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At Winchester we realise where you live is an important factor in deciding where to study.

At the University of Winchester, we realise that where you live is an important factor in deciding where to study. Our aim is to help you through the process of securing good quality housing for the duration of your course, by offering University managed accommodation and providing information and advice on accommodation with us and in the Winchester community.

All information contained on this page relates to students applying to the University for the 2018-19 academic year.

To read our Allocation Policy, please Housing Allocation Policy 2018

UK and EU fee paying full-time first year undergraduate students

We guarantee* a room in University Managed Accommodation (this includes our entire portfolio of both on and off site accommodation) to first year full-time undergraduates whose housing application is received by Student Housing Services by 31 May 2018. Students must have selected Winchester as their firm first choice University via UCAS in order to apply. Our guarantee of accommodation is for a room within our accommodation portfolio (which includes accommodation in properties off campus managed by the University and/or a Private Halls provider) and not a specific type of room.

*Please be aware that where the guarantee is for an offer of a room, if a student rejects the offer the guarantee is no longer applicable.

Insurance offer and clearing full-time first year undergraduate students

We run a housing waiting list for any full time first year applicants who go firm with the University after the Housing guarantee deadline date, and will always endeavour to offer University Managed accommodation to these students. Whilst accommodation cannot be guaranteed, it may be possible to arrange alternative or additional accommodation and we will also provide information and advice to help you secure accommodation in the Private Sector.

International fee paying (non-EU countries) full-time students

We guarantee* a room in University Managed accommodation to full-time International (non-EU) students for their first year of study, provided they hold Winchester as their firm first choice University and apply for accommodation by 31st August 2018.

Accommodation may also be available for International students beyond their first year of study subject to availability. Students can reapply for accommodation in each subsequent year by the deadlines published on our website.

*Please be aware that where the guarantee is for an offer of a room, where a student rejects the offer, the guarantee is no longer applicable.

Channel Islands students

We guarantee* a room in University Managed accommodation to full-time Channel Islands students for their first year of study, provided they hold Winchester as their firm first choice University and apply for accommodation by 31st May 2018. 

Accommodation may also be available for Channel Islands students beyond their first year of study, subject to availability and students reapplying for accommodation in each subsequent year.

*Please be aware that where the guarantee is for an offer of a room, where a student rejects the offer, the guarantee is no longer applicable.

Postgraduate students

There will be a proportion of accommodation available for postgraduate students. Rooms are allocated on a first applied, first allocated basis. We aim to house postgraduate students together in mature areas (over 24yrs) however this is dependent on the number of applications and accommodation areas available.

Please take note of our Allocation policy (found in our ‘Guide to Housing 2018/19’ to the right of this information) in relation to the possibility of being housed amongst Undergraduate students and also our private sector housing advice.

Part-time students

We’re sorry that we can’t accommodate Part-time students. You will need to secure accommodation in the Private Sector and Student Housing Services will be pleased to provide information and advice to assist you.

Please see the off campus information

Students with Additional Requirements

We endeavour to provide students with disabilities or a severe medical condition, who provide evidence of medical needs, accommodation (subject to availability of suitable rooms) for the duration of their course. Applications must be received by 31st May in their year of entry and then in each subsequent year by the deadlines published on this web page.

For those with multiple or complex needs, we strongly recommend that you contact the Disabilities and Learning Diversity Team, (+44 (0) 1962 827341) in Student Services and Student Housing Services as early as possible to have a discussion about your needs. For further information about your accommodation options, please visit this page. 

We will do our best to accommodate late applications but cannot guarantee a room or a particular type of room where applications are made after the deadline date. If you have any specific requirements, please contact us to discuss this further.  

If you are unsure if you are covered by this category, please contact Student Housing Services.

Couples and students with families

There are a small number of one and two bedroom flats on campus within our vibrant student villages. We will normally allocate to families first, over couples applying a level of needs based assessment to applications, alongside our first applied first allocated policy and availability.

Your Halls Accommodation includes...

  • unlimited, free WIFI
  • all bills covered 
  • 24 hour security
  • cleaning service
  • bedroom furniture
  • en-suites in most rooms
  • bike lockers
  • short walk to campus
  • close to city centre, shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants...
  • train station and bus stops nearby

CONTACT OUR STUDENT HOUSING TEAM

Email
housing@winchester.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)1962 827533
Twitter
@UoWStuHousing