You should read the information and dates about your accommodation offer carefully, as you are required to complete certain actions in order to formally accept your room offer.
Please note that the application for accommodation for 2019 is now closed.
Frequently asked questions about accommodation offers:
What if I'm not happy with the room/residence I get offered?
Offers cannot be changed to another residence or room type. When we are making the accommodation offers all our rooms are under offer, so there is no capacity to move your offer to another room or residence.
We recommend that you accept your offer of accommodation so that you are guaranteed somewhere to live. Our transfers list will open after the first two weeks of term, is you are still unhappy with where you are living after that time, you can then apply for a transfer. New rooms starts to become available again after the first few weeks of term.
What if I've found someone to swap accommodation offers with?
We know that when the accommodation offers are made there can be a lot of chat on social channels about swapping your accommodation offer with another student, but it's important to know that we cannot facilitate these swaps.
We understand that this can be frustrating as swapping offer may seem like a simple request - however at the time of making the offfers, we are in the process of housing over 8000 students for the start of term. This is a huge task that involves a small team working long hours over several weeks, and we do not have the resource available to adminster requests to swap offers.
At this stage, the priority for any rooms that do become become available is given to students with health needs and/or disabilities.
I wanted an en suite but didn't get one, can I still get one?
Each year the number of applicants for en suite rooms is higher than the number of en suite rooms that are available. In 2018 we had around 2200 en suite rooms available, and received 3000 applications for them. This means that unfortunately, some people who have applied for an en suite will not be offered one. We are not able to move you to an en suite because at this stage they have all been allocated.
I've been offered a temporary shared room, what does that mean?
We occasionally need to double up some rooms at the start of term. In 2017 a total of 150 students had to share a room at the very start of term. By the end of November, all students who wanted their own room had been moved. Some of these temporary sharers chose to stay sharing for the rest of the academic year.
If your offer is for a temporary share, please do keep an open mind. These temporary shares are very short-term, can be a great way to meet new people at University and, because you pay a reduced fee while sharing, it's a cost-saving option too. Find out more about temporary shares.
I've accepted my accommodation offer, what happens next?
Once you've accepted your offer, naturally you'll start to think about moving in to your new home! Your offer will contain a lot of information about your new residence, including the terms and conditions of living in University-allocated accommodation and the rules and regulations for your residence. You should take the time to read this information before you arrive so that you know what is expected of you as a tenant of the University. Visit the online guide page for your residence for all the information about living in your residence and moving in with us.
At the end of August you'll receive a link to our online induction to living in University allocated accommodation. Visit our arrivals and moving in page for more information and the next steps for you to think about.
You don't need to pay any accommodation fees at this stage, as long as you have accepted your offer of accommodation you will receive an invoice after you have fully registered at University.
I'm a non-guaranteed student, will I get an accommodation offer?
We realise that this is an anxious time for you but please try not to worry. Visit our non-guaranteed page for more information on what is available and your other accommodation options.
If you have any questions about your undergraduate accommodation offer the best way to contact us is by phone. For contact details and the opening times of our phone line, please visit our contacts page. Please have your University of Bristol student number ready, to enable us to speed up your enquiry.