Acceptance Procedure

Do you have to stay in campus accommodation in your first year?

No, you do not have to stay in university accommodation during your first year, but the guaranteed accommodation is only for first years. 

What is the Accommodation Occupation Contract?

Once you have accepted your accommodation offer, you will be required to complete the Accommodation Occupation Contract (this must be done by the deadline date given to you).

The Accommodation Occupation Contract includes:

  • The terms and conditions of your occupation contract.
  • Our online payment system to pay the required acceptance fee and to set up a payment plan for your accommodation fees.
  • Information on living in university residences.
  • Online Induction Programme. 

What if I cannot accept my Occupation Contract by the deadline?

You are required to complete the Accommodation Occupation Contract by a given deadline date.  If you haven't completed the contract by the given deadline, your room will be released.

Even if you are on holiday, most places should have internet connection which allows you to check your e-mails regularly.

Both your Occupation Contract and your payment of acceptance fees must be done online.

If there are any further issues, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Can I change my accommodation booking?

You can cancel your room at any time before you arrive by logging in to the Accommodation Portal.  You can then select an alternative room (subject to availability).

After you have moved in, you are able to complete a transfer request form which may allow you to move rooms – please see our Transfer webpage for further details.

Does having an unconditional offer affect the application process?

If you have an unconditional offer, you will be able to pay your pre-payment, view your contract and share your social media with your future housemates (if you want to).

Will people be able to book for accommodation if they have conditional offers?

If you have a conditional offer, you can still book accommodation. You won’t be able to complete the pre-payment, but you will be able to choose a room.

What is the application process like for accommodation if Aber is my insurance choice?

You will not be able to apply for accommodation until you make Aberystwyth your firm choice.

Once you’ve decided to come to Aberystwyth, you will then be able to apply for accommodation on our Portal.

How do I activate my Aberystwyth University email?

Information services will e-mail you from July onwards with information on how to activate your Aberystwyth University e-mail. As soon as you receive this e-mail you should activate your account. This will ensure there are no delays securing your accommodation. Once your Aberystwyth University e-mail has been activated, all correspondence will be sent to this e-mail so it is important you check it regularly.

I also have accommodation in the private sector - what are my options?

You will need to decide which accommodation you prefer. It is advisable that if you have already signed a contract with either the University or in the private sector, you do not sign for another until you know if you can be released from your current contract – otherwise, you may be liable for two sets of rent. 

Will I still get accommodation if I put Aberystwyth as my insurance choice but end up going there?

Yes, as long as you apply for accommodation before the 1st September.

Please note that choice of accommodation and rooms are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Although a place in university owned or managed accommodation is guaranteed, we cannot guarantee a specific type of room or location.