First-year undergraduate accommodation guarantee

We make an accommodation guarantee to our first-year undergraduate and foundation students. If you meet certain criteria, we guarantee to offer you a room in a Queen Mary hall of residence, or with one of our partner providers.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for our first-year accommodation guarantee:

  • You must be a new, full-time registered student at Queen Mary, who has not lived in a Queen Mary residence before
  • Your home address must be outside Greater London
  • You must firmly accept your offer to study in London and apply for accommodation by 31 May
  • You should be prepared to sign an agreement for a full academic year, at least for the period of September to June.

How to apply

All housing applications are made online. After you accept your place to study at Queen Mary, the Admissions Office will send you an email with your unique username, password and a link to the online housing application. Once you have submitted your housing application, you will receive an email confirmation from Housing Services.

Apply now

If you apply for accommodation after 31 May, we have a range of private housing options or you can add your name to the waiting list for Queen Mary accommodation.

If it looks like we can’t offer you a place or if you don't want to wait, we can provide you with support and guidance on finding alternative accommodation.

We host a "Find a Flatmate" event in the first week of September, where you can meet other late applicants who want to find a rental property. You can also speak to our team of housing advisors, who will be able to provide you with specific housing advice. Find out more about short stay options, hotels, hostels, privately built halls and homestay opportunities.

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