How to apply

Once you have an offer of a place on one of our postgraduate courses, you can apply for accommodation using our online application system. As with our undergraduate courses, if this is your first year of study at the University of Leicester and you apply before 1 September you are guaranteed an offer of University-managed accommodation.

Our postgraduate accommodation is all in our City Living locations. This is all self-catered accommodation within easy reach of the campus and the city centre. In offering you a room that matches your requirements, we will try to group postgraduates (and mature undergraduates) together within the various locations. We do not allocate postgraduates accommodation in Oadby Student Village.

If your offer is conditional and you fail to meet the conditions, our cancellation policy will apply.

Summer vacations

Accommodation contracts run for one academic year of 42 or 44 weeks, which includes the Christmas and Easter vacations. If you require University accommodation during the summer vacation before or after your course, this will cost extra and may require you to move into a different room.

If you need accommodation for a full calendar year, that will stretch across two academic years so you will need to book three periods: before, during and after the summer vacation. These may be in different rooms.

Absence for research

If your degree requires you to be absent from Leicester for a period of time (for example, a field course or research commitment) there will be no reduction in your accommodation fee.

If you have any questions about how to apply please contact accommodation@leicester.ac.uk.