Applying for Accommodation

New Students

Applying, accepting, organising and preparing for University can seem like a daunting experience with all that you have to do, so we have put together a quick step guide to help:

1)    Apply to you university for your course, this is usually done through UCAS

  • Your 1st choice university is your Firm Choice
  • Your 2nd Place university is known as your Insurance Choice

2)    Make sure you apply for any funding that you may be eligible for: Student Finance

3)    If possible, visit us at one of our Open Days and take a tour of the accommodation. 

Apply for accommodation –

  • 1st Check out Our Residences – this along with the subsections will give you information on our different types of accommodation available to you, as well as Important dates, Residence Fees and Paying your accommodation.
  • Then Applying for Accommodation – this will tell you how to apply, what information is needed, what happens next and additional support available.
  • Then 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.
  • And don’t forget our all-important Information for Parents & Guardians let them know about the link and it may save some time!
  • If you still are confused about where to find the information we have a complete 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! 

And don’t forget if that is not enough you can always Tweet us a question on or give us a call!

The Online Application Process

Now you have hopefully decided on which residence best suits your budget and lifestyle, you can make an application for accommodation.

Once you have chosen your accommodation the Apply On-line Step by Step pages will guide you through setting up an accommodation account.

A few simple tips to help you secure the right accommodation!

  1. Apply yourself: or if someone is making the application for you, ensure they have all of your options in order and double check the confirmation email is all that you have applied for.
  2. Note ANY medical conditions: this includes anything that would have an effect on your accommodation should you not get allocated your 1st preference.  This information is strictly confidential and only used by the person allocating your accommodation.
  3. Note any specific requirements: such as is you have a preference on where you would like to be allocated, who you would like to be allocated with, please ensure that you both note this on your requests.
  4. All of the choices available: especially if you have chosen the most popular. If you have any preferences, request etc., please feel free to write it in the Specific Requirements box.
  5. Make sure you apply for the correct academic year of study otherwise your application could be missed. 
  6. Know what happens next?
  7. Any questions email:  

When to apply for accommodation

Unconditional, 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

Click Here to Apply

Clearing & Late applicants

  • In 2014 we housed over 300 Clearing Students
  • Late applicants are any students applying after the 30th June
  • Once you have confirmed Swansea as your clearing choice you can apply for accommodation.
  • Applications for clearing students open after 'A' Level results
  • Please apply by the 1st September

Click Here to Apply

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 

Click Here to Apply


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

Click Here to Apply