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January Intake

Due to the high demand for accommodation amongst students in the main September intake, Brunel cannot guarantee availability at other points of the year. To check if rooms are available, or to add your details to the Accommodation Services waiting list please register on the accommodation website and Accommodation Services will contact you if suitable accommodation does become available. If you are unable to commute until a campus room becomes available or you are seeking accommodation with your family please contact Brunel Student Homes who will be happy to assist you in looking for local off-campus accommodation.

Main September Intake

New undergraduate, postgraduate, research and clearing students who have applied for accommodation; met the conditions of their course offer; and confirmed their acceptance of a place at Brunel by 1 September, will be accommodated on campus. Students who apply for accommodation after the 1 September will be allocated subject to availability. If you have completed an online application form and your application is successful, Accommodation Services will contact you by email at this stage with details of your room on campus.

We recommend that students apply for accommodation as early as possible as some room types are often oversubscribed.

Most students will receive an allocation email in August (undergraduate students will be contacted by email after A-level results are released). This will include instructions on how to accept your Licence Agreement online. At the same time, you will be asked to pay a £350 booking fee to secure your room offer by a stated deadline date.

You must accept the Licence Agreement and pay your booking fee by the deadline stated in the allocation email, or your room allocation would be cancelled.

Once you have accepted your Licence Agreement online you will receive an email containing your arrival instructions. This will include information such as where collect your keys and parking arrangements for arrival day.

If you have not requested a room on campus and would now like to do so, please submit an application form. You will be asked to create an account through which you will manage your accommodation throughout your studies.

To find out more about the application process and our accommodation facilities please visit accommodation at Brunel or visit the Accommodation Services Question and Answer Centre.

Late arrivals

If you wish to arrive after the start date of your Licence Agreement, please complete the Late Arrivals Request Form.  Any room found to be unoccupied seven days after the start of the Licence Agreement will be reallocated and the booking fee retained by the University.

Early arrivals

If you wish to move in early (for example if you are attending the international orientation programme) you can usually do so by completing an Early Arrival Request Form up to four days before main September move in date. Please note this is not applicable to January starters.


Before you arrive at Brunel to collect your keys please ensure that you complete your Residences E-induction . This will be available for you complete once you have been allocated and accepted your room online.

Residences Student Mentors

Each Hall of Residence has a team of Student Mentors – students who are employed by the University during term time throughout the year to help support and guide you during your stay. You will have the opportunity to meet them when you arrive. 

Living off campus

Either before your first year or in later years of study, you may decide to live off-campus. Whatever you’re looking for, your first port of call should be Brunel Student Homes at the Off-Campus Housing Office, which is dedicated to students’ needs. They have a number of options to help you find a great place to live, and they do not make any charges for their services. Call them on +44 (0)1895 266187 or visit the Housing Office web page for further advice or information.