Everything you need to know about accommodation for your pre-sessional course.

Our accommodation guarantee

If you are attending one of our pre-sessional courses, you're guaranteed an offer of a room in accommodation owned, managed or approved by the University if you have paid the full course tuition fees and accepted your course place by the guarantee date below. Room offers will be sent out by the dates shown.

CourseStart DateGuarantee dateAccommodation offers sent out by
20 week 22 April 2020 6 March 2020 18 April 2020
15 week 3 June 2020 18 April 2020 22 May 2020
10 week 8 July 2020 29 May 2020 26 June 2020
5 week 12 August 2020 3 July 2020 31 July 2020


Non-guaranteed students

We will send you an update on accommodation availability after we have assisted our guaranteed students. We will try to assist you with a room booking but may not be able to do so if we receive a high number of applications.

Applying for accommodation

20, 15, 10 and 5 week courses

If you’ve accepted a course place and paid the tuition fees by the guarantee deadline, you do not need to apply for accommodation, we’ll send you a room offer by email.

20 and 15 week courses
As you will be arriving part way through the University’s academic year, you will be living with other University of York students studying a variety of  courses at the University.

10 week courses
We are planning to accommodate you in a band 1, 2 or 3 shared bathroom bedroom in Halifax or Derwent College with other pre-sessional students. Prices range from £99 to £140 per week.

5 week courses
We are planning to accommodate you in in band 4 ensuite rooms in Constantine or Langwith College on Campus East. with other pre-sessional students. The price is £174 per week.

Accepting your room offer  

If you receive an offer of accommodation and would like to accept it, you must accept your booking by the deadline stated in your offer email.

If you do not want to live in University accommodation, please reject your room offer or email us to let us know.

Please note: If you do not accept a room booking, you will no longer be eligible for our accommodation guarantee and we may be unable to send you another room offer. If you accept a room offer you will be entering into a legally binding agreement with the University. 

Your damage deposit

After you arrive, you will need to pay a £200 damage deposit in addition to your first rent installment. Your damage deposit will be refunded at the end of your let, should there be no outstanding damage or cleaning charges. 

Returning your deposit
Your deposit will be returned at the end of your let, within 28 working days of the end date of your pre-sessional booking.

Additional Requirements

If you have additional requirements, such as mobility or a medical condition which means you need a specific room type, or location,  please email accommodation@york.ac.uk as soon as you have accepted your course place. Please attach documentary evidence from a medical professional to support your requirement.

When you arrive

Depending on the length of your course, your accommodation booking will start on the following date:

  • 20 week courses - Wednesday 22 April 2020
  • 15 week courses - Wednesday 3 June 2020
  • 10 week courses - Wednesday 8 July 2020
  • 5 week courses - Wednesday 12 August 2020

There are lots of ways to get to the University. You can collect your room key from 11am onwards, on your arrival date. If you're living on Campus West, you can collect your key up from your college reception. If you're living on Campus East, you can collect your key from the Ron Cooke Hub Reception.

Your room is only available from your let start date onwards. If you will be arriving before this date, you will need to make your own arrangements. For guest room accommodation on campus, please contact York Conferences. Alternatively you can find accommodation in York using York Tourist Office.

Bedding and towels

Bedding and towels are not included in your rent so you'll need to purchase these separately. Please note, the beds standard and economy rooms are single, the beds in premium rooms are larger, ¾ size beds.