Apply Online: Step by Step

When to apply for accommodation

Unconditional, Conditional,Insurance

  • Applications open on 11th February for students holding a firm offer to study at the university.  This includes Unconditional, Conditional & Insurance students
  • Please do not apply before this date as your application will not be valid.
  • Apply by 30th June to be guaranteed accommodation - Unconditional & Conditional students only
  • Applications recieved 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 .

Clearing & Late applicants

  • In 2013 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 5th September

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 - applications open 5th February.


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.
  • You can apply online from 5th February
  • 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

Please read steps 1 to 3 before applying

To Apply -  You will need the following to hand:

  1. Your student number (this can be found on your offer letter/email to study from admissions)
  2. Date of birth in the following format (dd/mm/yyyy)
  3. Main Email address (please ensure that this will be active until arrival)
  4. Parent / Guardian email address
  5. Firm accommodation choices 

 STEP 1. Creating an accommodation account
  • To apply for accommodation you MUST FIRST 'create an accommodation account'.  Below is an example of what the on-line application page looks like:

Create Accommodation Account

  • Complete the required information such as your student number, surname and date of birth
  • Write down the Username and Password as you will need this at a later date to check on the status of your application.


  • Make a note of your username and your password, which should be an easy one to remember, such as your pets name, favourite band etc.,
  • Some students use their student number as the username and date of birth as a password.

STEP 2. Confirming your email address

  • Once registered you will then receive an email to (the account specified) to confirm the accommodation account - you MUST complete this process to proceed
  • You may need to close your web pages in order to go back to the applying page (as some computer settings remember the last page visited). 
  • Please be advised that if you are using Hotmail or a Company Account, the confirmation email may go into the 'Junk Mail' folder. Please register as a safe sender!

STEP 3. Make your accommodation choices

Confrmation Email










  • You will also receive a confirmation email outlining your choices.  Please keep this email safe for future reference.‌

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