Am I guaranteed a room?
If you're a first-year student joining us in September 2021, then we guarantee to provide you with accommodation, either in our halls or privately. Find out more here.
If you're a second or third-year student, then you aren't guaranteed accommodation - contact our accommodation teams for advice.
The demand for our halls of residence is usually higher than the number of rooms we have available. Unfortunately, this means that we can’t offer a room for everyone who applies. Our allocation policy tells you more about how we allocate rooms.
Who can apply for halls of residence?
You can apply for halls if you’re a new full-time student - but our accommodation is not just for undergraduate students. If you’re taking a foundation or postgraduate course and you meet the eligibility criteria set out in our allocation policy, you can also apply.
Please note that if UCA is your insurance choice, you won’t be able to apply for accommodation until we become your firm choice.
Do I have to wait until I get my results before applying?
No. in fact, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible once you’ve firmly accepted the offer on your course.
I don't want to live in halls - how can I get information about private lodgings?
Once you’ve submitted your application through our online accommodation portal, we’ll send you some information on private accommodation.
In the meantime, find out more about looking for private accommodation.
When are rooms allocated?
We normally allocate the first batch of rooms in mid-May and continue throughout the summer until all the rooms are full.
For 2020 entry, we have extended the application deadline due to the COVID-19 pandemic – applications are still open, and we still have rooms available in Canterbury, Epsom and Rochester.
Don’t worry – there are plenty of other options. We’ll email you to tell you how to find privately rented accommodation in the local area.
More about private accommodation.