Accommodation Applications 2020/21

Applications for accommodation for 2020/21 opened on Monday 6 April and our blog this week is providing you with information on everything you need to know about submitting an application.

 We are aware that there have been technical issues with our website. Please bear with us whilst we sort these out. If you are unable to submit an application please try again at a later date. Remember that our accommodation for Undergraduates is not allocated on a first come, first served basis so there is no benefit to applying early.

Activating an accommodation account
Before you can apply for accommodation, you need to activate an accommodation account. Please ensure you have your nine digit student ID number ready. This is likely to start with a ’69’ or ’70’. It is also known as a ‘University of Exeter Reference Number’ and will be found on any University correspondence.

Our ‘how to’ videos provide a useful step by step guide on how to activate an accommodation account and how to submit your application. We strongly recommend that these are viewed prior to creating your application for accommodation. If you are experiencing any issues with your application then do take a look at these videos which may help to rectify your problem. Please see the links below:

I haven’t received my validation code yet?
Due to the high volumes of traffic our Accommodation syste, there can be a delay for your validation code being sent through. Please ensure that prior to applying you add ‘’ to your contacts list within your email. To find this email please check your Junk/SPAM folder. If after a couple of hours, this has still not been received, please contact us.

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

Contact us:
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 – 
  • Facebook –

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