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Applying for Accommodation

The Process:

‌ Application Process flow chart

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When to apply for accommodation

Un/Conditional & Insurance

  • Apply as soon as you have a student number, don't wait till you receive your results! Even if we are your Insurance choice.
  • 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 above.
  • 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 2016 we housed over 790 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. 
  • Clearing Accommodation Information

Suspended Studies

  • If you suspend your studies before 1st February in your first year you are eligible to reapply for University residence when you recommence your studies.
  • Apply online as a new undergraduate 


Once you are accepted to study at Swansea, we will send you information that includes your 6 digit student number which you can then use to complete your application online by clicking here.

  • 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.

For more information please see: Postgraduate & International Students

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