Apply for Accommodation

When to apply for accommodation

Un/Conditional & Insurance

  • When you apply to the university, they will issue you with a Student Number like 987654.
  • As soon as you have your student number, don't wait to make an application for accommodation.
  • Applications are accepted from all categories of students such as Insurance choice, Clearing, Postgraduate etc.,
  • Apply by 30th June to be guaranteed accommodation - Unconditional & Conditional students only. However, we must stress that we do NOT guarantee any particular residence.
  • You can still apply after the 30th June, but will be allocated in accordance with the Clearing and Late Applicants guide.
  • We allocate students based on their choice for accommodation, the date of the application, the date of the results and any special requirement/disability.  
  • Confused by some of the terminologies? Click here for a brief UCAS guide.

Clearing & Late Applicants

  • Late applicants are any students applying after the 30th June.
  • In September 2017, we housed over 800 students that applied on or after 'A' level results day and assisted a further 300 to secure accommodation with our Housing Fayre.
  • Once you have confirmed Swansea as your Firm, Insurance or Clearing university, you should apply for accommodation.
  • All students are able to apply for accommodation as soon as they receive a Swansea University 6 digit student number.
  • Unfortunately, we do not guarantee students in this category accommodation. However, for any students that we are unable to house in university accommodation, we will assist them with our Housing Fayre that we run each year. 

Returning / Continuing Students

  • If you suspend your studies before 1st February in your first year, you are eligible to reapply for University and can apply online as a new undergraduate.
  • Applications are open from February to 30th June.
  • The sooner you apply, the sooner you can confirm your accommodation.
  • Keep an eye on your accommodation account as we will send out offers monthly up until 'A' Level results.


Apply as soon as you know you want accommodation.

  • To be considered for university accommodation, make your application as soon as possible.
  • Offers are made in date order of application once your offer from the University becomes unconditional.
  • If you have your results and your University offer is unconditional before July, you will get an accommodation offer normally within a month of application.
  • If you are waiting on a Visa/Cas Letter, please advise us when you receive this.

For more information please see: Postgraduate & International Students

Apply Online: Step by Step

Before you start

You should have already read Our Residences to see what is on offer before you make your application. Don't miss this step as you could end up with accommodation that is not suitable for you!

Once you know where you want to live, follow steps 1, 2 & 3 to guide you through creating an accommodation account and then submitting an application.

The process is self-explanatory but if you would to read in detail, click on Step 1. for more information, or Click here to go straight to Applying for Accommodation
If you have any issues along the way, click here for more help!

Step 1. Register

STEP 1. Register for an Accommodation Account

  • Always use the Back and Next Icons on the page and NOT the Back or Forward on your browser.
  • To apply for accommodation, you will first need to Register for an accommodation account.
  • Click 'Create an account' in the blue box as shown: 

Front Page

  • You will then need to enter your Student Number, Surname & Date of Birth.

Register Details

  • Check your details then click next
  • Enter your email address. Don't use one that you won't be able to access in a year, such as a school address
  • Create a Username (an email address is usually the easiest to remember)
  • Then create a Password. Choose 1 you will remember!

Register Details 2

  • In order to continue, you will need to click on a link that will be sent to your email address within 24 hours (as it expires!)
  • Once logged in, your Accommodation Account Hub Page will look like this:
  • You will then need to click on the 'Application'  Icon as circled in red below

Application Page

Now click on Step 2.


Step 2. Start Applying

STEP 2. You can now start making your application


Check your details, then complete your Emergency Contact Information

Details 2


 At the bottom of the 'Your Details' page, you will see Student Category. It is very important that you choose the correct Category to see the options available to you or that you are eligible to apply for.

Student CatagoryInformation for Student 

Student Categories:

  • FAMILY ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED - Any category of student that needs family accommodation
  • UNDERGRADUATE (1st Degree)
  • RETURNER 2nd, 3rd Year Students - For students already studying at Swansea
  • POSTGRAD (Masters Course) /  PhD Student
  • HEALTH SCIENCE COURSE (Nurse, Midwife, etc.,)
  • OTHER / Part-Year, ELTS, Exchange etc.,? 

Now click on Step 3.

Step 3. Make & Submit application

STEP 3. Make your accommodation choices  

This is what the screen will look like. Click on the various areas for more information.

Preferences circled

The next screen will allow you to make specific requests such as Quiet, Alcohol-free and Single Sex.


Once you have completed this part you will be able to submit your application.

If you are having any issues please see Problems Logging In?

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The Process

 The Process