How to Apply

Once you have familiarised yourself with the accommodation options and found something suitable, the next stage is to complete your application.

Follow the easy steps below to help you when completing your application for accommodation:

Step 1

apply online‌‌Wherever you see this logo you can simply click on it to access the Accommodation Portal* where you will find our accommodation application form* The Accommodation Portal is an online service to apply for and secure accommodation at Aberystwyth University.

Step 2

Log in as follows:

  • If you are a New Undergraduate - Log in as ‘New Student’ using your 10 digit UCAS Personal ID, Surname & Date of Birth. Please note you can only apply for University accommodation if you have selected Aberystwyth as either your Firm or Insurance choice University.
  • If you are a New Postgraduate - Log in as ‘New Student’ using your Personal ID number, Surname & Date of Birth. Please note you can only apply for University accommodation when all of the conditions of your academic offer have been met.
  • If you are a Current Student -  Log in as ‘Current Student’ using your Aberystwyth University Username (first part of your Aber e-mail address e.g. abc1) & Password.
  • If you are a New Erasmus or Exchange Student – Log in as ‘Current Student’ using your Aberystwyth University Username (first part of your Aber e-mail address e.g. abc1) & Password. Please note you can only apply for University accommodation when all of the conditions of your academic offer have been met and you have activated your Aberystwyth University IT account (e-mails are sent from Information Services inviting students to do this from July onwards).
  • If you are a PGCE Student – Log in as ‘Current Student’ using your Aberystwyth University Username (first part of your Aber e-mail address e.g. abc1) & Password. Please note you can only apply for University accommodation when all of the conditions of your academic offer have been met and you have activated your Aberystwyth University IT account (e-mails are sent from Information Services inviting students to do this from July onwards).

Step 3

Select the application period you wish to apply for e.g 'Aberystwyth University Accommodation – Academic Year 2018/2019'

Step 4

Select 'Application Form'

 Step 5 

Complete all five steps of the application form:

1) Your details-

New students: The e-mail address you provide on your application form will be used to send any correspondence to you until you have activated your Aberystwyth University e-mail account. Therefore please ensure that this is an active e-mail address and that you check it on a regular basis (we advise against using school/college e-mail addresses as these may become inactive after you have left).  From July onwards and once your academic offer is unconditional, details on how to activate your Aberystwyth University e-mail account will be sent to you by Information Services.

2) Accommodation Options-

You will be required to prioritise the accommodation options by using the drop-down boxes (1=first choice, 2=second choice etc). Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis of when you successfully submit your application. We will allocate you a place in residences, taking into account your preferences and will try to offer you one of your higher preferences. However, because the residences vary in the number of students they accommodate and some are more popular than others, obtaining your higher preferences cannot be guaranteed. If there is not a vacancy in your first preference of residence, we will consider all your other choices in priority order until a vacancy can be located. Remember: we have accommodation options available both on and off campus available for both first years and returners. We have designated Welsh Medium halls, but please note these are for students who wish to communicate in the Medium of Welsh (Welsh learners included).

3) Same-sex Accommodation-

If you wish to live in same-sex halls please note this on your application.

4) Disability/Health-

If you have a medical condition, sensory impairment or individual requirements as a result of a specific learning difficulty, please give details in the ‘Disability/Accessibility’ section on the accommodation application form. All information will be treated in confidence and will help in the allocation of the most appropriate accommodation for individual needs.  We advise you contact an Accessibility Advisor at Student Support Services, in confidence, to discuss your requirements as medical evidence will be required in order to support your application.

5) Review and Submit-

Please ensure all information is correct as once submitted, you will not be able to change anything. 

Step 6

Once you are happy that all details on the application form are correct, click 'Submit Application'. A confirmation e-mail will automatically be sent to you. What happens next after applying for University Accommodation?; new student or current student