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Application and offer process

If you’re starting your studies in September we’ll send you an email in January asking you to complete an online application form. We are unable to guarantee preferences but the information supplied will help the Accommodation Centre to allocate rooms.

New students who have applied for accommodation, met the conditions of their course offer and confirmed their place at Brunel by 29 August 2019 will be accommodated on campus. If you apply for accommodation after 29 August 2019, it may take longer for us to find you a room on campus. But we have plenty of private housing options if you miss out, or you are welcome to add your name to the waiting list for a campus room.

Undergraduate students

Students awaiting A-Level results
You should expect to receive an offer of accommodation shortly after the release of A-level results. We hope to have allocated most students by the first Wednesday in September.

Students with unconditional firm offers
If you’ve  firmly accepted an unconditional offer and have submitted your online application for accommodation, you should expect to have received your allocation email by the second week in August.

Students who apply for accommodation or met their conditions after 29 August 2019
If you’ve firmly accepted an unconditional offer or submitted your online application for accommodation after 29 August 2019, it may take longer for us to find you a room on campus. But we have plenty of private housing options if you miss out, or you are welcome to add your name to the waiting list for a campus room. 

Postgraduate students

Students with unconditional firmly accepted offers
Full-time postgraduate and research students who have firmly accepted an unconditional offer and who have applied for accommodation by 29 August 2019 should expect to receive their allocation email by the second week in September.

Students waiting to meet the conditions of their offer
You should confirm your results to the University as soon as possible and firmly accept the place offered. You’ll be allocated accommodation once you’ve accepted your offer with the University, have an unconditional firm place and have submitted an online application form.

Applying for accommodation after 29 August 2019
If you apply for accommodation after 29 August 2019, it may take longer for us to find you a room on campus. But we have plenty of private housing options if you miss out, or you are welcome to add your name to the waiting list for a campus room.

Clearing/Adjustment students

Students entering the University through clearing/adjustment should visit the Accommodation Centres clearing/adjustment page for further information.

Deferred entry students

If you’ve accepted your offer at Brunel but have chosen to defer a year, you’ll need to submit a new accommodation application for the year you’ve deferred to.

International students

If you are an Exchange/Erasmus, LBIC, English@Brunel or Pre-sessional please visit the International students page for further information.

You’ll receive your Licence Agreement by email. The Licence Agreement is your offer of accommodation and you’ll need to confirm your room by the deadline shown. If you think your allocation email may arrive while you are away, please ensure that someone responsible is able to deal with the paperwork/emails in your absence so that you do not lose your allocation. Without payment and acceptance by the deadline date your room offer would be withdrawn and offered to another student.

To secure your accommodation you will need to:

  • Accept your Licence Agreement online before the deadline date stated in your allocation email
  • Pay the accommodation deposit online - £350 (2019/20 single rooms)

Before accepting you should make sure you read, understand and agree to the terms of the Residence Regulations and the Licence Agreement as, together, they create legally binding obligations. The Licence Agreement and the Residence Regulations are governed by English Law which international students may find quite different to the law that applies in their own country. Take advice before signing if you feel you need it.

For further information about the stages of your application, please see the Accommodation Application Journey.

If you did not apply for campus accommodation prior to the start of session but now wish to do so please note the following:

  • Our campus rooms are usually oversubscribed and therefore the Accommodation Centre operates a waiting list for rooms after term has started.
  • If you would like to add your details to this waiting list please go to http://accom.brunel.ac.uk/apply.

If you have already applied for accommodation for session 2019/20 your details will automatically be placed on the term-time waiting list once session has started. You are welcome to contact the Accommodation Centre to check on your progress at any time.

You will not be required to pay a booking fee in advance however if you are offered a room you will be asked to pay a £350 deposit and a proportion of the rent in advance depending on the date the room is available. A member of the Accommodation Centre Team will confirm the amounts with you when an offer is made. Offers are made by telephone so it is important when completing your application that you provide a contact number that we are able to get through to you on easily. You will normally be asked to secure this room with the required payments the same day and the room is likely to be ready for you to move into the next day.

Offers of accommodation will be made in accordance with the Accommodation Policy. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee when we will be able to offer campus rooms as we are dependent on rooms becoming available however we will contact you as soon as a suitable room comes up.

Applying for next session

The deadline for single room applications for session 2019/20 was on Thursday 31 January 2019. 

Applications for session 2020/21 will be available at https://accom.brunel.ac.uk/apply from December 2019. All room offers are subject to availability.

Brunel Student Lettings is also available to help and assist students with local housing, and you can contact them by email.

Undergraduates

Campus accommodation is allocated in accordance with the University Accommodation Policy. The Policy gives priority to students in their first year of registration in full-time study for the full session and then to final year students. It is reviewed annually for the next academic session.

Applications will be available online from December and all eligible students are emailed a reminder to apply in December.

Postgraduates

Postgraduate students on Social Work courses are eligible to apply for campus accommodation for their second year of study.

Applications will be available online from December and all eligible students are emailed a reminder to apply in December.

Researchers

Campus accommodation for full-time and full-fee paying research students is available during the 2nd and 3rd year of research.

Applications will be available online from December and all eligible students are emailed a reminder to apply in December.

Part-time students

Undergraduate part-time students are unable to apply for accommodation on campus due to high demand from full-time students. However if you would like to add your details to a waiting list please email bac@brunel.ac.uk with your details.

If you are a part-time postgraduate or research student please contact the Accommodation Centre for more information.

Students in continuation

Students in continuation (part or full session) are classed as low priority due to their fee status and campus accommodation offers are subject of availability.

Temporarily withdrawn and in abeyance

Students who are temporarily withdrawn or in abeyance but are returning for session 2019/20 as full-time full fee paying students are eligible to apply for campus accommodation. Before you are able to apply online for a campus room the Accommodation Centre will need to seek evidence from your department that you will be returning as a full-time, full-fee paying student and to which level of study you are expected to return. If you wish to apply for accommodation please email bac@brunel.ac.uk. Once we have received this confirmation the Accommodation Centre will activate your online application for you to submit. It is important that you do this as early as possible to ensure that you do not miss the application deadlines.