Accommodation

We want to make the move from home to university as smooth as possible for you if you've chosen to live in our halls.

Your health, safety and wellbeing are our top priority in our halls of residence. We've made a number of changes in response to COVID-19, so that we can ensure our residents are safe, secure and comfortable for your arrival. 

How do I apply for University accommodation?

You can apply for University accommodation by completing an online application. Applying is free but if you wish to accept an offer of accommodation you'll need to make an Advance Licence Fee Payment of £400 to secure your room. You'll need a valid email address to complete the application and a valid University of Manchester ID number which will be on your offer letter. Further information can be found on our accommodation webpages.

Will I be able to move into University accommodation in time for the start of the year?

We have one of the largest university-owned accommodation provisions in the UK, much of which has remained open throughout the current pandemic providing excellent support and a vibrant community for those students who have remained with us here at Manchester. We're confident that with this experience, our halls and residences teams are fully prepared for the next academic year and that all the right safety measures are in place ready for students to arrive. We've adjusted our residences contract terms, to provide maximum flexibility for any further disruption that may occur during your time in University accommodation.

With our accommodation guarantee you can apply for a place in halls with the reassurance that your Advance Licence Fee Payment is fully refundable should you be unable to take up your offer to study at Manchester.

You can apply for University accommodation by completing an online application. Applying is free but if you wish to accept an offer of accommodation you'll need to make an Advance Licence Fee Payment to secure your room. Further information can be found on our accommodation webpages.

International students who have booked University Halls of Residence and are required by the UK government to quarantine on arrival, will be able to arrive two weeks in advance of their accommodation contract start date in September with no additional charge for accommodation provided during this period. We also are working with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Manchester Airports Group and major airlines with flights into Manchester to ensure there is capacity for students to arrive on campus in time for the start of the academic year.

Is the University able to support me if I need to quarantine on arrival in the UK?

We'll be closely following the UK government’s advice with regard to any quarantine requirements for inbound travellers to the UK in order to understand any impact it may have upon our new and returning students by September/October 2020. We're working hard to make sure that any appropriate arrangements will be in place to support our students.

Coronavirus regulations mean that individuals must self-isolate for 14 days if they enter the UK from a country outside the common travel area.

The government is satisfied that it is now safe to ease these measures in England and has introduced travel corridors for some countries and territories. The UK government has released a list of countries where visitors to England do not have to self-isolate on arrival if these are the only places you have been to or stopped in during the previous 14 days.

Students whose permanent domicile is within countries required by the UK government to quarantine on arrival and who have booked University Halls of Residence will be able to arrive two weeks in advance of their accommodation contract start date in September with no additional charge for accommodation prior to the contract start date.

We also are working with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Manchester Airports Group and major airlines with flights into Manchester to ensure there is capacity for students to arrive on campus in time for the start of the academic year.

Will accommodation still be guaranteed if I come later or defer the offer?

Yes, accommodation is guaranteed if the application is received by the Accommodation Office before 31 August of the year of entry.

If I check-in late, can I get a refund for the part of the tenancy period that I missed?

Technically no, there isn’t a refund for the part of the tenancy missed. If you think that you're going to arrive late (a week to ten days past their contract start date) it is better to let the accommodation office know of your expected arrival date. The existing offer of accommodation will be removed and a new offer made for when you plan to arrive and in that way they will only pay from the date your new contract starts.

Is my Advance Licence Fee Payment fully refundable if I'm unable to take up my offer?

It's understandable that you may have concerns over your University accommodation, so we're happy to confirm that contract terms are being adjusted to provide maximum flexibility for any further disruption that may occur during your time in Halls. With our accommodation guarantee you can apply for a place in Halls with the reassurance that your Advance Licence Fee Payment is fully refundable should you be unable to take up your offer to study at Manchester.

You can apply for University accommodation by completing an online application. Applying is free but if you wish to accept an offer of accommodation you'll need to make an Advance Licence Fee Payment of £400 to secure your room. You'll need a valid email address to complete the application and a valid University of Manchester ID number which will be on your offer letter. Further information can be found on our accommodation webpages.