UK, EU and Channel Islands students in their first year
- Accommodation is not guaranteed
- There’s a random allocation process
- Rooms are not allocated on a first come/first served basis
If for tuition fee purposes you are classified as a UK, EU or Channel Islands student, the following criteria will apply.
If you make the University of Brighton your firm choice and apply for university accommodation by 16 July 2017, you will be considered for a room in a university residence. However, because demand is high and outstrips supply, we cannot guarantee a room allocation.
The majority of university residences are allocated to UK, EU and Channel Islands students who have firmly accepted an academic offer and submitted an accommodation application by 16 July 2017.
Rooms are not offered on a first-come-first-served basis; instead they are allocated by means of a random computer program to make sure everyone has an equal chance of being offered a room.
Applicants are assigned a computer-generated number that gives each individual a random placing on an allocation list that’s produced after the deadline has passed. The accommodation team then allocate rooms starting with the lower computer generated numbers until all rooms are filled.
For Brighton-based courses, where a number of university residence options exist, students are required to make a minimum of four choices of accommodation on their application. Wherever possible, we will try to allocate one of your choices, but this is determined by the placing on the allocation list and for the reasons explained cannot be guaranteed.
Students without a room allocation will be referred to partner letting agents for suitable private rented sector accommodation or invited to use our house-hunting service.
At the Eastbourne campus there is one hall of residence to apply for. In Hastings there’s a choice of halls of residence and Unihomes accommodation.
International students (outside the EU) in their first year
If you are classified as an international student for tuition fee purposes, the following criteria apply to you.
If you make the University of Brighton your firm choice, and apply for university accommodation by 8 August 2017, we will guarantee you a university residence room or private rented sector accommodation for your first year of study.
Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) students
If you plan to study the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery qualification and make BSMS your firm choice, you will be guaranteed a room for your first year of study if you apply for accommodation by 8 August 2017. BSMS students can choose between University of Brighton accommodation at Paddock Field (catered or self-catered) and University of Sussex accommodation at Lewes Court. These options are within walking distance of the Brighton Sussex Medical School and also offer the unique length of contract needed by BSMS students.
Please note that although we guarantee a room, we cannot always guarantee a first choice of room.
A 3% discount is offered in cases where rent for the full contract term is paid in advance at the time of acceptance online, but in no other circumstances. Where applicable, the discount is only given for Paddock Field (University of Brighton).
We apply some postcode exclusions in the allocation process, so BSMS students who live in the postcodes areas listed below will not be eligible for Paddock Field accommodation.
- Brighton & Hove: BN1; BN2; BN3
- Henfield and Hassocks: BN5; BN6
- Lewes and Ringmer: BN7; BN8
- Newhaven and Peacehaven: BN9; BN10
- Lancing, Ferring and Worthing: BN11; BN12;BN13; BN14; BN15
- Eastbourne: BN20; BN21; BN22; BN23; BN24
- Seaford: BN25
- Polegate: BN26
- Hailsham: BN27
- Portslade, Shoreham, Steyning and Poynings:BN41; BN42; BN43; BN44; BN45
- Burgess Hill: RH15
However, if you do live locally and believe you have a special reason for living in University of Brighton halls, please email the accommodation team with written evidence of your circumstances for consideration.
The EAT IN package is available to BSMS students allocated Paddock Field (catered) accommodation, but this service is only available during standard term times, which differ from the BSMS schedule. Outside of standard term times, the package is not available and students will need to make their own arrangements. Rent levels are adjusted to take this into account.