Activate account

Watch a step by step video of how to activate your accommodation account.

Applying for accommodation

See how to apply for accommodation.

Applying from 1 August onwards

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to the University of Exeter. Once you’ve firmly accepted your place we encourage you to apply for your accommodation as soon as possible. We update this page regularly to let you know what accommodation choices there are available.

If we are able to offer you accommodation it is likely that it will be in one of our off campus residences. Exeter is a lovely, small city and living off campus has the benefit of being close to the city centre and it is still within walking distance to both Streatham and St Luke's campuses. To get an insight into what living off campus may be like take a look at this accommodation video featuring students living off campus.

It might be that you prefer to find your own accommodation off campus or that we advise you to seek your own accommodation in the City and for more advice on private accommodation we recommend that you look at our private housing options which include purpose-built accommodation, very similar to what’s available on campus.

For more information, please choose from the appropriate drop-down:

If the University was your insurance or clearing choice or you've received a place through adjustment, you can apply for accommodation once your offer is confirmed.

Please note - it can take up to two days for a firmly accepted offer to be transferred from Admissions to our accommodation system and therefore you will not be able to activate an accommodation account immediately. Please refer to the next set of drop-down options for details on how to apply.

How likely am I to be allocated University accommodation?

We do our best to house as many new students as possible and if we are able to offer accommodation, we will process applications in date order of receipt

If you submit an application for accommodation, we will provide updates to you via email and will advise you by the beginning of September if we are able to offer you accommodation. Our Accommodation Blog also provides updates and between 12 August and 13 September we will be posting three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  

What happens if you are unable to offer me University accommodation?

If we are unable to allocate you to University accommodation, we'll advise you of alternative options so you can make your own arrangements for private accommodation in the city. This will include information about any purpose-built student accommodation providers in the city who still have availability.

International postgraduates

If you are an International postgraduate student applying for accommodation at the University after the guarantee deadline date of 31 July, then we will process your application in date order from when it was received.

Please note - it can take up to two days for a firmly accepted offer to be transferred from Admissions to our accommodation system and therefore you will not be able to activate an accommodation account immediately. Please refer to the next set of drop-down options for details on how to apply.

We will provide updates to you via email and will advise you by the beginning of September if we're able to offer you accommodation. If we'are unable to provide you with University accommodation we will let you know about alternative options so you can make your own arrangements for private accommodation in the city. Our Accommodation Blog also provides updates and between 12 August and 13 September we will be posting three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

If you are a UK or EU postgraduate student then you do not fall within our Accommodation Guarantee and if you are applying from 1 August onwards then it is highly unlikely that we will be able to provide you with University accommodation. We strongly recommend that you make your own arrangements for private accommodation in the city. Exeter has a wide range of accommodation options for students, and we have put together some guidance about your housing options.

If you are not entering Year 1 of your studies you will need to your own arrangements for private accommodation in the city as all of our accommodation has been set aside for Year 1 students. Exeter has a wide range of accommodation options for students, and we have put together some guidance about your housing options.

Information about applying from 1 August onwards

Before you can activate an accommodation account and apply you must:

  • Accept an academic offer and make the University of Exeter your firm choice - undergraduate students only.
  • Accept an academic offer and pay your tuition fee deposit - postgraduate students only.
  • Know your University of Exeter Student ID Number (see the information given within our FAQ about finding this).
  • Have a valid personal email account/address which you will be able to access after your arrival at university. Do not use your current school/college/University email address as these may become inactive once you leave.

Please note that it may take a couple of days for your firm offer to register on our system, therefore if you are unable to activate an accommodation account immediately, please try the next day. If you still can't access the system after two working days from making your offer firm, please contact us

We recommend that you watch the following video about activating an account:

The button below will redirect you to the accommodation account in a new window:

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Once you have activated your accommodation account, you will be able to apply for accommodation. 

Students applying from 1 August onwards cannot apply for specific residences but can choose the following: 

The application type that you will need to use depends upon the type of student you are:

  • New Undergraduate applicant applying after the Guarantee deadline of July 31
  • New Postgraduate applicant applying after the Guarantee deadline of July 31
  • Full Year Eras/Exch Applicant applying after the Guarantee deadline of July 31

We recommend that you view our 'how to apply for accommodation video' and read our Room Allocation Procedure to see how we allocate rooms prior to starting your accommodation application.

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If you receive an offer for university owned / managed / approved accommodation you will have three days in which to accept the offer. Please see our 'how to accept an accommodation offer' video for a step by step guide.

If you have successfully found private accommodation and no longer need to be considered for university accommodation then please contact the Accommodation Office so that we can withdraw your application.