Applying for University accommodation

Find out more about applying for University Accommodation for the 2023-24 academic year.


Applications for University Accommodation for the 2023-24 academic year are now open. 

You will receive an email from the Admissions team, once you have accepted your place of study, inviting you to book your accommodation online if the University of Sheffield is your Firm choice.

The application system has now switched over to preferences. 

When applying, you'll be asked to select three preferences for accommodation including a room type (en-suite, shared bathroom etc) and location (Ranmoor/Endcliffe and City). After A-Level results day, we’ll then look to place you in a room based on the information you have provided; we’ll always try to match you with your highest preferences in terms of room type, subject to availability.

English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC)

Applications are open for students coming to study at the English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) in June, July and August 2023.

You can find out more information on our dedicated accommodation webpages for ELTC students.

Book your ELTC pre-sessional accommodation

Families and couples

The Accommodation Office will give you every possible assistance to find suitable accommodation, but as demand for this type of accommodation is sometimes greater than the number of properties available, the University cannot guarantee that suitable housing will always be found.

For more information please contact the Accommodation Office via email on or by phone on +44 114 222 4488 (option 2).

University of Sheffield International College (USIC)

If your place at the University of Sheffield International College has been confirmed, you will be invited by email to apply for accommodation (you’ll need to wait for an email from ‘')

If you have confirmed your place at USIC and haven't received your invitation, please contact us by email:

View our dedicated USIC webpages for more information

How to apply for accommodation

  1. Set up your MUSE account (you’ll need to wait for an email from ‘’ which will invite you to activate your account’)
  2. Log in to MUSE and start your application for accommodation

It can take up to 48 hours once you have been offered and you have accepted the course to receive your MUSE log in details. Once you have your MUSE login details you can apply for your accommodation online. 

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If you experience any issues in creating your MUSE account, please click here.

Example of the message you might receive if you can't log in:

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