Apply for accommodation

Application for the UEL halls of residence for 2022/23 are open. Visit our accommodation website to apply. 

Eligibility criteria

Our Accommodation Guarantee 2021/22

New Home Students

The University of East London is able to guarantee Accommodation to New Home Students, who fit within the below eligibility criteria:

  • Are 18 years old (or over)
  • Are starting their first year of studies at UEL
  • Are studying on a full-time mode of attendance
  • Have an Unconditional Firm offer from the University

New EU and International Students

The University of East London is also able to prioritise Accommodation to New EU and International students who fit within the below eligibility criteria:

  • Are 18 years old (or over)
  • Are starting their first year of studies at UEL
  • Are studying on a full-time mode of attendance
  • Have an Unconditional Firm offer from the University

Returning Students

The University is unable to guarantee Accommodation to returning students, however returning students that are offered a place in halls must fit within the below eligibility criteria:

  • Are 18 years old (or over)
  • Are studying on a full-time mode of attendance
  • Must have passed their previous year of studies and re-enrolled to the University
  • Must have no previous rent arrears or serious disciplinary

Care leavers and students with a disability

The University of East London guarantees Accommodation to new students who are Care Leavers or Students with a relevant disability who fit within the below eligibility criteria:

  • Are 18 years old (or over)
  • Are studying on a full time mode of attendance
  • Have an Unconditional Firm offer from the University
  • Provide confirmation/evidence from the local authority

 

Deadline Dates

Deadline Dates are in place to guarantee students Accommodation. Students are only guaranteed Accommodation if they complete the application, payment and acceptance stages of the process, within the deadlines given. Students that apply later than the Accommodation Guarantee Deadline are not guaranteed accommodation. In exceptional circumstances, the University of East London reserves the right to guarantee accommodation to specific prospective residents or cohorts outside of the below deadline dates.

New student 2022/23 application submitted between 19 April 2022 and 14 June 2022

  • Application Deadline - 14th June 2022 
  • Application Verified - 15th June 2022 
  • Provisional Room Offer - 16th-17th June 2022 
  • Payment Deadline - 30th June 2022 
  • Acceptance Deadline - 7 days after provisional room offer is confirmed 

Returning student 2022/23 application submitted between 19 April 2022 and 23 May 2022

  • Application Deadline - 23rd May 2022 
  • Application Verified - 24th May 2022 
  • Provisional Room Offer - 16th-17th June 2022 
  • Payment Deadline - 30th June 2022 
  • Acceptance Deadline - 7 days after provisional room offer is confirmed 

2022/23 applications submitted between the first-round deadline and 19 July 2022

  • Application Deadline - 19th July 2022 
  • Application Verified - within 48 hours of satisfying the eligibility criteria 
  • Provisional Room Offer - 21st July - 22nd July 2022 
  • Payment Deadline - 29th July 2022 
  • Acceptance Deadline - 7 days after provisional room offer confirmed 

2022/23 applications submitted after 19 July 2022

  • Apply after the 19th July 2022 - allocated based on the Allocation Policy
  • Application Verified - within 48 hours of satisfying the eligibility criteria 
  • Provisional Room Offer - will be received within 7 days when application is verified 
  • Payment Deadline - 7 days after provisional room allocation 
  • Acceptance Deadline - 7 days after provisional room offer confirmed 

*If room allocation is not confirmed before the tenancy start date, move in day may be delayed.

December to June 2022 applications

  • Payment Deadline - 7 days after Provisional Room Allocation 
  • Acceptance Deadline - 7 days after Provisional Room Offer Confirmed 

*If room allocation is not confirmed before the tenancy start date, move in days may be delayed.

*Please note: due to the Christmas Break, no applications, payments or room offers will be processed between the 24th December 2021 - 3rd January 2022.
 

Halls Guarantor Scheme

The Residential Life team in partnership with UEL's Student Money and Advice Rights Team (SMART) have a Halls Guarantor Scheme which offer new starters the opportunity to apply for financial support for the £500 accommodation advance rent.

The Halls Guarantor Scheme is not a loan, but an agreement to postpone the £500 advance rent. Rather than the payment being required during the application stages, the £500 will be split equally into the student’s payment plan throughout the academic year. Students must pay the £250 deposit to be considered for this scheme and be in receipt of student finance. 

In exceptional circumstance, SMART can also offer additional financial support to new students.

How to apply

  1. Receive your provisional room offer from the Residential Life Team
  2. Pay your £250 deposit
  3. Email proof of £250 deposit payment to the Residential Life Team via email: residentiallife@uel.ac.uk
  4. In your email, confirm you are a NEW Home or EU UEL Student, confirm your UEL Student ID number and confirm you wish to be considered for the Halls Guarantor Scheme

Your email will then be acknowledged by the Residential Life Team, and if you fit the eligibility criteria, your details will be passed to SMART for consideration. Your accommodation application will be not be processed until SMART confirm if support is available. 

If SMART are unable to support you via the scheme, you will be required to pay the full £750 before your room offer is confirmed. 

If SMART can support you via the scheme, your room offer will be confirmed ready for you to accept.  

Students under 18

Unfortunately we cannot house any students under 18 years old. The preferred option in this case is for the students to live in with a local family (i.e. a Homestay) until they are 18 and then apply to move into Halls. Please contact us if this applies to you.