Questions & answers
Listed below are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about City’s accommodation. If you have enquiries that are not covered here, please do not hesitate to contact the Accommodation Team.
About applying for Halls
All accommodation applications are handled online, but the process can vary slightly depending on the year of study you will be entering.
If you will be a first year undergraduate, please refer to the Apply for Halls page for full details on how to apply.
If you will be a continuing undergraduate (i.e. second or third year), please see the Continuing Undergraduate page for details.
City University London operates a Guarantee Scheme for first year undergraduates. This Scheme could guarantee you a place in one of City's affiliated Halls if you meet the Scheme's criteria.
Visit the Guarantee Scheme page to find out whether you are eligible.
A tour of one of the halls of residence is often included as part of a University Open Day or Offer Holder Day. If you would like to go at another time, this may be possible if you ask the Accommodation Team in advance to arrange this for you.
Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your full name and UCAS ID.
- Which Halls you would like to see.
- What day/approximate time you would like to attend.
- How many people will be coming on the tour.
Yes, the University offers a wide range of support to help Care Leavers through their studies and a dedicated Widening Participation Team on hand to help.
Care Leavers can also receive priority for City’s Halls of Residence. However, the Accommodation Team will need to know that you are a Care Leaver in order to prioritise your application. If you have not indicated this on your application form, please contact the Accommodation Team as soon as possible.
If you are going to be below the age of 18 at the time when the accommodation contracts start for the halls of residence then you will not be covered by the University's Guarantee Scheme.
However, you are still entitled to make an application for accommodation and we have arrangements with our undergraduate housing providers to provide a limited number of rooms to students under the age of 18 on a case-by-case basis.
If this restriction is going to apply to you then please contact the Accommodation Team for further advice at the time of submitting your application for accommodation to the University.
There is no accommodation for couples or families at City University - all rooms are for single occupancy only.
There are some private student housing providers who provide accommodation in London for couples and families. These have not been viewed or formally approved by City University London and you would need to contact these housing providers directly for more information. Our extensive online guide to private accommodation can help you get started with your search.
About living in Halls
Yes, we have a Moving In guide to give you advice on the moving in process, what to bring with you, and also about settling in once you’ve arrived.
Please see the Currently in Halls guide for information on topics including flat inspections and cleaning, maintenance, complaints, and so on.
All of the Halls of Residence have designated bicycle storage facilities, which are provided free of charge. There are also secure bike storage facilities and helmet lockers available at the University's main campus in Northampton Square; please see the Environmental Team’s Green Travel Guide for information on how to access this.
There are no car parking facilities at the University or at any of the Halls of Residence. You are advised not to bring a car unless it is absolutely necessary. The local authority administers an on-street parking scheme; applications for a permit should be made directly to:
London, N1 1YE
T: +44 (0)20 7527 1414