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Book postgraduate accommodation

Postgraduate international students (either on taught or research programmes) who have accepted an offer of a place can apply for accommodation.

If you've accepted your place at York, please allow up to 48 hours to be able to apply for accommodation.

The firm guarantee deadline for new postgraduate students was 9 June 2022. Students can still apply from this date and we'll try our best to assist you in finding accommodation that's owned, managed or approved by the University.

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Accommodation Services
+44 (0)1904 322165

How to apply

When you apply for accommodation, we’ll ask you to rank your room choices in order. Each choice is for a specific room type in a specific college.

  • Login at using your You@York login details

  • Click ‘create application’ for the next academic year

  • On the first page check that all of your personal details are correct

  • You’ll then need to select your application type: Single, couple or family


List your top four accommodation options in order of preference by clicking the rooms banner icon. Each preference will specify a college, room type, let length, catering and bathroom information.

  • You can use the dropdowns and slider in the right-hand column to filter your search
  • You can rearrange the order of your preferences by dragging and dropping them in the right-hand column

You can log back in and change your preferences at any time. Don't worry, we'll use your original application date when we allocate.

Let us know if you’ll be receiving up to or near the maximum maintenance loan and want to request that your £200 advance payment be deferred.

Finally, you’ll be asked if you have any additional requirements for health, welfare or mobility reasons. Please don't wait until you have received a room offer to let us know about these as we may not be able to find you a suitable room at that stage.

The last thing you’ll need to do is 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 offer (including family members or carers) and the third party accommodation providers we can share your application data with if we need to.

Once you’re happy with your consent options you’ll be asked to review all of your options and choices before you submit your application. Remember, you can log back in and edit your application at any time.

If you would like to change your consent options, or allow us to speak to someone other than yourself about your accommodation once you have moved in, please let us know at


What happens next

1. Application confirmed

Once you’ve applied, we'll send you a confirmation email. If you mentioned additional requirements, please ensure you upload the relevant supporting medical evidence. We'll be in touch if we require further information.

2. Make your advanced payment**

Advanced payment must be made by 9 June. Your £200 advanced payment will be deducted from your first term's rent instalment.

3. Receive your room offer

We will contact successful applicants after the 9 June.

4. Accept your room offer

You’ll need to accept your offer by the date stated in the email by following the link provided. Make sure you have internet access for this.

5. Receive your room number

Room numbers will be sent out nearer to your start date. Around this time you’ll also start to hear more from your college about arrivals and events.

6. Pay your first rent instalment

Your rent is split over three termly instalments, the first of which will be due in October. We recommend setting up a direct debit.

*subject to change dependent on 2022 exam results day and clearing period dates.

** Continuing postgraduates, visiting students and students enrolled on a pre-sessional course at York, do not need to make an advance payment.

Contact us

Accommodation Services
+44 (0)1904 322165