Apply for accommodation

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

Online application form

Complete the online application form for halls accommodation – please note first-time users will need to register first so that you can create a password.

Apply online

Check my accommodation

If you have completed the online application form, then you can log in to your account by clicking the button below to see if you have received an offer.

Check my accommodation offer

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 (7 August for exchange or visiting students) of the year you intend to start your course.
  6. Use your login to revisit and check your application status.

You have until 5 August 2024 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 2024/25 academic year, the deadline is Thursday, 15 February 2024. If you apply after the deadline, we'll only be able to consider it in September 2024 after new students have been allocated accommodation