No. You should apply as soon as the Admissions Office sends your username and password, this is generated once you accept your offer to study at Queen Mary. You will not be expected to accept your offer of housing until after you get your results.
No. We designate certain building for each type of student. Sometimes we may allocate mature undergraduates/exchange students who are over 22 years old with postgraduates, but generally they are kept separate.
No, all applications must now be made online. For further information, deadlines and housing policy please visit our page on .
You can only apply for Accommodation if you have accepted a place to study at the University; you must have accepted a Conditional or Unconditional (Firm) offer to apply for Accommodation online.
There may be a few hours delay in you being able to apply for housing after you receive your login details from Admissions (Please take this delay into consideration if you will be applying close to our stated deadlines). If you experience any significant delay, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have submitted your housing application, you will receive an email confirmation from Housing Services.
Yes - you are now able to amend your application form once it has been submitted. This is to ensure that you are happy with your selected preferences before an offer of accommodation is sent to you.
Unfortunately, we cannot change any details that you provided to UCAS/QMUL’s Admissions and Recruitment Office. You will need to officially change your details via www.ucas.com and you will also have to check that your details have been updated with QMUL’s Admissions and Recruitment Office. If you have changed your parental home address from the one that is on your UCAS/direct university application, in order for your accommodation application to be reviewed you will also be required to provide Housing Services with:
a) Proof of the completion of sale of the current permanent home address or proof of the letting of the property to a new tenant (if the home address is rented) and
b) If your parents are re-locating within the British Isles, proof of the new address and your registration with a doctor at the new address.
c) If your parents are re-locating abroad, copies of their visas or permission to work and letter from new employer confirming their contract.
Once the necessary documentation is received your application will be reviewed.
We begin room allocations in mid July and this process continues throughout the rest of the summer, in numerous rounds of allocations.
QMUL student accommodation is oversubscribed and whilst you are asked to prioritise your preferences, no guarantees are made. All allocations are made at the sole discretion of the College. Please note that if you reject your offer of accommodation your application will be placed on a wait list until all other unallocated students have been made an offer, so we cannot guarantee that you will receive another offer of a room in halls.
Yes, you can visit our halls of residence during official College/Departmental Open Day. Unfortunately you will not be able to visit our residences outside of official Open Days, however you can view via the residences website
The deposit payment (£350.00) is due by the deadline date on your online accommodation offer. You will be required to pay by credit or debit card, at the same time that you accept your housing offer online. If you are unable to do this, please contact Housing Services for further instructions.
No. Priority goes to new applicants. However any student can submit an application for vacancies that may occur mid-term.
Our Cancellation Policy is that, you may change your mind up to 2 working days (working days are deemed to be Mondays to Fridays) after the day you accept your housing offer online. In this case you will be refunded the deposit in full (minus an administration fee of £30, inclusive of VAT, for the processing of the refund). This entitlement to cancel ceases if you have had face to face contact with a member of the Housing Services team and / or after the start date of the licence.
No. You will have signed a legally binding licence agreement for a full academic year (this condition does not apply to mid-year starters) :
We can only release you from your rent liability if we manage to re-let your room to another eligible student.
Yes. We have many years of experience in helping students find suitable private accommodation. The section contains a full set of guidance notes. There is also an online property search facility and we have an where students can advertise vacancies for co-sharers.
No. All the on-campus halls are self-catering. However, there are many catering outlets on the campus or you can apply for one of the fully catered University of London .
There is no student parking on campus.
No, the room is yours for the full licence period.
We allocate a number of single sex flats in the residences that share bathroom facilities. In our en-suite residences (where there are no shared bathrooms) all flats are mixed sex.
We do not have the facilities to accept or store luggage/post before you arrive. Please ensure the delivery arrives after you do. The College is under no legal obligation to sign for any delivery on a student’s behalf and belongings will not be covered by the University's block insurance policy until the student is in residence.
Yes, but this is limited to one overnight guest for a maximum of 2 nights, on one occasion per calendar month.
Unfortunately, we do not have guest rooms in the residences. Parents requiring overnight accommodation should seek further guidance via our webpage.
No, the arrival date is usually the Saturday prior to Welcome Week - please check your licence agreement for confirmation of your move in date. You will not able to move in any earlier than this date. If you plan to arrive early then you are responsible for finding your own accommodation via our webpage.
Due to the Data Protection Act 1998 the University cannot provide you with the details of your new flat/house mates. However, many students visit social networking sites such as Facebook to make contact with other people who will be living in their area.
If you choose to use any social media to find flat mates (on or off campus) please remember that the majority of these sites are public, and anyone can view your name, and possibly your address, online including other personal details.
Yes, online housing applications are open for 2020/21, more information can be found at: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/residences/college/application/
Housing Services are offering a phased release from halls:
a) Students who departed up to and including 23 March, will be released from 24 March until the end of their residential licence agreement.
b) Students who depart on 24 March up to and including 13 April, will be released from 14 April until the end of their residential licence agreement.
c) Students who depart from 14 April up to and including 25 April, will be released from 26 April until the end of their residential licence agreement.
d) Students who depart on or after 26 April will remain liable for residential fees until the end of their residential licence agreement.
Currently if you (or your belongings) still occupy your room in halls, you will remain liable for residential fees until the end of your current licence agreement.
This situation is under review and advice will be provided to all residents, as the current restrictions on movement develops
Housing Services are working hard to ensure there are minimal delays in this process, but due to the volume of refunds, this may take a little longer than usual. You will be emailed when the refund has been made and advised of the amount.
Please contact Housing Services at email@example.com for further instructions.