Our guarantee 2020/21

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If you are applying and studying full time for the full academic year at The University of Sheffield then you will be guaranteed accommodation and guaranteed to live with University of Sheffield students. Please read the guarantee in full before applying for accommodation.

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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 2020 and you accept a full time academic place of study before 6 July 2020.
  • you hold an unconditional offer of study at The University Sheffield by 7 September 2020
  • you apply for University owned or partnership accommodation before the 31 July 2020

If you apply to study at The University of Sheffield through insurance, clearing or adjustment or did not to apply by the 31 July 2020, you are guaranteed a study bedroom in University owned or partnership accommodation provided:

  • you apply for University owned or partnership accommodation from the 13 August 2020 (for UK students A level results day) and no later than the 7 September 2020

  • you hold an unconditional offer of study at The University Sheffield by 7 September 2020

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 2020

  • you apply for accommodation by the 1 October for October start PG course and have met the conditions of your course and used your CAS number (if applicable) no later than the 1 October for October start.

  • All Post graduates 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 only one semester are not guaranteed accommodation. Study bedrooms are available and if you wish to apply, applications must be submitted before the 31 August.

Students with family members can apply to live in one of our family properties, but accommodation is not guarantee and is popular. If you wish to be considered for family accommodation, please submit your application no later than the 31 August 2020.

Students attending short course or have start dates other than September can apply for accommodation and depending on availability, accommodation will be available.

General information relating to the guarantee and subsequent offer of accommodation

  • Undergraduate students can apply for University accommodation on-line from mid March 2020 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. For all applications received after the 31 May 2020 students 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 then be allocated according to preference by the accommodation team. For UF students if you apply before the 31 May 2020 you will also reserve your room when you apply by paying £150 deposit and setting up your payment plan.

  • Postgraduate students can apply for University accommodation on-line from January 2020 for students holding an Unconditional Accept (UA) offer of study and for all students holding ConditionalAccept(CA)applications will open in March 2020. For all applications received after the 31 May 2020 students 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 then be allocated according to preference by the accommodation team. For UA students if you apply before the 31 May 2020 you will also reserve your room when you apply by paying £150 deposit and setting up your payment plan.

  • Students who decline the offer of accommodation made by Accommodation Services whether it is University owned or partnership accommodation or fail to 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 application will be required

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students that apply for accommodation after the 7 September 2020 are not guaranteed accommodation however; they can still apply depending on availability.

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