If you're coming to City through Clearing and are looking for a place to stay, there are a number of things you need to know about applying for accommodation.
Unfortunately, accommodation for students applying through Clearing is not guaranteed. Rooms are limited and are allocated first to students who have applied for accommodation earlier in the year.
Once you receive an offer to study at City through Clearing and submit yourself through UCAS Track, the admissions team will begin processing your application.
Once this process has started you will be emailed an accommodation application form, to the email address used on your Clearing application. When you complete and return this form you will be added to the waiting list.
City's accommodation team will then contact the students on the waiting list once accommodation has been offered to students who applied to City in the main cycle.
Decisions on applications will be made from 1st September onwards. If you are applying through Clearing we are unlikely to be able to provide any updates on your accommodation application before then.
City's halls of residence available for first year undergraduates are:
If you list a preference on your application this will be taken into consideration, but as places are limited it's not possible to guarantee you'll receive your first choice of accommodation.
If you're selected for a room in one of the halls you will be contacted via email by the hall's management. The process for booking your space is as follows:
- You'll receive a link to their online booking platform to confirm your room
- Once on their system you'll be asked to pay the £250 advance fee and the first rent instalment (if you intend to pay using your student loan, you may be asked to provide evidence)
- You'll be given a deadline date to fully complete your reservation.
If you fail to complete your reservation and provide the required details by the deadline, your application will be cancelled and the room will be allocated to another student.
How are rooms allocated?
We have limited rooms available allocated according to date of application submitted.
If you have a medical condition, are a care leaver, or will be under 18 when you start your course, we can take this into consideration when allocating rooms but we still cannot guarantee accommodation through City.
Although it's not possible to provide accommodation to everyone, we do get vacancies coming up in the residences throughout the year. If you submit an application to us now but have somewhere that you can stay temporarily, it's possible we may be able to offer you a room later in the year.