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Accommodation applications for 2019/20

New and continuing students

The standard application deadline for accommodation has now passed. 

It's still possible to apply for accommodation, but please note that you will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available (in line with our terms for allocations).

Read our application instructions below for more information.  

Pre-Sessional English students

Applications for Pre-Sessional English students are now open. The deadline will vary depending on the length of your Pre Sessional English course.

  • 12-week course: Applications closed 24 May, 2019
  • 9-week course: Applications closed 14 June, 2019
  • 5-week course: Applications close 12 July, 2019

You will need to apply through our application portal, and select the 2018/19 session for your Pre Sessional English Accommodation. If accommodation for 2019/20 is also required, please ensure you make a further application as a new student in the 2019/20 session.

Where do I apply?

Log in to our application portal. Please allow around 30-60 minutes to complete your application.

The application process

If you're applying for accommodation for the first time, there are 3 steps:

1. Confirm your offer
You can only apply for halls if you have either an unconditional firm or conditional firm offer from us. You have unconditional firm status if you have accepted your place at Goldsmiths and have met all the academic requirements (eg A-level results; English language qualifications). You have conditional firm status if you have chosen Goldsmiths as your first-choice university but haven’t yet met the requirements of your offer from us (you are waiting for your A-level results). Once you've accepted your offer, please note that it can take up to 48 hours before you can apply on our accommodation system.

2. Register for an account
Next, you’ll need to create an account on our online system. Make sure you have your student reference number to hand – it will be printed on your offer letter. It’s 8 digits long and starts with 33. Once you’ve registered, you’ll be sent a verification email containing a validation code and a link to finalise your account. You will only need to use the validation code the first time you log into the online system.

Read our guide to registering for more information.

3. Make your application
Now you can log in to the application portal using the account details you've chosen. You’ll be asked to pick a selection of accommodation options in order of preference. To help you decide, read our halls pages to find out more about the types of room on offer. Once you have successfully submitted your application you’ll receive a confirmation email confirming receipt. You can log in to your account at any time to check the status of your application.

Read our guide to applying for more information.

When will I hear about my offer?

If you’re allocated a place in our halls of residence we’ll let you know via email. Once your application has been submitted, it will show as "awaiting verification", until we are able to make you an offer of accommodation.

The majority of undergraduate students will receive their offer a few days after A-level results are announced. If you're an unconditional firm applicant then you may receive your offer before this. We aim to start sending offers to successful applicants in late May.

Postgraduate students who are unconditional firm will start getting their accommodation offers from late May. After this we’ll contact students when their application status changes from conditional firm to unconditional firm.

When can I move into halls?

Our undergraduate and postgraduate contracts for 2019/20 accommodation start Friday 20 September, 2019. You will have the opportunity to book a check-in slot over that weekend.

Once you’ve received an offer

If you’ve been allocated a place, you’ll receive an email with information about how to accept your place, how to agree to the terms of the contract, and how to pay your pre-payment or deposit. The pre-payment is £100, and will go towards your first rent instalment. It applies to all halls except those in the Goldsmiths Student Village, where a security deposit of £200 is due.

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. Find out how we allocate places.

Withdrawing your application

If you would like to withdraw your application please email the accommodation team