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Go firm to secure your accommodation for 2019

Discover how simple it is to secure your guaranteed room in our halls of residence

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Received an offer from us? Visit our accommodation application portal to secure your room in halls.

How to get a guaranteed room in halls when your start uni

You'll have been offered a guaranteed room in halls if you applied as a new full-time undergraduate student and made us your firm choice before 31 May.

Portsmouth is a great place to live – a young, friendly city bursting with culture and character. We have 4 miles of beach and almost everything is within walking distance. All our halls are centrally located and close to the main campus.

Plus, Portsmouth is the 5th most affordable place to live as a student in the UK (Natwest Student Living Index 2018) – so you'll have a place to call your own in a modern city that won't break the bank.

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How to apply for halls

UK and EU students

If you’ve firmly accepted a full-time place with us, we’ll send you an accommodation pack at the end of January which includes full accommodation details – including deadlines, a student housing guide and our allocation policy.

International students

We'll send you details of how to apply for a room in halls and deadline dates when you firmly accept an unconditional or conditional offer with the University.

All new international students (non-EU and non-exchange) starting a full-time course in 2019 are guaranteed an offer of a place in a hall of residence for the first year of study, provided we have received a completed accommodation application by the accommodation deadline.

Accommodation for semester exchanges

Joining us in September?

If you’re a new student starting at Portsmouth in the first semester of the academic year, you can secure a guaranteed room in halls of residence. 

All you need to do is meet our accommodation deadlines. So, make sure you apply early. 

As an exchange student, you can apply for accommodation as soon as we’ve sent your official acceptance email. 

If you miss our deadlines or prefer not to live in halls, there’s lots of private rented accommodation available in the city to suit a variety of budgets.

Joining us in January?

If your exchange starts in January, you can apply for accommodation during our autumn term. There’s a good chance we can offer you a place in halls, but this depends on availability.

If you don’t get a place in halls, it’s usually easy to find private rented accommodation in the city. We can support you to find a suitable place – whether in a shared student house, lodgings or a private hall. 

Our Student Housing Officer can give you the latest information on housing options and help you link up with other students arriving in January.

Want to know more?

If you have questions about housing for semester exchanges, please email student.housing@port.ac.uk or call +44(0)23 9284 3214.

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