Guaranteed room in halls
Apply now and you'll be offered a guaranteed room in halls if you accept your offer within 48 hours of receiving it.
How to find your new home
Portsmouth is a fantastic city to live in and we guarantee you'll have accommodation close to the University. You can pick your home from a huge variety of student accommodation, at a range of prices – from excellent halls of residence, to flats and houses in the private sector. Once you've accepted your Clearing offer we'll be here to help you make the right choice.
Whether you decide to live in halls or in private rented accommodation we offer the same 24/7 welfare advice and support to all new students.
Applying for halls in Clearing
Once you have firmly accepted your place to study here, our student housing team will email you an invite to apply for accommodation. You'll receive this within 24 hours of accepting your place.
Any available hall places are allocated in order of accommodation application receipt, subject to availability – so the sooner you confirm that you will be coming to the University, the more likely you are to get one of your preferred choices of accommodation.
We'll let you know the outcome of your halls application within 2–3 working days.
If you'd like to know the latest availability of rooms in halls please get in touch with our student housing team.
Finding private rented accommodation in Clearing
Applying through Clearing doesn't mean you won't be able to live with other students if you don't live in halls. There are usually students in shared accommodation looking to fill an extra room.
Your private rented options include:
- Shared rental accommodation (a house or flat)
- Solo rental accommodation (a house, flat or studio flat)
- Lodging with a local resident
The University has its own search engine to help you find your Clearing accommodation in the private sector if you're not going to live in halls. It's called Studentpad, and every house, flat, lodging and private hall listed on it is officially registered with our Student Housing team.
Using Studentpad means that you can:
- Rent from registered landlords who follow our code of conduct
- Find other housemates
- Search according to your budget
- Use our search tool to search in specific areas
Find housemates through our Facebook group
You can use this private 'UoP Fresher House Hunters' Facebook group to connect with other students and find future housemates
Please note that you will need a University of Portsmouth student ID to join this group, which you'll get after you've accepted an offer through Clearing.
How to contact the student housing team
Call: +44 (0) 2392 843 214
Our accommodation phone line will be open as follows during Clearing:
- Thursday 17 August: 8am - 8pm
- Friday 18 August: 8am - 7pm
- Saturday 19 of August: 10am - 3pm
- Sunday 20 August: phone lines are closed
VIP Clearing Visit Day
Take the opportunity to see the University through the eyes of our current students, find out what student life is like, learn about funding your studies, and explore our island city. We also have our course teams and support services on hand if you have any questions.
- Saturday 19 August
- Monday 21 August
Our halls of residence
Whatever your accommodation needs, we can deliver: from non-/catered facilities to accessible rooms.
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Clearing Visit Day Guide
Sign up to one of our visit days to explore the campus and meet our team for yourself.
The special Clearing visit days are on Saturday 19 and Monday 21 August 2022.