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Applications for accommodation 2016-17

Prospective undergraduates & postgraduates

Applications to live in University accommodation during the academic year 2016-17 are now open to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

If you are applying for accommodation as an insurance, clearing or adjustment student, please note that you will not be able to submit an application for accommodation until you hold a unconditional firm offer from UCAS to study at the University of Sheffield.

Please refer to the accommodation guarantee for further information.

Read the accommodation guarantee

Remember you can only submit an accommodation application if you have accepted your offer of a place to study at the University. It can take up to 48 hours for your student record to be updated, if after this time you cannot still apply for accommodation please contact the accommodation office at

Please note: accommodation is not allocated based on the application date.

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Immigration and visa information

Students with families

If you are an international student with dependants and you are applying for visas at the same time to enter the UK for the first time, you will not need to show proof of accommodation. However, if you wish to bring a dependent over to the UK later on, you are advised to provide evidence of suitable accommodation, such as a tenancy agreement.

Single students

If you are coming to the UK as a single student, immigration regulations do not require you to provide details of accommodation prior to a Visa being issued. If you are advised that this is a requirement, please contact the Student Services Department immediately on: