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2019/20 bookings

Applications for 2019/20 postgraduate accommodation opened on 29 January 2019. You can find out about the application process below and browse prices on our colleges, rooms and prices page

Please note: You’ll need to pay a £200 advance payment to secure your room, which will become a damage deposit at the start of your let.

Apply for accommodation

If you are a registered student at the University and need short term accommodation during this period, please email us at accommodation@york.ac.uk.

2020/21 bookings

We'll announce when postgraduate accommodation bookings for 2020/21 open on this page, nearer the time.

Please note: You’ll need to pay a £200 advance rent payment to secure your room. This will be deducted from your first terms rent.

How to apply

  • Log in to our application system 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
  • On the next page, you’ll need to select your application type: Single, couple or family

Remember to check that your email is one that you will have continued access to as we will use it to send you important booking information.

Once you've chosen your application type, you’ll be asked if you have any additional requirements for health, welfare or mobility reasons and be able to upload supporting evidence.

Please let us know about any additional requirements you may have as early as possible so that we have the best chance of allocating you the room that suits your needs.

On the next page there's a box to let us know any other additional information you would like to let us know about that does not fall under additional requirements.

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

2019/20 bookings

To add a preference to your list, click the banner icon in the right hand corner.

  • You may want to think about things to consider to help you make your choice.
  • 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.
  • You can find out more information about each room by clicking the tabs.

Listing your preferences
We will try to offer you one of your higher preferences but if they are no longer available at the time of allocation, we will offer you a preference from lower down in your list.

2018/19 bookings

To make a booking part way through the year, please make an application and we'll assist you if possible. In the meantime, we suggest that you look at private sector housing.

After you've listed your preferences, you’ll be asked to review all of your selections. 

On the next page, you'll need to read the terms and conditions and on the final page, confirm your application.

If you receive an offer of a University room, you'll be asked to agree to our Student Terms and Conditions - make sure you read them carefully. If you receive an offer of a room at Student Castle, your residence agreement will be with Student Castle directly not with the University.

Please remember: if you are an international student, you will receive an offer of accommodation within a few days of submitting your application. You will be asked to accept your offer by the expiry date stated in your offer email. If you don’t accept the room offer on time, your offer will be cancelled. We will still try to assist you if you apply again but you will no longer be eligible for our accommodation guarantee.

After you apply

International students

Check your emails regularly. You will receive an offer of accommodation within a few days of submitting your application. To secure your offer, make sure you accept it and pay your booking fee by the date stated in the email. 

UK & EU students

As our international students have an accommodation guarantee, we will assist them first. Subject to availability, we'll then send offers to EU students and then UK students if possible.

We will hold your application and be in touch with you in early August with an update on or an offer of accommodation.

Accepting your offer and paying for University accommodation 2019/20

You will be asked to accept your offer and pay a £200 advance payment by the date stated in your offer email, this will become your damage deposit when you move in.

If you do not accept your room offer on time or do not pay the advanced payment, your offer may be cancelled. We will still try to assist you if you apply again, but you will no longer be eligible for our guarantee

Your rent will be split over three instalments (one per term). 

2020/21 payment information

You will be asked to accept your offer and pay a £200 advance rent payment by the date stated in your offer email. This will be deducted from you first term's rent.

If you do not accept your room offer on time or do not pay the advanced payment, your offer may be cancelled. We will still try to assist you if you apply again, but you will no longer be eligible for our guarantee

Your rent will be split over three instalments (one per term). 

Cancelling University accommodation 2019/20

To cancel your booking, please email accommodation@york.ac.uk. We'll confirm whether you're eligible, and inform you of any additional charges. 

These policies only apply to new students who do not arrive in York to start their course. You are not eligible to end your agreement if you are a registered student at the University.

If you inform us you wish to cancel:

  • more than four weeks before your booking start: we'll keep your £200 advance payment or charge you £200 if you have not paid it yet.

  • less than four weeks before your booking start: we'll keep your £200 advance payment, and you'll be charged four weeks’ rent.

  • after the start date of your room booking: you should let us know by following the request to vacate procedure. You will normally be charged the equivalent of 8 weeks rent as a notice period plus a £120 cancellation fee.

Please note: You are not eligible to end your tenancy agreement if you are a registered student at the University. If you wish to be released from your contract you’ll need to find a replacement tenant and follow our request to vacate procedure.

These policies only apply to new students who do not arrive in York to start their course. You are not eligible to end your agreement if you are a registered student at the University.

If you inform us you wish to cancel:

  • more than four weeks before your booking start: we'll keep your £200 advance payment or charge you £200 if you have not paid it yet.

  • less than four weeks before your booking start: we'll keep your £200 advance payment, and you'll be charged four weeks’ rent.

  • after the start date of your room booking: you should let us know by following the request to vacate procedure. You will normally be charged the equivalent of 8 weeks rent as a notice period plus a £200 cancellation fee.

Please note: You are not eligible to end your tenancy agreement if you are a registered student at the University. If you wish to be released from your contract you’ll need to find a replacement tenant and follow our request to vacate procedure.

Student Castle accommodation

We include University-approved private sector accommodation as a choice for you to book. If you select Student Castle you’ll be invited to apply and enter into an agreement with them directly.

Student Castle’s terms and conditions, cancellation policy and payment terms are different from the ones for University-owned accommodation. They will contact you with further information about payments and their terms and conditions.

If you want to pay your rent in three instalments, you’ll need a UK-based guarantor. If you don’t have a guarantor you can arrange for a guarantor company to provide you with one or you’ll need to pay the year’s rent in advance.

If you don’t accept your room booking at Student Castle, you can apply again but if you are an international student, you will no longer be eligible for our accommodation guarantee.