Applying for accommodation

You can apply for accommodation using our online application process. This is normally available through the myEssex Applicant Portal.

All deadline dates for applications will be published on these pages.

For more information on how we are preparing accommodation for students joining us in October, take a look at the Accommodation and Living on Campus FAQs.

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Applicant advice

Concerned about what the impact of COVID-19 means both for your university application and, for your university experience when you start? We are working hard to ensure that you are able to start with us on campus, so you can enjoy the full campus experience.


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Our policies

Terms and Conditions of Residence

Please read our current Terms and Conditions of Residence (.pdf) before accepting your offer of accommodation for the current 2023-23 academic year.

Please read our Terms and Conditions of Residence (.pdf) before accepting any offer of accommodation for the 2023-24 academic year.

Allocation policy

Our Allocation Policy covers:

  • the criteria for students who want to apply for accommodation
  • details of those students who are guaranteed accommodation and
  • how we will prioritise applications for returning students, part-year students and those on the waiting list








Third Party policy

The third party policy sets out the University's position regarding contact with third parties in connection with students registered at the University.

The University of Essex has a notification under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 (GDPR) to enable it to hold and process data about its students and landlords for the purposes of providing accommodation for its students. Data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Act and will only be disclosed within the University to members of staff who need to know it in order to carry out their duties, or to others connected with the University for University-related activities or events.

The University works in partnership with Derwent Living, ULiving, and Kaplan International Partnerships to provide campus accommodation. Information about students in accommodation is shared with Derwent, ULiving, and Kaplan International Partnerships as necessary in order to provide a consistent and efficient service to students.

Communications policy

Policy for Management of Accommodation Rent Debt

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Contact us

For enquiries about accommodation or about an application you're making, contact us at the Student Services Hub. Quote your full name and PRID or PG number on all correspondence.