Information for guaranteed applicants
See the application and offer timeline with all the dates you need to know as a guaranteed applicant.
Covid-19: update on our accommodation guarantee
For your safety and wellbeing, we may need to change how we allocate students to our residences for the 20/21 academic year.
Depending on the UK's Coronavirus risk level, some residences and room types may not be available for the 20/21 academic year, and we therefore reserve the right to amend our accommodation guarantee if required for safety reasons.
Applying for accommodation
Accommodation applications have now closed. Please take a look at our guaranteed applicant timeline for details of the stages of the application process.
How we allocate accommodation
Once you have applied for accommodation and your place has been confirmed, our system allocates students to rooms. Accommodation is not allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
The University is committed to creating balanced communities in all its residences, reflecting the overall profile of the student body.
- Selections are randomised within fixed criteria: student preference, gender, nationality, school type, faculty.
- Students with disabilities, health-needs or other special requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Only one offer of accommodation will be made.
All allocations to University and partnership residences are governed by the University of Bristol's Equality and Diversity Policy.
Guaranteed applicants will have received an accommodation offer email on 20 August 2020. Within the email is a link to log in to the accommodation portal and access the details of your offer. Offers had to be formally accepted by 24 August.
You don't need to pay any accommodation fees at this stage, as long as you have accepted your offer of accommodation you will receive an invoice after you have fully registered at University.
Queries about your offer
We are only able to make each student one offer of accommodation, we can not change your offer if you are unhappy with your room.
Please check our FAQs page for answers to the most commonly asked questions about offers.
If you cannot find the answer to your question on our FAQs page then please use the information provided on the contact us page to get in touch. Please be aware that in the weeks following accommodation offers being sent out we receive a high volume of enquiries and we may not be able to respond to you immediately.