Accommodation Guarantee 2021-22

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University Accommodation Guarantee 2021-22

If you are applying and studying full time for the full academic year at The University of Sheffield, then you are guaranteed university accommodation as long as you apply by the 31 August 2021 and you are guaranteed to live with University of Sheffield students.  Please read the guarantee in full before applying for accommodation.

Undergraduate First Year Students:

If you make The University of Sheffield your firm choice through UCAS, you will be guaranteed a study bedroom in University owned or partnership accommodation provided;

  • you apply through UCAS and make Sheffield your firm choice of University by the 30 June 2021 and you accept a full time academic place of study before 6 July 2021.
  • you apply for University owned or partnership accommodation before the 21 July 2021

If you apply to study at The University of Sheffield through insurance, clearing or adjustment or did not to apply by the 21 July 2021, you are guaranteed a study bedroom in University owned or partnership accommodation provided:

  • you apply for University owned or partnership accommodation from the 10 August 2021 (for UK students A level results day) and no later than the 31 August 2021
  • you hold an unconditional offer of study at The University Sheffield by 31 August 2021

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 2021
  • you apply for accommodation by the 31 August 2021 and have met the conditions of your course and used your CAS number (if applicable) no later than the 31 August 2021
  • All Postgraduates are guaranteed accommodation suitable for single occupancy in subsequent years if attending a full time academic course

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 semester 1 are not guaranteed accommodation.  Study bedrooms are available; applications must be submitted before the 21 July 2021 to be considered.

Students with family members can apply to live in one of our family properties. If you wish to be considered for family accommodation, please submit your application no later than the 31 August 2021. Family accommodation is not guaranteed.

General information relating to the guarantee and subsequent offer of accommodation

  • Undergraduate students can apply for University accommodation on-line from mid-March 2021 for students holding an Unconditional Firm (UF) offer of study and all students holding a Conditional Firm (CF) application.  When applying you will be able to self-select a room based on room type and choose a location.  The self-selection option will end on 12 May 2021 and students applying after this date will no longer be able to self-select a room and will need to choose a preference of room type and location and rooms will then be allocated according to preference by the accommodation team.  For UF students if you apply before the 12 May 2021 you will also reserve your room when you apply by paying £150 deposit and setting up your payment plan, which is the means by which you will pay the rent in 2021-22.  For CF students offers of accommodation will be made following A level results day.
  • Undergraduate student that did not hold an offer of accommodation or did not apply before the 21 July 2021 will be able to apply after the 10 August 2021.  When applications do open you will be able to choose a preference of room type and locations and rooms will be allocated according to preference and availability by the accommodation team.  Once allocated you will be sent an offer of accommodation when accepting this offer you will need to pay £150 deposit and set up a payment plan, which is the means by which you will pay the rent in 2021-22.
  • Postgraduate students can apply for University accommodation on-line from mid-March 2021 for students holding an Unconditional Accept (UA) offer. When applying you will be able to self-select a room based on room type and choose a location.  The self-selection option will end on 12 May 2021 and students applying after this date will no longer be able to self-select a room and will need to choose a preference of room type and location and rooms will then be allocated according to preference by the accommodation team.  For UA students if you apply before the 12 May 2021 you will also reserve your room when you apply by paying £150 deposit and setting up your payment plan, which is the means by which you will pay the rent in 2021-22.
  • Postgraduate student can apply for University accommodation on line from mid-March 2021 and for students holding a Conditional Accept (CA) when applying you will need to choose a preference of room type and location and rooms and will then be allocated according to preference by the accommodation team.  This will happen once your offer changes to Unconditional.  Self-selection is not available.
  • Students who decline the offer of accommodation or fail to accept 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 application will be required.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students that apply for accommodation after the 31 August 2021 are not guaranteed accommodation however; applications will still be accepted and accommodation offered apply depending on availability.

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