Whether you're joining us for a full academic year or just one or two terms, we'll try our best to offer you a home on or close to campus.


If you're a postgraduate student you are not guaranteed accommodation and will need to make an application. To find out more see Booking and paying.


If you're arriving in Autumn Term, applied for your course place with Centre for Global Programmes by 15 May 2017 and accepted by 15 June 2017 you are guaranteed accommodation. We'll send your room offer later this summer.

If you're arriving in the Spring Term, applied for your course place with Centre for Global Programmes by 31 October 2017 and accepted by 30 November 2017 you are guaranteed accommodation.

If you've missed a deadline please get in touch with us as we will assist you as much as possible with accommodation. 

Your room offer

Once you have accepted your course place, Centre for Global Programmes will pass your information on to us. We will then be able to allocate you a room and send you a room offer.

We do not use specific blocks or rooms for visiting students, so we cannot guarantee a particular room type. We'll allocate you into flats with other visiting students, or rooms in accommodation with undergraduate students. You can see more about our accommodation on Colleges, rooms and prices

We'll send a room offer to your email, make sure you check this regularly as the room offer has an expiry date.

Once you've arrived, you'll need to make a payment of £120. The £120 acts as your deposit which will be refunded at the end of your tenancy unless you cancel your room or have any outstanding clearing, cleaning, damage or rent charges. 

Additional requirements

If you need a specific room type or location due to medical, welfare or mobility reasons, please let us know by emailing us at accommodation@york.ac.uk. To find out more about additional requirements see our Health, welfare and disability page.

Please don't wait until you have received a room offer to let us know about your additional requirements as we may not be able to find you a suitable room at that stage.

Important dates

Depending on your course dates, your contract will run for the following period:

Period of studyWhen to expect a room offerBooking start dateBooking end date
Full year  August 9 September 2017 16 July 2018
Autumn Term August 22 September 2017 22 December 2017
Autumn Term and Spring Term August 22 September 2017 8 April 2018
Spring Term December 3 January 2018 8 April 2018
Spring Term and Summer Term December 3 January 2018 1 July 2018
Summer Term March 9 April 2018 1 July 2018

Once you've accepted an offer of accommodation, we won't be able to release you from your contract if you decide to complete your studies and return home early, unless you're able to find a replacement tenant.

Private sector accommodation

If we're not able to guarantee you a room or you would prefer to live off-campus, there is plenty of private sector accommodation available close to the University.