost and how to apply will typically be available via our home page from mid to late April (enquires can also be made at your hall administration office) – we will do our best to assist with accommodation within your current hall of residence but due to operational reasons this is not always possible.


As part of our commitment to ensure appropriate pastoral care is provided for the well being of students who, when starting University are under the age of 18, we have specific halls deemed suitable to accommodate you. Please contact us for further information

Special Requirements

If you have any special needs or requirements please include these on the application form or in an accompanying letter.

Accommodation Allocations - initiatives

In response to student requests two initiatives trialled in 2013/14 within University accommodation are continuing for the 2014-15 academic year:

Kosher Flats

We have set aside a small number of flats for Kosher use at Oak House in Fallowfield. Students living in these flats will have requested a Kosher environment and as such will be expected to adopt the appropriate lifestyle.

Lifestyle Moderated Areas

We have considered the provision of areas within Halls that can offer an alternative lifestyle to what might be considered the usual Undergraduate experience in a UK Institution. Students living in this area would have requested and be expected to adopt a moderated lifestyle in respect of alcohol, parties and noise etc. We do not envisage being able to guarantee a permanently quiet or alcohol free environment but by grouping like minded people together it is hoped we can at least provide a form of genuine alternative.

If you are interested in either of these types of accommodation please contact the Accommodation Office

The Accommodation Office will endeavour as far as possible to take account of individual needs when allocating places in residences. If you wish any medical condition to be taken into account with your application, you must enclose a statement from your doctor (this will need to be posted separately if you are applying online). All information is treated as strictly confidential.

Staff Accommodation

Staff Application Form 2014-15

Staff Terms & Conditions 2014-15

Residences Guide for 2014-15

Please read the following before starting your application

To commence your application you will be taken through the following quick stages:

  • You will be asked to confirm whether you are an existing University of Manchester student or are planning on coming to study at Manchester as a new student (students who have deferred should class themselves as 'new')
  • You will be asked to create an account using a user name and password chosen by yourself
  • You will be asked to confirm whether you need University accommodation for the current or next academic year (the academic year runs from September to August)

PLEASE NOTE: It is very important that you select the correct academic session when completing your application. Once this has been done you will only need a few minutes to complete your application and confirmation of receipt will then be e-mailed to you.

Academic sessions are: UG – September to June, UG1st Semester – September to January, UG2nd Semester – January to June, PGJun – September to June, PGSep – September to September, PG1st Semester – September to January, PG2nd Semester – January to June

Terms and Conditions of Residence in University Accommodation 2014-15

Residences Guide for 2014/15

FURTHER NOTE: Before making an application it is a good idea to read both the Terms & Conditions AND the Residences Guide. We will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.

The information collected on our online accommodation application form will be used solely for the following purposes:

  • administering your application for accommodation
  • managing your stay in our accommodation including keeping you informed of maintenance work and statutory testing
  • ensuring the provision of internet services in halls of residence

We are legally obliged to pass your details to Manchester City Council for inclusion on the compulsory electoral register.

Your information will not be shared with any other third party.

We will keep the data collected on this form for a period of 7 years.

For further information on how your data is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights to access information we hold on you please contact: The Records Management Office, Room G.011, John Owens Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL.


The Accommodation Office, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL UK
The Accommodation Office is part of The Directorate for the Student Experience

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