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Find information on how to apply for accommodation as a returning student. 

Accommodation applications for Colchester returning students for 2019-20 are now closed. Applications for Southend returning students remain open.

Applications will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to live with your friends, please make sure you list all their PRIDs when applying. Each of your friends must also submit their own application and have the same preferences as you. Please note that we may not be able to house you together.

When you fill in your application form, list your choice of locations in order of preference. Don't select any type of room you're not prepared to accept. You can see all the different accommodation options, however, not all areas will be available to returning students for 2019-20.

 

    

Returning Study Abroad students

If you are a returning undergraduate Study Abroad student, but have overseas status and started your course before the 2018-19 academic year, you are eligible to apply for guaranteed accommodation via the returning applications process, which opens in November and closes in January.

You will need to apply in the November of your year abroad and this can be done online. If you do not apply then, you will have to apply online when the waiting list opens in September. This will not be guaranteed accommodation but you will be a priority above other returning students on the waiting list.

If you are an an overseas status student and start your course from 2018-19, or are an EU/UK returning Study Abroad student, you will have to apply online when the waiting list opens in September. This will not be guaranteed accommodation but you will be priority above other returning students on the waiting list.

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