Accommodation Application FAQs

Applications have been opened for over a week now and a number of you have been asking us some questions about applying for accommodation. Please see below for some answers to these frequently asked questions:

What application type do I apply for?
The image showed below is the different application types you see when you click on the ‘Apply Now’ button within your Accommodation Account. If you are applying for this September then please make sure you choose ‘2018/19’ as the academic year.

Many new students are applying incorrectly as a ‘Current Support’ application. This application is for our current, returning students who have a supported medical application for 2018/19. Information about these application types are available on our ‘When to apply‘ webpage. If you are still unsure then do not hesitate to contact us.Don’t forget to take a look at our ‘how to videos’ for a step by step guide on activating an accommodation account and applying for accommodation.

How do you allocate rooms?
Please visit our ‘Room allocation procedure‘ webpages for information on how we allocate students to rooms/residences based on the information they provide within their application forms. It also details the additional preferences which are listed on the application form to help us match you to the most suitable flat. We do read every single interest and note which you provide within your application in order to match you to a flat with people we think you’re going to get along with.

Is it compulsory to live in University accommodation in my first year?
Students are not required to stay in University accommodation at any point whilst they are studying with us. If you wish to look for private housing within the city then we recommend that you look at the following webpages for help and advice on where to look:

  • Student housing – offers advice on where to look in the city and what options are available
  • Living in the city – offers information on what support is available for students living within private housing
  • Studentpad – the University of Exeter student search engine for accommodation

Have a question? Get in touch!
If you need any support with your application or have any queries about accommodation then the Accommodation Office can be contacted between 9:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday in the following ways:

  • Telephone – 0300 555 0444
  • Email –

Accommodation Catherine

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