How to apply
Find out everything you need to know about your accommodation application journey.
The information on this page is for the academic year 2023-24. The dates and information for 2024-25 will be updated in April.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our campus and halls and our residential teams – as well as our colleagues across the College – are working hard to ensure that your experience beyond the classroom is inclusive and engaging.
You will soon be able to apply for accommodation for the 2023-24 academic session. We do not allocate rooms on a first-come, first-served basis. So as long as you submit your accommodation preferences before the deadline of 21 July, as a firm offer holder, you are guaranteed a place in halls.
We urge you to look carefully at all the information provided and take time to research the halls, as once you have made your decision and submitted your application it cannot be amended.
Outlined below are the dates in the accommodation application process. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates.
Your accommodation application journey
Late May 2023 - you will receive an invite to apply (if Imperial is your firm choice)
Applicants who have firmly accepted an academic offer (regardless of whether you have a conditional offer or an unconditional offer) from the College will receive an email invite to apply for accommodation using our online system - Accommodation Hub (AccHub). You can select 5 accommodation preferences specifying your preferred hall, room type and price.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE 5 PREFERENCES:
- Please be advised that your five preferences are EQUALLY ranked, and cannot be distinguished in order of highest to lowest preference
- Please note that you can only choose one single room and one twin room per hall
- Once the form is submitted, you cannot make any changes to it. Please ensure you are happy with your preferences before submitting the application
- Although we can guarantee you a bed space we are unfortunately not able to guarantee one of your preferences. We do, however, endeavour to try and match you with one of your five preferences as best we can
21 July 2023 - last date to apply to be guaranteed a place in our accommodation
You must apply no later than 21 July 2023 to be guaranteed a place* in our accommodation. Once you've applied, you will get an acknowledgement email to confirm that your application has been received.
* As an undergraduate student you are guaranteed a place in Imperial College London accommodation for your first year of study if you meet the terms and conditions of the Accommodation guarantee.
24 July 2023 - you will receive an invite to apply (if Imperial is your insurance choice)
If you have made Imperial your Insurance choice, you will be emailed the ‘Invitation to Apply for Accommodation' from Monday 24 July 2023. Unfortunately you are not guaranteed accommodation. However, if we can't offer you a place in one of our halls of residence, we'll provide you with advice and guidance on how to find accommodation in the private sector.
Early September 2023 - receiving your accommodation offer
All applications will be processed and rooms allocated.
Those who have an unconditional academic offer will receive an accommodation offer in early September.
When you receive your accommodation offer, you'll also receive your 'Licence to Occupy' which states your hall and room type. Please note that a room number will not be included in the Licence as this will be provided on your first invoice.
September 2023 - accepting your offer and complete compulsory online induction
Candidates who have secured a place in university accommodation will be notified of their offer by email. Offers must be accepted by the date specified in the email.
What happens if I don't want to accept the accommodation I have been offered?"
If you do not wish to accept the offer, you will be able to reject this online. You will be asked to provide a reason for your decision. This will enable us to reallocate the room. We regret that this is the only offer we can make and if you reject it, it is unlikely that we will be able to make an alternative offer.
You will receive an email inviting you to complete an e-induction before you arrive. The induction contains all the useful information about your halls, move in arrangements, what to pack and much more.
30 September 2023 - moving in
Arrivals day is 30 September – prepare for a warm welcome to your new home!