Apply for Accommodation

Apply Online: Step by Step

Before you start

Once you have a Student Number (e.g. 123456) you can apply for accommodation. 

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

Requests will be considered where possible, in some cases, it may not be possible to allocate you to your request as the type, year and age of student may not be appropriate.  Types of accommodation change from year to year, for example, if a hall is set out as Quiet this year it does not necessarily mean that it will be the same next year.

Types of accommodation change from year to year, for example, if a hall is set out as Quiet this year it does not necessarily mean that it will be the same next year.

Click on Step 1 for more information or Click here to go straight to Applying for Accommodation

Step 1.

STEP 1. Creating your Accommodation Account

  • To apply for accommodation you will first need to Register.
  • Click 'create an account' and then enter your Student Number, Surname & Date of Birth.
  • The Web page will look like this sample below: 

Log In / RegisterClick on Step 2


Step 2.

STEP 2. Confirming your email address:

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.


 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 Categories.

  • EXCHANGE/ Part-Year Course - For students studying at Swansea either from another university or planning on going to another University
  • UNCONDITIONAL (Offer to Study) - for Undergraduates not waiting on ANY results and have accepted a Firm offer to study
  • RETURNER/ CONTINUING Students - Have Studied at Swansea and wish to live in accommodation for another year.
  • CONDITIONAL(Offer to Study) - for Undergraduates waiting on results before you have a firm offer to study
  • INSURANCE (Offer to Study) - Swansea is your 2nd choice university.
  • POSTGRAD / PhD Student - Studying for a Masters or a PhD.
  • Medical (Nurse, Midwife, Medic etc.,) - Students tend to be on a NON-standard start and end date due to an early start and late end dates.

Now Click on Step 3

Step 3.

STEP 3. Make your accommodation choices  

Once you have logged in you will be able to click on the areas (circled in red) for more information on the site. and those circled in yellow to add to a comparison list or choose the accommodation.

This is what the screen will look like:

Accommodation Choices

You are now ready to apply for accommodation!
Click button - Apply Now


  • If you have forgotten your details click Reset Password
  • Do not access the site from more than 1 device at a time.  Switching devices without disconnecting all devices from the internet will take you to the same page and you will not be able to reset your details.
  • Completely rebooting all devices at the same time will rectify this issue.
  • We Recommend Using:  Google Chrome Or Safari Browsers for Applying
  • Students Applying From China May Need To Use Baidu Or Other Supported Browsers


 Click here to find out What happens next.‌

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.
  • 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

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 open in February and you will be able to apply until the 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.


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.
  • If you are waiting on a Visa/Cas Letter please advise us when you receive this.

For more information please see: Postgraduate & International Students

The Process

‌ Application Process flow chart