New Undergraduate Students

Guaranteed University owned or managed accommodation for First Year Undergraduate Students!

The self allocation process for University accommodation during academic year 2024/25 will open on the 18th of April. You will be able to register onto the Accommodation Portal from the 3rd of April onwards.



Why live with us?

Living in University accommodation is the beginning of something very exciting, giving you the opportunity to meet new people and make friends for life in a supportive, fun and vibrant community!

There is no need to worry about fluctuating bills as the accommodation fees include utilities (e.g. water, heating, electricity), internet connection & Wi-Fi, a high level of personal contents insurance and free Sport Centre platinum membership! Additional benefits can be found on our Why live with us webpage.


Alternative accommodation

If living in University accommodation is not for you, then alternatively you may prefer to live in Private Sector Accommodation.

Aber Students’ Union Advice Service provides information, advice and support on all aspects of housing in University accommodation and the private sector.


Guaranteed Accommodation

New undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in University owned or managed accommodation for their first year of study at Aberystwyth University, provided you apply by the appropriate deadline date in the year of entry:

  • Undergraduate students: 01 September
  • If you apply to study at the University through Clearing: 01 September

To qualify for guaranteed University accommodation you must make Aberystwyth your firm choice and also respond to your offer of accommodation by the deadline date detailed in the Accommodation Offer.

A place in University owned or managed accommodation is guaranteed, but not a specific type of room or location.


Accommodation Options

We offer a variety of accommodation options with all our residences only being a short walk away from campus. 

We offer a range of self-catered residences with either en-suite rooms, flats with shared facilities, or our self-contained studios.  Offering a variety of styles, budgets and locations to find the space that works for you.

If cooking is not for you, why not check out our fantastic, flexible meal plan packages

If you are a Welsh speaker or learner and would like to live in a Welsh speaking environment, we have dedicated Welsh-medium accommodation available.

When & how to apply for accommodation

Once you have selected Aberystwyth University as your Firm choice, from mid-March onwards, the Accommodation Office will contact you by e-mail inviting you to apply for accommodation. 

If you apply to study at the University through Clearing, once you have confirmed your place to study at Aberystwyth University, the Accommodation Office will contact you by e-mail to invite you to apply for accommodation. 

Our How to Apply webpage provides a handy step-by-step guide on making an online application for University accommodation.