Apply Online: Step by Step

Apply Online: Step by Step

Before you start

Any student with a Student Number (e.g. 123456) can apply for accommodation. Always have your Student Number ready when contacting Residential Services.

To apply for accommodation you will need to create an Accommodation Account, to do this you will need the following details:

  1. Your 6 digit university student number (e.g. 123456) this can be found on your offer letter/email to study from admissions.
  2. An Email address please ensure that this will be active until after you plan on arriving. Do not use a school account that you will not be able to access in the future.
  3. Parent / Guardian email address and contact details, we will be sending emails to this address at certain times of the year.
  4. A Reservation Deposit of £350.00 for 2017 will be required and needs to be paid within 7 days of the offer of accommodation.

Once you know where you want to live, 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.

Now 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.‌