Students Staff

Next steps

For online accommodation applications

If you have a debt to the University

Students who have a debt to the university in excess of £75 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.

  • 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 2019 you will be guaranteed accommodation.
    • If we receive your form after the deadline of 31 July 2019 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 2019.

    An accommodation prepayment 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 2019 you will be guaranteed accommodation.
    • If we receive your form after the deadline of 31 July 2019 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. We endeavour to start sending offers out from early April 2019.

  • New undergraduates

    What you need to do

    From early April 2019 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 undergraduate and postgraduates

    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.

  • 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 11 January 2019.

    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 you 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 prepayment 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 pre-payment

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

    Important: Do not try and pay your pre-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

    At this time we do not have any availability for returning EU/UK undergraduate students for 2019-20 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 11 January 2019.

    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 prepayment 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 pre-payment

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

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

    If you have a debt to the University

    Students who have a debt to the university in excess of £75 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.

  • 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 18 January 2019 in order to get the promotional offer. Applications will remain open after 18 January 2019, 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 prepayment 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 pre-payment

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

    Important: Do not try and pay your pre-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.

    If you have a debt to the University

    Students who have a debt to the university in excess of £75 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.