Current Students - What happens next?
What happens next after applying for accommodation?
Accommodation is allocated by a computerised system on a first come first served basis - in date and time order of you successfully submitting your online accommodation application - and in priority order as detailed in our Priorities Policy.
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.
When will I know which type of accommodation I have been offered?
An accommodation offer* will be e-mailed to your Aberystwyth University (AU) e-mail account shortly after we receive your application, further details will be provided in this e-mail so please remember to regularly check your AU e-mails.
Please follow the step by step guide below after you receive your accommodation offer:
Step 1 - Accommodation Offer
An accommodation offer will be sent to your AU e-mail.
You will be given a deadline date to accept the offer by so please remember to regularly check your e-mails.
Step 2 - Accept Your Offer
Accepting your Accommodation Offer
Login to the Accommodation Portal* as 'Current Student' using your AU username (e.g abc1) and password.
Select the relevant application period e.g. 'Aberystwyth University Residences – Accommodation for Academic Year 2017/2018'.
Click the 'Accommodation Offer' button and follow the guidance provided.
2.1 - Complete Accommodation Licence Pack
When you have accepted your accommodation offer you will be required to complete the Accommodation Licence Pack*. Click the 'Accommodation Licence Pack' button and follow the guidance provided.
Please note that you will be given a deadline date in which you have to respond to your offer and complete the Accommodation Licence Pack, normally between 7-14 days. However, the amount of time will depend greatly on the time of year so some offers may have as little as 24 hours so please ensure that you keep checking your AU emails.
2.2 - Request to Live with Friends?
You can complete an association form to request to live with friends; this is included in the Accommodation Licence Pack. You will all need to have been offered the same residence in order to request to live in the same flat/house. We have sizes to suit all groups – why not compare our residences.
2.3 - Complete Induction Programme (Key Release Form)
At the end of the Accommodation Licence Pack you are required to complete our online Induction Programme, which will answer many frequently asked questions about your arrival at Aberystwyth and help you familiarise yourself with living in University Accommodation. At the end of the induction you will need to choose an arrival date and time which will produce your 'Key Release Form'. You will need to provide a copy of your key release form (printable or electronic) and bring it with you in exchange for your room key.
Step 3 - Move in!
Check out our Moving In section for a handy checklist of what to bring - we look forward to your arrival!
Accommodation Portal -
The Accommodation Portal is an online service to apply for and secure accommodation at Aberystwyth University.
Accommodation Offer -
When your accommodation application is processed and, if successful, you will be sent an accommodation offer. This will be sent to you by e-mail and will include the name of the residence (e.g. Cwrt Mawr, Penbryn) and the type of room (e.g. single, en-suite) you have been allocated to, as well as information on when and how to accept the offer.
Accommodation Licence Pack -
When you have accepted your accommodation offer you will be required to complete the Accommodation Licence Pack. This includes the terms and conditions of your licence agreement (contained within the Residents' Handbook), our online payment system to pay the required £100* acceptance fee and to set up a payment plan for your accommodation fees, as well as information on living in university residences.
*If you already live in University Accommodation and have also been offered a place for the following academic year in University Accommodation then there is no requirement to pay another £100 acceptance fee as your current deposit can be transferred over. You may be required to pay any shortfall if deductions from your deposit have been made.