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How to book 

Unlike when you applied in your first year, you won't have to list a selection of rooms. When using Book Now, you'll book the exact room type and college you want from what's currently available. You can also apply as a group with your friends.

Please note: Bookings for couple and family accommodation will open in the new year

Book now

How to book: Step by step

Unlike when you applied in your first year, you won't have to list a selection of rooms. When using Book Now, you'll book the exact room type and college you want from what's currently available.

Here's how to complete your Book Now application, step by step:

Step 1: Log in and check your details

  • Log in to Book Now at accommodation.york.ac.uk using your You@York log in details.
  • Click ‘create application’ under the year you wish to apply for.
  • On the first page, check that all of your personal details are correct.

Step 2: Choose your application type

  • If you are applying by yourself, or making a group application click 'single'. You can find out how to apply as a group in step 4. 
  • Couple and family accommodation will open for booking to continuing students in January 2019.

Step 3: Additional requirements

  • You’ll be asked if you have any additional requirements for health, welfare or mobility reasons and be able to upload supporting evidence.
  • Let us know about any additional requirements as early as possible so that we have the best chance of allocating you a room that suits your needs.
  • If you have applied for campus accommodation with additional requirements previously, you will still need to let us know. However, you will not need to upload your evidence again unless we ask you to.

Step 4: Additional information 

  • If you are applying as an individual click 'no' under 'apply as a group'.
  • If you are applying as a group leader, click 'group leader'
  • If you are applying as a group, but are not the group leader, click 'group'
  • In the box below, let us know any additional requests or information that is not considered an additional requirement.

How to apply as a group

The group leader should apply first. In step 2 select 'single' as the application type. In step 4 select 'group leader'.

When prompted the group leader should generate a group code and share the code with the rest of the group.

The rest of the group should then select ‘single’ at step 2 and 'group' at step 4 and enter the group code when prompted.

  • All group members should select the same room type and college and use the supporting comments box to confirm the total number of group members.
  • All members should apply within 24 hours of the group code being generated.

Step 5: Processing your information

  • Let us know who we can share your data with. This will include who we are able to talk to about your accommodation offer or room booking (including family members or carers) and who we can talk to about your accommodation payments.

Step 6: Select a room to book

  • Use the filter buttons in the right hand column and the sort by bar at the top of the page to browse the different accommodation options.
  • Remember to clear any filters you have used if you want to see all available rooms.
  • You can find out more information about each room by clicking the tabs.
  • Once you’ve decided on the room for you, click the ‘Book Now’ ribbon in the right hand corner of the room box.

Step 7: Confirm your booking options

  • Review all of your selections. You're not done just yet! When you're happy with your booking options click 'next' and complete the next few steps to complete your booking.

Step 8: Read the terms and conditions

Step 9: Confirm your booking

  • Review all of your selections one last time and when you're happy click next to submit your booking.

Rooms and prices

Please note: Our booking system is dynamic, meaning the options you see to book are based on current availability. If a room type shown below does not appear as an option when you book, it is because that room type is fully booked.

 

Room typePrice per weekPrice per year
Economy shared bathroom, self-catered £109 £4,796 (44 weeks)
Economy ensuite, self-catered £123 £5,412 (44 weeks)
Standard, shared bathroom, self-catered £136 £5,984 (44 weeks)
Standard ensuite, self-catered £150 £6,600 (44 weeks) 
£7,650 (51 weeks)
Large standard ensuite, self-catered £164

£7,216 (44 weeks)
£8,364 (51 weeks)
Premium shared bathroom, self-catered £147 £6,468 (44 weeks)
Premium ensuite, self-catered £164  £7,216 (44 weeks)
Large premium ensuite, self-catered £178 £7,832 (44 weeks)

 

  • All rooms for continuing students are self-catered. Campus East accommodation does not include the weekly college meal. However, you can pay for campus catering facilities individually or purchase a Meals in Advance Deal card.
  • The majority of let lengths for continuing students are 44 weeks with some 51-week lets. 38 and 40-week lets are not available for booking.

Why book?

There's a lot to think about when studying at university, let alone where you're going to live after first year. If you stay on campus we've got you covered, so you can focus on what's most important to you.

University life on your doorstep

You'll be just a short walk away from your classes, the Library, University shops and social spaces.

  • Applying is simple: No organising viewings or dealing with agents. You don't even need a guarantor.
  • No Hidden costs: Utilities and wifi included in your rent. No setting up accounts or unexpected bills.
  • Support is nearby: Contents insurance and 24/7 security included, with college support nearby.
  • No upfront fees: Nothing to pay until October 2019. Just a £200 deposit with your first term's rent.
  • Live with friends: Apply as a group and live together with your friends.
  • Live with other continuers: Apply individually and we'll house you with other upper years students.
  • Just yourself to worry about: Individual rent responsibility. No need to nag housemates for the bills.
  • Keep your options open: Considering studying abroad or going on placement? Let us know by 12 July 2019 to be released from your contract.

What happens next?

  • We'll email you within five working days of your booking to confirm your room number. 
  • If you haven't already, don't forget to let us know about any additional requirements you may have.
  • If you apply as a group, we'll allocate rooms once all group members have applied.
  • Pay your first rent instalment by October 31, 2019 along with your £200 damage deposit.

Please note: By booking a room, you're be agreeing to the student terms and conditions. These contain all your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. Make sure you read them carefully.

Frequently asked questions

Your room and college

The room I want isn't available

Our Book Now system is dynamic, meaning it will show the current rooms available for you to book. Your booking will be for an individual room.

If a certain room type does not show on your application it is because it is fully booked.

If we have sold out of the room type or college you'd like

Some rooms may become available again as bookings are cancelled, however we cannot guarantee this.

You can also check our Accommodation adverts to see if another student is advertising their room booking for 2019/20. They might be advertising a room type you want that has sold out and you can become a replacement tenant for their contract.

Your best bet is to apply early to increase your chance of getting the room you want.

Please note: 

  • The majority of let lengths for continuing students will be 44 weeks, though some 51-week lets are available for those wanting to stay over the summer.
  • All rooms for continuing students are self-catered. Campus East accommodation does not include the weekly college meal. However, you are still free to use all campus catering facilities individually with cash or card.
  • For current weekly rent prices, please visit our colleges, rooms and prices page

Will my college change?

  • If you accept a room in a different college, your college membership will change when you move into your new college next year.

  • If you wish to represent your college as a member of the Students' Association next year, you must be a member of the college.

  • You won’t be able to keep your old college membership or represent your old college if you move to a different college.

Can I keep my current room?

As we aim to house continuing students together, the room you are currenty staying in may not be one that is available to book.

However, if you have any additional requests about the options available on the Book Now system, such as living on a particular floor, or in a particular room from the options available to book, you can let us know in the comments section of your application and we'll do our best to accommodate them.

Additional requirements 

How do I inform you about my additional requirements?

What you need to do

Please include information about any additional requirements, adaptations, adjustments or additional facilities you require in your online application.

Without this information, we may have difficulty meeting your accommodation requirements, so please let us know as soon as possible.


If you have previously applied with additional requirements
You do not have to submit evidence again unless we ask you to do so. However, you still need to let us know what your requirements are in your application form.

If you have not previously applied with additional requirements 
You will need to upload documentary evidence from an appropriate professional to the additional requirements section of your application. If you do not have evidence on hand right away, you should email it to accommodation@york.ac.uk with 'Additional requirements' in the title as soon as possible.

Please note: While we will do our best to meet all of your additional requirements, accommodation for continuing students is based on current availability. To give us the best chance of meeting your needs, we encourage you to apply early. 

Your deposit payment

How does my deposit work?

You'll need to pay a £200 damage deposit on top of your first term's rent. Your deposit will be used for any outstanding rental, cleaning, damage or accommodation charges. If your room does not require any further work after you leave, and any outstanding charges have been paid, we'll refund your deposit. 

  • You don't need to pay your deposit until you pay your first term's rent on October 31. 
  • We'll aim to return your deposit within 28 working days of the end of your lease, after we've inspected your room and deemed it not in need of any further work.

International students

Am I guaranteed a room?

Our official guarantee deadline for international students is 12 January 2019. If you have a particular room type or college in mind, we recommend applying early, as you'll have more choice. 

 

Applying as a group

How do I make a group application?

  1. Decide who will be your Group Leader before applying
  2. Your Group Leader should:
    • Select the ‘single’ application option
    • When prompted, generate a group code
    • Share the code with the rest of the group
  3. The remaining members of the group should then:
    • Select the ‘single’ application option
    • Insert the group code when prompted
  4. You should all select the same room type and college
  5. Please use the supporting comments box to confirm the total number (including yourself) in your group
  6. To make sure that everyone is included in your group booking, all members should apply within 24 hours of the group code being generated.

Cleaning and maintenance

What are my cleaning responsibilities?

  • You're responsible for looking after your bedroom and ensuite (if you have one) as well as making sure your kitchen and communal areas are tidy enough for our cleaning teams to do their job.
  • Our cleaning teams will help you to look after your accommodation by performing a weekly kitchen clean to help you keep on top of things. They'll also clean your shared bathroom areas.
  • You can let us know about any cleaning or maintenance problems by reporting them online and we'll do our best to resolve them swiftly.

Leave, placements and cancellation

What if I decide to study abroad, go on placement or a leave of absence?

If you are on year long placement or studying abroad

You can apply for accommodation now, even if you are unsure whether you will be away on a year long placement or studying abroad in 2019/20.

If your placement or year abroad is subsequently confirmed, you will be released from your agreement if you notify us in writing and provide evidence before Friday 12 July 2019.

If you don't let us know or accept a placement after this date, you will be liable for the booking unless you can find a replacement tenant for your room.

If you are already on a leave of absence (LOA)

You cannot apply for accommodation unless you will be a full time registered student at the start of the academic year.
 
If you have a health or welfare issue, or a disability, please see our web page on how to request being treated as a student with additional requirements. 


If you make a booking and subsequently go on LOA

If you think you won't be able to meet your conditions for return or have changed your mind and are not planning on returning, please get in touch with us at least four weeks before your lease starts at  accommodation@york.ac.uk.

  • If you are not going to return as a registered student there is a £200 cancellation fee
  • If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the start date of your booking, you will be liable for additional cancellation charges, unless you find a replacement tenant.

If your student status does not change before the start date of your booking we have the right to cancel your booking. We'll get in touch with you if we are going to do so. You will be able to reapply for accommodation when your student status has changed.

 
 

Postgraduates, families and couples

Can I apply for postgraduate accommodation?

Postgraduates

We expect to open applications for 2019/20 postgraduate accommodation in January. We'll update the exact date on our postgraduate accommodation page in due course. 

Can I apply for family or couple accommodation?

Families and couples

We'll be opening applications for family and couple accommodation in January 2019.