Undergraduate including Channel Islands
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 email@example.com or call 01962 827533 so we can assist you.
Housing offers will be sent out in mid-August for students starting in September 2021.
The University guarantees a room in University Managed Accommodation (this includes our entire portfolio of on campus and off campus private house properties) to first year full-time undergraduates whose housing application is received by Student Housing Services by the advertised deadline dates.
When making an application for accommodation the student has the chance to list their preference choices in order of which accommodation they would most like to secure. We encourage all students to apply as early as possible to have the best chance of securing a preference choice. We allocate on a ‘first applied, first allocated’ basis dependent upon date order and we aim to offer students their preference choices. However, if a student’s preference choice isn’t available (even if they apply by the deadline date) we will offer a different room type to their original preferences. (which will include off campus accommodation) as our guarantee of accommodation is for a room and not a specific type of room.
In order to apply for housing, you must have selected Winchester as your FIRM choice (usually through UCAS). If you have only just accepted your place (gone FIRM), please allow at least 24-48 hours for your acceptance to register with us.
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.
Full time prospective undergraduate students
We encourage all students to apply as early as possible to have the best chance of securing a preference choice. We allocate on a ‘first applied, first allocated’ basis in date order and we aim to offer students their preference choices. However, if a student’s preference choice isn’t available (even if they apply by the deadline date) there is the possibility of being offered a different room type to their preferences.
More information can be found within our Service Aim and Accommodation Guarantees.
We recommend that you read about all the accommodation you can choose from prior to starting the application process. Discover what's on offer.
Returning undergraduate students
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer University housing to returning undergraduate students (2nd/3rd/4th years). However, we can offer help and advice to help you secure suitable housing in the private rented sector in Winchester.
Please use Winchester Student Pad 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
You are only eligible to apply for accommodation if you have made Winchester your firm first choice. Once results have been issued in August and you know you are coming to Winchester, check our website or contact Student Housing Services to find out what you need to do next.
If we are not able to offer you a room in University housing, we will provide information and advice about finding accommodation off-campus and have set up Facebook pages and contact lists to keep you in touch with other new students. We are also able to provide you with access to available properties and rooms via our Winchester student pad website. You are able to apply to be placed on a waiting list for University accommodation (on or off campus) as it comes up throughout the first term.
Foundation Year full-time students
Accommodation is available for students in their Foundation Year and usually available in the subsequent 1st year of their undergraduate study, provided they are enrolled as full-time students. Students must apply each academic year and by the stipulated deadline dates. Please be advised students would not be eligible to apply for accommodation for their 2nd and 3rd year of study.
This is subject to an annual review based upon availability.