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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.

2017-18 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, from 18 September 2017 to 9 June 2018.
  • You apply through UCAS and make Sheffield your firm choice of University by the 30 June 2017 and you accept a full time academic place of study before 6 July 2017.
  • You hold an unconditional offer of study at The University Sheffield by 31 August 2017.
  • You apply for University owned or partnership accommodation from March 2017 all applications must be received before 2pm on the 31 July 2017.

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, from 18 September 2017 to 9 June 2018.
  • You hold an unconditional firm place through UCAS.
  • You apply for University owned or partnership accommodation from the 17 August 2017 and no later than the 31 August 2017.
Postgraduate Students

New for 2017 - deadline to apply for University accommodation has now been extended to 31 August 2017 for all Postgraduate students who have been offered a place at The University of Sheffield.

Make sure that you apply for University accommodation by 31 August to guarantee somewhere to live when you arrive in September. We can't wait to have you with us!

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, from 18 September 2017 to 9 June 2018.
  • You firmly accept an offer of study at the University of Sheffield on an award bearing course by the 31 July 2017.
  • You apply for accommodation by the 31 July 2017 and have met the conditions of your course and used your CAS number (if applicable) no later than the 6 August 2017.
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 2017.

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 2017.

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 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 single accommodation is allocated at random through our automated allocation system to ensure that offers of accommodation are as fair as possible. Some accommodation is inevitably more popular than others, which means we do not guarantee you your application preferences or if you have requested mixed sex that you will be allocated mixed sex accommodation.
  • All undergraduate students that apply for accommodation after the 31 August 2017 and postgraduates that apply after the 31 July 2017 are not guaranteed accommodation however you can still apply and should accommodation be available then you will be allocated to a single study bedroom but the choice will be limited and you may need to seek alternative accommodation in the private sector