Guarantee

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.

2019-20 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 2019 and you accept a full time academic place of study before 6 July 2019.
  • You hold an unconditional offer of study at The University Sheffield by 31 August 2019.
  • You applied for University owned or partnership accommodation from March 2019 onwards and apply before 12 noon on the 31 July 2019.

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 apply for University owned or partnership accommodation from the 15 August 2019 and no later than the 31 August 2019.
  • You hold an unconditional offer of study at The University Sheffield by 31 August 2019.
Postgraduate Students

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

  • You firmly accept an offer of study at the University of Sheffield on an award-bearing course by the 31 July 2019.
  • You apply for accommodation by the 31 August 2019 and have met the conditions of your course and used your CAS number (if applicable) no later than the 31 August 2019.
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 accommodation in University or Partnership accommodation if you apply no later than 31 July 2019.

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 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 before the 31 July 2019.
  • Students with family members can apply to live in one of our family properties, but accommodation is not a guarantee and is popular. If you wish to be considered for family accommodation, please submit your application no later than the 31 August 2019.
  • Student attending short course or have start dates other than September can apply for accommodation and depending on availability accommodation will be offered.

General information relating to the guarantee and subsequent offer of accommodation.

  • University accommodation applications are accepted on-line and from March to 31 May 2019, students will be able to self-select a room based on room type and choose a location. For all applications received after the 31 May 2019 student will no longer be able to self-select a room when applying and will need to choose a preference of room type and location and rooms will be allocated according to preference.
  • Students who decline the offer of accommodation made by Accommodation Services whether it is University owned or partnership accommodation or fail 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 subsequently University or partnership accommodation is required a new applications will be needed.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students that apply for accommodation after the 31 August 2019 are not guaranteed accommodation however; they can still apply depending on availability.
  • For Student Attending University of Sheffield International College (USIC) accommodation is guaranteed to students under 18 year as long as the application is received 3 weeks prior to the course start date.
  • All Post Graduate are guaranteed accommodation suitable for single occupancy in subsequent years if attending a full time academic course