Applications for the 2024-25 academic year will open on 9 January 2024.
All full-time undergraduate students studying at our Colchester Campus are entitled to accommodation for the first year of study provided they fulfil the following condition:
- You return your application by midnight, Friday 23 August 2024
Follow the next steps below to see what happens after you have made your application.
If you are an International Student (paying overseas fees) joining Essex as an undergraduate in the 2024-25 academic year, you are entitled to guaranteed accommodation for the duration of your course.
All full-time undergraduate students studying at our Southend Campus are entitled to accommodation for the first year of study as long as they return their application by the deadline date of 23 August 2023.
If you have chosen us as your insurance choice, you will only be able to apply for accommodation here, once you have a 'firm' academic offer with Essex.
For more information please refer to our Allocations 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
If you are allocated accommodation you will enter into a legal contract with Accommodation Essex and you will be liable to pay the rent for your room for the full term of the contract.
Please read our terms carefully before accepting any offer of accommodation.
Contact your Student Services Hub if you have any queries relating to accommodation applications.
New undergraduate students are not required to make an advanced rent payment (previously known as a prepayment).