Apply for accommodation

Find out everything you need to know about applying for accommodation at Manchester, including how and when to apply.

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Before you apply

We guarantee an offer of a room in University halls of residence to all undergraduate, international postgraduate and visiting or exchange students who meet certain criteria.

There are a few essential things to do before starting your application, you’ll need to:

How to apply

  1. As soon as you have an offer to study at The University of Manchester, you can apply for accommodation using our online application form.
  2. Register for an account using your University ID number (found on your offer letter) and a valid email address.
  3. Follow the steps and select your five preferences of halls.
  4. If you have physical or mental health needs that impact your accommodation requirements, you’ll be able to indicate this on the initial application form. We’ll then send you a link to a separate form to complete to provide more information about the support you need. If you’d like to discuss your options, please email
  5. Submit your application before 31 August (31 July for exchange or visiting students) of the year you intend to start your course.

You have until 29 July 2023 to make changes to your hall selection and can do so by logging into the accommodation application portal and re-selecting – you don’t need to create a new application.

Current students

If you're a registered University of Manchester student and wish to live in University accommodation for the 2023/24 academic year, the deadline is Wednesday, 15 February 2023. If you applied after the deadline, we'll only be able to consider it in September 2023 after new students have been allocated accommodation.