Southend Campus

If you're an overseas (non EU) undergraduate, you're guaranteed accommodation if you apply by the deadline and started your course before 2017-18.

Applications are now closed. 

If you are applying for a new course or if you have completed the East 15 Theatre Arts Foundation and have been successful in getting a place on one of their degree programmes, you will need to apply as a new student.

Promotional offer

Good news! If you apply by 5pm on Friday 19 March 2021, you will receive £500 credit back (which will be paid in December 2021). You can apply after the date above, but you won't qualify for this promotion.

How to apply 

How to apply:

Applications are now closed.



South Essex College students

We have rooms available for South Essex College students at University Square.

Good news! If apply by 5pm on Friday 19 March 2021, you will receive £500 credit back (which will be paid in December 2021)You can apply after the date above, but you won't qualify for this promotion.

How to apply

Apply for accommodation

Applications are now closed.



Intermitting students

If you have withdrawn temporarily from Essex (intermitted) during the first term of the first year of study and decide to return the following academic year, you may re-apply for accommodation.

How to apply

Contact us in January of the year in which you intend to return to your studies.

Living with your friends

You're welcome to request an allocation with your friends. You should list their PRIDs in the 'additional information' field on the application form. Each of your friends must also submit their own separate application and have the same preferences as you. Please note that we cannot guarantee we will be able to allocate you and your friends as a group.


A prepayment is not required at the current time.

Terms and conditions

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.

Please read our Terms and Conditions of Residence carefully before accepting any offer of accommodation. Contact your Student Services Hub if you have any queries.

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How to pay

Find out how you can pay for your accommodation at Essex and your payment deadlines.

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Next steps

What you need to do

You will be made an offer of accommodation as soon as possible after you have returned your application.

You must do this before the closing date of 19 March 2021 in order to get the promotional offer. Applications will remain open after 19 March 2021, but they will not be eligible for the promotional offer.

Accepting your offer

You will need to accept your offer of accommodation before its expiry date in order to confirm your allocation for the next academic year. The offer expiry date will be clearly specified in the offer letter.

Once you have accepted the offer you have formed a contract which is binding and you will not be able to give notice on the room unless you withdraw from the University.

Paying your advanced rent payment

A prepayment is not required at the current time.

If you have a debt to the University

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 we may not be able to proceed with your application.