Accommodation

Applying for accommodation

New postgraduates

What you need to do

Overseas, EU, and UK status postgraduates

  • If we receive your application form before the deadline of 31 July 2020 you will be guaranteed accommodation.
  • If we receive your form after the deadline of 31 July 2020 you will be offered accommodation as soon as a room becomes available.

Full details of your accommodation offer will be sent to you by email. We endeavour to start sending offers out from early April 2020. An accommodation advanced rent payment is no longer required at the point of application. Instead, it will be payable when you accept your offer.

Your offer of accommodation will be emailed to the address you supplied with your application to study at the University and will contain details about your room and the accommodation charges. You will have a limited time to accept your offer of accommodation so it is very important that you check this email account regularly throughout the entire summer.

British Council sponsored students

  • If we receive your application form before the deadline of 31 July 2020 you will be guaranteed accommodation.
  • If we receive your form after the deadline of 31 July 2020 you will be offered accommodation as soon as a room becomes available.

Your offer of accommodation will be emailed to the address you supplied with your application to study at the University, and will contain details about your room and the accommodation charges. You will have a limited time to accept your offer of accommodation so it is very important that you check this email account regularly throughout the entire summer.

  

New undergraduates

What you need to do

From early April 2020 rooms will be offered as soon as possible after you have met the academic conditions for admission (this will be after your exam results have been released). Once your status at Essex is Unconditional Firm an offer of accommodation can be made.

Your offer of accommodation will be emailed to the address you supplied to UCAS and will contain details about your room and the accommodation charges. You will have a limited time to accept your offer of accommodation so it is very important that you check this email account regularly.

   

Returning student waiting list

What you need to do

Once your application has been submitted you will be added to either the postgraduate or undergraduate waiting list and we will contact you as soon as we are able to offer you accommodation.

We will email all those on both the postgraduate and undergraduate waiting lists with an updated list each week once we have started to allocate to the waiting list so that you can see your position on the list.

The waiting lists will not be published online. Room details and charges will be emailed to your University of Essex email address.

If you no longer wish to remain on the waiting list please contact the Student Services Hub and we can remove you from the list.

The waiting list is non-guaranteed accommodation and we cannot confirm exactly if or when we will be able to offer you a room.

  

Returning overseas undergraduates

What you need to do

In order to be made an offer of accommodation before the beginning of the summer term, you need to return your online application.

You must do this before the closing date of 10 January 2020.

We appreciate you would like to know if you have been successful as soon as possible. We will begin allocating accommodation shortly after applications close and all successful applicants will receive their offers by the start of the summer term. Please make sure you check your email account regularly for your 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.

An accommodation advanced rent payment is no longer required at the point of application. Instead, it will be payable when you accept your offer.

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

You will be able to make your advanced rent payment as part of your online acceptance, alternatively, you can contact the Student Services Hub.

Important: Do not try and pay your advanced rent payment separately via Online Student Payments. We will have difficulty in tracing such payments and we may not, therefore, be able to confirm your offer of accommodation.

 

 

  

EU and UK returning undergraduates

Important information

At this time we do not have any availability for returning EU/UK undergraduate students for 2020-21 at the Colchester Campus.

  

Returning postgraduates

What you need to do

In order to be considered for an offer of accommodation, you need to return your application by the closing date of 10 January 2020.

There will be a number of rooms available for returning postgraduates and allocations will be made on a first-come-first-served basis. We appreciate you would like to know if you have been successful as soon as possible. We will begin allocating accommodation from early April.

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 itself.

An accommodation advanced rent payment is no longer required at the point of application. Instead, it will be payable when your offer is accepted.

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

You will be able to make your advanced rent payment as part of your online acceptance, alternatively, you can contact the Student Services Hub.

Important: Do not try and pay your advanced rent payment separately via Online Student Payments. We will have difficulty in tracing such payments and we may not therefore be able to confirm your offer of accommodation.

  

Returning Southend and South Essex College students

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 10 January 2020 in order to get the promotional offer. Applications will remain open after 10 January 2020, 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.

An accommodation advanced rent payment is no longer required at the point of application. Instead, it will be payable when you accept your offer.

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

You will be able to make your advanced rent payment as part of your online acceptance, alternatively, you can contact the Student Services Hub.

Important: Do not try and pay your advanced rent payment separately via Online Student Payments as we will have difficulty in tracing such payments and we may not, therefore, be able to make you an offer of accommodation.

  

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.

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 then we may not be able to proceed with your application.

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Terms and Conditions of Residence

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.

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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.