Our guarantee

Check to see if you are eligible for our accommodation guarantee.

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Undergraduate first year students September 2020/21

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. How you apply and what type of accommodation you are allocated to will depend on which route you chose.

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 made Sheffield your firm choice of University by the 30 June 2020 and accepted a full time academic place of study before 6 July 2020.
  • You hold an unconditional offer of study at The University Sheffield by 31 August 2020.
  • You applied for University owned or partnership accommodation from March 2020 onwards and applied before 12 noon on the 31 July 2020.

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 2020 and no later than the 31 August 2020.
  • You hold an unconditional offer of study at The University Sheffield by 31 August 2020.

Postgraduate students

All postgraduate students are guaranteed accommodation in University owned or partnership accommodation provided:

  • You firmly accepted 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 31 August 2020 and have met the conditions of your course and used your CAS number (if applicable) no later than the 31 August 2020.

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 provided you apply no later than 31 July 2020.


Students not guaranteed accommodation

  • 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 2020.
  • Students with family members can apply to live in one of our family properties, but accommodation is not a guarantee due to popular demand. If you wish to be considered for family accommodation, please submit your application no later than the 31 August 2020.
  • Student attending short courses or courses with start dates other than September can apply for accommodation and depending on availability accommodation will be offered.

General information

  • University accommodation applications are accepted on-line and from March to 31 May 2020, 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 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. Rooms will then 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 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 subsequent University or partnership accommodation is required a new application will be needed.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students that apply for accommodation after the 31 August 2020 are not guaranteed accommodation however they can still apply depending on availability. 
  • For students 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 postgraduate students are guaranteed accommodation suitable for single occupancy in subsequent years if attending a full time academic course

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