Non-guaranteed postgraduate applicants

If you do not meet the criteria and deadlines of the accommodation guarantee, you become a non-guaranteed applicant. You can still apply, but we cannot guarantee to make you an offer of University-allocated accommodation.

Non-guaranteed postgraduate applicants

You are a non-guaranteed postgraduate applicant if you:

  • pay fees at the home rate,
  • miss the application deadline of 30 June 2022,
  • have previously studied at the University of Bristol (for any length of time, online or in person),
  • have previously moved into University-allocated accommodation (for any length of time), 
  • are accompanied by partners or family. 

For all non-guaranteed applicants, we cannot guarantee to make you a University-allocated accommodation offer.

Application dates

Non-guarantee accommodation applications open on 19 August 2022 and close on 31 August 2022.  

Finding private rented accommodation

Non-guaranteed students should seek to arrange accommodation within the private sector rather than wait to see if the University is able to offer them a room. We recommend that you consider renting with one of the commercial accommodation providers in Bristol. You will be living with other students, and many of these companies have socials and mixers of their own, so you will get a similar experience to living in University-allocated accommodation. More details of the options can be found on our finding accommodation factsheet (PDF).  

University-allocated accommodation

We have very limited availability in our postgraduate accommodation. This means it is very unlikely that we will be able to make any non-guaranteed postgraduate students an offer of accommodation. 

Priority for any rooms we do have available will be given to students who typically find it difficult to rent accommodation in the private sector. This may be because of health needs or because they come from outside the UK or EU. If we are able to make you an offer you may not receive it until 10 September 2022. 

Finding accommodation in the private sector

Although we cannot guarantee you an offer of University-allocated accommodation, we can provide advice on finding somewhere to live, including what to look out for when renting and factsheets and resources to you get started with your accommodation search. 

Change of plans

Contact us immediately with any changes in your plans. Always include your name and student number in the email.

For example, we need to know if:

  • You decide to look for private accommodation instead.
  • Your partner or family will (or will not) join you in Bristol
  • You decide not to attend the University of Bristol
  • Your start date at University changes.
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