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When to apply

New students

Applications open on 10 May 2016 at 12pm. They close on 12 June 2016 at 4pm.

We will email you details of how to apply for halls if you hold an unconditional or conditional offer and have firmly accepted your academic place at Goldsmiths (this includes deferred entry places). If you have chosen Goldsmiths as your insurance choice you will be able to apply once your offer turns unconditional and you have firmly accepted your academic place.

Please be aware that we receive a higher number of applications than we have places available. Applications are ordered by date received (among other factors), so applying for accommodation as early as possible will give you the best chance of being allocated a place.  

Returning students

Continuing students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) can apply from 12pm on 10 May 2016 until 4pm on 24 May 2016.

The application process

1. Register

Before you can apply you will need to register with your email address and Goldsmiths student reference number (this will be on the email we sent you). Make sure you use an email address that you check regularly as this will be how we update you about the status of your application. If you have applied for accommodation in a previous academic session then you will need to log in with the email address and password used to register previously. If you have forgotten your password please use the Password Reset Guide (PDF) to reset your password.  

2. Apply online

Complete and submit an online application for accommodation. When you have successfully submitted an application you’ll receive an automated acknowledgement email. 

3. Wait to hear from us

If you’re allocated a place in our halls of residence we’ll let you know via email. This email will contain information about how to accept your place, how to agree to the terms of the contract, and how to pay a deposit if applicable.  

You can find out more about the application process on our FAQs page

How we allocate places

Undergraduates

We will start sending accommodation offers from July to unconditional firm applicants, but the majority of accommodation offers will be confirmed and sent after 18 August 2016, after A-level results are announced. Unconditional firm and conditional firm applicants will be allocated places based on the date they have applied, among other factors. 

Postgraduates

We will start sending accommodation offers from July to unconditional firm applicants. From then onwards we’ll contact students after their application status changes from Ccnditional firm to unconditional firm.

Reserve list and waiting list

If you apply for accommodation before the 12 June deadline but aren’t initially offered a place in halls (including postgraduates whose status changes from conditional firm to unconditional firm after 18 August), we’ll put you on our reserve list. If you miss the 12 June deadline, or if you’re already living within London (all zones), we’ll put you on a waiting list. 

If you’re not allocated a place in halls, don’t worry – there are a range of alternative accommodation options, and we can assist you with finding somewhere suitable. 

If places in halls subsequently become available we prioritise people on the reserve list. We’re usually able to move on to housing people on this list by the start of term. After this we start housing people who are on the waiting list, and are usually able to do this by the end of the first term.