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Our Accommodation guarantee

Living in University accommodation is a great way to settle into your life as a student at the University of Sheffield and whether you are a Home, International, Undergraduate or Postgraduate student, as long as you meet a few conditions you are guaranteed accommodation.

2018-19 guarantee conditions

Undergraduate First Year Students

You are guaranteed accommodation if you made The University of Sheffield your firm choice through UCAS or you chose to join The University through insurance, clearing or adjustment. Depending on which route you chose will depend on how you apply and what type of accommodation you are allocated to. Please read the guarantee in full before applying for accommodation.

If you make The University of Sheffield your firm choice through UCAS, you are guaranteed a study bedroom in University owned or partnership accommodation provided you meet all the conditions below:-

  • You are a full-time student coming to Sheffield alone for the full academic year
  • You applied through UCAS and make Sheffield your firm choice of University by the 30 June 2018 and you accept a full time academic place of study before 6 July 2018.
  • You hold an unconditional offer of study at The University Sheffield by 31  August 2018.
  • You applied for University owned or partnership accommodation from March 2018 onwards and apply before 12 noon on the 31 July 2018.

If you apply to study at The University of Sheffield through insurance, clearing or adjustment or failed to meet the deadline dates above you are guaranteed a study bedroom in University owned or partnership accommodation provided:

  • You are a full-time student coming to Sheffield alone for the full academic year
  • You hold an unconditional firm place through UCAS.
  • You applied for University owned or partnership accommodation from the 16 August 2018 and no later than Friday 7 September 2018.
Postgraduate Students

All postgraduate (PGT & PGR) students are guaranteed accommodation in University owned or partnership accommodation provided:

  • You are a full time student coming to Sheffield alone for the full academic year.
  • You firmly accept an offer of study at the University of Sheffield on an award bearing course by the 31 July 2018.
  • You applied for accommodation by the 31 August 2018 and have met the conditions of your course and used your CAS number (if applicable) no later than the 31 August 2018.
  • All postgraduates are guaranteed accommodation in subsequent years if attending a further full academic year. 
All Study Abroad students and Full academic year ERASMUS students

If you are a Study Abroad Programme student coming to Sheffield for a full academic year or one semester, or an Erasmus student coming to Sheffield for a full academic year you are guaranteed a single occupancy student bedroom in University or Partnership accommodation if you apply no later than 31 July 2018.

Students not guaranteed accommodation

Not all students are guaranteed accommodation and it is therefore important that you read the guarantee in full.

Erasmus programme students

Erasmus programme students who require accommodation for only one semester are not guaranteed accommodation. A limited number of study bedrooms are available and if you wish to apply, applications must be submitted prior to the 31 July 2018.

Students with family members

Students with family members can apply to live in one of our family properties, but accommodation is not a guarantee and is popular so you need to plan in advance of arrival if you are coming with family/partners to study. If you wish to be considered for family accommodation, please submit your application prior to 31 July 2018.

If we are not able to offer you University accommodation we will support you in finding suitable accommodation for your family in Sheffield.

General information relating to the guarantee and subsequent offer of accommodation

  • Students who decline the offer of accommodation made by Accommodation Services whether it is University owned or partnership accommodation or fail to fully accept the accommodation offered by the closing date stated in the offer will forfeit the guarantee and the offer of accommodation will be withdrawn. If you then subsequently require University or partnership accommodation you will only be offered a room subject to availability
  • All undergraduate and postgraduate students that apply for accommodation after the 31 August 2018 are not guaranteed accommodation, however you can still apply and should accommodation be available then you will be allocated to a single study bedroom, depending on availability.