Find our online accommodation applications for returning students.
Surplus accommodation applications are now closed. Applications for Colchester can now be made via the waiting list.
You will need to pay a £250 advanced rent payment (to be deducted from your first term’s rental charges) as part of the acceptance process. The refund deadline for this payment if you do not move in and wish to cancel your offer, or withdraw from the University is 1 September.
Details of how you intend to pay should be entered on your accommodation application form and your PG number must be written on the reverse or attached to all methods of payment.
If you are not able to pay your advanced rent payment at the point of acceptance, please contact the Student Information Team in the Student Services Hub.
Please do not try and pay your advanced rent payment via the student online payment system. We have experienced difficulty tracing such payments in the past and this option has therefore been discontinued.
If you accept your accommodation offer you will be entering into a legal contract with Accommodation Essex and you will be liable to pay the rent for your room for the period stated on your offer letter.
Students who have a debt to the university will not be made an offer of accommodation until the debt is cleared. You will be notified if this is the case and be given an opportunity to make payment to clear this debt.
If this is not received then we may not be able to proceed with your application.
Our terms and conditions give details of the terms of your tenancy agreement. By accepting a room when it is offered you are accepting these terms and conditions and you will be entering into a legally binding contract.