How to apply for accommodation

As a new first year student, you are guaranteed an offer of University-managed accommodation if you apply before 1 September in the year that you start your degree.

You can apply using our online application system. Click 'Search Accommodation' in the top right hand corner and select 'Undergraduate'.

To create an account, you will need your University of Leicester ID number - the 9-digit number included with your offer letter. Please note that this is not your UCAS number. If you do not have a student ID, contact the Admissions Office. The email address used to create an account will be used to contact you until you arrive so we advise you not to use a school email address.

You can apply for up to five room type/location combinations (e.g. ‘Digby Houses - Single bedroom with Washbasin’). You can also specify if you'd like to live in a single or mixed gender flat and add any specific requirements. We will make every effort to allocate a room that matches your requirements based on availability.

When to apply

Your offer of a place on a course at Leicester, and your acceptance of that offer, will affect when you can apply for accommodation:

Unconditional

If you have accepted our unconditional offer, you can apply for accommodation when applications open on our online system. We will contact you with details of your accommodation offer.

Conditional firm

If you have accepted our conditional offer as your firm choice, you can apply for accommodation when applications open on our online system. Once you get your results and your place becomes unconditional, we will process applications and contact you with the details of your accommodation offer. 

Conditional insurance

If you have accepted our conditional offer as your insurance choice, you cannot apply for accommodation until you accept our offer. Once your place on the course becomes unconditional, you can apply for accommodation. We will process applications and contact you with details of your accommodation. 

Clearing

If you contact us during Clearing, you can apply for accommodation once you accept our offer of study. We will contact with you details of your accommodation offer. If you apply before 1 September you are guaranteed an offer of University-managed accommodation.