How to apply for accommodation

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Accommodation applications for 2020-21 

New students: Applications are now open. The application deadline is Wednesday 24 June 2020. If you apply after the deadline, you will initially be added to our waiting list.

Continuing students: Applications opened on Monday 23 March 2020 at 12noon and closed on Friday 3 April 2020. The application deadline has now passed, but you can still apply and your application will be added to our waiting list.

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How to 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 a 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, for example). 

Once you've accepted your offer, please note that it can take up to 48-72 hours before you can apply on our accommodation system.

2. Register for an account

Next, you must create an account on our online system. Make sure you have your student reference number to hand — it will be eight digits long, start with 33, and be printed on your offer letter.

You will also need to enter your name and date of birth as it appears on your Goldsmiths offer. When you enter your date of birth please use the dd/mm/yyyy format or use the drop down boxes.

Once you’ve registered, you will receive a verification email containing a validation code and a link to verify your account. You will need to use the validation code the first time you log into the online system, so make sure the email address you use is correct.

Sometimes the validation code can be sent to your junk/spam/filtered inbox and can generally take up to an hour to be received.

Read our registering for accommodation guide for more information.

3. Make your application

Now you can log in to the application portal using the account details from the previous step, and select several accommodation options in order of preference. To help you decide, read our halls pages to find out more about the types of room available.

Once you have submitted your application, you’ll receive an email confirming this. You can log back into your account at any time to check the status of your application.

Read our applying for accommodation guide for more information.

When you will hear about your 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 can make you an offer of accommodation.

We should start making the first offers from late May 2020. Most undergraduate and postgraduate students who have applied before the deadline will receive their offer 6-8 weeks after they have applied.

If you have a conditional firm offer and are awaiting A-level results, we reserve the right to withdraw the offer and cancel your place, if your academic offer doesn’t change from conditional firm to unconditional firm on 13 August 2020.

Please note, the offer process may be delayed by the current situation surrounding Covid-19. Where this is the case we will be in touch with applicants to let them know.

When you can move into halls

Our undergraduate and postgraduate contracts for 2019/20 accommodation start Friday 18 September 2020. You will be able to book a check-in slot over that weekend.

Once you’ve received an offer

If we have allocated you 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 £145 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 in finding somewhere suitable. Find out about other accommodation options.

Withdrawing your application

If you would like to withdraw your application, please email the accommodation team accommodation@gold.ac.uk.