Part-time, couples and families and private sector

Part-time, couples and families, and private sector

We can offer assistance with accommodation listings and advice to help you secure suitable housing in the private rented sector in Winchester.

Please use the Winchester Student Pad website to help with your search for accommodation. This site contains local listings of houses and rooms in and around Winchester and is administrated by the University of Winchester's Landlord Forum. It also has a message board to allow students to advertise their rooms or to advertise their need for a room.

A password is required to access the search results. To obtain this, please send an email to  and include your Winchester Reference Number / Username (the seven digit number given in all Winchester correspondence).

If you need any more help or have any questions, please contact us  

Self-contained flats

Students within this category can apply for a Flat at point of application as there is a Flat option in the online system. This then means you don’t have other preference choices.  We will normally allocate to families first then couples and apply the ‘first applied, first allocated’ approach where possible.  We do apply a level of needs-based assessment to these applications and all allocations are subject to availability of a suitable Flat.

Find out more about our Service Aim and Accommodation Guarantee.


How to apply

Apply for 2021/22 accommodation by registering on our Housing Portal.

For more information on how to apply visit our How to Apply page.

To decide which options you would like to apply for, please view the What’s on Offer? page.

During the application process, you should receive two emails, one to activate your account during the registration process and one to confirm your application is complete. If you do not receive these emails, please email or call 01962 827533 so we can assist you.

Housing offers will be sent out in mid-August for students starting in September 2021.