When to apply

When can I apply and when will I hear?

The drop down boxes below show all application types, when you can apply for accommodation and when you will be contacted about your application.  The residences available to you will depend on the type of application you make.

We recommend that you review our current terms and conditions prior to receiving a contract.

Please see our 'How to apply' pages for information on how to make your application for accommodation.

Please note: Under current circumstances all dates quoted below are subject to change. It may also take longer than normal to process your application.

New applicants applying before the guarantee deadline

Applicant TypeApplicant descriptionWhen can I apply?*When will I hear?

New Undergraduate

Any applicant starting with us in September studying for their first degree. 12 April 2021

If your offer status is Unconditional Firm (UF) prior to August your application will be processed from May onwards and an accommodation offer and contract will be sent to you between July and early September.

If your offer status becomes UF in August we will send you an accommodation offer and contract by early September.

New Postgraduate

Any applicant starting with us in September as a postgraduate student. This applicant type includes PhD students. 12 April 2021

We will consider applications from late April onwards and send an accommodation offer and contract between May and September.

New Full Year  Exchange Student

Any applicant starting with us in September who will be on a full year
Study Abroad or International Exchange programme.
12 April 2021 If your offer status is Unconditional Firm (UF) prior to August your application will be processed from May onwards and an accommodation offer and contract will be sent to you between July and early September.

If your offer status becomes UF in August we will send you an accommodation offer and contract by early September.

Couple Application

Any applicant who requires accommodation for themselves and their partner who may or may not be a student. 12 April 2021

We will consider your application from late April onwards and send you an accommodation offer and contract between June and September.

Family Application

Any applicant who requires accommodation for themselves, a partner and dependants. 12 April 2021

We will hold your application on record until 30 June. After this date, we will assess all of the applications received for this type of accommodation and then advise you during July whether your application has been successful or not.

Semester 1  Exchange students

Any applicant starting with us in September who will be studying for semester one (September - January) on a Study Abroad or International Exchange programme. 12 April 2021 By early June. Applications are dealt with in date order of receipt.

 Please check our Accommodation Blog between January and September for prospective student information.

New applicants applying after the guarantee deadline

Applicant Type

Applicant descriptionWhen can I apply?*When will I hear?

New Undergraduate after guarantee deadline

Any applicant starting with us in September studying for their first degree applying after the accommodation guarantee deadline. See webpage From early September depending on availability

New Postgraduate after guarantee deadline

Any applicant starting with us in September who already has a degree applying after the accommodation guarantee deadline. See webpage From early September depending on availability

New Full Year Exchange Applicant after guarantee deadline

Any applicant starting with us in September who will be on a full year Study Abroad or International Exchange programme applying after the
accommodation guarantee deadline.
See webpage From early September depending on availability

Please also check our Accommodation Blog between January and September for prospective student information.

New postgraduate applicants who will commence their studies in January

Applicant Type

Applicant descriptionWhen can I apply?*When will I hear?

New Postgraduate studying from January

Any applicant starting with us in January as a postgraduate student. This applicant type includes PhD students. Applications must be received by the accommodation guarantee deadline. Monday 11 October 2021 From mid- November onwards

New Postgraduate studying from January - after guarantee deadline

Any applicant starting with us in January as a postgraduate student who applies after the accommodation guarantee deadline. This applicant type includes PhD students.  Applications received after 30 November From December subject to availability

Please check our Accommodation Blog between January and September for prospective student information.

Semester 2 applicants

Applicant TypeApplicant descriptionWhen can I apply?*When will I hear?

Semester 2 International Exchange students

Any applicant starting with us in September who will be studying for semester two (January - June) on a Study Abroad or International Exchange programme. Monday 8 November 2021 From week commencing 22 November 2021 onwards.
All applications are dealt with in order of receipt and offers of accommodation are subject to availability.

 Please check our Accommodation Blog between January and September for prospective student information.

Current students

Applicant Type

Applicant descriptionWhen can I apply?*When will I hear?

Supported returning applications for Current Undergraduate/Postgraduate students

Any student who is currently enrolled as an undergraduate or postgraduate at the University of Exeter and has a supported medical application. 15 February 2021 for the next academic year.
Applications are dealt with in date order.

For the next academic year - from week commencing 12 April 2021.

  * Exact dates will be published on our website and Accommodation Blog nearer the time.

Summer accommodation

Applicant Type

Applicant descriptionWhen can I apply?*When will I hear?

Summer Accommodation

Any student who is currently enrolled at the University of Exeter who wishes to apply for accommodation between mid-June and early September. Applications will open in May (date TBC) and are dealt with in date order of receipt. Offers will be sent from early June onwards and if you apply after 1 June it will be sent within 7 working days of the application being submitted, subject to availability.

EdD Summer School

Current/new students who are currently/will be enrolled on the EdD course and will be attending the Summer School Applications will open in May (date TBC) and are dealt with in date order of receipt.  Applications received by 1 June will receive an offer from week commencing 7 June. Applications received after 1 June will be sent an offer within 7 working days of the application being submitted, subject to availability.

Further information can be found on our summer accommodation webpage.