- - Application, deadlines and housing policy for new students
- - Application, deadlines and housing policy for returning students
- Step two: Allocations
- Step three: Acceptance
- If something goes wrong...
- Pre-sessional English students
After you accept your place to study at Queen Mary, University of London, the Admissions Office will supply you with a Queen Mary, University of London username and password and the link required to submit your housing application online (view contact details). Once you have submitted your online housing application, you will receive confirmation from Housing Services in the form of an email.
- New undergraduate students/SEFP and Pre-Masters students: If you are a first-year undergraduate or SEFP student or Pre-Masters student, return your application no later than 30 June of the year of entry. You may submit an application after this date but an offer of housing cannot be guaranteed and will be subject to availability.
- New postgraduate students: If you are a first-year postgraduate, there is no specific deadline for the return of accommodation applications, however, places are offered on a "first come first served" basis so the earlier you apply the better your chances will be of securing a place. We recommend students to apply by the end of May.
- Study Abroad/Exchange/International Foundation Programme in Social Sciences and Humanities and the International SEFP: The accommodation application deadline is 31 July for first semester or full year students and 31 October for second semester applicants.
- Erasmus exchange students: Unfortunately, Erasmus exchange students are not eligible for College housing. On request, help can be given in finding alternative accommodation.
Because Queen Mary residences are so popular, there are some restrictions on who is eligible for a place but if you can answer 'Yes' to the following three questions you are likely to be offered a place, subject to availability.
Question one: Will you be a new first year full-time registered student at Queen Mary, University of London, who has not lived in a Queen Mary residence before (i.e. on another course of study) and who has applied by the deadline (see section above)?
Question two: Is your home too far from Queen Mary, University of London to commute daily? Please note priority will be given to those students living furthest from Queen Mary, University of London and Care Leavers who will be accommodated.
Question three: Are you prepared to sign an agreement for a full academic year in the Residences, at least for the period September to June? (This condition does not apply to single semester Associate students or mid-year applicants).
If you can answer 'yes' to questions one and three, but live close enough to Queen Mary, University of London to commute you can still make an application which will be considered later during the academic year, should vacancies arise.
Important Notes for first-year undergraduates
- No guarantees can be made to any applicant applying after the deadline of 30 June. We are unable to offer housing to applicants holding an insurance offer or joining through the clearing process. Your application will be held on a waiting list pending cancellations which may occur after A-level results or later during the academic year.
- If you are holding a conditional offer at Queen Mary, University of London please do not wait until you receive your examination results before completing and submitting your housing application.
If you have extenuating circumstances that you wish to be considered when submitting your application please submit any supporting literature, which is relevant to your case within 7 days of making your application.
In the case of a medical condition you will need to provide medical evidence signed and dated within three months of the date of your application. This evidence has to be written in English and provided by a doctor or other medical professional, such as a specialist. The evidence must be submitted within seven days of making your application. Unless you are a first year international student applying to study at Queen Mary this evidence must come from a medical practitioner based in the UK. All applications with the necessary supporting literature will then be passed to the Disability and Dyslexia Service (Student Services) for an assessment. For further information go to Disability and Dyslexia Service
Any non-medical extenuating circumstances will be referred to the Estates and Facilities Review Panel for consideration.
Room allocations are made during the period July to September. If we are able to offer you a place you will be sent an email giving you instructions on how to view and accept this offer via the online accommodation system. You are advised to check the email address you gave us on a regular basis to see if you have been made an offer of housing, missed deadlines may result in you losing your room allocation. It is advisable to store our email address firstname.lastname@example.org in your contacts list to prevent these emails being treated as spam.
Non Postgraduate mature students will, subject to availability, be allocated into flats with other mature students.
If you are unsuccessful in obtaining a place in halls, you will be given further information on how the waiting list for halls operates, or if required, help finding alternative accommodation.
Ensure that you accept the offer of halls, and pay the deposit to confirm the booking, online by the deadline date stated in your accommodation offer – missed deadlines may result in the offer being cancelled.
If something goes wrong...
Housing Services staff have many years of experience in dealing with student accommodation and will give you their best attention and advice at all times. If, however, for any reason, you are unhappy with the service you have received, you should contact the Housing Services Manager at Queen Mary, University of London who will be happy to investigate.
Pre-sessional English students
Students who have booked accommodation and paid a deposit for the pre-sessional English course will also be required to submit a housing application form for the academic session housing (September-June), if continuing onto a course of study at Queen Mary.
Accommodation during the pre-sessional course is handled directly by the The Language Centre. Accommodation during the academic session is handled by Housing Services. Please ensure all enquiries are directed to the relevant department.
There is no family accommodation for pre-sessional course applicants.
If your academic session housing application is successful you will receive an email confirmation of this, the accommodation will not be in the same residence as your pre-sessional housing. You will be required to transfer accommodation at the end of your pre-sessional course. You will also be required to provide your own bed linen and cooking utensils.
It is always advisable to make direct contact with Housing Services during the pre-sessional course to obtain a status update on your academic session housing.