How to Apply

2016/17 Accommodation Applications

Here are the key dates you need to know when applying for University owned and partnership accommodation:

28th March 2016 - Online applications for accommodation OPEN.

18th July 2016 - Online applications for accommodation CLOSE.  International students may apply until the 18th August.

18th August 2016 - Allocation of accommodation.

Remember, there is no 'first come, first served' policy at Chester, so as long as you submit your application before the deadline your application will be considered fairly.  If we receive your application after the deadline we will endeavour to process your application, but applications received before the deadline will take priority. 

We'll endeavour to notify you of your room allocation as soon as possible post Results Day. If you already have your results and hold an unconditional firm offer you should hear about your accommodation before A-level results day.


Allocation Policy

Our aim at the University of Chester is to help all first year undergraduates find suitable accommodation either in University residences, our partnership accommodation or in the private sector.  As the University is not able to accommodate all first year undergraduate students, we take into account the following criteria:

  • University of Chester as first choice of study.
  • Geographical location of the students’ home base; places are allocated to those who live the furthest from the University.
  • Special needs or circumstances e.g. special medical conditions and care leavers.
  • Late Application – Students who apply late, gain entry through an insurance choice or via Clearing are less likely to be allocated a place in University accommodation, as priority will go to University of Chester 1st Choice Students.
  • Applicants for Science and Engineering courses based at Thornton Science Park are guaranteed accommodation.  Further details on the conditions of this allocation can be found on the Thornton Science Park accommodation pages.