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Accommodation


Confirming Acceptance

When you receive your offer of accommodation you will need to decide fairly quickly whether or not you wish to accept the room, the offer expires within a set period of time from the date that it is emailed to you (usually four days but sometimes shorter).

You must make sure that you read everything that is included, or referred to, in the offer before you commit to accepting the room.

Where possible, we try to place applicants in one of their five preferred halls but this is not always possible. Please be aware that if you fail to accept the offer of accommodation before the offer expiry date, the offer will be withdrawn and you will lose your guarantee of accommodation with the University of Manchester. It is unlikely that reallocation would be offered and you would therefore be required to find alternative accommodation within the private sector.

Many students find that once they have moved into halls, they are happy with the accommodation provided. However, it is possible to request a transfer to a different room or hall after the start of session from October 2020. Transfer forms will be available online, from the accommodation office or your hall administration office at that time. All completed forms should be signed by the ResLife Coordinator of your current residence. However, although at that time every endeavour will be made to assist you with this request there is no guarantee that this will be possible because this is entirely dependent upon vacancies that become available within the halls of residences.

Full details on how to accept your offer of accommodation will be included in the email sent to you; part of this process will include the payment of the £400 Advance Licence Fee Payment to secure your room.

Once you have made your Advance Licence Fee Payment and secured your room for your arrival you can submit a request to be placed on a waiting list for a suitable alternative vacancy. You can request to be added to this list via email ensuring you tell us which hall of residence you would like to be re-allocated to. Once this request has been received and processed, you will receive an email confirming what will happen next.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the large number of places being allocated during the summer and the short timescale involved, we have to withdraw offers from those who have not replied within the specified time. If you have a problem with accepting the offer within the specified time then you should write to extensionrequest@manchester.ac.uk providing your full name, your University ID Number and your reason for non-acceptance. It is also important that you notify the Accommodation Office immediately, should you decide to defer or decline your place.

So in summary, to ensure you avoid some of the difficulties experienced by students please:

  • Make sure you fully read and understand the information e-mailed to you
  • Do not delay in replying; make your Advance Licence Fee Payment as soon as possible to ensure that you have a room secured before arrival.

Visa guidance

To study at The University of Manchester, international students require a Tier 4 (General) student visa - follow this link for more information.