Frequently Asked Questions

Application Procedure

  • When can I apply for accommodation?
  • How do I apply for accommodation?
  • What is the Accommodation Portal?
  • How do I log into the Accommodation Portal?
  • Am I guaranteed accommodation?
  • When will I receive my accommodation offer?
  • How do I activate my Aberystwyth University e-mail account?
  • Is there a deposit I need to pay?
  • Can I request to live with my friends?
  • I need a certain type of room due to disability/health issues, what should I do?
  • What is the accommodation licence pack?
  • What happens if I am on holiday when you send me my licence pack?
  • New Students - Why can’t I have my licence pack before July?
  • I have also secured accommodation in the private sector, what are my options?
  • I’d like to reside in Welsh medium residence – what’s available?

Clearing & Adjustment

  • Is accommodation available for Clearing/Adjustment applicants?
  • Once I've been offered a place on a course, how do I apply for accommodation?
  • What happens after I have applied for accommodation?

My Accommodation


  • What do I need to bring with me?
  • What is provided in my room?
  • What is provided in my kitchen?
  • Do I need insurance?
  • If I bring a television do I need a TV licence?
  • If I am bringing my car do I need a permit to park outside my residence?


  • When can I move in?
  • Can I arrive before the start of my Accommodation Licence Agreement?
  • What do I need to bring with me in order to collect my key?
  • Where do I collect my key from?
  • Where can I park to unload my belongings?
  • Where can my parents stay?
  • Can I arrive after the start of my Accommodation Licence Agreement?

Accommodation Fees

In Residence

  • What happens if I lose my keys / Aber Card?
  • Who is responsible for cleaning my flat/house and room?
  • Will my accommodation be inspected?
  • Can I cook in my room?
  • Am I allowed to smoke in my room/residence?
  • Who do I call if I need assistance?

Transferring / Moving Out Early

  • Can I transfer to another residence/block/flat/house/room once I have moved in?
  • Can I move out of my residence early?
  • What happens about my accommodation if I decide to withdraw from University?
  • What happens at the end of my stay in University residences?
  • When will my deposit be returned to me?
  • How will my accommodation deposit be refunded to me?

2nd, 3rd and 4th year accommodation

  • Where can I live next year?