How long will it take to complete my application?
It is quick and easy to complete your application; most students spend no more than 15 minutes on this process. You can access the online portal from a laptop, smartphone or tablet and you can always log in and amend your preferences should you wish to, so long as you do so before the application deadline.
If you need to submit additional documents in support of your application it is a good idea to have electronic copies of these ready to upload when you begin.
What should I do if I am under 18?
If you have applied on time, we will offer you a room in a university-managed residence if you are under 18 after 1 September.
If you have not applied in time please contact us and, although we cannot guarantee a room will become available, we may prioritise you for a vacancy should one arise.
Should I tell you if I am a care leaver or estranged from my family?
If you are a care leaver or are estranged from your family, please declare this during your accommodation application so that we can offer the most appropriate accommodation for your circumstances. This might be university-managed accommodation with a longer tenancy length, for example.
Provided your status is confirmed by the Student Support and Guidance team (care leavers) or the Student Advice team (estranged students) and you apply by the accommodation deadline, you will be made an offer of a room in university-managed accommodation. If you do not declare this information during your application but disclose this later, we may prioritise you for a room in university managed accommodation should a suitable vacancy arise.
We will also consider you for a university residence as a returning student if you request it, or help you to find suitable private rented sector accommodation.
To find out more about the help we offer, please contact the Widening Participation team if you are a new student (firstname.lastname@example.org 01273 641043) or Student Services if you are a current student (email@example.com)
General information for care leavers is available here.
As a BSMS student, how do I apply?
Eligible* BSMS students studying for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery will be made an offer of a room in university-managed accommodation. Students can choose either University of Brighton accommodation at Paddock Field or University of Sussex accommodation at Lewes Court. Both options are within walking distance of the Medical School and contract lengths match the BSMS term. We cannot guarantee to offer you your first choice of accommodation.
I have missed the deadline; can I still apply?
If you miss the deadline please contact us for advice. We operate a priority waiting list for students who meet the following criteria:
What if my course does not start in the autumn term?
If your course starts in February, please contact us for advice. We often have rooms available in halls and at this stage so if you contact us from 4 January onward we may be able to add you to a waiting list. Alternatively, we can share information with you to help you find a student house in the private sector.
Where should I live as a mature student?
Students aged 21 and over are classified by the university as mature students. If you are eligible to apply for accommodation but you are not sure that university managed accommodation is the best fit for you, please contact us for advice.
We tend to group students by age so if other mature students have applied we will try, wherever possible, to place you together in one flat.
Alternatively, we can provide information to help you secure accommodation in the private rented sector.
Can I apply for quiet accommodation?
We do not currently provide a specific site identified as a quiet area.