Apply for Accommodation

When to apply for accommodation

Un/Conditional & Insurance

  • Applications are open for: Unconditional, Conditional & Insurance students
  • Apply by 30th June to be guaranteed accommodation - Unconditional & Conditional students only
  • Applications received after the 30th June will be allocated in accordance with the Clearing and Late Applicants
  • Once you confirm Swansea as your 1st/2nd choice, the accommodation application process continues as shown in the accommodation process timeline
  • We allocate students based on their choice for accommodation, unfortunately we cannot guarantee a particular residence.

Clearing & Late Applicants

  • Late applicants are any students applying after the 30th June.
  • In 2015 we housed over 400 Clearing Students and assisted a further 200 to secure accommodation with our Housing Fair.
  • Once you have confirmed Swansea as your clearing choice you can apply for accommodation.
  • Clearing 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 Fair that we run each year. 

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 six 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 at this time

Applying for Accommodation

You can apply for accommodation as soon as you have a Swansea University Student Number, this applies to Unconditional, Conditional, Insurance and Clearing students. Do not wait until you get your results! 

1.   How? 

2.   Once you receive an offer accommodation?

  • What happens next will tell you when, how and the timeline of the process.
  • Make sure you are able to accept the offer at that time and pay the Reservation Deposit. See: Paying your Accommodation Fees
  • Once you accept your offer of accommodation, we have information on Preparing for Arrival and what you can expect when you arrive at university. How to get here and a host of information ranging from videos to our Facebook Pages.

3.  Before you leave for university!

If you still need more information please see our A-Z of Services that covers everything from Bus Timetables, find your neighbour Facebook Pages to how to connect to the Wireless when you get here! 

Click here for Videos and Virtual Tours 

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