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How to apply for accommodation at Northumbria University

Accommodation bookings for September 2024 are now open. Please visit the Accommodation Section of the Student Portal to browse availability and make a booking.

Additional building options will be released in January 2024. Please continue to check the Student Portal for more information or contact the Accommodation Team for assistance.

We encourage students to book accommodation early and always in advance of travelling to Northumbria University.

If you have any questions regarding accommodation, please contact the accommodation team at rc.accommodation.office@northumbria.ac.uk

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If you apply early in the academic year you benefit from our real-time self-selection system and can follow the below booking process:

1. Confirm your course offer with Northumbria University.

If you are applying via UCAS, please log into your UCAS Hub and ensure your course offer is updated. If you are applying via Clearing or Adjustment, please log into UCAS Track and refer yourself to confirm your course offer. Please note this might take up-to 48h to be updated on the University system. 

If you are a direct entry applicant, please visit the Applicant Portal to review and accept your course offer. To learn more about the process and the required steps, you can visit the After You Apply page. 

2. Visit the Student Portal and log in to the Accommodation section where you can start your booking.

Wait up-to 48 hours for your course acceptance to be recorded and using your applicant portal login details (you will have received this via email when you applied) select the Accommodation section to start your application.

Top Tip: Make sure you register with your personal email address and not one associated to a school/college. School/College email addresses are often closed after you leave and can delay the process.

Lost your login details? Get in touch with our team by calling 0191 227 4209 or contact the IT team using IT Chat

3. Select your bedroom.

Be in control of your accommodation and be able to select the most suitable bedroom for your preferences. Browse room availability in real time and self-select the exact location of your bedroom based on true building floor plans. See information about other residents and live with like minded people. We recommend booking accommodation early to ensure you can secure your top preference for accommodation. 

Did you know, if you click on an occupied space during the bedroom selection process, you can see that persons age, course, nationality and flat preference.

4. Complete your contract 

Room offers are sent via email, please check your inbox regularly, as well the spam/junk folder. You are required to sign a tenancy agreement to accept and confirm your accommodation booking. This is completed online and you receive a confirmation email with all relevant documents.

Top Tip: Make sure you read your contract carefully as it is a legally binding contract. If you don’t understand anything, get in touch, we will be happy to run through it with you.

5. Pay your advance rent payment

The final step of your booking is making an advance rent payment of £250. Once the payment has been made, the room is secured for you. This payment is part of your total accommodation cost and is used towards your final rent payment.
Once you've completed the process above, the room is secured for you. You will also get access to our dedicated Facebook groups to help you connect with flatmates before you arrive.

  

Your data will be processed in accordance with our accommodation Privacy Notice. By submitting your application you are confirming that you have read this privacy notice.


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