Accommodation Guarantee

The University of Manchester offers the following guarantees to its students:-

Undergraduates

An Offer of residence in University accommodation is guaranteed to:

All UK/EU undergraduates in the first year of study, provided they

  • are coming to University alone
  • are studying for their first degree
  • have submitted an application for accommodation by 31 August of the year of entry
  • have met the conditions of their offer by 31 August
  • are applying for accommodation for a full academic session (ie. September to June)

All overseas (ie non-EU) undergraduate students for the duration of their studies, provided they

  • are coming to University alone
  • pay the overseas rate of tuition fees
  • have met the conditions of their offer
  • have submitted an application for accommodation by 31 August of the year of entry
  • reapply for accommodation in subsequent years for the full academic session (ie. September to June)
  • reapply for accommodation in subsequent years by the advertised due deadline (usually February)

Visiting and exchange students who

  • are coming to University alone
  • are studying for the full academic session (ie. September to June)
  • have submitted an application for accommodation by 31 July

Postgraduates

An Offer of residence in University accommodation is guaranteed to:

All overseas (ie non-EU) postgraduate students for the duration of their studies, provided they

  • are coming to University alone
  • have firmly accepted a place at the University by 31 August of the year of entry
  • have submitted an application for accommodation by 31 August of the year of entry
  • are applying for accommodation for a full academic session (ie. September to June or September to September)
  • reapply for accommodation in subsequent years by the advertised due deadline (usually February)

Visiting and exchange students who

  • are coming to University alone
  • are studying for the full academic session (ie. September to June or September to September)
  • have submitted an application for accommodation by 31 July

Non-guaranteed accommodation

If your application falls outside the conditions of the guarantee you are still welcome to apply for University accommodation. In practice the Accommodation Office is able to make provision for many undergraduates not meeting the 31 August deadline, as well as a good proportion of postgraduate students. We will advise you of any hall vacancies and if no room is immediately available we may be able to offer temporary accommodation until suitable permanent accommodation can be found.

Family and partner accommodation

The University has only a limited number of rooms available to students with partners and families. As a consequence they are in high demand and cannot be guaranteed to those requesting them but, wherever possible, the Accommodation Office will endeavour to fulfil the requirements of accompanied students. With the assistance of the University's only approved housing bureau, Manchester Student Homes ,many students with partners and families find flats and houses to rent in the private sector.

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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