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First year accommodation guarantee* (undergraduate / foundation students only)

All first-year undergraduates starting at Queen Mary University of London in September 2018 who meet our eligibility criteria (see below) will be guaranteed accommodation in Queen Mary halls of residence or with one of our partner providers if they firmly accept their offer to study in London and apply for accommodation by 31 May.

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.

QMUL's Student Village by the Regent's Canal

* Eligibility criteria:

  • 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 should be prepared to sign an agreement for a full academic year, at least for the period of September to June.

For full eligibility criteria and details of how to apply, please visit our Housing Application webpage and for further information about all our accommodation options, please visit our Residential Services and Support website.

Accommodation for Postgraduate, Study Abroad and Associate students

If you are a postgraduate, study abroad or are an Associate student, you can find out more about accommodation opportunities available to you on our Postgraduate Accommodation page.

Living on campus

Finding the right place to live is important - especially if you are moving away from home for the first time. Many of our students live on campus in our Student Village in Mile End. Set alongside the picturesque Regent’s Canal, our halls of residence are only a five-minute walk away from all the key campus facilities, including the Library, lecture halls, shops, cafes, the launderette and the gym. With everything in such close proximity, our students are able to enjoy the ease that comes with campus life.

Living on campus is such a brilliant opportunity. Everything you need is here.
Atalanta Hersey, 2019

The campus environment makes for a strong and close-knit community. There is always someone around to help, chat to or just point you in the right direction.

We also offer accommodation for our Medicine and Dentistry students at our Whitechapel and Charterhouse Square campuses. This means you can live with people on a similar course, close by to our clinical facilities.

Renting in the local area

For students not living on campus, our Housing Services team can help you find suitable alternative housing options in the local area, which are plentiful. This includes student house and flat shares, private student accommodation and homestay opportunities.

The team will provide you with lots of support and guidance to help ease your transition into university life. They can also put you in touch with other students seeking off-campus accommodation.

Commuting to campus

Commuters won’t find themselves alone at Queen Mary; many of our students choose to commute to campus from Greater London and just outside London. We even have a Commuters' Society, so you can get to know other people who are living at home and find a commuting buddy.

As a commuter to Queen Mary, I haven’t found the experience to be any different than it would’ve been if I’d lived on campus. I still made friends really quickly in Welcome Week, I’m involved in lots of societies and I’m active in the Students’ Union. I’ve enjoyed being a commuter.
Joe Vinson, 2019
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