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Find out everything you need to know about your accommodation application journey.

How to apply

Our halls are open for Academic Year 2020/21.

In response to COVID-19, we are developing a series of measures to ensure residents are safe, secure and are able to comfortably adhere to social distancing guidelines. These measures will require adaptations across our current accommodation portfolio.

During this period, we also don’t want to place pressure on you to make any decisions on accommodation before you have more information on your course and academic delivery.

Due to these factors, the accommodation application process has been updated and will now be beginning in early July. 


Your accommodation application journey

Early July 2020 - 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. 

  • 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

31 July 2020 - last date to apply to be guaranteed a place in our accommodation

You must apply no later than 31 July 2020 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.

3 August 2020 - 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 3 August 2020. 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 2020 - receiving your accommodation offer

All applications will be processed and rooms allocated.

A-level results day is Thursday 13 August 2020. 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 2020 - 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 why. 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. 

Accommodation e-induction 

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.

3 October 2020 - moving in

Moving in day – prepare for a warm welcome to your new home for the next year!